Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dear Editor:

I have lived in Lansford all my life, all 92 years of it. For part of that span I lived next door to the Lewis family, wonderful neighbors who were like so many other families in our community. There were five of them. I remember that the father worked in the mines and the mother worked at the Kiddie Kloes Dress Factory. They had two daughters and one son.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


My name is William Miller, and I am running for a Penn Forest supervisors position in this election, because I feel the taxpayers of our township need appropriate representation.

In my eyes, there is too much cronyism, nepotism and personal agendas at hand being put into place in spite of what the taxpayers say. We need a more transparent township government on upcoming issues, and the people of Penn Forest should have a say on how their tax dollars are spent! Everyone can get involved with Internet capabilities of today, on voting issues that affect us all.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dear Editor,

Bill O’Gurek gets my support for county commissioner. He has demonstrated great capability and leadership in dealing with all the things that come before the board. Bill has a good across-the-aisle, get-things-done attitude for the people of the county. Most impressive is that he has never voted for a tax increase while commissioner.

Also, I ask people to vote for Christine Donohue, a Lansford native, for state judgeship.

Robert S. Hackash


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The recent arrest and arraignment of the wife of the Kidder Township Fire Chief continues a disturbing trend of embezzlement allegations on the part of employees and volunteers of nonprofit and municipal organizations in eastern Pennsylvania. Amanda Devine of White Haven was arraigned last month on charges of stealing nearly $33,000 from the Kidder Township Volunteer Fire Company. Police say she admitted writing out checks to herself for personal business.

In the past year, we have also seen these charges and allegations:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The purpose of my letter is to confirm my endorsement of Bob Miller for Carbon County Coroner. I have known Bob for 35 years, beginning when I did floor covering in his home in Mahoning Township.

Shortly after I was elected for the first of my two terms as coroner, I appointed Bob as a deputy.

He did his job so well that when I was able to name a chief deputy at the beginning of my second term, there was no question he would be my choice.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dear Editor:

In the Schuylkill County clerk of courts race, Maria Casey is the only qualified candidate for the position. After years of turbulent management, the office is in need of serious restructuring to correct the “inadequate internal controls” in the clerk of courts office.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

There is only one choice for register of wills in Schuylkill County, and that is Jerry Labooty. Jerry is a small-business owner in Pottsville and serves on many boards as well as many civic organizations.

Jerry is dedicated to making the community a better place to live and work. Jerry will bring his tenacious work ethnic and leadership to the office. Jerry will also represent all the people of Schuylkill County in the Register of Wills Office.

If you want someone who can get the job done without excuses, vote for Jerry Labooty, independent candidate for register of wills.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dear Times News;

This letter is a candidate support letter on behalf of Donna Yozwiak, running for a position on the school board of Pleasant Valley School District. Donna has worked in the District for 38 years; 20 as an English teacher and 18 as a guidance counselor with major responsibilities for the career and technical students of the district.

She holds master’s degrees in both communications and secondary counseling. She is the mother of three successful children who graduated from the district.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I am writing to support the re-election of Commissioners Tom Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein.

I have known these gentlemen for many years and know that they are individuals who subscribe to high ethical standards, are hard-working and dedicated to the residents of Carbon County.

Not only are they diligent in the performance of their duties as county commissioners, but also give many countless hours of their time to many charitable, civic and community organizations that they have been in involved in for many years and not just because they are seeking re-election.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I am writing this letter in support of Maria Casey for clerk of courts.

I have known Maria for many years. She is an experienced attorney and administrator who will protect the taxpayers interests by establishing the proper internal controls in the clerk of courts office.

I strongly suggest that all voters in Schuylkill County vote for Maria based on her qualifications and experience.

Ron Downey