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Friday, April 5, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

A Coaldale woman was injured after crashing into the rear of a PennDOT contractor's street sweeper yesterday afternoon along US209 in the Seek section of Coaldale. Witnesses in adjacent yards and in vehicles following behind said that that the driver of the car, a 1997 Accura, drove through a cloud of thick white dust before impacting the rear of the street sweeper, which was staged on the right side of the westbound US209 near the West Miners Street intersection. The impact caused the car to spin and the street sweeper to be pushed a good distance.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Applications are still available for the Western Pocono Women's Club and the Jacqueline Sue Coleman Memorial Scholarships. Applications are available at: www.westernpoconowomensclub.org or at the PVS District website: www.pvbears.org. Applications are due by April 23.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A deep-rooted Palmerton organization that promoted community welfare and goodwill has folded.

The Palmerton Area Service Club, which was incorporated in March of 2012, had disbanded as of this past January.

Formerly the Palmerton Exchange Club, the Palmerton Area Service Club formed a little over a year ago and had about 20 members.

Friday, April 5, 2013

HARRISBURG - A former doctor with the Penn State Hershey Medical Group was charged today, accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions for pain medications. Ten other people also face charges for filling those prescriptions at pharmacies throughout South Central Pennsylvania.

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said the arrests are the result of a grand jury investigation into the prescribing practices of Dr. Claude Fanelli, formerly a cardiologist with the Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, 3025 Market St., Camp Hill, Cumberland County.

Friday, April 5, 2013

According to the Victims Resource Center, sexual assault can cause many problems for an individual. These include:

Ÿ Disable a person both mentally and physically, temporarily or permanently.

Ÿ Cause people to doubt themselves and turn a trusting person into an overly cautious, fearful one.

Ÿ Cause lives to be so disrupted that normal relationships with family and friends are greatly strained.

Ÿ Cause physical injuries.

Ÿ Cause emotional scars.

Ÿ Cause a person to feel angry, guilty, ashamed, insecure, afraid and depressed.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Summit Hill woman charged with hitting three individuals including two elementary school students with her car at a bus stop in Summit Hill has waived a preliminary hearing.

Maxine A. Royer, 53, of West Walter Street, is facing numerous charges from an incident which occurred on Feb. 7 at about 8:25 a.m. at Market and Hazard streets.

She was scheduled to have a hearing before District Judge Casimir T. Kosciolek of Lansford, but opted to have the counts waived to Carbon County Court.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The 2013 telethon of the Carbon Schuylkill Chapter of the American Cancer Society will be held at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday and Sunday from noon to midnight both days.

Live broadcast of the telethon, which features virtually non-stop live entertainment, will be by Blue Ridge Communications TV-13.

Hosting the telethon on Saturday will be Joe Krushinsky, Bud Wychulis, Jerry Knowles, Maureen Donovan, and Jason Dimarco.

Sunday hosts will be Joe Krushinsky, Bud Wychulis, Jerry Knowles, Maureen Donovan, and Kim Bell.

Friday, April 5, 2013

That local residents are interested in securing trees to beautify their properties was evident when 500 Douglas fir seedlings, purchased by the Women's Club of Jim Thorpe, were distributed in six minutes in the lot of C & D Motors, Susquehanna Street. Eighty persons were in the waiting line that formed prior to the distribution at 2 p.m. Five seedlings were given to each person until the supply was exhausted. Distribution was confined to members of the club and residents of the community.

Friday, April 5, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Peggy Sue O'Donnell of Jim Thorpe with her dog, Gonzo. O'Donnell will receive a "Courage Award" from the Carbon-Schuylkill Chapter of the American Cancer Society at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday during the annual ACS Telethon, which will air on Blue Ridge Communications TV 13. The Telethon will be held from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

Practically everybody in Jim Thorpe knows Margaret Susan O'Donnell. She can't walk down the street or through the aisles of the grocery store without people stopping to talk with her.

They know her, though, as "Peggy Sue," the UPS driver who has been delivering packages to homes in the community for the past 28 years.

Until last June, she never missed a day of work for illness.

They know her as a woman who is always positive; who says hello to anybody even strangers and who will lend a hand to anybody in need.