Thursday, October 19, 2017

Local News

Monday, October 2, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of how the U.S. government sprayed, injected and fed radiation and other dangerous materials to countless people in secret Cold War-era testing.

The health ramifications of the tests are unknown. Lisa Martino-Taylor, an associate professor of sociology at St. Louis who wrote "Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans," acknowledged that tracing diseases like cancer to specific causes is difficult.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The office of Rush Township tax Collector Dolores Walck, 117 Cumberland Ave., Hometown, will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

In another change to her schedule, Walck notes the office will be closed on Oct. 18 due to the Schuylkill County Township officials Convention.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Feed the People is holding a free baked ziti and green salad dinner at 5 p.m. on Wednesdayat St. John’s Church, 1 E. Abbott St. (Tunnel Street entrance) in Lansford.

Game night and fun zone are always available for creative fun. Come join us for good food and company. All are welcome. For more information, 570-657-1480.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Lansford woman is facing charges of forgery and theft stemming from two incidents earlier this year in which she entered a relative’s home on Fourth Street in Jim Thorpe, stole checks and forged them.

Gina Marie Raczkowski of the 200 block of West Bertsch Street is charged in connection with incidents that happened between May 6-19 and on June 12.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Volunteer Lisa Hopstock reads the story of the Jack and Ruth Anthony during the Living History Tour of Lehighton Cemetery on Saturday. BRIAN W. MYSZKOWSKI/TIMES NEWS

Visitors got a chance to peek into the past during the second Living History Cemetery Walk at Lehighton Cemetery, filled with interesting life stories ranging from noble neighbors to business magnates, and everything in between.

Organized by Lehighton Borough’s Parks and Recreation board, the tour explored the lives of notable residents from the 19th and 20th centuries, with volunteers conveying the stories at designated stops.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
State police investigators canvass the area around a home where Sandra Marie Barndt was found dead Friday.

A Palmerton woman was arraigned on one count of homicide on Friday night after she told police she shot her mother in the neck and face with a crossbow.

Lisa Marie Caplan, 51, was charged with criminal homicide in the death of her mother, Sandra Marie Barndt, 71, after police discovered the body Friday afternoon.

When family members became concerned that they had not heard from Barndt since Wednesday, Brenda Holliday contacted police for a welfare check after 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Mark Miller, representing Lehighton Electronics, discusses the prospect of business in Germany with Authorized Trade Representative Linda von Delhaes-Guenther during NEPA’s “Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania” event at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions on Friday. BRIAN W. MYSZKOWSKI/TIMES NEWS

Dozens of local companies congregated at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Pocono Manor last Friday, looking to elevate their Pennsylvania brands and businesses to the international level.

The “Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania” event, hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, connected representatives and owners of local businesses with Authorized Trade Representatives covering 52 countries.

The Trade Representatives provided valuable insight and analysis for local businesses looking to expand their business with international exports.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Biker seriously injured in West Penn Crash

A Wilkes-Barre man is fighting for his life after being seriously injured Friday afternoon in a crash in West Penn Township. The crash occurred at 4 p.m. as the victim was traveling north on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. A man from Reading attempted to pull out from a private lot to go south on Route 309 and in doing so, pulled out into the path of the motorcycle. The bike struck the car broadside, sending the unit and its rider airborne over the car.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Take something as simple as standing in line at a grocery store. I wasn’t very happy standing there because it was one of those days where if something could go wrong, it did.

After a long day of trying unsuccessful to solve some the maintenance problems around my home I tried to make one of David’s favorite casseroles. But I had to stop and run to the store because I didn’t have some of the necessary ingredients.

As I standing in line the older gentleman in front of me said, “Why don’t you go ahead of me? I’m retired and don’t have to rush anywhere.”

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre has opened a Medication Assisted Treatment Addiction Clinic, devoted solely to medication-assisted treatment, which combines medication and behavioral health therapy to treat addiction.

Patients are referred to the clinics by healthcare professionals, or identified by known risk factors for Opioid Use Disorder. They may also refer themselves to the GSWB clinic by calling 570-808-3700.

A specialist determines if they are a candidate for the program. If they are, they will move through a regimen of closely-monitored prescription therapy.