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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Planning committee

The next planning committee meeting for the Jim Thorpe 1955-1965 reunion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Jim Thorpe Administration Building, Center Avenue.

Touchdown Club meeting

The Jim Thorpe Touchdown Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the commons area of the high school.

This is an organizational meeting and they hope as many relatives and friends as possible can make it. The group will be organizing committees for the 2012 season. There is lots to do to ensure a successful season.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Summit Hill Lions Club has made a donation to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale. Bill Moyer, second from left, accepts a check from Lions co-president Judy Midas. Looking on are, left, Micah Gursky, director of development for St. Luke's Miners, and Tom Ponting, Summit Hill Lions co-president.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A young man escaped injury Monday morning when involved in a crash along State Route 895 in East Penn Township. The accident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. as the male was driving west, just before the West Penn county line. He apparently lost control of his car, which left the right berm, climbed a slight earth embankment, and then re-entered the roadway where the unit rolled onto its roof. Route 895 was closed for over an hour. East Penn Township police are investigating the incident.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton police are investigating a robbery at First National Pharmacy along North First Street. The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Monday when a lone male entered the business and grabbed a number of drugs before running off.

Lehighton police are investigating a robbery at First National Pharmacy, 143 N. First St., Lehighton.

Police said the incident happened at about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

According to police, a white male, about 5 foot, 10 inches and wearing dark colored clothing, gloves, and sunglasses, entered the establishment. He demanded prescription medication, police said.

The individual did not show a weapon. Police said he fled with several bottles of medication.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Lehighton Area Democratic Club will hold its first meeting of 2012 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Johnny's Pizza, North First Street, Lehighton, across from the park.

The meeting will be devoted to planning the year ahead. The year of 2012 will bring presidential, congressional and state elections.

For more information call Linda Christman at (610) 377-0235.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Duraloom Carpet Mills operation in Lehighton has been discontinued, according to information received today. Employees were notified by owner Godfrey Block that the plant was to close at the end of 1968. There were seven employees working at the plant. The Duraloom Plant, located on Sixth and Cypress Street, has beein in operation for over 15 years and at one time employed nearly 50 workers. On Jan. 10, 1967, the plant was destroyed by fire and although Block rebuilt it, it was only reopened on a small scale.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tamaqua Police are looking for the person(s) who crashed a vehicle in West Penn Township after reportedly stealing it from a Tamaqua home on New Year's Eve.

According to police, after returning home from taking care of a few New Year's Eve errands, Matthew and Donna Moyer of North Railroad Street in Tamaqua were alarmed to find that their employer's vehicle was missing from the side of their home.

They estimated the vehicle, a blue 2000 Ford Taurus, was stolen some time between 8 p.m. and midnight.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Two Lansford residents were injured, one seriously, in an allegedly alcohol-related crash late Saturday night in the borough.

The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. when a car operated by Roy Woodward, Jr. struck a parked car along the north berm in the 300 block of West Patterson Street.

After the impact, police report Woodward attempted to flee the scene, striking a utility pole. Woodward was treated at the scene and transported to the Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Monday, January 2, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Five young local musicians' talent earned them an invitation to attend the National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, California, Jan. 19-22.

The invitation was made possible by Magdom Music professionals.

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a trade association that unifies, leads and strengthens the international musical instruments and products industry.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Rush Township officials have stepped up their emergency preparedness in response to power outages, damaging snow storms, tornadoes, hail storms, wind bursts and other natural disasters that have hit the area over the past year.

Community members, Rush Township supervisors, Air Products, Schuylkill Emergency Management (EMA) officials and others were on hand during the unveiling of the township's Emergency Operations and Management Center, EOMC.