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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The names of the three juveniles involved in a break-in, theft of a vehicle, and then high speed chase, have been released by state police at Lehighton.

The trio has been charged as adults because they utilized a deadly weapon during the commission of a robbery. Arrested were Wellington Mayo Jr., 15, of Reading; Jarod Brown, 16, of Harrisburg; and Curtis Young, 16, of Philadelphia. The three have been charged with escape, burglary, robbery and various vehicle code violations incident to a high-speed chase.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors Monday, Chairman Paul Montemuro reported that the 30-acre park across from Bear Creek Lake Development would receive a funding boost in the form of a $248,000 grant.

With this new grant and an earlier one of $255,000, both from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the park project has more than $500,000 of available funding.

Rep. Keith McCall is working to provide another $80,000, bringing that total closer to $600,000.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Pumpkin Patch float was enjoyed by parade watchers.

The chairs were out at noon for a 6:30 p.m. Halloween parade in Northern Lehigh on Oct. 30. By 5 p.m. the curbs were lined with blankets between the chairs.

Bonita Weaver said she has watched it every year for 40 years. This year every time a fire engine came up Main Street in Slatington she watched to see if it was her son, Slatington fire chief Keith Weaver. She thought it was the 103rd year a parade was held.

A group of four teens waited patiently on a porch for an hour and said, "Yes, we like it."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fresh on the minds of residents during last night's monthly Penn Forest Township board of supervisors meeting was an incident that took place on Behrens Road early Saturday morning.

As reported in Monday's TIMES NEWS, three juveniles who had escaped from the Youth Services Agency Camp Adams, broke into a home on Behrens Road and fled from police along Interstate 80 in a vehicle they had stolen.

Many in attendance were understandably distraught and worried that incidents in the area would only get worse, leading to more property damage and even harm to residents.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Thomas P. Porambo, left, of Spruce Street with Tamaqua Mayor Christian Morrison, center, and Maureen Donovan, right, this morning outside of the South Ward Fire Company, one of four voting precincts in Tamaqua Borough. Bright sunshine greeted voters as they participated in today's General Election. The polls are open until 8 p.m. this evening.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Three abandoned drifts, driven into the Mount Pisgah slope just off Route 209 near Jim Thorpe by Rocky Mountain Energy Company of Denver, Colo., in a search for uranium deposits a number of years ago, are being permanently sealed. James Shober of Hauto, director of Anthracite Regional Mine Safety with the Department of Environmental Resources (DER) in Pennsylvania, ordered that they be sealed. The contract to seal the drifts was awarded to Otto Herman of Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DCNR/Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is sponsoring its annual "Owl Prowl" from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

As with many creatures among us, owls are indicators of environmental health. Join Carbon County Environmental Education Center and their own friends for this special presentation about these beautiful and beneficial birds. This program features live owls.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Beth Dodson

Michael J. O'Connor & Associates has announced the appointment of the newest member for the law firm, Beth A. Dodson, who is a native of Summit Hill.

Dodson earned her Juris Doctor degree from the prestigious Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, where she graduated magna cum laude. While at Duquesne, she was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and wrote for Juris magazine.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Knights of Columbus held their installation of officers on Oct. 28, at their council hall in the Seek section of Coaldale. Officers are, front row from left, Noah Watkins, Bill Zammer, Daniel McHugh, Ermano Agosti, Thomas Ward, and Robert Blihar. Back row, Herbert Eisenman, Joseph Murphy, Joe Ward, and Tom Moyer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Temple Israel of Lehighton is holding a unique Shabbat Service facilitated by Rabbi Melody Davis of Pennsylvania. Rabbi Davis will engage the congregation through her spiritual uplifting techniques characterized by singing, dancing, poetry, music, theater and meditation combined with some prayers done in the traditional manner. This participatory congregational experience is accessible to folks across the spectrum of Hebrew knowledge and exhibits the broad-based talents acquired by Rabbi Davis during her educational and professional journeys.