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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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A local man involved in a Coaldale meth lab operation last May may apply for parole from his state prison sentence if he is eligible. But until then, he's behind bars.

Schuylkill County Judge John Dolbin on July 17 found that Tyler Strawdinger, 21, violated the conditions of his probation from a March 1, 2012, sentence, and revoked the probation.

Dolbin resentenced Strawdinger back to county prison to finish his sentence, and to pay any costs, fines or fees he has incurred. Strawdinger's new maximum sentence ends on Feb. 2, 2015.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is holding a free STD testing from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug 11 at the Gnaden Huetten Medical Office building, 281 N. 12th St., lower level, suite A, Lehighton.

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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Schuylkill County's Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Sept. 20 at Bubeck Park in Schuylkill Haven.

The event is arranged under the auspices of the Alzheimer's Association Walk.

Participants will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association. They will also join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

To start or join a team, access alz.org/walk or call 570-822-9915.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 Church Dr., Palmerton (Trachsville) will hold its annual church picnic on Aug. 2. The rain date is Aug. 3.

The festivities begin at noon in the church grove.

At 2 p.m., there will be a worship service with guest speaker, the Rev. Jody Neifert.

At 3:30 p.m., Nevada's Loft will be the afternoon's entertainment.

At 6 p.m., the Lehighton Band will perform and the cake walk will take place.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The blessing of cars, an annual tradition started by Msgr. Agnello Angelini back in 1933, a year after he became pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Columbus, got underway at 1 p.m. today.

Over the years, motorists from near and far have returned to have their cars blessed in conjunction with the feast of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers.

The unique tradition has drawn attention from major news services. It was the subject of a feature story in a London magazine.

Friday, July 25, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The lane on Lehigh River Bridge going into Weissport was designed to hasten response time for emergency vehicles, says PennDOT.

Members of emergency crews face a tough choice in Lehighton these days.

They can sit in traffic waiting to go over the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge during construction, or they can use the emergency access lane in Weissport.

The designated lane is located on the downriver side of the Weissport bridge for emergency access and is closed to regular traffic.

On July 17, the Lehighton Ambulance made the right choice for the patient but the wrong choice for Weissport Mayor Jonathan Troutman.