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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lehigh Valley Post Office will be open regular hours on Tax Day, April 17.

A previous news release incorrectly stated hours would be extended.

With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, the Lehigh Valley Post Office is getting ready for last minute filers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Joe Shisslak of 346 Held St., Union Hill, points out where two pellets struck the side window of his van. He also noted that the front driver's side window was shot out and the trim was dented and the lock broken.

Random acts of shooting vandalism in the Union Hill area of Franklin Township have residents upset and angry.

And the acts of vandalism aren't only occurring in front of homes. On Sunday night, Franklin Township Police Officer Jason Doll confirmed that there were at least two shootings at moving cars on Route 248 by unknown persons using a pellet gun from the vicinity of Union Hill.

John Hawk of Held Street has been the victim of these shootings at his property three times since the new year.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Rescuers place the driver of the tractor trailer on a stretcher following Monday's accident in Barnesville.

A driver of a tractor trailer was taken to the hospital after overturning his truck and its load onto SR54 just before 11 a.m. yesterday in Barnesville, Rush Township.

The trailer, traveling east on Pine Creek Drive near the intersection of Fairview Street, spilled tons of raw coal all over the road and shoulder. A power and utility pole was also snapped.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Larry Neff/Special to the times news Smoke billows above the trees as firefighters apply their strategy in fighting Monday's fire in West Penn Township.

Fire companies from throughout Schuylkill and Carbon counties battled a fast-moving brush fire Monday in West Penn Township.

The fire appeared to have started along the south berm of the roadway at the intersection of Mantzville Road and SR443 at about 11 a.m. Fanned by high winds, it quickly raced up a steep, grassy field and into a heavily wooded area. The fire then traveled through the woods to a large field between SR443 and Spring Road.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

An Effort man, who police said consumed bath salts, began to hallucinate and entered a home in Monroe County on April 6.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said Bradley Jeremy Cole was taken into custody, processed for criminal charges and transported to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, to await arraignment.

Police said the incident happened at 147 Lakeside Drive in Chestnuthill Township when the man entered the residence at 11:50 p.m., believing people were attacking him and shooting a gun at him.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Kid's Party Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21 at St. Peter's Evangelical Congregational Church, 177 Main Road, Lehighton (Franklin Township). Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to participate in crafts, games and songs. Refreshments are also served. Everyone is welcome.

For additional information, call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Summit Hill family may soon have a resolution to a problem with the house next to theirs.

Marlene Mattrazzo, who lives at 32 W. White St., has been dealing with bricks falling from the house next door, ever since the first bricks collapsed last Labor Day.

During the monthly meeting of Summit Hill Borough Council on Monday evening, Mattrazzo asked if there was any progress on resolving the problem, which is a safety hazard for her family, as well as children playing along the sidewalks of that area.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, 360 W. Ruddle Street, Coaldale, will be hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The blood drive is being held in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Center. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome at this blood drive. For more information or to preregister for donation, call (570) 645-8271.