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Local News

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Carbon County is considering participating in the 2015 Gypsy Moth Spray program with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Division of Forest Pest Management.

Residential properties with only scattered ornamental trees and shrubs or any property with trees that are readily accessible to ground spray equipment do not qualify for this program. Areas that have very small egg masses, regardless of the number, often do not qualify for the program because the gypsy moth population will most likely succumb to natural mortality agents shortly after they emerge in the spring.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The six-year-old "flying saucer" excitement was revived in Yorkville, Schuylkill County. At least a half dozen residents reported sighting a strange, unidentifiable aerial object heading westward and emitting a stream of vapor. The object was fully visible for 15 minutes.

The Air Force has asked people who observe what they believe to be "flying saucers" to telephone the nearest base and report all pertinent data.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It was the calm after the storms Thursday morning as the sun rose over the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Summit Hill, hours after strong thunderstorms blew through the region, causing damage and power outages in its path.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

One man was injured Friday afternoon when involved in a crash in the parking lot of the Boulevard Drive-In Restaurant in Lehighton. The mishap happened just after 1 p.m. along Route 443. Fire fighters had to use special tools to remove a door of the vehicle to free the trapped victim. Initial reports are that a medical emergency might have contributed to the crash.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Darlene Graver, Lehighton: "To not get married at the age of 20 and have children right away."

If you could somehow go back and give advice to yourself at 20 years old, what would it be?

Friday, July 25, 2014

A sign posted outside the Penn Forest Township Municipal Building Friday morning tells residents that the township is closed, but provides no other details as to the reason why.

Penn Forest fire departments cannot respond to emergencies at this time either.

Gary Williams, director of the Carbon County Communications Center, said that mutual aid agreements are in place and other local fire companies would respond to an emergency in the township if necessary.

The Times News is looking into the matter and more information will be posted when it becomes available.

Friday, July 25, 2014

One man was injured Friday afternoon when he was involved in a crash in the parking lot of the Boulevard Diner. The crash occurred just after 1 p.m. along SR443 in Lehighton. Firefighters had to use hydraulic extricating equipment to remove a door to free the trapped victim.

Friday, July 25, 2014
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The free Summer Concert Series by the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce continued 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tamaqua train station where attendees were serenaded with oldies and folk music by Gene Morrison Family & Friends. The concerts feature a different group each week and continue every Thursday evening, weather permitting, all summer long.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering public immunization clinics on Aug. 6 and 26 at the Gnaden Huetten Medical Office building, 281 N. 12th St., lower level, Suite A, Lehighton. The clinics will take place from 9 to 11 a.m.

People who are underinsured where insurance doesn't cover vaccines or uninsured are eligible to receive these vaccines at a low cost.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Department of Health at 570-325-6106.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Weissport Council is awaiting an accurate treasurer's report.

Weissport Council had recently hired Andrea Davis to update the borough's financial records that have been in disarray for some time.

"I've spent many hours, and I'm making progress," Davis said. "I have your paperwork about 55 percent complete.

"I want to make sure that everything is right. I hate the word miscellaneous. Everything has to go somewhere."

Davis also gave council members some financial advice.