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Friday, September 6, 2013

Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling its Greek yogurt.

The company has ceased the distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation to identify the root cause.

The potentially affected product was distributed nationwide from its Twin Falls, Idaho facility and was delivered to consumers through retail and club stores.

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the home of Ronald Sheehan, 823 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe.

Edith Lukasevich, president, will be in charge of the session.

Friday, September 6, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Mahoning Township Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for vandalizing a religious billboard on SR209 between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe. Over the past several months, a billboard belonging to the Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church of Jim Thorpe has been spray painted with red and black paint. Photo shows the most recent vandalism. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mahoning Township Police at (570) 386-2241 or by email at mahtwppd@ptd.net.

Friday, September 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Emergency personnel were called to the 100 block of Mahanoy Avenue, SR54, in Hometown around 10:30 last night for a car on fire. The incident, which was located on the opposite side of the road from the Hometown Farmers Market, involved a Volkswagen Beetle owned by Diane Popnick of Barnesville. Rush Township Police report that no one was injured. Traffic was detoured around the scene during the incident and cleanup. Responding in addition to police were Hometown Fire Police, Hometown Fire Company, Quakake Fire Company and Tamaqua Ambulance.

Friday, September 6, 2013

One Carbon County official doesn't believe a recent salary move was fair.

During the county salary board meeting on Thursday, the board voted 2-1 to change the rate of the human resources assistant director's salary from $16.78 an hour to $18.34 an hour. Robert Crampsie, county controller, cast the sole "no" vote, while Commissioner William O'Gurek was not at the meeting.

Crampsie explained that the reason for his vote was because it was an issue of fairness.

Friday, September 6, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Tammy Leaver empties boxes of her various wares this morning to be set out for display inside the craft tent in preparation for the 24th annual Palmerton Community Festival. The festival opens today at 4:45 p.m. It runs through Sunday in the Palmerton Borough Park.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Lynn Zimmerman and Marian Merrick of the financial services firm Edward Jones, Tamaqua office, have received the firm's Client Service Excellence Award for being the number one service provider in their region.

The honor was bestowed on the team based on the results of a survey, in which random clients were asked to rank the service they received from the teams of their local Edward Jones branch office.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Carbon County Environmental Education Center, in conjunction with Promised Land State Park, will hold a fall workshop for science and nature educators.

"Making the Dead Come Alive" is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at CCEEC.

This workshop will offer instruction on the proper preparation and care of natural history collections. Participants will learn how to maintain taxidermy mounts, birds' nests, eggs, bones, pickled (wet) specimens and more.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Parryville UMC will be holding another free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the church, which is located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Parryville.

All are welcome.

Friday, September 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Rowan Ansbach, 4, plays with an umbrella during a recent community event in Lansford. He is the son of Vacula and Judy Ansbach of Tamaqua.