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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Susan Zeigler of New Ringgold was taken via ambulance to Blue Mountain Health System, Gnaden Huetten Campus in Lehighton aroud 9 a.m. yesterday after the SUV she was driving collided with an on-coming tractor trailer, impacted another vehicle, traveled down a concrete culvert and came to rest in a stream along Lizard Creek Road (SR895) in Andreas. West Penn Police Chief Brian Johnson reported that Clair Troxell, Lehighton, was driving a tractor trailer west on Lizard Creek Road when he spotted a parked garbage truck staged on the curb of the road.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Tamaqua man faces charges following incidents in May in Rush Township.

Matthew Matalavage, 19, will be charged with access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly used a debit card at several locations in Hometown and Tamaqua. Matalavage did not have permission to use the card.

Charges were filed earlier by Tamaqua Police.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has announced the following emergency services training sessions available to emergency personnel.

Registration is required. To register, call, email or fax the host agency.

Basic Vehicle Awareness: Aug. 24 and 25 at the East Penn Fire Department (full).

Duties & Responsibilities of the EMC: Sept. 3 at the Carbon County EMA. Call the EMA at (570) 325-3097 to register.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams): Sept 9, 16, 23, and 30 at the Carbon County EMA. Call the EMA to register.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A moment to reflect on the events at Ross Township was held to open the Aug. 15 meeting of the Chestnuthill 250th anniversary committee meeting.

The main celebration event is to be held at the West End Fairgounds on Sept. 7.

The original Chestnut Hill Township encompassed all that area of the four townships of Pleasant Valley School District.

The history books have been received and the sponsor sheets glued in place. Food vendors offer a wide variety of options with several churches operating stands.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A large metal dredging pipe sits stretched around beachgoers in front of Atlantic City's casino beaches. Pictured in the background is the popular Steel Pier.

Crews are still under way restoring Atlantic City's beaches and boardwalks after sections were washed away or damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year. Despite this, "America's Favority Playground," with its world-famous boardwalk and casinos, still remains a popular attraction for many area residents.

Years before Sandy, in early 2011, workers were in full swing replenishing some of Atlantic City's eroded beaches. The wrath of Sandy simply served as a second blow and delay to the project.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

People who did not earn their high school diplomas have only four and a half months to take and pass the General Educational Development exam before the new tougher and in some cases, more expensive version kicks in on Jan. 2.

Those who have started but not completed and passed the current exam by Dec. 31 will have to start over anew when the new test debuts.

Candidates can take the current five-part exam, which measure proficiency in math, science, Social Studies and reading, on paper. In January, the new four-part exam will be only be administered only by computer.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Police car is located in front of the Sovereign Bank at the intersection of Routes 309 and 895 in West Penn Township after the bank was robbed yesterday morning.

An unidentified male is still at large after robbing the Sovereign Bank at the intersection of SR309 and SR895 in Snyders, West Penn Township, just before 10 a.m. yesterday morning. A pre-story appeared in yesterday's TIMES NEWS.

West Penn Police Chief Brian Johnson reported that a white male, possibly in his mid 30s to early 40s, walked into the bank and told a teller, "Give me all your money –100s and 50s."

After receiving an unknown amount of cash, the robber left on a motorcycle westward onto Summer Valley Road (SR895) toward New Ringgold.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Joel LeBow stands in front of Maple II from his current Yellow Period series. His solo show, Visual Memoirs, opens at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation with a reception on Aug. 31.

It's rare for artists to be recognized in their own hometown, but the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation in Jim Thorpe seems to have overcome that rarity.

The Foundation is recognizing Joel LeBow for his 60 years as a working artist in a celebration and exhibit – a solo show, Visual Memoirs.

The title reflects LeBow's painting style which marries abstraction and realism in a way that draws out memories from observers.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The final free lunch of the summer has been served to those attending the program at Meed's Methodist Church. Seen are a group of children from the local day care center.

The Nesquehoning children's summer lunch program was a success.

Thanks to the supportive donations of Nesquehoning businesses, clubs, and individuals, balanced lunches were served four days each week from June 17 through August 16 by members of Meed's United Methodist Church on West Catawissa Street.

The lunch program team, chaired by Grace Vandermartin, planned nutritious meals, shopped for supplies, and prepared the tasty lunches.

There were 16 sponsors with 1,400 meals served in the 38 days. Included were some adults as well.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A crew removes debris from a house that was demolished Tuesday on Rt. 903 at the intersection of North Street and West Front Street in East Jim Thorpe to make way for a new bridge across the Lehigh River. The house is the most recent to be razed of approximately eight homes acquired by PennDOT in the vicinity of the bridge egress.