On this date
Lehighton Borough Council presented commendation medals to two borough residents for their part in apprehending a criminal in March. James Tkach and his neighbor David Marouchak, both of North Sixth Street, also were presented with Medals of Honor from Lehighton Mayor Clinton Williams and Chief of Police Lionel Cote. They were honored for their apprehension of a fugitive from justice, Ed Lusch of Lehighton, after Lusch had broken into a home. Lusch was heavily armed when apprehended.