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Saturday, May 26, 2012
 Larry Neff/special to the times news

Franklin Township police closed Long Run Road just east of West Valley road Friday after a vehicle snapped off a PPL utility pole along the north berm. State police from Lehighton first responded to scene while the Franklin Township Fire Company set up their fire police to maintain traffic control before township police ordered the road closed. There was no power outage reported in the immediate area.

Saturday, May 26, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Tamaqua Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently held an induction ceremony for 31 new members. NHS members include: (first row) Jacob Fegley, Anthony Iacoviello, Jennifer Kabana, Chelsey Valentine, Lauren Christ, and Lauren DeBenedict; (second row) Emily Bumbulsky, Janelle Cinicola, Laine Confer, Emily Demyanovich, Lacey Folweiler, and Amber Groner; (third row) Amanda Hinkle, Derrian Gulden, Trevor Arnold, David Frederick, and Christian Gardiner.

Members of the Tamaqua Area Chapter of the National Honor Society were challenged to continue to improve at a recent induction ceremony for 31 new student members. The challenge was issued by senior high school assistant principal Thomas McCabe as part of the ceremony.

McCabe encouraged the NHS members to rise to his challenge, which he noted "may sound simple, but it is difficult for many continue to improve."

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Slatington Public Library will sponsor a summer reading incentive program for children ages 4-12.

The library is committed to community literacy. We know reading is a necessary skill, and we want our children, ages 4-12, to have some fun while they continue to read during the summer months when school is not in session.

Our reading incentive program, "Growing a Garden of Readers" runs from June 9 through August 18, and is a fun way for children to read and be recognized.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Having some motorized fun, Charles Kirklosky rides alongside Luis Sanchez, 3, and his sister, Thalia Arocho, 6, in the parking lot of the Tamaqua Area High School. They are the children of Alvaro Sanchez and Molly Petro.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was one of 11 alleged drug dealers arrested Friday by the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Drug Task Force during a sweep of the northern and eastern part of Schuylkill County.

The arrests were the result of investigations conducted by the task force and local police.

"We will continue efforts to keep drug dealers off the street," District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon announced Friday morning.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Twin monuments of granite and anthracite coal, complete with bronze plaques and honoring two pioneer priests of Saint John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Monsignor Gabriel Martyak and Father Michael Morris, were solemnly dedicated this Memorial Day. The memorials flank the chapel entrance at the parish cemetery in Summit Hill and were unveiled during an outdoor Requiem Liturgy. Monsignor Maratyak and Father Morris served the parish for a combined total of 63 years.

Friday, May 25, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carbon County officials are questioning if they should be managing the Carbon County Animal Shelter, located on top of the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning. Currently, Carbon County is the only county in the state that operates an animal shelter on the county level.

Carbon County officials are wondering if they should still be in the county animal shelter business.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, announced that Kari M. Bauchspies, the county animal warden; as well as Chelsea L. Evans, part-time K-9 officer; both resigned from their posts. Bauchspies resignation is effective June 1; while Evans' is June 6.

Nothstein said that this leaves only one part-time K-9 officer at the shelter, which is located on top of the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning.

Friday, May 25, 2012

American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, has scheduled two Memorial Day weekend services to honor men and women who served or who are serving in the Armed Forces.

The first service will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, White Bear, while the second one will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Ludlow Park.

White Bear

Carbon County Commissioner William O'Gurek of Summit Hill will be the keynote speaker at the service to be held in White Bear.

Friday, May 25, 2012

GFWC Western Pocono Women's Club and the West End Park and Open Space Commission are sponsoring a FREE Child Safety Fair on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Township Park on Rt. 715, Brodheadsville.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Trevor Yacovelli, 19, jumps up for a dunk.

Taking advantage of kinder weather, youth in McAdoo took the the courts of the Adams Street Playground for a fun game of basketball.