Saturday, November 12, 2011

Penny War Competition

The children of the Duncott Center location of Child Development, Inc. raised $1,241.44 in pennies for the Schuylkill United Way. Six classrooms took part in the Penny War, each with a different team name. The Snicker Sisters were the winning team, raising $327.80, and will be rewarded with a pizza party. All together, the children collected 124,144 pennies. The Schuylkill United Way would like to thank all of the children, parents, and teachers who contributed their pennies to the 2012 Campaign.

Pedestrian Struck Outside Of Red Lion

A Schuylkill Haven man was flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with major injuries after he was struck by a vehicle at 5:17 p.m. Friday in front of the Red Lion Cafe. State police at Schuylkill Haven said John Graf was crossing Route 443 after exiting the Red Lion Cafe when he walked into the path of a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Raymond Moyer of Pine Grove, which was traveling east on Route 443. Police said the SUV, which had the right of way, struck Graf with its driver side mirror. Police said Graf came to rest in the eastbound lane of Route 443, while Moyer's vehicle came to rest facing southeast. Moyer was not hurt and his vehicle sustained driver-side damage.

Orwigsburg Man Jailed On Sex Charges

A 54-year-old Orwigsburg man was jailed after being arrested and charged on outstanding warrants including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, state police at Schuylkill Haven said. Troopers said William J. Shilbe, 2008 Village Road, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James R. Ferrier on the warrants and committed to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $50,000 straight cash bail. Troopers said a search warrant was executed at Shilbe's home as part of an ongoing investigation that turned up a large amount of Ecstasy, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription medication, marijuana and various drug paraphernalia. The warrants Shilbe was taken into custody for included one for an involuntary deviate sexual intercourse charge and the other one for simple assault and indecent assault.

Lavelle Man Injured At 901 Intersection

A 22-year-old Lavelle man was flown to a trauma center when the 1992 Chevrolet Corsica he was driving was involved in a two-vehicle collision at Route 901 and Taylorsville Road in Barry Township at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, police said. State police at Schuylkill Haven said Matthew Zweizig was driving north on Taylorsville Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2011 Nissan Altima being driven east on Route 901 by John Morrow of Harrisburg. After impact, troopers said the Zweizig car rolled across the westbound lane of Route 901 and came to a stop on the north berm while the Morrow car stopped in the northbound lane of Taylorsville Road. Zweizig was taken to Lavelle Church of the Nazerene by Ashland EMS and flown to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with moderate injuries. Morrow and his passenger, Nicholas Seedor, also of Harrisburg, were not hurt, troopers said.

Minersville Man Arrested After Dealing to Undercover Officer

Benjamin J. Honaker was arraigned on charges of two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of misbranding a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Minersville Patrolman Jeffrey Bowers said the charges against Honaker stem from an investigation into the sales of narcotics that led to information about 6 p.m. Thursday that the man was selling marijuana and Oxycodone pills About 6:50 p.m., Patrolman Jason Klouser, in plain clothes, met Honaker in the 300 block of Newcastle Street with the intention of buying the drugs. The suspected marijuana tested positive for the drug and Bowers said a subsequent search of Honaker's apartment uncovered a glass smoking pipe and a professional digital scale in a bedroom. Honaker was committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $10,000 straight cash bail set by on-call Magisterial District Judge Stephen P. Bayer, Tamaqua.

New Ringgold Man Headed To Prison For Indecent Assault

A New Ringgold man is headed to prison, and will be subject to 10 years of Megan's Law sanctions after he leaves, after being sentenced Thursday in Schuylkill County Court for indecently assaulting a woman in November 2010 in Mahanoy City. Lee F. Dermo, 26, did not react as Judge John E. Domalakes ordered him to spend six to 23 months in prison for the assault. Domalakes also sentenced Dermo to pay costs and $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, have no contact with the victim and submit a DNA sample to law enforcement authorities. Domalakes made the sentence effective at noon Monday. Additionally, Domalakes imposed 10 years of Megan's Law sanctions on Dermo, ruling that the defendant was not a sexually violent predator and, therefore, not subject to lifetime sanctions.


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