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Monday, October 31, 2011
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Emergency personnel were busy all day Saturday and Sunday responding to vehicle accidents, fender benders and stuck vehicles. This Air Products truck is stuck on Marian Avenue in Hometown.

Monday, October 31, 2011
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Pictured after Saturday's snow storm is the No. 9 Mine and Museum parking lot in Lansford.

Monday, October 31, 2011
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Communities throughout our area received above normal accumulations of snow during Saturday's snow storm. Pictured is a car covered with snow in Coaldale.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Annual Coaldale Republican Club General Election Dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Viennese Villa, 6th and Ruddle streets.

A social hour will precede the dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Guest speakers for the evening will be Frank Staudenmeier and George Halcovage, GOP candidates for county commissioners. Other county row office candidates will also be attending the event.

Information and reservations for the dinner can be made by contacting Bob Ames, town chairman. Reservations must be made prior to the dinner.

Monday, October 31, 2011

An Orwigsburg man serving time in a state prison on arson charges had his appeal of his conviction denied by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Carl Jeffrey Zehner, 54, was found guilty by a jury in September 2008 of intentionally setting fire on the evening of July 16, 2007, in front of the home of Michael P. Lonergan. borough manager, who had terminated his water service for failing to pay his bill. The property suffered fire damages. The trial was held in the county court.

Monday, October 31, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Coaldale youth ignore the unusual snowfall as they throw snowballs at each other. Pictured are Kasey Willis, 11, Matthew Robert, 10, JennaWillis, 14, KyannaDilliard, 9, LeAnn Labenburg, 13, Caitlin Heilman, 14, and DevinHoffman, 15.

Monday, October 31, 2011

HARRISBURG -Attorney General Linda Kelly on Thursday joined with her colleagues from all 50 states, along with Consumer Protection agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to launch a new national public service campaign urging young drivers to stop texting while driving.

Kelly said the nationwide education campaign about the dangers of distracted driving will feature television, radio, outdoor and digital public service announcements, along with online messages using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Monday, October 31, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tis the season to remember your neighbors. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 30's over the next few days. It only takes a few seconds to call and check on your friends and neighbors. Non-powered phones should still work in case of a power outage. Don't automatically think your neighbors are fine. Also, use common sense if you light a candle. Pictured volunteering to clear snow from neighbors' properties on South Lehigh Street in Tamaqua is Harold Moseley, who routinely checks on his neighbors.

Monday, October 31, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Priscilla D. Brennan, Master of Arts, Landscape Design, gathers beside a sign that promotes her Professional Landscape Associates business in Schnecksville. The entity was chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

It's been said a home is the most important investment a person can make.

Which is why it makes only perfect sense for a homeowner to want to take the necessary steps to enhance the value of their home.

With over 25 years of experience, that's where Professional Landscape Associates of Schnecksville comes into play to offer its expertise.

Owned by Andrew J. Brennan and Priscilla D. Brennan, the entity has been chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Al Zagofsky/special to the times news Five years ago, Sal Cannarella, proprietor of Alice & Sal's Hair Designs & Tanning in Penn Forest Township, installed three tanning beds in his shop. Due to increased demand, he increased the number of units to six.

The Pennsylvania State Senate has approved a bill regulating commercial tanning salons, restricting the use of tanning booths by minors, and requiring parental consent and a doctor's written permission for their use by anyone younger than 14 years old.

Following on a February 2011 effort by the American Academy of Pediatrics for tanning booths to be off limits for all minors, Lehigh County State Senator Pat Brown's legislation, Senate Bill 349 – the Indoor Tanning Regulation Act – seeks to regulate rather than ban such use by minors.