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A sketch of the proposed Northface Business Park, to be located at the former New Jersey Zinc Company west plant along Route 248 in Palmerton. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
A 10-year project to remediate the former New Jersey Zinc Co. west plant is right on schedule. Developer George Petrole, of Northface Development, gave an update to the Palmerton Chamber of Commerce recently on the eventual Northface Business Park located along Route 248 in Palmerton. Petrole said the group has ramped up activity at the eventual Northface Industrial Park within the past 18 months. “This is not a small job,” he said. “In 2010, we said it would take 10 years; it’s going to take...
State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating an armed robbery at a Schuylkill County business. Troopers said the incident occurred at the Raceway Truck Stop, located at 10 Molleystown Road in Tremont Township, at 2:36 a.m. on Saturday. According to troopers the suspect approached the front doors of the business with a loaded shotgun and shot one round through the glass door, shattering the glass. The suspect then kicked in the remaining glass and entered the business.
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Drive by an area recreation park field on weekday evenings or on Saturday mornings and you are likely to see kids kicking soccer balls. The world’s most popular sport has been steadily gaining popularity in America. In fact, according to Chris Ivan, president of the Jim Thorpe Youth Soccer Association, soccer has replaced baseball, football, and basketball as the most popular youth sport in this country.
NEW YORK — According to national surveys of parents and sixth-graders, tweens got a failing grade for knowledge about the proper use of over-the-counter medicines. Only about half knew such medicines can be dangerous when improperly used or mixed with other drugs. On the parent side, about the same number said they didn’t believe their kids could effectively understand the drug facts on labels, let alone whether their offspring are abusing or in danger of abusing such medications recreationally.
"Irrational Man" is an odd movie title that doesn't make much sense until you've seen the film. While the title is not one of the more memorable film titles, it makes sense symbolically. That's because "Irrational Man" writer-director Woody Allen isn't only talking about the protagonist, Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix), a college philosophy professor, but rather the family of man with Abe as the stand-in.