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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Morgan Grace Farber

Slatington Woman's Club has announced that Morgan Grace Farber is its September Girl of the Month.

Morgan is a senior at Northern Lehigh Area High School where she has played field hockey for four years and is a member of the track and field team for two years. She has been a member of the Student Council for four years (vice president in senior year), the S.A.D.D. Club for two years and a class officer for four years (freshman, historian; sophomore, vice president; junior and senior, secretary.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Larry Strohl, Bill Hill and Wayne Wentz, are replacing the fencing around the Babe Ruth Field at the Christman Field in Franklin Township. Hill and Wentz are also Lehighton Area School board directors.

The Christman Fields in Franklin Township are getting a makeover.

Wayne Wentz, president of the Franklin Township Athletic Association, and Bill Hill, both Lehighton Area School Board directors; Larry Strohl, all residents of Franklin Township; and Ron Steigerwalt of Lehighton; are replacing the chain link fencing around the Babe Ruth field, while Jebber Diehl, also of Lehighton, is replacing the soil and grass in the infield to promote better drainage.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Devon Mrocho scares visitors with his creepy clown mask.

Complete with ghouling sounds, scary effects, strobe lights and dozens of costumed students, the former St. Kunegunda Church in McAdoo was transformed by faculty and students of the McAdoo Catholic School into a haunted house over the weekend.

Organizers stated it took a few weeks to set up the haunted house; adding their appreciations to all the faculty, staff, teachers and visitors that made the event a success.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HARRISBURG -- Ask any physician in Pennsylvania about prescription medication misuse and they'll tell you it's a national problem with the Keystone State one of the worst. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Report from November 2011, Pennsylvania ranks ninth in the nation for drug overdose deaths with 15.1 for every 100,000 population.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade who met to finalize planning for this Saturday's parade are, left to right : Sandy Gallagher, Jim Trainer, Ron Sheehan, Deborah Trainer, William "Butch" Reabold, James Gallagher, and Kathy Schwartz.

Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins will fill the streets of Jim Thorpe this coming Saturday as the town's 2012 Halloween Parade makes its way down through the streets of the East side of the borough.

Billed as "bigger and better than last year", the 18th annual event which is organized by the Jim Thorpe Lions Club will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th.

The parade will consist of three divisions with three bands and more than 20 groups participating.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"We have to be concerned with the traveling public," said Polk Township engineer Russell Kresge when Polk Township Supervisors discussed the Jessie F. Felker driveway review. In addition, the township solicitor James Fareri explained that "public law takes priority over a will."

Of concern is the sight distance of an anticipated driveway that would help two sisters meet their mother's will's contents.

That issue was tabled after considerable discussion and the township will take another look at the situation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Liberty Homes was presented with an award for their contribution of helping Monroe County Habitat for Humanity during celebration dinner on Oct. 4 to honor World Habitat Day.

The event took place at Mountain Springs Resort in Reeders. For years, Liberty Homes has been involved in helping build homes throughout Monore County.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Visiting the Carbon County Commissioners' Office recently are the Weatherly Junior Girl Scout Troop. Pictured from left, front row, are Samantha Sparich, Lily Dennenbaum, Linsey Strouse, Amanda Colecio, Alexis Colecio, Emily Lencovich, Emily McFadden. Back row, Commissioners Thomas J. Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein, assistant Girl Scout Leader Jennifer Colecio, Holly Gehman, Skyler Provizzi, Girl Scout Leader Valerie Lencovich. Absent from the picture was Commissioner William O'Gurek.

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Weatherly Junior Girl Scout Troop visited the Carbon County Commissioners' Office as part of a requirement for the "Inside Government Badge" they are earning.

The girls learned about what it means to be an active citizen and what some of their rights and responsibilities are that come with being a citizen; one of the most important rights and responsibilities being to Vote when they reach the age of 18.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Monroe County man has been jailed charged with making a pipe bomb. After his arrest on those charges, he was charged with sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Pocono Mountain Regional police identified the suspect as James Theodore Arnold III, 20, of Tobyhanna. He has been charged with one count each of weapons of mass destruction (a felony two), and prohibited offensive weapons (misdemeanor one). He was arraigned on Monday, Oct. 22, before District Judge Michael R. Muth, of East Stroudsburg, and committed to the county prison in Snydersville after failing to post $20,000 bail.