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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Paramedics, police, firefighters, fire police and a good Samaritan rush to the aid of Rush Township Fire Police volunteer Clarence Biehl after he collapsed while directing traffic in Barnesville.

While on scene of an overturned tractor trailer in Barnesville yesterday, police and emergency personnel raced to the aid of Rush Township Fire Police volunteer Clarence Biehn, 62, of Hometown, who collapsed while directing traffic.

Biehn received immediate care from police, firefighters, fire police and paramedics, who were still on scene after helping the injured driver of the tractor trailer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Six area residents were among 29 qualified by District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon to be placed in the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program, which is reserved for first offenders who committed a non-violent crime.

At hearings held in Schuylkill County court, Senior Judge D. Michael Stine admitted them into the program and imposed conditions and if they don't violate the terms of the conditions their records will be cleared. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown, is offered two Rape Prevention Workshops at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27; and at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the church. The program will be led by Paul Lanchantin (Tai Chi instructor). It is recommended that participants attend both sessions as different material is covered during each program.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lehighton Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Carbon County Chamber is sponsoring an Administrative Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Blue Ridge Country Club.

Fashion show will be courtesy of Coldwater Creek. There will be door prizes.

Call (610) 377-2191 or email for additional information.

This event is open to the public. Advance reservations are a must, and are due by April 13. There is a charge to attend.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the Big Creek Grange. Livestock projects only.

The 4-H program is open to youth between 8 and 19 as of Jan. 1, 2012.

4-H is a youth program of Penn State University. PSU does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Monday, April 9, 2012
Andy Leibenguth/The Times News

Matthew Moore, who turned 3 today, carries his basketball-themed egg basket and football prize following the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce annual Easter Egg HuntSaturdayafternoonat the Depot Square Parkin Tamaqua.In addition to candy, many prizes were given out. Matthew is the son of Rachel and Daniel Moore of Tamaqua.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Fairview Hose Company last night added its endorsement to the 'Nickel-A-Week' plan for industrial expansion in the Mauch Chunks, taking this action at its regular meeting held in the company headquarters, East Mauch Chunk.

President Frank Thamarus Jr. was in charge.

The plan was explained by Joseph L. Boyle. The plan is designed to raise $125,000 over a five-year period through a three-pronged "painless payment" program.

Monday, April 9, 2012

This huge, life-size blow-up Easter bunny sits outside the home at 146-148 S. Fourth Street in Lehighton.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Owl Creek Road and SR309 in South Tamaqua around 7:15 p.m. Friday after Bernie Hannon of Tamaqua lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and rolled the bike. Hannon was treated on scene by paramedics with Tamaqua Ambulance and released. Also responding were Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Citizen's Fire Company and Tamaqua police and fire police.