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LOWHILL TOWNSHIP

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church hosting dinner

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is hosting an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. March 25.

Meal includes homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cottage cheese, apple butter, rolls and homemade desserts.

There will also be hot dogs available for those who do not want pork and sauerkraut.

Advance tickets will be available before and after worship services.

There will also be a 50/50 drawing.

The church is having a basket social 6-8 p.m. April 7 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8.

Cedarbrook resident celebrates 105th birthday with family, friends

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Family members, residents and staff gathered March 3 for a party at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township, to celebrate Michalena Fiorello’s 105th birthday.

According to a press release from Cedarbrook, Aunt Lena, as she is known by her family was truly a woman ahead of her time.

Fiorello, who was born Feb. 26, 1912 and never married, came to live at Cedarbrook when she was 99 years old.

Her niece Mary Deutsch of Whitehall spoke with The Press during the party.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland accepting hoagie orders

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is accepting orders until March 12 for its hoagie sale. Pick up will be 4-6 p.m. March 21.

Choose between regular with everything or no onions or peppers; or ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef, tuna or veggie.

Ingredients are supplied by Thomson’s Meat Market, Walnutport.

The church will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. March 25.

Meal includes pork and sauerkraut, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, cottage cheese, apple butter, rolls and homemade desserts.

Parkland graduate named presidential award winner

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Dr. John D. Teufel, a 1995 Parkland High School graduate and physicist with the Department of Commerce at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory, was recently named by former President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers.

“I was nominated by my institution for my work with superconducting circuits,” Teufel told The Press. “I am an experimental physicist who conducts research on superconducting circuits for advanced sensing and computing applications.”

Man killed in Heidelberg Twp motorcycle crash on Feb. 19

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 32-year-old man was killed when he was thrown off the Kawasaki KZ1100 motorcycle he was operating shortly after 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in the area of 6338 Hunsicker Road, Heidelberg Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said John D. Watt of 6323 Hunsicker Road, Heidelberg Township, was pronounced dead 4:58 p.m. the same day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jason T. Smith.

Grim said the cause of Watt’s death is attributed to head injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.

Grim ruled the manner of Watt’s death an accident.

The Neffs National Bank donates to ed foundations, conservancy

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

The Neffs National Bank presented checks in the amount of $25,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, the Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation and the Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus.

“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said during the Feb. 14 presentation.

The EITC program authorizes tax credit for contributions to educational improvement organizations, he added.

Luther Crest resident celebrates a century plus five

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Family members, friends and residents gathered Feb. 17 for a party in Crest Hall at Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall Township, to celebrate Ruth Yeo’s 105th birthday.

Ruth, who married Dr. John Wendell Yeo in l940, was born Feb. 18, 1912, in Boyertown.

The daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Gabel of Boyertown, her father was vice president of the Boyertown Casket Company.

Her mother was a homemaker.

Three employees injured in Tek Park explosion

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the explosion that injured three workers Feb. 16 at Broadcom Ltd., formerly CyOptics Inc., at Tek Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.

“The employees were changing out canisters containing what is believed to be the chemical trimethylindium when the explosion took place,” OSHA Spokeswoman Joanna Hawkins emailed The Press on Feb. 21.

CyOptics Inc., has no prior OSHA history, she said.

Hawkins noted OSHA has up to six months to complete its investigation.

Fire damages pellet stove in South Whitehall home

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Woodlawn, Greenawalds and Cetronia fire departments were dispatched at 12:34 p.m. Feb. 7 for a dwelling fire at 1725 N. 21st. St., South Whitehall Township

According to South Whitehall Fire Marshal John Frantz, the fire was in the ash pan of a pellet stove in the home.

It was called under control shortly before 1 p.m., Frantz said.

“One adult and two children were in the home at the time of the fire,” Frantz said. “No injuries were reported.”

There was no damage to the home, he said.

UPDATE: Driver, 3 children injured in 2-vehicle I-78 crash

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

UPDATE: A driver and three children, all from Brooklyn, N.Y., were injured when their sedan was involved in a two-vehicle crash at 11:52 a.m. Feb. 21 on I-78, at mile marker 48.1, Upper Macungie Township.

According to State Police Troop M Fogelsville, Ralph Stewart of Princeton, Ky., was driving a commercial motor vehicle in the left lane, when he attempted to merge into the right lane and struck the sedan driven in the right lane by Sonali A. Clinton of Brooklyn.

The impact caused the sedan to spin, strike the center median and roll onto its roof.