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Friday, August 12, 2011

The Delano Fire Company is holding their annual community block party Friday, starting at 4 p.m., and Saturday, starting at 12 p.m. Event includes games, food, and entertainment, such as Another Side and Friends and Tool Shed Jack. Delano will also hold their apparatus parade Saturday starting at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 12, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, second from left, discusses emergency responder grants with, l-r, Tony Aschman, president of the Mahoning Valley Fire Company; Mark Nalesnik, Emergency Management Director in Carbon County, and State Representative Doyle Heffley, who organized the grant seminar, which was attended by about 40 people.

Pa. State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann told firefighters and other emergency responders what state and federal grant programs are available and common errors which can get applications rejected.

Mann spoke during a grant seminar organized by State Representative Doyle Heffley on Wednesday in the Lehighton Borough Annex.

About 40 people attended, representing about a dozen fire Carbon County fire departments as well as the Lehighton Ambulance Association.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Freed Fest: Rock'n'Roll For A Cure will be held Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m. at Schick's Cafe Calcutta, 50 Mauch Chunk St., in Tamaqua to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

It is being held in memory of Jim Freed, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2003. Freed had worked for the Tamaqua Area School District as a health and physical education teacher for 19 years. While at Tamaqua, he met his wife, Jean Freed, also a health and physical education teacher for the Tamaqua Area School District. Freed also coached football, swimming, and track and field for Tamaqua.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District has announced it has enough water storage to enhance fisheries releases from the Francis E. Walter Dam for the remainder of the recreation season.

The Corps updated the recreation plan, which states fisheries releases will be added if adequate water storage is accumulated in the reservoir. The releases include weekday and weekend enhancements of 100 cubic feet per second of water for the period of Aug. 20 through Sept. 16 and 50 cubic feet per second of water from the period of Sept. 17-Oct. 14.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mark Dietrich, 20, of Summit Hill was arraigned Thursday afternoon on drug related charges filed by Tamaqua Patrolmen Anthony Stanell and Tom Rodgers. The officers were working in tandem with the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force on Feb. 24 when a controlled buyer purchased $100 in heroin from Dietrich. Dietrich was arraigned on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance and criminal use of a communications facility. There was also one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

Friday, August 12, 2011

In a previous Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority story it was incorrectly stated that a new water tank would be re-constructed for the New Columbus water tank. Actually the tank that is being replaced in June of 2012 is located in Hauto.

Friday, August 12, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Jascelyn Mika, 5; and Morgan O'Brien, 4, both of Coaldale, enjoy the kiddie rides on Children's Day at the Carbon County Fair.

Slam. Bam. Smash. Crash.

The crowd at Carbon County Fair's demolition derby went wild over the smash 'em – bash 'em derby last night.

The arena was nearly filled to capacity, as the derby got under way. A second derby will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the arena.

With a "figure-8" style course, the crowd cheered as their favorite drivers smashed their cars into their opponents.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Three persons were injured Thursday around noon when two vehicles collided at the intersection of state routes 309 and 143 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County. It appeared the crash occurred as a Subaru station wagon was traveling south on 309 and struck a truck which appeared to be pulling out of 143 onto 309. In all seven persons were involved in the incident with three being injured. Traffic was reduced to one lane of the three lanes at the incident scene. State police at Fogelsville are investigating the incident.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Saturday morning Pleasant Valley High School seniors were making their mark on the grounds of Pleasant Valley High School. They were painting huge PV Bears paw prints along with 2012, they year they will graduate. Some of those seniors were, left to right, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Elliott Bordonaro, Sherene Binns, Fiona Fludd, Sharaya Bell, Bobby Kitchen and Matt Keller.