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Monday, May 5, 2014

Since January, Penn Forest auditor Matt Schutter has stepped up to the podium during board of supervisors meetings and asked the same question, "Where is the $1.6 million?"

On Monday, April 7, Schutter stood quietly at the rear of the meeting holding a handwritten sign printed with the same words.

Earlier in the meeting, township solicitor Thomas Nanovic read an open letter to address the claims of "misappropriated" township funds. The letter refers to claims made by former supervisors Paul Montemuro and Alan Katz in a Times News article published on April 3, 2012.

Monday, May 5, 2014
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One person was reportedly flown to a hospital after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Nesquehoning. The incident off Dennison Road, behind the Panther Creek Cogeneration Power Plant, happenedshortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Scanner reports stated that onevictim reportedly had trouble breathing and needed medicalassistance. Emergency crews from Nesquehoning and New Columbus Fire companies, as well as Lehighton Ambulance, responded.

Monday, May 5, 2014
Carbon County Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard arrives to the annual Community Safety Day at Mauch Chunk Lake Park on the Lehigh Valley MedEvac helicopter on Saturday.

Saturday turned out to be the perfect day for the annual Community Safety Day at Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

Hundreds of children and their families from around the county attended the event which teaches children about being safe in different situations.

The event, organized by state Sen. John Yudichak, Carbon Lodge 242 of Free and Accepted Masons, Carbon County Safe Kids and the Carbon County Commissioners, provided free food, games, face painting and bounce houses and educational activities.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Coaldale Borough will have its annual spring cleanup day on Wednesday, May 14.

Large items will be picked up, including washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators and a limit of four tires/tire rims.

All items must have all chemicals removed and doors taken off.

In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected.

No TVs or computer monitors/peripherals will be accepted.

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Tamaqua woman who was arrested Friday on drug charges had just been placed on probation by a Schuylkill County judge on charges stemming from an assault on a woman last April and for using a stun gun during a picnic melee last May.

Ashley Weirich, 20, had been charged on April 16, 2013, by Tamaqua police with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club will begin walking every Tuesday and Thursday morning through June 19, at the Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport.

Registration will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m. and the walk will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m.

Walkers will walk at their own pace for as long as they want, but they must be back at the pavilion by 9 in order to be eligible to win prizes.

The prizes range from gift cards to gift baskets and more.

For additional information about the Faith-Paced Walker's Club, contact call 610-377-5395.

Monday, May 5, 2014

St. John Neumann Regional School, 259 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will be hosting a Drive for Kids fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 13 during the school's annual art show. The event benefits the after-school program.

Drive for Kids is sponsored by Rentschler Chrysler Jeep Dodge. For every test drive taken during the hours of the fundraiser, the school will earn $10 from Chrysler, which will be put toward enrichment programs. Dealers will not be trying to sell cars, they are just there to help raise funds for the kids by letting people drive their cars.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lehighton Area Middle School music department will be holding its 21st annual Spring Instrumental Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The jazz ensemble will perform Bill Holcombe's "Back Street Blues." Eighth graders Felicia-Sue Anthony and Dane Frantz will be featured on this selection. Next, the band will perform Van Morrison's "Domino" without a director. Eighth graders Piper DeMatte and Breanna Hoffner will duel on this selection.

The jazz ensemble will conclude with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline." The jazz ensemble invites the audience to sing along to their final number.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Bacai is voluntarily recalling one lot of LiteFit USA on the retail and consumer level throughout the world.

This product is used as an herbal diet supplement and is packaged in plastic bottles of 30 softgels. Sample analysis by the FDA has revealed that this product contained sibutramine.

Monday, May 5, 2014

A Carbon County man entered guilty pleas to fleeing and attempting to elude police and driving under the influence on Friday, May 2, in the county court.

He was one of seven defendants of enter pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika. All were scheduled to go on trial Monday in the county court but instead entered into plea bargains with the district attorney's office.

Nesquehoning incidents

Bradley Zettlemoyer, 29, of Lansford and formerly of Nesquehoning, pleaded to the two counts in separate incidents, both occurring in Nesquehoning.