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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Patrick O'Donnell is visiting in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Fred Kent is a patient in the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs. David Mollard visited Pottsville last Sunday afternoon.

Robert Gormley visited Pottsville last Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Gassner of Lehighton visited her sister, Mrs. W Haughton this week.

Mrs. William Clark is at Lehighton visiting her sister, Mrs. James Jones.

Daniel Jones entered the Hazleton Hospital last Friday to be operated upon for hernia.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Todd Driesbach of L-TNT Pyrotechs takes a wagon load of people through the Lehigh Canal towpath as part of the Old Fashioned Hay Ride and Fall Fest.

Perfect fall weather, with a back drop of glorious fall foliage, helped make the third annual Old Fashioned Hay Ride and Fall Fest a success this past weekend. The event was sponsored by the Beltzville Lions Club, L-TNT Pyrotechs and the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission.

Nearly 600 visitors who came to the Weissport Park had plenty of children's activities to choose from. There was also homemade food and baked goods to sample and music to listen to after enjoying a scenic tractor-drawn hay ride along the Lehigh Canal towpath.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Despite protests from one borough resident, Summit Hill Borough Council last night adopted a long-debated "Quality of Life" ordinance.

The proposed ordinance had been discussed for months and tabled on numerous occasions.

The council passed the measure, which supposedly expedites action against those who don't maintain their properties, by a 4-0 vote.

Council members voting for it were Bill Chapman, Michael Alabovitz, Billy O'Gurek, and Jesse Walck.

Absent were Council President Michael Kokinda, John O'Gurek, and Greg Kosciolek.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Do you take Ambien to get to sleep? Has your doctor prescribed Percocet to diminish the pain from that knee replacement? Is your dog on prescription painkillers?

If so, your name, address, birth date, medication, dosage, and other information could soon be part of a database of those who have written, filled, or gotten prescriptions for certain regulated drugs.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Carbon County's K9 services were on the minds of Mahoning Township supervisors Monday evening after Carbon County Commissioners voted to cut the township off from services.

Frank Ruch said he discussed with Commissioner Tom Gerhard the township's belief they were not receiving the services they were paying for from the county in 2012 and 2013.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An elderly man involved in a two-car crash Friday in Mahoning Township has died from his injuries.

Police said William Graver, 83, of Franklin Township died in St. Luke's Medical Center, Fountain Hill, where he was flown by PennStar helicopter.

Two other people in the incident were transported by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. They are Perma Graver, 81, a passenger in his car, and Rebecca Boyer, 28, of Tamaqua, who was a driver of the second car involved in the crash.

The conditions of the two women were not known this morning.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Carbon County Fair monthly board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the community room at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital campus of Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton. Members are asked to make a note of the change in date. Members interested in attending the zone meeting hosted by the Troy Fair should notify secretary Michele Fredericks.

Monday, October 14, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Ss. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton, presents its 2013/2014 Student Council class officers at an Inaugural Ball held at the school last Friday. The members include, front from left, Kennedy Malsch, secretary; Lydia Gowin, 5th grade representative; Drew Lorenz, 6th grade representative; Jack Lorenz, 4th grade representative, and Antonia Galasso, 8th grade representative. Back, Robert Kuzinicki, 7th grade representative; Sarah Bradley, 8th grade representative, Jasmine Mooney, treasurer; and Emily Roberti, president.

Monday, October 14, 2013
Chris Parker/TIMES NEWS

A group of the faithful gathered Saturday in Kennedy Park, Lansford, to pray the rosary. The group was among many that met at noon in public places to pray as part of America Needs Fatima, a crusade aimed at moving people toward church teachings. Locally, Catholics gathered at Ludlow Park in Summit Hill; Kennedy Park on West Patterson Street and in front of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church on Bertsch Street in Lansford; at Depot Park in Tamaqua, and at the amphitheater in Lehighton. Praying the rosary at Ludlow Park were, seated, from left: Veronica Bazik and Marge Arner.

Monday, October 14, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

The Panther Valley High School ROTC marches in the school's homecoming parade in Lansford on Friday.