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Saturday, October 18, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

The essence of fall is shown in this photo taken from Tuscarora State Park. Submit your photos of fall foliage to be included in our photo gallery at tnonline.com. Upload your photo by noon Oct. 29 at www.tnonline.com/contact/photos. All fall photos submitted will be enteredinto a drawing. Two lucky winners will get a $25 gift certificate for ice cream at Claude's Creamery in Palmerton. Long after the leaves fall from trees, it will still be the season for ice cream.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

You may be heading toward an abusive relationship if you start seeing your partner exhibiting some of the following warning signs:

Ÿ Checking your cellphone or email without permission

Ÿ Constantly putting you down

Ÿ Extreme jealousy or insecurity

Ÿ Explosive temper

Ÿ Isolating you from family or friends

Ÿ Making false accusations

Ÿ Physically hurting you in any way

Ÿ Possessiveness

Ÿ Telling you where you can go and who you are allowed to see

Ÿ Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs

Ÿ Controlling your spending

Saturday, October 18, 2014
William "Butch" Reabold Jr.

A retired businessman and current bank director in the Borough of Jim Thorpe has been selected to serve as grand marshal of the 20th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26, beginning at 4 p.m.

William R. "Butch" Reabold Jr. will have the honor of leading the parade, which is now in its fourth year of management and coordination by the Jim Thorpe Lions Club, sponsor of the event since 2011.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Over the past several years, initiatives have been working to get bystanders involved to help stop domestic and sexual violent situations from occurring.

They include speaking up when someone says something inappropriate, interrupting the situation by asking a question or asking how they would feel if the action was happening to them.

There are other things friends and family members can do.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls, a date that commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Volunteer firefighters in Schuylkill and Carbon counties visited area schools and hosted educational programs at firehouses all week long. Here, Bradyn Blackwell, 10, learns how to extinguish a grease fire at Tamaqua Elementary.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Manufacturing. The mere word conjures up images of lines of men trudging from a grimy building clutching their lunch pails on the way home from a long, tiring day at work. It's no wonder that so many parents of the day pushed their children toward getting a college degree with the thought that they would better their lot in life by becoming a white-collar worker and earning higher wages. That was the norm for many years.

Well such is no longer the case. Manufacturing jobs in Carbon County are plentiful, and if you have the right skills, they're yours for the taking.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The death of a 6-week-old infant is being investigated by state police.
Trooper Nicolas De La Iglesia of the Lehighton barracks reported the death occurred Friday at 228 N. Seventh St.
Lehighton borough police were summoned to the scene but turned the investigation over to state police.
No other information was available Friday night.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Week 8 is in the books and here are tonight's Times News area high school football final scores.
Lehighton 45, Shenandoah Valley 7
Marian 21, Mahanoy Area 14
Blue Mountain 14, Tamaqua 6
Southern Lehigh 40, Northern Lehigh 7
Northwestern 50, Palmerton 14
North Schuylkill 43, Jim Thorpe 0
Pleasant Valley 17, East Stroudsburg North 7
Hanover 34, Panther Valley 0

Friday, October 17, 2014

Week 8 of Friday Night Football is underway. Here are the halftime scores for our area teams.
Blue Mountain 7, Tamaqua 0
Mahanoy Area 14, Marian 7
Lehighton 33, Shenandoah Valley 0
Pleasant Valley 10, East Stroudsburg North 7
Southern Lehigh 27, Northern Lehigh 0
Hanover 28, Panther Valley 0
Northwestern 36, Palmerton 14
North Schuylkill 36, Jim Thorpe 0

Friday, October 17, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS One of many broken parking meters on Ridge Street in Lansford.

For a short time at last week's meeting of Lansford Borough Council, it appeared that parking meters in the struggling business district of Lansford would be removed.

There was a motion made and seconded for the meter removal.

The motion was made by council member Mary Soberick, who said there is "minimal business" and "half of (the meters) don't work."

Her motion was seconded by Joe Butrie.

But councilman Tommy Vadyak spoke up and said the meters are needed "to keep vehicles moving." He said once they are removed, they likely would never be put back.