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Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Lehighton Fire Companies responded to a fire Friday night at 208 N. Third St., Lehighton.

According to resident Paris Cooks, he was preparing dinner for his family when a grease fire started in the kitchen.

Cooks said that the fire spread quickly and he got his wife and two children out of the residence and called 9-1-1.

Firefighters had doused the fire and were ventilating smoke from the residence at about 10 p.m. Friday.

The other side of the duplex, 210 N. Third St., received smoke and water damage.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rush Township: William H. Mackenzie and Patricia A. Mackenzie to Jacob and Hayley Daubert: Parcel at 9 Acorn Lane, Nesquehoning, for $118,000.

Chloe A. Gayda to Nichole G. Hydro: Parcel at 0 Ardmore St., Tamaqua, for $1.

Tamaqua Borough: Richard T. Clemson and Sandra E. Clemson to David J. Scott: Parcel at 519 Willing St., Tamaqua, for $73,000.

Anne M. Cope to George H. Cope Sr.: Parcel at 510 Elm St., Tamaqua, for $1.

Dale J. Martin and Darlene K. Martin to Jason Green: Parcel at 35 Swatara St., for $1.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Is wood smoke the bad guy? When particulate matter is being measured, size does matter.

Our respiratory systems have defenses that prevent airborne particles from getting into our lungs. The particles have to get by the nasal passages, trachea and conducting airways.

Particles 100 micrometers and bigger are typically not drawn into the body because of their size. Particles in the range of 10 to 100 micrometers have trouble making the turns in the passages and airways.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Attention high school seniors: Send us your 2014 prom pictures and you'll be entered in our drawing for great prizes.

Every picture submitted will be eligible to be entered in a drawing to win great prizes from local businesses. The deadline to enter is May 30. Submit your photo by going to the photo gallery section at www.tnonline.com. Click on the link on the home page to submit a photo.

We will feature all the photos in a prom gallery online. For more information, email editor Marta Gouger at mgouger@tnonline.com.

Winners will be notified on June 3.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Jessica Saltz sophomore  Jim Thorpe Area High School "Yes. I would tell someone I trusted to help."

If you saw someone getting bullied, would you help them and how?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

If you have a seventh-grader, then you know that he or she just got done taking a standardized test for writing. The good news is our country's education policy recognizes writing is a necessary skill in the information era. The bad news is because of the way we administer and grade the writing standardized tests, we'd have a better idea of whether our kids can write if we looked at their texts.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Carbon County Prison's intake area.

Carbon County is looking into more ways to cut down on prison overcrowding.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to approve a grant application through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for Carbon County's Restrictive Intermediate Punishment Project (home electronic monitoring). The county is requesting $11,286 in match-free funds.

Saturday, April 12, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

For nearly 150 years, mighty locomotives have been barreling past Weissport, pulling long trains bearing dozens of cars. They're always an impressive site, from the days of the Jersey Centralto today when numerous lines use the tracks now maintained by Norfolk-Southern. Canadian Pacific train travels next to the tow path of the Lehigh Canal in Weissport early Wednesday morning.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jim Thorpe hosts its 17th annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26. The rain date is April 27.

Musicians, artists and crafters, and other vendors complement the theme of environmental activism that has been the hallmark of this celebration over the years.

Musical groups highlight the schedule with free performances at Jim Thorpe's downtown Josiah White Park, up the street on Broadway, and outside the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 W Broadway.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weissport

Weissport Recreation Committee will hold its annual egg hunt at 1 p.m. today.

The event is for children and grandchildren of residents of Weissport. Prizes will be awarded to children finding lucky eggs.

Franklin Township

Ÿ The annual Easter Egg Hunt by St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 222 Church St., Franklin Township, will be held Sunday following the noon Palm Procession to Phifer's Ice Dam Park.