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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Jim Thorpe School Board voted to ratify the District Transportation Policy Monday evening.

The policy was already being enforced but the board voted to ratify the policy and have it on paper.

"It's (ratifying the policy) more of a clarity on our existing policy we have," stated Director of Transportation and Security, William Juracka.

The policy states that students cannot switch between buses and attend numerous bus stops on a regular basis. Bus passes can be given out to students in case of an emergency.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Touchdown meeting

The Jim Thorpe Olympian Touchdown Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in the commons area of the high school.

The officers of the club invite all family members, of the school's football programs, as well as friends and interested residents to attend the meetings and help in any way with the program.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Old Fashioned Community Picnic

St. Peter's Union Church of Mantzville held its annual Old Fashioned Community Picnic recently at the church. The event consisted of children's activities, games, basket raffle, crafts, chocolate chip bingo, small farm show and music by the Harmenaires and Blue Mountain Buckaneers. Left, Dairy Princess Tori Daubert, 21, left, laughs with Dairy Ambassador Hannah Miller, 16; while at right are dancing to the band's music are friends Betty Sterner and Neil Kershner. See related photos on Page 5.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Carbon Schuylkill Industrial Development Corporation recently presented the Nesquehoning Conservation Club with a check for $500 to help with the upkeep of the Nesquehoning Creek, as well as cover some of the costs associated with the club's annual children's fishing derby. Presenting the check to Sam Kitchko, secretary/treasurer of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club, center; is Larry Marek, president of the CSIDC, right. With them are, from left, Richard Forgay, executive director of CSIDC; William Gardiner, CSIDC member and charter member of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club; and Greg Pecha, vice president of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club.

Members of the Carbon Schuylkill Industrial Development Corporation recently presented the Nesquehoning Conservation Club with a check for $500.

The money will be used to help with the upkeep of the Nesquehoning Creek, as well as cover some of the costs associated with the club's annual children's fishing derby.

Sam Kitchko, secretary/treasurer of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club, thanked the CSIDC members in attendance for their support and donation.

The Nesquehoning Conservation Club was established in 2005.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Tamaqua man was found guilty by a jury of attempting to sell illegal drugs in the borough. The verdict was one of several recorded following trials in Schuylkill County Court.

George J. Bonetsky, 33, of 214 Brown St., was found guilty of charges of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin deferred sentence to a later date.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

An oil burner exploded in Slatington, causing a terrific explosion and fire that left 14 people homeless and sent a 21-year-old expectant motther to the Palmerton Hospital. Three homes were destroyed in the flash fire and a fourth badly damaged. Three other people were injured in the disaster, none seriously, and two Slatington firemen were overcome by smoke. Mrs. Shirley Frantz, the expectant mother, is in good condition in the Palmerton Hospital with mild burns of the face and hands.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Renovation projects were updated on and voted upon by the Jim Thorpe School Board at Monday evening's meeting.

Director of Operations and Maintenance, Ted LaRizzio, gave an update about the football stadium renovations.

The irrigation system is in place and work on the collector pipe is about 75 percent finished. It is estimated that it will take 12-14 work days to finish the stadium. However, that does not include the work being done on the practice football field.

The board also voted to approve a proposal made for baseball field improvements.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District announced there is sufficient reservoir storage at the Francis E. Walter Dam to schedule the final planned whitewater release of the season, for Friday, Sept. 16.

The release will be a large whitewater event with a flow of 4000 cubic feet per second.

This recreation season, the Army Corps of Engineers has made all 24 of its planned whitewater releases and numerous fisheries enhancements from the Francis E. Walter Dam.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS West Penn firefighters had to use hydraulic equipment to cut the roof and extricate Arieta from the vehicle.

A Lansford man was airlifted following a one vehicle accident that occurred Monday around 10 a.m. on Penn Drive, SR443, in Mantzville, West Penn Township.

While driving east, the driver, Joseph Arieta, 53, lost control and his vehicle violently impacted with a tree on the eastbound side of the road.

The car, a blue Subaru Impreza, came to rest on its side in the middle of the road.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating a home invasion incident that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 10, at a residence at 23 15th St., Ringtown, Union Township.

Troopers said two males, one white and one black, entered the residence about noon and confronted Robert Tabourn, 20, and Ryan Forgotch, 18. Also in the home at the time was Tabatha Kilkenny, 19, and a 10-month-old male child.

Troopers said the two demanded money and were brandishing handguns. Both Tabourn and Forgotch were physically assaulted by the intruders.