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High school football season has begun! Final scores for opening night: Lehighton 47, Mahanoy Area 12 Easton 49, Pleasant Valley 14 North Schuylkill 35, Tamaqua 6 Marian Catholic 18, Williams Valley 7 Northwestern Lehigh 32, Notre Dame Green Pond 6 Schuylkill Haven 35, Panther Valley 12 Jim Thorpe 35, Minersville 0
A Tamaqua man ended up in jail after a mother-daughter dispute on Aug. 22. Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West Broad Street in Tamaqua, at 2:45 p.m., for a reported fight between a mother and daughter. The daughter, Cory Lynn Matalavage, 33, had fled the scene.
bob ford/times news filephoto Carly Pierce has recovered from an injury and appears primed to have another big season for the Northwestern cross country team.
Runners, in general, are pretty durable athletes. And when it comes to distance running, that resiliency tends to be even more crucial, especially throughout the long grind of a track or cross country season. Typically, most athletes are racing multiple times per week, while also logging countless miles training when they're not competing. As with most anything else, it takes an appropriate balance of activity to make it through the year unscathed. But, regardless of one's skill or experience...
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It's late summer, the time when wasps, yellow jackets and hornets hang around garbage cans and outside food areas. While these stinging insects can be beneficial since they prey on other pest insects that destroy garden flowers and plants, they can also sting if they believe their nest is in jeopardy. So, what exactly can be done to rid oneself of the threat of stinging insects and their nests? It's all in the approach, according to Allan Boyer, owner of A.F. Boyer Hardware in Slatington.
Zoostock, an annual, one-day festival in Lansford that has morphed into one of the largest fundraising events in the area for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, will be held Monday at the Sports Zoo/Halftime Sports Bar. This marks the 16th year of Zoostock. It will be held from noon to 8 p.m. and have free music, variety, food and other concessions. Lisa Hiles, a coordinator of Zoostock, said last year's combined Zoo Crew events enabled them to present the Cancer Society with...