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Monday, September 22, 2014

Owl Creek Bridge in Towamensing Township has reopened, according to the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency.

The bridge was closed April 28 because of deterioration.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Customers who shop at Giant Food Stores in Lehighton need not fret if they aren't initially able to locate one of their trusted grocery items.

Relax; all of your favorite goodies are still at the store at 1241 Blakeslee Boulevard. They've just been revitalized as part of a recently-completed four-month remodel at the store.

The store held its grand re-opening on Sunday, according to store manager Josh Hudock.

Hudock said the remodel was done to provide customers with an expanded product selection and features for a more convenient shopping experience.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Women's Bible Group

The Women's Bible group of St. John's Lutheran Church on South Avenue, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Shepherd Room of the church.

Joan DeAcetis is the teacher and they are studying the Book of Daniel. All women of the community are invited to attend these sessions, which meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Community supper

Monday, September 22, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Charlotte and Gary Hanson of Churchville, Maryland, show trophies they won at the car show sponsored by Diligence Fire Company of Summit Hill and the Tamaqua Street Machines Association on Sunday in Summit Hill. Charlotte Hanson, the former Charlotte Wombacker, is originally from Summit Hill. See a photo gallery at www.tnonline.com.

More than 100 vehicles were displayed during a car show Sunday, jointly sponsored by the Diligence Fire Company of Summit Hill and the Tamaqua Street Machines Association.

This was the first joint venture of the two organizations. It was held at Ginder Field in Summit Hill.

Vehicles ranged from a rare 1924 Jewett, a street car that had been sitting dormant for 66 years, to a renovated 1993 Ford Mustang, a shiny, red vehicle which was awarded three trophies.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The fourth annual trail run will feature the original 6.38-mile loop course starting and finishing at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. The technical course features a variety of terrains from rails to trails, single track and open fields with beautiful views of the Lehigh River and the north face of the Blue Mountain.

It will be held Oct. 4, at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road in Slatington.

The 2-mile Scamper begins at 9 a.m. with the More or Less 10K trail run at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Before: Franklin Elementary first-grade pupil Connor Dugan, 6, tries his luck at this slingshot during the school's annual Say Goodbye to Summer celebration held Friday at the school.

Before: Franklin Elementary first-grade pupil Connor Dugan, 6, tries his luck at this slingshot during the school's annual Say Goodbye to Summer celebration held Friday at the school.

During: Franklin Elementary School Principal Suzanne Howland awaits the inevitable as students attempt to splat her.

After: Howland reacts after she is soaked.

Monday, September 22, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Trooper Shannon Yorke inspects a car seat during a free car seat check last week in Lehighton.

Pennsylvania state troopers from Troop N were on hand last week to help parents learn about properly securing their child in a car seat.

The check went on as scheduled even though troopers were involved in a massive manhunt for Eric Frein, who is wanted for fatally shooting one state trooper and wounding a second a few days earlier.

Monday, September 22, 2014

PRICE TWP. (AP) Rather than spending the eve of his wedding attending to last-minute details, Andrew Killinger slept apart from his future wife in a truck.

After popping out for a few hours Friday afternoon to pick up some decorations and food for the after-party, Killinger found himself cut off from his Price Township house, pregnant fiancee and their 2-year-old daughter.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Special to the Times News/Sharon Stanley Kendall Heiney, 10, of Slatington, views a display of photos set up by Blue Ridge Chapter Vice President Nick Hawkey about local children who have received dream fulfillments from Dream Come True. See a photo gallery at www.tnonline.com.

Laughter and shouts of glee could be heard coming from the dozens and dozens of attendees at Saturday's Dream Come True baseball vs. softball game at the Walnutport Playground.

Not only did the viewers in the stands rally around plays made by the 14 and under boys and girls on the diamond, they also had fun jumping up themselves to catch T-shirts fired from an air gun launcher by Tri-County Team Wear owners Tina and Tom Sargent.

The Sargents said they decided to donate their time and products "just as an idea (of a way) to give back to the community."

Monday, September 22, 2014
A Pocono Mountain yearbook photo shows Eric Frein on the school's rifle team.

CANADENSIS (AP) Every time Tiffany Frein logs on to Facebook, she sees people calling her brother a "psycho" who should be hunted down and killed.

"It's hard and it's hurtful," the 18-year-old said.

"People just automatically think he's a psycho."

Standing in the doorway of her family's home in the Pocono neighborhood Thursday, Tiffany Frein looked out at her driveway and ran her fingers through the pink streaks in her hair.