Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Local News

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Lehighton Area High School’s winter choral concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursdayin the high school auditorium.

Admission is free. Hear holiday selections in a variety of styles from the Lehighton Chorus, Varsity Voices and Show Choir. A basket raffle will also be held before the start of the concert.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Eight defendants entered guilty pleas to driving under the influence and related counts on Friday in Carbon County court.

Judge Joseph J. Matika accepted the pleas from the following:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League will be taking registrations for the Toys for Tots program this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the group will register Carbon County families at Salem Bible Fellowship Church, 1105 Fredericks Grove Road, Lehighton. This is the last available weekend for registration, and no phone call registrations will be accepted.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 27, at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad St.

Donors of all blood types are needed this holiday season to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at to save time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lansford’s Feed the People will host its Christmas dinner Wednesday night at the Fellowship Hall of St. John Church’s on 1 E. Abbott St. Guests should use the Tunnel Street entrance at 5 p.m.

Santa and his elf will join the community for the ham and haluski dinner. Candied carrots, salad and lots of home-baked desserts will also be included in Wednesday’smenu. Children of all ages are welcomed to come see Santa. For further information call Rita Marie Trucios at 570-657-1480.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

During the holiday season, area groups are busy helping the less fortunate.

Let us know what the holiday wish list is for your nonprofit group. Email with your information. Please be sure to include contact information so people can fulfill your wishes.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nesquehoning police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Saturday.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. at the Turkey Hill store, located at 200 W. Catawissa St.

According to Nesquehoning Police, a white man approximately 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches entered the store and brandished a black firearm. The suspect was seen wearing all black and a black ski mask.

The male fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money along with four cartons of Newport 100 cigarettes.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Students in kindergarten through second grade in the Lehighton elementary schools are excited to present their annual Christmas concert, “Toys!”

The concert at Franklin Elementary School will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The concert at East Penn Elementary School will take place at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Four local municipalities said they had no record of paying lawyers to deny Right-to-Know requests during 2015.

The Times News asked four municipalities to provide any legal bills they paid for cases where they denied a request under the Right to Know Law.

All of the municipalities responded quickly to the requests, but said they had no information to turn over.

Tamaqua’s borough manager told a reporter that the borough has never hired an outside firm to deal with Right-to-Know requests.