Friday, August 26, 2016

Who's ready for some football? All Times News area teams kick off their seasons tonight at 7 p.m. Times News staff writers will be tweeting from the press box and we'll be updating scores as they come in. And don't forget to sign up to get our new e-mail newsletter, with all the local and regional final scores.

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Tonight's Games (all games start at 7 p.m.):

Jim Thorpe 7
Schuylkill Haven 12

Fleetwood 14
Lehighton 14...

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while we meet someone and there is instant chemistry and a new friendship blooms.

That was the case for me when I met my new friend Andy. I knew Andy and his wife, Pauline, had an interesting story to share, so I set up an interview, even though I had never met them before.

Andy went for 60 years before he met someone he wanted to marry. It was a good deed on his part that brought Pauline into his life. Andy has a pontoon boat he uses to travel the 26 canals in his community.

It’s time for the Federal Trade Commission to launch an antitrust investigation into the pharmaceutical industry.

The current EpiPen controversy is blowing the lid off a simmering pot of suspicious activity that isn’t good for health, medicine or the country.

It started when Mylan Pharmaceuticals bought the rights to EpiPen in 2007.

The EpiPen Auto-Injector is a lifesaving device. Those suffering a dangerous allergic reaction can receive a dose of emergency epinephrine at a critical time.

This could be you or your parent or child.

Some bend down and kiss it. Some stand and cry. Others simply stare and do nothing.

They’ve all come to see an exact replica of what some believe to be a sacred burial cloth placed over crucified Jesus.

It’s a second coming for the shroud. It visited the same church in Shenandoah in 2013 and drew 10,000 onlookers. With that kind of turnout, the church decided to bring it back for a return visit.

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Carol R. German to Nicole M. Henry, 2268 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 2268 W. Lizard Creek Road, $150,000.

Franklin Township

Sandra V. Maury to Arnold Eugene Wheeler, 691 Interchange Road, Lehighton, property at 691 Interchange Road, $80,000.

Lee Maini to Allison A. Maini, 276 Robrucel Drive, Lehighton, property at 276 Robrucel Drive, $1.

Alice E. Green to Jason A. Green, 677 Interchange Road, Lehighton, property at 677 Interchange Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe