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Martin announces law enforcement award winners

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin has announced the county's digital forensics laboratory has received a $35,000 contribution from a foundation created to honor the memory of an Upper Saucon Township police officer, after whom the lab is named.

The Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization, made the contribution to the Officer David M. Petzold Digital Forensics Laboratory of Lehigh County, on the campus of DeSales University, Center Valley.

No tax increase in Heidelberg

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Township supervisors have proposed a tax rate of 0.0675 mills for 2013, which will produce no significant change in tax revenue based on the new assessments.

The proposed budget was approved at a Nov. 23 meeting, and will be adopted at the board's Dec. 27 meeting.

The total budget will be $1,106,436, an increase of about 22 percent over this year.

The increase can be explained largely by an allowance for the cost of repairing the Rex Road Bridge.

Lynn Twp. supervisors name replacements for Deppe

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors accepted Kevin Deppe's Nov. 13 resignation at a special codification meeting Dec. 5.

He was township manager, zoning officer and held responsibility for other positions.

Deppe's salary was split in the budget between the engineer, Roy Stewart, and Solicitor Marc Fisher.

Keystone Consulting Engineers was named zoning officer until the reorganization.

Supervisor Brian Dietrich said the township is not busy just now and there would be time to discuss the position for the coming year.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.



Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. a hearing to consider proposed modifications to Agricultural Security Area and adoption of 2013 budget.

Heidelberg Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.


Lynn Township Environmental Advisory Committee, 6 p.m.


Lynn Township Planners, 7 p.m. to review: 1) Ag Security for Andrew J. Watson Jr., 6.93 acres, and Zoey Farm, 10.2 acres. 2) Gary D, Snyder two lots and sewerage planning modules for 6881 Lentz Road, New Tripoli.

Driver leads police on chase through six municipalities

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 23-year-old Allentown man was arrested two days after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through six municipalities.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Rod Beck's office, Slatington, Brady Wyatt Gruver, of 120 N. 11th St., was driving a 1997 Volks-wagen Jetta eastbound on Route 22 at Route 309, South Whitehall Township, at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 5 when Pa. State Police Troopers Nicholas Goldsmith and Matthew Lowe attempted to stop him on Route 22 at Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

College Corner

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Local resident

in honor society

Amy Vaughn of New Tripoli, a junior at Lycoming College and a member of the Greek organization Alpha Sigma Tau, was inducted into Lycoming's chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society.

Gamma Sigma Alpha, National Greek Academic Honor Society, was founded to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community.

Students are eligible for membership with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above and active membership in a Greek fraternity or sorority.

David Fink honored by hay association

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Farmer and Heidelberg Township Supervisor David Fink of Germansville was presented the 2012 Haymaker of the Year award by the National Hay Association at their recent convention.

The award is presented to an individual who has made great contributions to the hay industry.

A fourth generation farmer and owner of Heidel Hollow Farm Inc., Fink has been producing and exporting hay for more than 30 years to various countries.

He was also elected second vice president of the National Hay Association and will host the 120th National Hay Association in 2015.

Lynn Township

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Historical society open house Dec. 7

Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society is having its annual Christmas open house 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the museum in the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison Street, New Tripoli.

Historical society ornaments will be available to purchase. Punch and Christmas cookies .


Ebenezer UCC, 7293 Decatur, New Tripoli, invites the community to "Sounds of the Season," at 6 p.m. Dec.16.

Musical selections by the choir, church members, Sunday School choir, Northwestern Lehigh High School Arpeggios, and the church preschool.

Twins celebrate double 9's on Thanksgiving Day 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Clarence Roth and his sister, Margaret (Roth) Schantz celebrated their 99th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

The twins, born Nov. 22, 1913, are the children of the late Frank and Annie Roth of Center Valley.

Margaret, who resided in Fogelsville, was married to Harold Schantz until his death on June 15, 1961.

She retired from K&M Sportswear, Allentown.

Clarence and Bertha Stettler married Sept. 26, 1936. They were together 69 years before she died in May 2006.