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It appears Jim Thorpe Area School Board could be close to finalizing a contract with the district's teachers. A vote on approving a tentative agreement was initially put on the agenda at Wednesday's school board meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, board President Dennis McGinley announced the matter would not receive any action. Superintendent Brian J. Gasper said the board hasn't received a final copy of a tentative agreement from the union. The agreement is expected to be ready by the...
Dustin Oncay, 30, of 25 Franklin St., Tamaqua, was cited by Tamaqua police after a shoplifting incident at Boyer's Food Market on Jan. 20. Officers were dispatched to the Cedar Street store at 7:48 a.m. and spoke with the manager, who had detained Oncay, who had attempted to steal a $10.49 package of Compound W. Oncay was cited for attempted retail theft.
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NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to the times news Northern Lehigh's Austin Hemingway keeps control of Bangor's Gaelen Happel during the Colonial League semifinal match last night between the Bullodgs and Slaters. Hemingway won by a 5-3 decision in their 138-pound bout.
CATASAUQUA - It was never going to be easy. In order to capture the title at last night's Colonial League team wrestling championships, there was a good chance Northern Lehigh would have to go through top-seed Saucon Valley to do it. The Panthers entered the four-team tournament as the top seed, going 8-0 in league competition with an average margin of victory of over 48 points.
This Dec. 15, 2014 photo shows mini bean and beef burritos in Concord, N.H. To make burritos into a finger food, use small flour tortillas. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese. Splash that sucker with some salsa, sour cream, perhaps a spoonful of guacamole, and that's a pillow of perfection on your plate. Usually, a burrito makes a meal. But for my Super Bowl party, I decided to turn the dish into a finger food. Using smaller flour tortillas, I rolled up an army of burritos...
Don't be put off by the provocative title, "American Sniper." Don't be put off by the empty chair. Clint Eastwood is clearly and firmly in the director's chair for "American Sniper," perhaps the boldest and probably the most controversial film in the career of the 84-year-old director-actor-producer (it's the 37th film Eastwood's directed; he has 67 actor credits).