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BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The lane on Lehigh River Bridge going into Weissport was designed to hasten response time for emergency vehicles, says PennDOT.
Members of emergency crews face a tough choice in Lehighton these days. They can sit in traffic waiting to go over the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge during construction, or they can use the emergency access lane in Weissport. The designated lane is located on the downriver side of the Weissport bridge for emergency access and is closed to regular traffic. On July 17, the Lehighton Ambulance made the right choice for the patient but the wrong choice for Weissport Mayor Jonathan Troutman.
Tamaqua Police cited two people on Saturday after separate incidents at the Family Dollar Store at 137 N. Railroad St. At 1 p.m., officers were called to the store for a retail theft committed by Amanda Lillian Ramirez, 25, of 224 First St. Coaldale. Store personnel told the officer that Ramirez had been in the store for about 30 minutes and was observed placing items in her purse. She then purchased a box of cereal, but failed to pay for the other items, valued at $26.28.
July 25, 1981 Bruce Matalavage's two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning lifts the Tamaqua Travelers to an 11-9 win over Reeders in Pocono Mountain League action. Reeders gets the tying runs on base in the bottom of the 11th but Dave Malkin comes on in relief to end the threat and earn the save. Greg Rottet collects three hits, one a homer, and knocks in five runs for the winners while Matalavage finishes with four hits. Mark Rother allows 12 hits but pitches 10-plus inning for the victory.
JORDAN REABOLD/TIMES NEWS The cereal aisle at the Jim Thorpe Market in Jim Thorpe. About 80 percent of the foods we eat every day are made with genetically modified ingredients.
It seems as though the food industry is becoming more and more transparent, stamping labels on packages that practically scream everything from "vegan" to "gluten free" to "all natural." The one aspect that you won't find indicated on a label, however, is whether or not the product contains a GMO, or a genetically modified organism. The term refers to any plant or animal that has been genetically engineered with DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. The first plant to be...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The McLovins will be playing the music of Phish when they appear Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
Two concerts are scheduled this weekend at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. Tonight, the lively music of Latin guitars will be heard when the passionate guitarists of Incendio take the stage. The concert starts at 8 o'clock. On Saturday, The McLovins do the music of Phish in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Over the last decade, Incendio, a Latin guitar world fusion group, has committed a unique alchemy of composition, technique and performance to seven critically acclaimed international...