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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Police and fire fighters in Schuylkill County will soon have an improved emergency communication system in operation as the Schuylkill County Emergency Management Agency is updated the FNE (fixed network equipment) for its 9-1--1 Emergency Response Center.

The FNE has been installed in 10 of the 11 towers scattered throughout the county which will unable police and firemen communicate while responding to emergency calls.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Brenda Koons, secretary of Lehighton Borough Council, said letters of interest are being accepted for the following positions:

Ÿ Zoning Hearing Board – 5-year term.

Ÿ Sewer Authority – 5-year term.

Ÿ Water Authority 5-year term.

Ÿ An Alternate position on the Property Maintenance Board – 5-year term.

All the above positions pay a yearly stipend.

In addition, there exists:

Ÿ A vacancy on the Vacancy Board – 1-year term.

Ÿ Two vacancies on the Central Carbon Municipal Authority to fill unexpired terms ending December 2013 and December 2016.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Joe Kosalko, Summit Hill "I think it's a very, very nice park. The number one thing I would like to see in that park is a nice fountain."

Ludlow Park in Summit Hill is celebrating its 100th anniversary next summer and people are making plans for it. What would you like to see included in the celebration?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A free car seat check up will be held from 1-6 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at WMGH Radio Station, Route 209 in Lansford. The event is sponsored by Carbon County Safe Kids chapter and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Parents are asked to bring the child who uses the car seat to the check up.

A safety specialist will be on hand to make sure the seat has not been recalled, if it is installed correctly in the vehicle and that the child fits properly into the seat.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Pocono Raceway will team up with the American Red Cross to host their eighth annual Blood Drive in remembrance of those impacted by the tragic events of 9/11.

As a thank you to those who support this remembrance blood drive, Pocono Raceway is giving all presenting donors the chance to win a "Fantasy Race Package."

The winner will receive four Terrace Club seats and will meet all the NASCAR drivers, on stage, during the opening ceremony of the 2014 GoBowling.com 400. There will also be other give-a-ways, including race tickets and Sunoco gas cards.

Friday, September 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS The tumbler uses large spinning screens to seperate the coal into different sizes.

Members of the No. 9 Mine and Museum in Lansford have added a tumbling attraction to their already impressive collection of historical and antique coal mining artifacts and oddities.

"This antique coal tumbler shaker was originally used to sort coal at a small coal yard along the Lehigh Canal in Freemansburg," said volunteer Dale Freudenberger, who explained the new item after helping to acquire the item for the mine. Volunteers said the tumbler, estimated to be about a 100 years old, was used in conjunction with mule drawn canal boats.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Volunteers with the Hometown Fire Company, along with the Rush Township Recreation Board, are hosting a Community Day on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 7 pm. at the newly remodeled fire station.

Rush Township businesses will also be on hand showcasing their products and offering special community day deals.

Entertainment includes a DJ from 1 to 4 p.m., and performance by Remember When from 4 to 7 p.m. Spectators are asked to bring a chair to listen to the music.

Other free activities include face painting, bounce house, games, dunk tunk and more.

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.