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Friday, October 14, 2011

A Palmerton man was sentenced to at least one year in jail on drug charges after entering a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Thursday.

He was one of 11 defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Forged prescriptions

Robert W. Hosier, 29, entered guilty pleas in two pending cases, both involved forged prescriptions. He was arrested by Palmerton police for an incident on Aug. 4, 2010, at the Rite Aid pharmacy and on March 30 by Lansford police for a similar incident at the Ride Aid in that community.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Carbon County Central Labor Chapter will hold an event highlighting Pennsylvania Troubled Bridges.

The Event will be held on The Thomas McCall Bridge located on US 209 in Lehighton.

The bridge crosses Lehigh River between Lehighton and Weissport.

The session will be from 5-6 p.m. Members of the community and labor will be on hand.

Carbon County Commissioners William J. O'Gurek and Charles Getz will speak about deficient bridges and infrastructure

Friday, October 14, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley School Board president Jeff Markovich, left, warns an incensed Nesquehoning resident John Barna at Thursday's public meeting.

A Nesquehoning man, whose angry outbursts at Panther Valley School Board meetings have resulted in police being called and threats of lawsuits, raised a ruckus again on Thursday after his attempts to apologize for a contentious incident at a committee meeting the day before were thwarted.

"I want to apologize for last night," John Barna said. At that point, school board President Jeff Markovich interrupted.

Friday, October 14, 2011
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Packed and ready to roll from the Effort UMC pavilion are these UMW donations being loaded into a car for transport by, from left, Dee Juris, Tonya Robinson, Pat Mackes and Carmen Yuhas. The will indeed help someone in need.

Sixteen churches, over 50 attendees, piles of handmade items and other donations totaling over 1,600 articles, and a speaker deemed great, combined to make the Northeast District UMW Ingathering meeting held at Effort United Methodist an event to remember.

In addition, fellowship and ministry, education and business were experienced as the UMW District Ingathering filled the hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lehighton Boys and Girls Band is presenting The Big Band Ambassadors in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lehighton Borough Annex auditorium, Third St. Some of the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band students will be playing along with the Ambassadors for a few numbers.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Palmerton Police Department would like to remind citizens of the no-parking areas during this Sunday's Palmerton Halloween Parade.

There will be no parking along the parade route in the 600 and 700 block of Franklin Avenue, and from Seventh Street to Third Street, there will no parking on Delaware Avenue. Vehicles must be removed by 2 p.m. Traffic will be diverted from Third Street to Lehigh Street and exit out at Seventh Street, and vice versa.

Friday, October 14, 2011
Attorney Thomas Jones, second from left, is congratulated on being sworn into the Bar Association of the State of Washington by Carbon County President Judge Roger N. Nanovic. Looking on are the attorney's parents, Donna and William.

A Summit Hill man was officially sworn into the Washington State Bar Association in a ceremony conducted in his home County of Carbon.

Thomas L. Jones, Esq., son of William and Donna Jones of Summit Hill, was issued his oath of office by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic of the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A new exhibition, "Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania" tells the long-unspoken story of the region's local native Americans. The exhibition will open with a public celebration on Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at its new permanent home at the Lenape Nation Cultural Center in the Bachmann Publik House, 2nd and Northampton Streets, Easton. It is free. Donations would be appreciated.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Good news for swimmers: Panther Valley School District's indoor swimming pool, threatened by budget cuts, will stay open.

The school board on Thursday agreed to lease the pool to Maria Zupko and Nicole Bailey of New Ringgold, doing business as Water Wellness Inc., for $69,500 a year.

The contract runs for one year, and will be automatically renewed for a second year, said business manager Kenneth Marx Jr.

The $69,500, he said, is not compensation, but reimbursement for operating expenses, he said.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pennsylvania American Water and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) invites the public to attend a ceremony to celebrate the opening of five Pennsylvania American Water reservoirs in Lackawanna County for public fishing. The five new reservoirs that will be open include Curtis, Dunmore No. 1, Elmhurst, Griffin, and Maple Lake.

The ceremony will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct 27 at Curtis Reservoir.