Monday, March 27, 2017

Local News

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon, will host a Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Expo from 2-5 p.m. Saturdayat Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, in Jim Thorpe.

The snow is beginning to melt, and residents are starting to think about heading outdoors,” Heffley said. “This event is a great opportunity to connect with vendors from local retailers and sportsmen’s clubs and learn more about the vast recreational opportunities offered in Carbon County and surrounding areas.”

Friday, March 24, 2017

Step-Up Tamaqua will meet at 7 p.m. Mondayin Founders’ Hall, Trinity UCC, 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua. Normally, the group meets the third Monday of the month.

This month’s meeting features two presenters: Mairead Desmond, executive director of New Directions Treatment Services in Bethlehem and Rachel Miller, director of the Lehigh-Carbon Community College SHINE afterschool program in Panther Valley School District.

Following the presentations, STEP-Up groups, support, treatment, enforcement and prevention, will meet to share updates.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The monthly meeting of the Nesquehoning Historical Society will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesdayat the borough hall.

Andy Hudock of Lake Hauto will be talking about his longtime interest in trains.

The meeting is open to everyone.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Carbon County Navy Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St. New members are welcome.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Power of Purple

The American Cancer Society and Tamaqua Area Relay for Life is holding a Power of Purple Party. The community family event is from 7-10 p.m. today at the Hometown Fire Company. The game night includes door prizes, raffle baskets, light refreshments and beverages. $5 donation. For more information, call 570-874-1415 or 570-386-8422.

Democrat Club

Eastern Schuylkill County Democrat Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondayat the Tamaqua American Legion, 206 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

For more information, call 570-668-6771.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pleasant Valley School Distict will have a new superintendent beginning Aug 1.

On Thursday, the board voted unanimously to hire David Piperato to take replace Carole Geary, who is retiring July 31.

Piperato, the principal of Emmaus High School in the East Penn School District, said, “I am looking forward to joining Pleasant Valley.”

His salary will be $155,000 per year. Carole Geary is earning $163,189.

Friday, March 24, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in former Penn State president Graham Spanier's child endangerment case are preparing to resume their discussions after failing to reach a verdict over six hours.

The panel of seven women and five men are scheduled to restart their closed-door talks Friday morning at a courthouse in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Spanier is accused of conspiracy and two counts of endangerment for his handling of complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than 15 years ago.

Friday, March 24, 2017

One jackpot-winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket worth $600,000 from the Wednesday drawing was sold at T & J Petroleum, 489 Pottsville Saint Clair Highway, Pottsville, Schuylkill County.

The ticket correctly matched all five balls drawn, 17-21-27-37-43, to

win $600,000, less applicable tax withholding. The retailer earns a $5,000 bonus for selling this winning ticket.

Prizes must be claimed and tickets validated before winners can be identified. Cash 5 winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes.

Friday, March 24, 2017

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Twelve jurors have been selected in the trial of an anti-government survivalist charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys picked three jurors Thursday to complete the main panel and still have six alternates to select. The jury will weigh capital murder charges against 33-year-old Eric Frein (freen).

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Carbon County man is in custody after providing false identification to law officials.

Mahoning Township Police said that at 3:05 p.m. March 7, a male walked into the township police station and identified himself as an attorney for a person involved in an ongoing investigation.

On March 8, police, in coordination with Jim Thorpe Police, contacted the male who had identified himself as Attorney Christopher Black at a residence in Jim Thorpe.

He was identified as Christopher Miller, 29, of Jim Thorpe.