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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A fooball Hall of Famer, Jim Parker of Canton, Ohio, is planning to pay tribute to legendary Jim Thorpe by erecting an 18-foot bronze statue of him in downtown Canton.

Parker said that he wants to draw attention to Central Plaza (Market Avenue and Tuscaroawas Street) and the Hall of Fame Museum and one way to do that is to make the town triangle more attractive.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS "What do we do now," asks Justin Startzel, left, as he stands with Tyler Calkins and James Jackowski after being ordered by the Tamaqua Area School District to remove the large RAIDERS sign from Stadium Hill.

Have signs of fan support in Tamaqua grown too large for the Tamaqua Area School District?

On Monday, the district decided to crack down on a large, temporary display backing the Tamaqua Blue Raiders, signage engineered by a community resident who routinely volunteers on behalf of the town, school and its sports teams.

Justin Startzel, 24, is a well-known 2009 TAHS alumnus and community organizer who promotes esprit de corps. But yesterday, he was ordered by school district officials to remove signage he erected Saturday on Stadium Hill.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Antique vehicles On display at the Cars for Christ Auto Show in West Penn Township were these 1933 models. On left is a Ford Tudor sedan owned by Keith Stahler of New Ringgold. On right is a Terraplane sedan owned by Rick Fritz of New Ringgold.

Parishioners and volunteers with the Zion's Stone Church in West Penn held their 3rd annual Cars For Christ Automobile Show over the weekend. The event consisted of over 60 vehicles. The Zions Stone Church sits in the background of a 1930 Ford Sedan owned by Jim and Carol Tierney of New Ringgold.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Four members of the Tamaqua Raider Band recently participated in the George N. Park Drum Major Academy, held at Kutztown University. The students included, l-r, Vanessa Solt, Samantha Postupack, Jared Sharpe and Jamie Mateyak. At the academy students received personalized instruction in conducting, marching and leadership skills.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nine area residents were among 29 who qualified to be placed in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) probation program.

The program is reserved for first-time offenders to give them a chance to clear their criminal record by carrying out the conditions imposed.

Schuylkill County Senior Judge D. Michael Stine admitted the following to the program. All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

An Allentown doctor who practiced medicine in Carbon County and who faces drug-related charges has had his license suspended, at least for now.

The Probable Cause Screening Committee of the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine on Aug. 2 temporarily suspended the license to practice of John R. Manzella, 48, of Salisbury Township. Manzella maintained an office in Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A bicycle leans against a traffic sign at a busy intersection in McAdoo after firefighters placed it there. The teenage rider of this bike was airlifted to the hospital after reportedly riding into the side of a moving car.

A 14-year-old boy was transported by medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Cedar Crest after reportedly riding his bicycle into the side of a moving car in McAdoo last evening.

Emergency responders were called to the intersection of West Grove Street, Bayview Avenue and James Street (near the SR309 intersection) just after 7 p.m.

Kline Township Police reported that the teenager was traveling down Bayview Avenue when he struck the passenger side of a 1997 Mercury being driven by John Scott of McAdoo.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS State Rep. Doyle Heffley congratulates Oliver J. Solt, 100, whom the new pavilion will be named after.

They are the true standard-bearers and patriarchs of their respective community.

That lofty praise was bestowed upon a pair of life-long residents of Bowmanstown on a milestone day in which the borough celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Well over 100 residents gathered on Sunday at the grove for a community picnic in recognition of the borough's centennial celebration. There were hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, and games for kids.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lehighton and Slatington Rotary Clubs recently held a joint meeting at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, located at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge between the towns of Slatington and Palmerton. Nick DeBlasio, DPT, OCS, CSCS of Physical Therapy at St. Luke's in Orefield was guest speaker. As one of only 200 orthopedic clinical specialists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he discussed the importance of expert, individualized outpatient physical therapy by licensed therapists or physical / occupational therapist assistants.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Dudefest organizers are, l-r, Tara Stauffenberg, Ken Stauffenberg, Ali Brizuela, Mark McCarroll, Michele McCarroll and Tom McCarroll with Aiden McCarroll, 3. Kneeling are Frank and Stephanie McCarroll.

Volunteers held their 5th annual Dudefest over the weekend at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club in Clamtown. The event, held in memory of Cory McCarroll, who took his own life in 2009, consisted of music, activities, prizes and homemade foods to raise donations for the Schuylkill County Suicide Prevention Task Force and other local programs. For more information about the program or to get help, call 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) or 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) or the deaf hotline at 800-799-4889.