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Local News

The local news category. Will contains stories from Jim Thorpe, Northern Lehigh, Palmerton-Lehighton, Panther Valley, Poconos, and Tamaqua.

Carbon elementary students recycle 22,702 phone books

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Cole Klein, a pupil at Towamensing Elementary, displays the Outstanding Recycler Award he received for collecting 3,275 books, the second most in this year's Carbon County Outdated Telephone Directory Recycling Program.
Cole Klein, a pupil at Towamensing Elementary, displays the Outstanding Recycler Award he received for collecting 3,275 books, the second most in this year's Carbon County Outdated Telephone Directory Recycling Program.

Upon first glance, one phone book might not appear to be of much value.

It's a good thing, then, that local elementary students were wise enough to know not to judge a book by its cover.

Thanks to their efforts, 22,702 old phone books were collected through the Carbon County Outdated Telephone Directory Recycling Program.

About 450 students in 12 elementary schools participated in the program. The phone books weighed 39,501 pounds, or 19.75 tons.

Mahanoy City man gets state prison term for fatal drunk driving crash

Friday, March 8, 2013

Six men were sentenced on criminal charges in Schuylkill County court with two getting state sentences.

Edward Charles Boyle, 39, 315 W. Market St., Mahanoy City, who entered a guilty plea to criminal charges last Jan. 25 was sentenced by President Judge William E Baldwin.

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program helps injured motorists

Friday, March 8, 2013

Eldred Township supervisor/secretary Sharon Solt introduced information about the Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program at the March 6 supervisors' meeting.

The PA Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic accident when a victim might not be able to communicate. By placing a yellow dot in the rear window of your vehicle, it alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure that you receive the critical attention you need.

Zoo Health Club planning grand opening welcome on March 16

Friday, March 8, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Beth and Brian Alboucq of Lehighton, recently opened The Zoo Health Club at 1241 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East at the Carbon Plaza Mall. The Zoo Health Club is open daily and features state of the art equipment, personal trainers and group classes. The grand opening ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. There will be raffles of local merchandise.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Beth and Brian Alboucq of Lehighton, recently opened The Zoo Health Club at 1241 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East at the Carbon Plaza Mall. The Zoo Health Club is open daily and features state of the art equipment, personal trainers and group classes. The grand opening ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. There will be raffles of local merchandise.

Welcome to the new Zoo Health Club. And welcome you will feel when you walk in the door because the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The Zoo Health Club is located at 1241 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East at the Carbon Plaza Mall.

On this date

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8, 1973

About 60 of the 120 employees at the Carbon County Home for the Aged failed to report to work today in what has been termed a "massive sick call." Those not showing up for work included nurses, aides, and attendants at the home. Robert Sturtevant, administrator, said he called several area nursing groups and senior citizen clubs to assist in caring for patients at the home. Albert Koch, chairman of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners, said, "We do not know why this action was taken." One employee stated the reason was wages.

Alpine Rose still on track

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's been a long and winding road for a proposed motor sports club in Eldred Township. The owners of the Alpine Rose Motorsports Club, Antonio Matinho and his son, Paul Matinho, made another lap toward the finish line at this week's Eldred Township supervisors' meeting.

West End Kiwanis Club holds Casino Night

Friday, March 8, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Paula Meitzler, treasurer and Bob Meyer, president of the West End Kiwanis Club, invites you to their Casino Night at Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. Saturday, March 9.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Paula Meitzler, treasurer and Bob Meyer, president of the West End Kiwanis Club, invites you to their Casino Night at Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. Saturday, March 9.

Feeling lucky but don't want to deal with the crowds at the casinos?

Then the West End Kiwanis Club invites you to try your luck at Casino Night on Saturday, March 9 at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co. where you can imagine you are in Las Vegas or Monte Carlo.

You can play Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold'em and Pokeno (Bingo with cards.) There will even be a slot machine.

First United Methodist Church of Tamaqua lists services, activities

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Rev. James Cavallero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in First United Methodist Church, Tamaqua. The service will include a children's message, which will be offered by Marge Kropp, followed by children's Sunday school. Adult Sunday school classes are held at 9:30 a.m.

Also this Sunday, a pot luck supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a Lenten Bible study session at 7 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, chancel choir rehearses at 7 p.m.

Driver injured when Jeep overturns in gully in Barnesville

Friday, March 8, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Emergency responders were called to State Road in Barnesville, Ryan Township, around 9 p.m. yesterday near the intersection of Pear Street, after the driver of a Jeep Liberty lost control, snapped a pole and overturned in a gully. The driver was not at the vehicle when emergency officials arrived. State police found the male driver in a nearby home on State Road. He was taken to the hospital via Ryan Township ambulance. Responding were Ryan Township Fire Company and others. No other information was available as of press time.

Eldred resident may be heading to jail

Friday, March 8, 2013

Eldred Township's zoning officer Ellerslie Helm advised supervisors at their recent meeting that resident Paul Wingert, as of March 6, still has not complied with cleaning up his property. Township solicitor Michael Kaspszyk said that if it isn't cleaned up by March 19, the township will ask the court to incarcerate him.

Supervisor Vice President Gretchen Gannon Petit said she understands the steps taken in this case, but didn't understand how he can clean up his property if he is in jail.

Kaspszyk said that Wingert agreed with the judge when he was found to be in contempt.