Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Local News

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tamaqua police released the names of drivers in Thursday's three-car crash on Route 309 in Tamaqua.

Police said Carlos Salazar was driving north on the 200 block of Pine Street and attempting to make a left turn.

In the process, three vehicles collided.

The crash involved the Salazar car, a vehicle following behind Salazar driven by Hilda Rosa Sainz, and a southbound vehicle driven by Paul Krajcir.

Police said they will charge Salazar with driving without a license and failing to yield the right of way.

All parties declined medical treatment at the scene.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Carbon County Animal Shelter will hold a rabies vaccination and microchip clinic on Oct. 18.

According to county Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard, the clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, Lehighton. The cost for the vaccination is $15, while the microchip is $20.

Gerhard spoke about the importance of microchipping your dog.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nesquehoning police have recently issued citations.

On Sept. 10, the drivers of two all-terrain vehicles on Industrial Road were cited for operating the vehicles on streets or highways, driving unregistered vehicles, and for tire/equipment violations.

On Sept. 13, Chief Sean Smith responded at 6:16 p.m. to a crash on Route 93. Edward Gallagher of Weatherly was driving 2004 Isuzu Rodeo north when he lost control of the car and hit a guiderail in the southbound lane. Gallagher, who was slightly hurt, was cited for having an expired inspection sticker.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Carbon County man pleaded guilty in the county court on Thursday to indecent assault in a case that began five years ago when he was only a teen.

Rashon Taliek Venable, 22, of Albrightsville, entered a plea before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II in a case that dates to 2009. The case took a long time coming to this point as there were 50 continuances filed in the case over the years.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Jeffrey Box, president and CEO of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, discusses some of the organization's services with members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce at a recent luncheon.

Partners for business, community and government.

That is the motto of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, as explained recently to members of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jeffrey Box, president and CEO of NEPA, and Tom Pellegrini, vice president, business development services, were on hand for the presentation.

Box said NEPA serves the seven counties in northeastern Pennsylvania: Carbon, Schuylkill, Monroe, Luzerne, Wayne, Pike and Lackawanna.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Carbon County officials applaud the work of its children and youth agency for keeping costs down.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to approve the fiscal year 2015-2016 Children and Youth Services needs-based plan and budget.

The plan totals $4,224,220 and is funded by both the state and county.

Sallianne Newton, administrator of Children and Youth, said the department has been able to keep the spending down by implementing a number of services to decrease the out-of-home children placements.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The eighth annual Heritage Festival will be held today beginning at 10 a.m. at Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

There will be a number of bluegrass performers that will be appearing throughout the day and evening.

The event will be located at the open field area next to the beach. A variety of food vendors will be on hand serving popular food items such as pulled-pork sandwiches, roasted sweet corn, pierogies, kielbasa, halupki, hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken with stuffing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Eleven defendants in pending driving under the influence cases entered guilty pleas in Carbon County court on Thursday during a daylong session.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II accepted the pleas from the following:

Has firearm

Daniel George Reiss Jr., 25, of Bethlehem, also pleaded to one count of firearms not to be carried without a license.

He was arrested on March 29, 2013, when state police at Lehighton found him parked along the berm of Route 248 in Parryville. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol. A test revealed a 0.11 BAC.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Mike Hartmann, Penn Forest Township - "If they would have a lifeguard, then I think a fee would be appropriate. I would say $5 for noncounty adults, and $2 for county residents."
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Jennifer Villa of Lehighton has recently joined DeLuca Frigoletto Advertising as their new social media and PR traffic manager.

Villa is a 2014 graduate of Wilkes University, where she earned two bachelor's degrees in communication studies and theater arts. Her studies were focused primarily within broadcast media.

Villa brings with her two years experience in the merchandising and marketing field via Vintage Tub & Bath, a retail company in Mountain Top.

Jerry Cavill of West Pittston has recently joined DeLuca Frigoletto Advertising as a new graphic designer.