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Saturday, March 7, 2015

The future of your town is up to you!

Yes you heard right, it's up to you! The question is; can you do anything to influence whether your town survives and prospers? Almost sounds like President John F. Kennedy's famous words: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Only you can decide whether you'll say yes to volunteer to serve on a committee or help with an event. Only you can decide whether you'll organize your friends to work together on a crazy project or even start your own business.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Calvin Koch, junior, Palmerton Area High School  "Hanging out with friends more, basketball, fishing, going on jogs, going to the pool."
Saturday, March 7, 2015

For many professionals, LinkedIn is the lone source for networking. So it's probably time to revisit your profile on the online networking site to gauge its effectiveness.

Does it say you are motivated, creative, passionate or driven? Those are all on LinkedIn's list of 2014's Most Overused Buzzwords from more than 332 million members' profiles worldwide.

Rounding out the U.S. list are: extensive experience, organizational, strategic, track record, responsible and problem-solving.

So should you forgo using keywords? Absolutely not.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Catherine Mahon of Pottsville will seek the Democratic nomination in the May 19 primary to run for Schuylkill County clerk of courts.

Mahon is a graduate of Pottsville Area High School and is enrolled at Penn State University's Schuylkill campus in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in accounting. She's active on campus in the Business Society and is a past co-president of the Penn State Schuylkill Honors Program.

Mahon is employed at Providence Place senior living center in Pottsville.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
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Northwestern Lehigh wrestler Caleb Clymer and coaches Bobby Clymer and Eddie Keichel cheer on Jarret White from the bullpen area of the Giant Center during Friday morning's

consolation round. White won the match against Triston Law of Forest Hills High School

in overtime 6-4. For complete coverage, see our sports section. Go to tnonline.com for updates from today's events.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Here's how Family Promise of Carbon County works:

Families referred to the program are interviewed by the executive director and case manager. If there is space available and the director feels the family is appropriate for the program, they will enter as guests.

Otherwise they are placed on a waiting list. Community churches provide hospitality and fellowship to guests, including meals, some supplies and a place to sleep at night.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Railway Age magazine has named Reading & Northern Railroad its 2015 Regional Railroad of the Year.

Reading & Northern is the first railroad to ever win this honor three times, having also received the award in 2002 and 2011.

"Adaptability and flexibility have served Reading & Northern well through three decades, as 'The Road of Anthracite' not only adjusts to new markets and traffic flows but anticipates them, indeed seeking out those shifts and changes," says Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Golfers are a devoted lot.

Taking time out of your week to spend half a day outdoors chasing a ball around is a commitment.

I've been trying out the Optishot2, a golf simulator that connects to a Mac or Windows computer to help you improve your game while you virtually play some of the world's finest courses.

The Optishot2 ($499.95, optishotgolf.com) isn't a video game. It doesn't have a game controller you use your clubs to hit real (or foam) golf balls off an artificial turf mat that has embedded infrared sensors to analyze your swing.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Zarsky

Lansford police have issued a felony warrant for a borough man accused of breaking into a home where a woman was sleeping.

Joseph Zarsky, 31, whose last known address is 355 W. Abbott St., is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

The charges stem from a burglary that took place at in the 300 block of West Abbott Street between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, 2014.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Tobyhanna woman has died after a two-car crash Tuesday in Coolbaugh Township.

Rosemary A. Laughton, 68, died at 4:25 a.m. on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest.

According to the Lehigh County coroner's office, her accidental death was due to multiple traumatic injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash happened at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday on Route 196 and Simmons Road.

The coroner's office and Pocono Mountain Regional Police are investigating the crash.

There were no further details as of Friday afternoon.