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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.

Scout achieves Eagle award with church project

Saturday, June 2, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Eagle Scout Timothy D. Miller and Father Francis Baransky stand near Tim's Eagle Scout Service Project, which involved removing overgrown bushes and shrubs along St. Joseph Church, installing a stone border, leveling the area, and planting about 550 tulips.
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Eagle Scout Timothy D. Miller and Father Francis Baransky stand near Tim's Eagle Scout Service Project, which involved removing overgrown bushes and shrubs along St. Joseph Church, installing a stone border, leveling the area, and planting about 550 tulips.

Timothy D. Miller of Jim Thorpe was honored recently for earning his Eagle Scout badge, the highest rank in Scouting.

Miller joined Boy Scout Troop 555 in May of 2005 and on November of 2011, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

The occasion was recognized on May 8 with an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Penn Forest Fire Company in Jim Thorpe.

The rank of Eagle Scout is reached by only two out of every 100 boys in Scouting, and at least one of them will tell you that he values his Eagle Scout badge above a college degree.

CCTI holds recognition night for seniors

Saturday, June 2, 2012
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS CCTI 2012 class officers from left to right: Treasurer, Brandon Poole; President, Sara Tompkins; Secretary, Shelby Snell; and Vice-President, Jesse Schneck. Missing from photo is Historian, John Breiner.
HEATHER BACSICK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS CCTI 2012 class officers from left to right: Treasurer, Brandon Poole; President, Sara Tompkins; Secretary, Shelby Snell; and Vice-President, Jesse Schneck. Missing from photo is Historian, John Breiner.

The Carbon Career and Technical Institute held its senior recognition night last week for the class of 2012.

Alexis Young opened the awards with "The Star Spangled Banner."

CCTI announced Brandon Poole as Valedictorian and Gregory Oboril as Salutatorian.

The senior class officers were presented with gifts. The officers are: President - Sara Tompkins, Vice-President - Jesse Schneck, Secretary - Shelby Snell, Treasurer - Brandon Poole, and Historian - John Breiner.

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Lehighton parents told about safety belt laws

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS When Michelle Muthard of Lehighton dropped her daughter, Bethany, 7, at Shull David Elementary School on Friday, she met Rick Leymeister, of the North Central Highway Safety Network, who presented her and other parents with information about Child Passenger Safety Laws.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS When Michelle Muthard of Lehighton dropped her daughter, Bethany, 7, at Shull David Elementary School on Friday, she met Rick Leymeister, of the North Central Highway Safety Network, who presented her and other parents with information about Child Passenger Safety Laws.

Each of the approximately 80 parents who dropped off their children at Shull David Elementary School recently received a special handout, courtesy of local law enforcement.

Lehighton police officer Derek Solt and Rick Leymeister of the North Central Highway Safety Network handed out information about the Child Passenger Safety Laws now in effect that require vehicle occupants under 18 to wear a seat belt. Drivers are responsible for securing children in the appropriate restraint system.

Brianna Handwerk to attend Keystone Girls State

Friday, June 1, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Brianna Handwerk
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Brianna Handwerk

Miss Brianna Handwerk, a Junior at Northern Lehigh High School, has been selected by Oplinger-Hower American Legion , Unit 899 of the American Legion Auxiliary, to attend Keystone Girls State.

This "Experience in Government" will be held at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, June 24-30 and is the 67th session sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

About 200 girls are brought together through sponsorship of local Auxiliary Units and other organizations to study government on city, county and state levels.

New Philadelphia remembers sacrifices

Friday, June 1, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Guest speakers, dignitaries and local veterans give respect during the playing of taps.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Guest speakers, dignitaries and local veterans give respect during the playing of taps.

New Philadelphia held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony following its parade on Monday.

WPWC installs new president

Friday, June 1, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

The Western Pocono Women's Club installed its new officers for the 2012-2013 year. They are, left to right, Judy Smith, treasurer; Bobbi Fisher, secretary; Vicki Connor, outgoing president; Isabel Pietri, president; Paulette Sebring, vice president. Paulette Sebring told Vicki Connors that she was an inspiration, kind, funny and helpful and presented Vicki with a scrapbook filled with memories of her four years as president. Judy Smith said Vicki was a very level-headed person, a go-getter.

'Light the Town Purple' event in Tamaqua

Friday, June 1, 2012

The ACS Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be having their 4th annual "Light the Town Purple" event in Tamaqua on Sunday starting at 8 p.m. in front of the train station, 18 North Railroad Street. The event, which is being held on Cancer Survivor's Day, consists of a free ice cream social in front of the station.

LASD honors top academic students at 26th Top 10 Banquet

Friday, June 1, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Recognized as the top students in the Lehighton Area High School class of 2012 are, from left, front row, James Sverchek, Adam Reichard, Jonathan Strauss, Zachary Coleman, Michael Warkala, Nicholas Mantz, Peter Petrack, Jayden Hensley, and back row, James Kraky, superintendent of Lehighton Area School District; Jonathan Cleaver, coordinator of curriculum; Stacey Kerschner, Isabelle Chew, Caitlin Roth, Kara Serfass, Sydney Schafer, Nicole Myrtle, Katie Eidem, Laura Cressley, Evalina Heckman, Tim Tkach, principal; and Dan Repsher, assistant principal. Also attaining top 10 percent status was Shyanne Kleintop.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Recognized as the top students in the Lehighton Area High School class of 2012 are, from left, front row, James Sverchek, Adam Reichard, Jonathan Strauss, Zachary Coleman, Michael Warkala, Nicholas Mantz, Peter Petrack, Jayden Hensley, and back row, James Kraky, superintendent of Lehighton Area School District; Jonathan Cleaver, coordinator of curriculum; Stacey Kerschner, Isabelle Chew, Caitlin Roth, Kara Serfass, Sydney Schafer, Nicole Myrtle, Katie Eidem, Laura Cressley, Evalina Heckman, Tim Tkach, principal; and Dan Repsher, assistant principal. Also attaining top 10 percent status was Shyanne Kleintop.

Lehighton Area High School's top academic students recently were recognized at the 26th annual Top 10 Percent Awards Banquet. The event was held May 23 at the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co.

Timothy Tkach, high school principal, welcomed students, parents and friends to a night when academics was not only recognized, but celebrated.

"We're here to recognize the hard work these student have done all year," said Tkach.

Nicholas Mantz, introduced the guests, administrators and school board members attending the event.

Soap making class offered at CCEEC

Friday, June 1, 2012

Carbon County Environmental Education Center will be hosting a class Sunday on making homemade soaps. Handmade soap beats the stuff at the megastore, but specialty shops prices might not fit your budget. Join Jeannie Carl to learn how to make your own.

Take home two original soap creations and the know how to make more at home. Learn the benefits of making your own soap by using natural oils and plants. Recipes, tips and soap boxes for your soap make this a program you don't want to miss.

Tamaqua man gets jail time for drug dealing

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mahanoy City woman sentenced in suicide case

A Tamaqua man pleaded guilty to selling illegal drugs and a Mahanoy City woman to covering up a suicide and both were sentenced in the Schuylkill County Court.

Kevin M. Parsons, 24, last known address, 225 Pine St., Tamaqua, pleaded guilty last April 10 to selling illegal drugs to a confidential informant (CI) for the Schuylkill County Drug Task Force.