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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bloodmobile

A bloodmobile will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Fairview Hose Company and not this coming Friday, as printed in Monday's column.

Recycling

The Jim Thorpe Borough will have a tire and electronics recycling program from 7 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 25 at the borough garage.

All tires should be off the rims and all electronics are to be in one piece. No parts will be accepted and there is a fee for discarded televisions.

Those recycling must show proof that they are borough residents. If you have questions, you may call the borough office.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club hosted Janene Holter Solarczyk, outreach senior supervisory agent for the Attorney General's Office, to its October meeting. She told the women about various types of scams and answered questions. The presentation made the women aware of phone scams, which have become very apparent and in abundance. The next club meeting will be Carbon County's District Attorney Jeanne Engler on Nov. 3. The Christmas dinner will be held at Macaluso's in Nesquehoning Dec. 1. The club will once again be donating gloves to needy students at Panther Valley Elementary School.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More than 80 percent of Penn Forest Township residents have been notified of their new addresses under the township's ongoing standards addressing project.

According to Pocono GIS, the firm hired to conduct the project, 4,480 of 5,371 residents have received their new addresses.

The project involves subdivisions and developments in Towamensing Trails, Indian Mountain Lakes, Mount Pocahontas, Penn Forest Acres, Stone Ridge Estates, Valley View Estates, Penn Forest Streams, Pleasant Valley West, Bear Creek Lakes and Stoney Creek Acres South.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Palmerton Area School District has formulated action plans to improve its results on the School Performance Profiles.

Superintendent Scot Engler informed school directors at a board workshop on Tuesday that the district received a preliminary release of the district's results.

School Performance Profiles is the measure of how well students learn. It also provides the public with a comprehensive overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school building.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Turning lane restrictions will be in effect on the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. the rest of the week.

Crews will be installing fencing for pedestrians.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Jarrad Hedes/Times News Members of the Lehighton Cadette Troop 3583 lead the way Tuesday night during the ninth annual Pink Light Walk to increase breast cancer awareness.

One number summed up the ninth annual Pink Light Walk to increase breast cancer awareness Tuesday night in Lehighton: 121.5.

It marked the combined years of life for the breast cancer survivors attending the event, which began and ended at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

In between, hundreds of men, women and children, most wearing pink and carrying pink lights, walked to the Lehighton Amphitheater to hear keynote speaker Susan Generose, a breast cancer survivor and Blue Mountain Health System dietitian.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Elevate Student Ministries at the Blue Mountain Community Church in Palmerton will hold its annual Neon Night 6-8:30 p.m. today. The event is free and for students in grades 6-12. Attendees dress in their brightest neon outfits and the church will glow in the dark. There will be plenty of games, free food and live music. Pictured painting the photo booth

for tonight are, clockwise from left, Traci Edmunds, 14, of Lehighton; Nate Petrosky, youth pastor; Jordan Lichtenwalner, 14, of Lehighton; and Hailie Brosky, 14, of Lehighton.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An Allentown man has pleaded guilty in federal court to his part in a drug dealing ring in Carbon County. He is the sixth defendant in the case to enter a plea.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said that Jose Torres, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Senior U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik to the charge of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Pittsburgh police officer working security in a jewelry store is being credited with tackling a man charged with trying to steal a $37,500 Rolex watch.

Police say the former officer, Michael Blake, was working at Henne Jewelry Store when 22-year-old Taquan (TAY'-kwan) Knight snatched the watch out of clerk's hand and tried to run away about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Blake scuffled with the suspect until officers arrived to arrest him.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

By Joseph Kohut
Times-Shamrock

PRICE TWP. - Handwriting experts are analyzing papers found in the woods that chronicle the shooting death of a Blooming Grove state police corporal to determine if accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein penned them, sources with knowledge of the documents told The Times-Tribune, a Times-Shamrock newspaper, on Tuesday.

The handwritten notes are more like a log of events since the Sept. 12 shooting rather than a letter as reported Monday by CNN, ABC News and CBS News, the sources said.