Monday, June 27, 2016

Local News

Saturday, June 25, 2016

13 Hours’ will be shown during

a one night only FREE Showing in Mahoning

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” will be shown during a one-time only free showing at 6 p.m. June 30 at Mahoning Valley Cinema.

The event is being hosted by the Lehighton 9/12 Project.

The movie is based on a true incident in the Middle East.

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

My child “A” recently turned 10 and I’ve got milestone birthdays on the brain.

For me, turning 10 was a big deal, because it was my “golden” birthday. Is that even a thing anymore? I asked the Wonderful Husband if he knew what that was, and after I got a blank stare, I explained it to him. He seemed a little less than impressed with the idea and may have muttered something about “the ridiculous things women think up …”

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Summit Hill Hootenanny will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ludlow Park in Summit Hill.

There will be crafts, food, a basket raffle, and a cornhole tournament. There is about 30 craft vendors, and many of the food vendors sell their own homemade food.

There is also a “kiddie corner” which includes face painting, rock painting, a bubble pool and chalk drawing.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tamaqua Area School District has hired a new assistant high school principal.

On a 7-0 vote Tuesday, the school board appointed Ray Lenhart as assistant high school principal, at a salary of $70,000. Directors Thomas Rottet and Wanda Zuber were absent.

Lenhart, 32, is currently the principal at Behavioral Health Associates in Lehighton.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

St. Luke’s University and Allentown campuses earned the designation of Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation.

Gynecologic surgeons Michael Patriarco and Vincent Lucente have earned the honor as well.

COEMIG honors surgeons and practices “that demonstrate the commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care.” The program is set up “to help minimally invasive gynecologic surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety.”

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Volunteer firefighters participate in a training program on fire pumps at the KME plant in Nesquehoning. Crews practiced with a vintage 1953 GMC/Luverne engine, right, and a 2010 KME engine, left. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Carbon County Firemen’s Association provided funding for a Bucks County Community College training program titled Pumps 1.

This program serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of fire pump operations, friction loss, hydraulic formula used to calculate fire ground flows, fire pump testing and maintenance. The program was hosted by the Nesquehoning Hose Company and the fieldwork was held at the KME plant.

Participants gained useful knowledge from the instructor Mike Kitsock.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Lansford police have charged a Tamaqua man with drug offenses after he ran away from a controlled buy at the Panther Valley football stadium on June 15, tossing bags of heroin as he ran.

Chad H. Hartsell, 34, is charged with manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; criminal use of a communication facility; tampering with or fabricating physical evidence; intent to possess a controlled substance by a per not registered; and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Friday, June 24, 2016

he mausoleum in the Lehighton cemetery was built during dire economic times.

Despite the Great Depression, 141 of the crypts in the large block building were sold even before construction began in 1930, according to Lamont “Mike” Ebbert, Lehighton historian.

Today, only two of the crypts are empty, but none have been available for purchase for many years.

The space has evolved, with the Lehighton Cemetery Board making room for additional remains, with niches installed for cremation ashes.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St. in Tamaqua will host a buffet style, full breakfast on Sunday.

The buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Take-outs will be available.

For more information, call 570-668-4630.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lehighton’s 150th celebration kicks off Saturday and continues throughout the week.


Noon: Opening ceremonies/tree planting at the municipal building.

12:30 p.m. — Citizen of the Century Voting at the Pfc. Houser Building; Brothers of the Brush/Sisters of the Swish Check-In (Burial of the Razors & Make-Up).

1:30 p.m. — Kangaroo Kourt/Hoosegow at the Pfc. Houser Building.

1-5 p.m. — Quilt display (indoors) at the Zion U.C.C.

1-7 p.m. — Historical town trolley tours at 3rd Street & Mahoning Street.