Monday, February 8, 2016
     

Local News

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy may have played a trick, but Lansford, Nesquehoning, Tamaqua and Coaldale are keeping Halloween treat night on schedule for 6-8 p.m. tonight. Summit Hill has rescheduled trick or treat to next Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Major Margaret Johnson prepares corn for visitors. The main course consisted of ham, buttered noodles,corn, garlic bread, ice cream, drinks and so on.

Members and volunteers of the Tamaqua Salvation Army have again opened the doors to their community center today.

Major Sharon Whispell stated, "We were grateful to serve over 300 meals Tuesday."

Nationwide, the Salvation Army has begun feeding operations at shelters along the East Coast. Centers all over have opened their centers, offering meals, warm drinks, activities and a safe place to be during the storm and power outage.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvanians made it through two days of rain and wind from Sandy on Tuesday with hopes of connecting back to the electrical grid, plans to finish cleaning up leaves and limbs and the prospect of returning to jobs or the classroom.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Numerous PPL contractor crews are stationed throughout our area repairing down power lines. Pictured is a crew turning into the coal mines east of Tamaqua.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding homeowners how to properly dispose of and process debris left behind from Hurricane Sandy.

"If homeowners encounter debris from the hurricane in or near creeks and streams, it can be removed without obtaining one of our Water Obstruction and Encroachment permits," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "The hurricane affected us all in some way, and DEP is helping homeowners and businesses assure a safe and effective cleanup by offering guidance."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

This 10 by 10 foot steel shed was lifted high in the air by recent winds. Shed owner Joe Nunemacher, of West High Street, Coaldale, said the shed weighs 800 pounds.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Recovery could take weeks for the many homes affected by fallen trees and wind damage. Tree trimmers are shown removing a fallen tree on Mahanoy Avenue (SR54) in Hometown.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Sandy hit with hurricane force and cut power to more than 8.2 million across the East. The cost of the damage caused by the storm is estimated to be around $20 billion. Pictured is a fallen tree on top of a swimming pool of a home located on Haddock Street in Kline Township.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Lehighton woman was the winner of a trip to Europe during a promotional contest held by People's First Bank and Trust Company. Mrs. William Rhoads, Stedman Avenue, was the grand prize winner of a trip to Paris. She had a choice of Paris, London, or Rome, but selected Paris because she has a girlfriend there with whom she has been corresponding for six years. The contest was in line with the opening of a new drive-in portion on the Hazelton Branch of People's First.