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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The aroma of fresh-baked pizza wafts through the air in New Columbus.

It must be Friday.

As you walk into the basement of Michael "Schmick" Cerimele's home, you witness a flurry of activity as Cerimele's Catering Service employees prepare the dough and shred the cheese that will create the landmark meal thousands have enjoyed for over a half century.

The 86-year-old owner sits quietly in a corner, supervising the stirring, chopping and rolling.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion, Lehighton Post 314, honored youths who represented Post 314 at youth events in Spring 2012. Taking part in State Police Youth Week at York College were Joseph C. Oriel, Peter J. Salerno, Christopher R. Lawler; Danny R. Berger and Jacob R. Williams; and at Keystone Boys State held at Shippensburg University were, Matthew S. Schweitzer, Ian T. Zimmerman and Alex M. Rubin. From left are, Harry J. Wynn III, finance officer; Joseph C. Oriel; Jacob R. Williams, State Police Youth Week participants; and Ian S. Zimmerman and Alex M.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Panther Valley School District is looking into outsourcing its custodians and secretaries.

The school board on Thursday unanimously agreed to direct Business Manager Kenneth Marx to explore the outsourcing.

If the board decides to do that, the 20 custodians and six secretaries would still work for the district, but would be employed by an outside company.

The school district's cafeteria staff was outsourced years ago. It is now managed by The Nutrition Group.

In other personnel moves, the board:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The 91st annual West End Fair along Route 209 in Gilbert, Monroe County, begins its week-long run tomorrow.

Gates open at 10 a.m. Sunday with a special reduced rate. The fair will open at noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day when seniors age 65 and older will be admitted at a reduced admission price. Gate opens at 10 a.m.

Children's Day is Thursday and there will be games at the livestock arena beginning at 2 p.m.

A highlight of Sunday's opening day will be the spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Act entitled "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA), also known as "Obamacare", allegedly requires, among many other things, that individuals, who are not covered by an employer or government insurance plan, maintain minimal healthcare insurance coverage established and controlled by the "law", and rules and regulations established by the U.S. Government. To accomplish this mandatory requirement, Obamacare mandates that either the States establish and operate a Healthcare Insurance Exchange by 2014 or the U.S. Government will do so within the State.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
 TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  State Sen. David Argall presents citations to Jesse Schneck (left) and Michael Sander.

Their paths crossed a dozen years ago when they joined Palmerton Boy Scout Troop 20.

Recently, their journeys intertwined once again when Michael Sander and Jesse Schneck both attained their Eagle Scout rank.

Together, the duo were recognized as part of a dual Eagle Court of Honor held recently at the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton.

Drew Everett, master of ceremonies, spoke of the significance associated with the accolade, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A body found last Sunday afternoon near Drakes Creek in Penn Forest Township has been identified.

Carbon County coroner Bruce Nalesnik said the individual was Charles E. Lauth, 57, of Penn Forest Township.

He was identified through dental records, Nalesnik said.

The body had been found by a hiker. Nalesnik said he believes the body was exposed for a period of several weeks.

Lauth died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said the coroner.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Mark Williams, Lansford: "I think the statue should be put in front of the library that Sue and Joe Paterno donated to the school, because Joe Paterno cared about more than just athletics at the school. He cared about academics, and about the thousands of students who use the library."

"Now that Joe Paterno's statue has been removed from the entrance to Beaver Stadium, and locked away where no one can see it, what do you think should be done with the 900 pound likeness of the legendary coach?"

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news Emergency personnel responded to a man being down in the Glen Onoko Falls area Friday afternoon.

The Lehigh Gorge area near Jim Thorpe has had its third fatality within two weeks.

Friday afternoon, a 54-year-old New Jersey man died after apparently being stricken with cardiac arrest while hiking with his children.

The man was transported by ambulance to the Gnaden Huetten Campus of Blue Blue Mountain Health System where he was pronounced dead by the emergency room physician.

The Carbon County Coroner's Office was summoned to investigate since the individual was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Saturday, August 25, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Lehighton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314, recently installed officers. From left are, front row, Gladys Balliet, president; Sandy Shook, first vice president; LaRue Fritz, second vice president; and Kathy Olker, District President and installing officer; and back row, Deborah DeCindio; secretary, Phyllis Klein, treasurer, Dorothy Ebbert, historian; Gerald Kline, chaplain. Also installed were, Cheryl Laub, parliamentarian and Jr. Sgt. at arms; and Debra Bokan, Sr. Sgt. at arms.