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Mackenzie wins seat in 134th District

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

After a very confusing year, residents in the 134th Legislative District will remain represented by Ryan Mackenzie in Harrisburg.

Mackenzie defeated John Reynard, his Democratic opponent, in the General Election.

Unofficial tallies show Mackenzie easily outdistanced Reynard with at least 60 percent of the vote in each of Lehigh and Berks counties.

Mackenzie was first elected April 24, to replace Doug Reichley after he resigned to take a seat as Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Day wins third term in 187th District

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

In the 187rd District, incumbent Gary Day, a Republican, was challenged by Joseph Haas, a Democrat, for the two-year term as state representative.

Day, who had no primary opposition, was seeking a third term, while Haas, who defeated William Bispels in the primary, was seeking his first term.

Day easily won re-election.

Unofficial results show Day garnered 63 percent of the vote to Haas' 37 percent.

Day rolled to a nearly 2-1 margin in Lehigh County, his home.

Berks County, home to Haas, gave Day a 12 percdent margin of victory.

Officials visit PPL command center

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey along with Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, met with top officials at PPL Electric Utilities' Emergency Command Center in South Whitehall Township on Oct. 31 to review the company's response to the power outages from Hurricane Sandy.

"This is the second largest storm in PPL history with over 440,000 PPL customers affected," PPL Chairman and CEO Bill Spence said. "We have been provided with great assistance by state and federal agencies.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

Day and Haas on ballot for seat in 187th District

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

In the 187rd District, incumbent Gary Day, a Republican, is facing an election day challenge from Joseph Haas, a Democrat, who defeated William Bispels in the primary.

Day is running for a third term.

First elected in 2008 with 52 percent of the vote against opponent John Ritter, Day garnered 70 percent of the vote in 2010 against Richard Stine.

Day told The Press why he was seeking re-election.

South Whitehall death attributed to Sandy

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Hurricane Sandy, which brought devastation and darkness to 17 states along the East Coast Monday night and Tuesday, is also responsible for the death of an elderly South Whitehall Township woman.

Theresa Schlitzer, 86, of 2425 Route 309, Orefield, South Whitehall, was found unresponsive in her yard after prolonged exposure to the extreme weather from Hurricane Sandy after 10:30 p.m. Oct. 29, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas pronounced Schlitzer dead at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 30, at her home.

Lowhill Township

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Morganland Church cooking spaghetti dinner

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Leather Corner Post, Orefield, is having a spaghetti dinner 4-7:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Menu includes spaghetti with homemade meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverages and homemade desserts.

For tickets, call Paul at 610-395-6885. Walk-ins are also welcome.

There also will be a basket raffle and pie sale.

Morgenland is offering a free dinner 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

The community is invited to enjoy a delicious meal at the church.

To register, call 610-395-9402 or call Pastor Zelker at 610-395-9402 by Nov. 10.