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Monday, April 9, 2012

The Fairview Hose Company last night added its endorsement to the 'Nickel-A-Week' plan for industrial expansion in the Mauch Chunks, taking this action at its regular meeting held in the company headquarters, East Mauch Chunk.

President Frank Thamarus Jr. was in charge.

The plan was explained by Joseph L. Boyle. The plan is designed to raise $125,000 over a five-year period through a three-pronged "painless payment" program.

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This huge, life-size blow-up Easter bunny sits outside the home at 146-148 S. Fourth Street in Lehighton.

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Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Owl Creek Road and SR309 in South Tamaqua around 7:15 p.m. Friday after Bernie Hannon of Tamaqua lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and rolled the bike. Hannon was treated on scene by paramedics with Tamaqua Ambulance and released. Also responding were Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Citizen's Fire Company and Tamaqua police and fire police.

Monday, April 9, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news West Penn township police question a young father who reported his son had walked away from the E Z Mart in the village of Snyders early this morning. Surveillance tape, however, showed only the father exiting in a car but no child.

West Penn Township police are investigating a bizarre incident which began at 5:30 a.m. Monday, when it was a reported a 17-month old child had wandered away from his father at a busy mini-mart.

Police responded to the E Z Market at the intersection of SR309 and SR895 in the village of Snyders. The young father reported he had parked near the gas pumps and a short time later noticed his son had apparently walked away.

Monday, April 9, 2012
Andy Leibenguth/times news Police responded quickly after the armed robbery early Saturday at the Turkey Hill Minit Market in Lansford.

A male robber held up the Turkey Hill Minit Market on Patterson Street in Lansford around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Lansford Police said a man entered the store and used a box cutter to demand the clerk give him money.

After receiving the money from the clerk, the male fled on foot.

The male suspect, about 5-foot, 1-inch or 5-foot, 2 inches in height, was wearing loose-fitting pants with a flower print, a flowery scarf over his face, and some type of black spandex material on his head.

Monday, April 9, 2012
And Leibenguth/The times news American Hose Company Chief Jim Connely, left, and Tamaqua Fire Department Chief Tom Hartz coordinate during the response of Saturday's fire scare.

A malfunctioning furnace in a Tamaqua residence was determined to be the reason for a call to Tamaqua firefighters Saturday morning.

Departments in Tamaqua and surrounding communities were called to 309 West Broad Street at around 6:30 a.m. for reported smoke in a structure.

When firemen arrived, they noticed smoke emanating from the home. After evacuating the home, they determined the cause to be a malfunctioning furnace.

A female occupant of the home was treated on scene by paramedics and stayed at the neighbor's house during the response.

Monday, April 9, 2012

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123 W. White Street, Summit Hill, will be hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The blood drive, held in remembrance of Paige Rex, is being held in conjunction with Miller-Keystone Blood Center."Over 500 units of blood are needed each day by the hospitals in our area," says Marie D'Amato, donor resources representative. "The Blood Center is grateful to St.

Monday, April 9, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS  Jesse Reis, a 2010 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, won the 2012 Penn State White Out T-shirt Contest. Reis, who attends PSU, University Park, is a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management at the Smeal College of Business.

It's all in the design.

At least, that was the case for Jesse Reis, who nabbed first place honors in a recent T-shirt design contest at Penn State University.

A 2010 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, Reis won the 2012 Penn State White Out T-shirt Contest, sponsored by the Daily Collegian, Penn State Bookstore, and Penn State Athletics.

Reis said the contest was open to current Penn State students to design a T-shirt to be worn at this year's white out game, a tradition for Penn State football since 2005.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Northern Lehigh School Board, which typically meets the second Monday of each month, will conduct this month's regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the Administrative Building Board Room.

Monday, April 9, 2012
Larry Neff Franklin Township fire crewmen remove a driver from the scene of Saturday's accident along Fairyland Road.

One man was seriously injured late Saturday afternoon when involved in a violent crash along Fairyland Road in Franklin Township.

The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. as the driver was traveling west in a Ford pickup truck. He apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway entering the right berm continuing back on to the roadway crossing the centerline and leaving the right berm.