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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Franklin Township and Lehighton firefighters quelled a smokey blaze at 316 Held St., Lehighton, in the Union Hill section of Franklin Township.

Workers replacing siding on the home of Neil Dorshimer early Friday afternoon in the Union Hill section of Franklin Township were among the first to notice smoke pouring from the four-room house across the street.

"They pounded on a window and informed us that the place across the street was on fire," said Dorshimer, who lives at at 321 Held St. "They said it was really burning."

The workers, from Russell Muffley Construction Company, were replacing siding on Dorshimer's home which recently received major storm damage.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps offers many advantages, among them:

To appreciate the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship.

To develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.

To be able to think logically and to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

To appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Barnesville man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after entering a guilty plea to producing child pornography over an 11-year period.

Timothy Russell Steward Jr., 39, will also be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life, ordered U.S. District Judge Richard P. Conaboy.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Nina Giambalvo was a guest at the Western Pocono Women's Club (WPWC) meeting and spoke enthusiastically about her recent experience at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar. She was sponsored by WPWC as a sophomore for HOBY, but is now a junior at Pleasant Valley High School. HOBY is an organization dedicated to training and nurturing the young leaders of tomorrow. Its mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower youth to achieve their highest potential. "It is an experience I would never take back.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Carbon County officials are appealing Mahoning Township Supervisors' decision to deny the proposed plans for the Packerton Business Park.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted 2-0 on two actions regarding appealing the decisions to the Court of Common Pleas. Commissioner William O'Gurek, who has pushed for the industrialization of the 59-acre Packerton Yards site since becoming commissioner in 2003, was absent.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Golfers are urged to take their best swings as part of an event to support the Palmerton Area Library.

Back by popular demand, the second annual Palmerton Area Library Open will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton.

Proceeds from the event benefit children and adult programs at the library. After the golf tournament, a dinner and auction will follow.

Diane Danielson, library director, said she's hopeful the event will attract a large crowd.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Lumber River Quartet from Lumberton, N.C. will present a concert at Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Rd., Tamaqua, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14.

For more information, call (570) 617-2702.

Friday, September 7, 2012

With the start of the school year, many student groups are actively showing their school's pride. Pictured putting up balloons outside the Tamaqua Area School District's Sports Complex in preparation for tonight's football game are cheerleaders Alysa Schappell, 13, and Savannah Adams, 12.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Halloween parade

has new date

The 18th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade is moving to a new day – Saturday.

This year's parade will kick off from Jim Thorpe Area High School at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Registration is now open for the free parade and all are welcome.

Please visit for a registration form or email and request a form.