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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Five new correctional officers were hired by the Schuylkill County Prison Board to fill vacancies at the county prison in Pottsville in action taken at the monthly meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

James Mansell, Tamaqua; Kayla Breznik, Shenandoah; Jonathan Pozza, Minersville; David Rainis, Ashland; and Brian Rice, Pottsville, were hired. The county salary board will act on setting the salaries at its public meeting next Wednesday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Carbon County man accused of sexually abusing a minor and then recording the act will have his case heard in Carbon County Court.

Ryan Snyder, 21, of Palmerton, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton on charges of sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors, interception, disclosure or use of wire, electronic or oral communication, and invasion of privacy.

Instead, Snyder agreed to a waiver to a guilty plea. He is scheduled to appear before the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ryan Pelton performs at a previous engagement at Penn's Peak.

Some big things are happening at Penn's Peak this weekend.

Tomorrow night, Ryan Pelton, an international, award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist, will be returning to the venue. Pelton always draws a large crowd and advance ticket sales for this event have been phenomenal.

Tickets are $25 and $22. The concert gets underway at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, tickets go on sale for two upcoming Penn's Peak concerts.

They are:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Due to rain, the Tamaqua Biology Club's Annual Powder Puff Football Game is moved to Nov. 1 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. A Powder Puff game is a football game where girls play the game while guys act as cheerleaders. The game will benefit a local charity.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Schuylkill County Commissioners took action at their work session Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville to contest the appeal of an owner of a commercial apartment building in Tamaqua who is challenging the market value and assessment levied on the apartment by the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board.

The commissioners voted to allow the county solicitor's office to engage an appraiser to determine the market value of the building.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A preliminary hearing for a Franklin Township kennel owner already incarcerated has been continued due to the absence of a stenographer.

Patricia E Gadaleta, 52, of 974 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, was scheduled to have the hearing on Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton.

Gadaleta, who had been arraigned via video conference by Appleton last month, faces six counts of identity theft, as well as one count each of theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery, and access device fraud.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A preliminary hearing for a Carbon County couple accused of theft has been continued.

Herman McFarland, 45, and Kelly Neff, 43, of 70 Anthony Lane, Palmerton, were scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton on charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

No new date has yet to be established for their next court appearance.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Garth Holloway:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Neffs Bancorp, Inc. (the "Corporation") is a Pennsylvania business corporation which is registered as a bank holding company under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the "Holding Company Act"). The Corporation was incorporated on March 24, 1986 and became an active bank holding company on October 31, 1986. The Corporation owns all of the outstanding stock of The Neffs National Bank (the "Bank").

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Student ambassadors represent Our Lady of the Angels Academy

Student Ambassadors at Our Lady of the Angels Academy have promised to uphold the spirit and traditions of the Lansford school. These include the promise to work for the good of their students, faculty and parents, being a true witness of God, upholding at all times the rules and regulations of the school, and doing their best to make their school a place where all students are made to feel welcomed and happy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/FILE PHOTO/TIMES NEWS Pictured marching during last year's Halloween parade in Tamaqua is the Raider Marching Band.

Plans have been announced for the 45th Annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade. This year's parade will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 26. The parade will once again be sponsored by the Tamaqua Lions Club, with assistance from the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Communications along the parade route will be provided by the Tamaqua Wireless Association. Tamaqua Fire Police will also volunteer their time to assist in traffic control.