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275 Met-Ed customers in the dark

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Many residents of Albany and Lynn townships awoke Tuesday morning only to discover their alarm clocks read 11:30 p.m.

That was the time the night before, Feb. 25, when the lights went out for some 275 Met-Ed customers in those two communities.

According to Met-Ed External Affairs Manager Karen R. Baxter, the electricity went off 6 p.m. Monday night due to a problem with a transformer at the Met-Ed substation along Route 737, Kempton.

Residents question board

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

February's meeting of Heidelberg supervisors brought renewed discussion of a sewage planning module previously approved by the township planning commission.

This plan, relating to a property on Sawmill Road owned by Jason Lentz, had been challenged at the January meeting by resident Ann Hicks, an adjoining property owner.

Hicks objected saying the system would en-croach on her property, and requested the board reject the plan, which would allow treated sewage to be directed over her property and discharged into a stream.

'Troy' to remain in NWL middle school library

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Katherine Bolsovera filed a complaint about a book in the middle school library using the proper channels, Northwestern Lehigh School Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said at the Feb. 20 board meeting.

The complaint was discussed at the January board meeting when the issue was tabled after board members needed more time to look at the issue.

"Troy" by Adele Geras is a historical romance with too much sex, bad language and violence, according to Bolsovera.


Thursday, February 28, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Ebenezer UCC offering Wednesday suppers, services

Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, is offering supper and services 6 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20.

Fun and fellowship will accompany the soup and sandwich dinners followed by a worship service with an uplifting message "sandwiched" between.

Ebenezer reminds everyone its closet will be open from 6-8 p.m. on March 14, and between 10 a.m.-noon March 16.

Free clothes are available for the entire family. Take as much as you need. Proof of need is not required.

Clothing donations are not being accepted at this time.


North Whitehall truck driver dies in Lynn Twp. crash

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

A North Whitehall man was killed when the 2010 International propane truck he was driving overturned in Lynn Township.

According to State Police Troop M Fogels-ville, the crash occurred at approximately 1:17 p.m. Feb. 22 in front of 8401 Gun Club Road, Lynn Township.

The office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says Brian Barto, 47, of Schnecksville, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:35 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas.

Barto's cause of death is attributed to blunt force chest trauma. The coroner ruled his manner of death as an accident.

Kempton Lions Club sponsors community skate

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Kempton Lions Club offered a free evening of roller skating Feb. 25 at the Fantasy Skating Center, Reading.

Lions Club President Rick Foulke commented on the annual event.

"As part of our dedication to community service, our club likes to sponsor this skating event as a fun and wholesome activity for kids and families," Foulke said.

For information about the Kempton Lions Club, call Foulke at 610-756-6162 .

Sorensen faces critics, refuses to step down from school board

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh School Board Solicitor Domenic Sbrocchi opened a discussion by residents who wanted LeRoy Sorensen removed from the board because of a recent underage drinking incident at his home. Sbrocchi said Superintendent Mary Anne Wright asked him to give a legal opinion.

He said there are very few reasons why an elected official can be removed.


Thursday, February 28, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Church cooking pork cutlets, cabbage, noodles

A family affair! On March 2, Youth groups at Heidelberg Union Church, Church and Irvin roads, in the Saegersville area, are sponsoring a dinner and movie night. The public is invited. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beverages and choice of dessert.

Following dinner, all are welcome to stay and watch the 2005 family comedy "The Parent Trap."

Proceeds will benefit the Christ's Church at Lowhill Food Pantry and Heidelberg Church Youth Group Fund.

Seating time for dinner is 5 p.m. in fellowship hall. The movie will follow at 6:30 p.m.