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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Carbon County Planning Commission received correspondence from Attorney Joseph Greco Jr., Nesquehoning, calling attention to dangerous curves along Rt. 54, the site of the former PP&L Co. power plant, which is now being dismantled. He recommended that the curves be eliminated by realignment of the highway and that this be included in the county's highways immediate improvement plans. It was agreed to have Penn-DOT officials include the concept to the 12 year highway planning schedule.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lehighton Police have charged a woman with shooting her boyfriend during a physical altercation in their First Street apartment early Monday morning. The fight allegedly was over a "love triangle."

Charged was Eleanor Figuccio, 25, of 198 S. First St. She was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and then committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000, 10 percent bail.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In the Letters From Our Readers section of last Saturday's (Sept. 15) edition, the article titled "The Reality of ObamaCare" contained a mistake.

The final sentenced should have read: "More and more doctors are now dropping Medicare which means that seniors will soon find it harder to get the care that they need as well."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Panther Valley Republican Club, which now represents people from Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill, will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the community room of MapelShade Meadows.

Plans will be made to get out the vote for the general election.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Members of the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission are seeking the public's help in the continued maintenance of the towpath.

They will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the pavilion at the Weissport trailhead.

The Lehigh Canal runs from Jim Thorpe to Parryville and is owned by the towns of Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Weissport, Parryville and East Penn, Franklin, and Mahoning townships.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Courtesy Lansford Historical Society The No. 6 colliery, near Andrewsville.

Lansford borough's historic district is now official.

The Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission has designated the borough for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C., April E. Frantz of the National Register Program Bureau for Historic Preservation | PHMC, announced.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Carbon County jury panel deliberated into the evening on Friday, Sept. 14, before finding a woman not guilty of two counts of driving under the influence (DUI).

Jodi L. Klingle, 36, of Palmerton, was charged by Palmerton police following an accident that occurred about 3:25 a.m. on April 2, 2011, in the 800 block of Mauch Chunk Road.

When police arrived on scene they found two women outside the crashed vehicle. Police could not determine who was the driver.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS One year later, Fairway Chevrolet is proud of improvements. Fairway Chevrolet will hold a grand reopening celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. In conjunction with the grand reopening, a push-pull drag event will also be taking place until Sept. 29.

After one year, the dust has all settled and Fairway Chevrolet in Hazleton is proud to invite local consumers to check out a new dealership experience.

A visit to the recently upgraded dealership provides a look at the inviting exterior facade with its updated signage, a bright showroom featuring a customer greeting station, a comfortable lounge offering a Star Bucks coffee station, flat screen TV and free wireless Internet access.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ben Salem UCC, 1965 Church Hill Rd., Lehighton, invites the community to its "Bring A Neighbor to Church" event on Sunday, Sept. 23.

A contemporary service will be held at 8:15 a.m., Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., and a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m.

After church, the Annual Olympic Day will be held, featuring fun and games for all ages.