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Trucker dies when his rig is struck by another truck

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Lancaster County man died Oct. 4 when his tractor-trailer was struck by another tractor-trailer at 7529 Morris Court, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Richard James, 54, of 675 N. Ridge Road, Reinholds, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:09 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Wendy Brantley.

Grim said the cause of James' death was multiple blunt force injuries. He ruled his death an accident.

Another era brought to life

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pioneer Day celebrated at Ontelaunee Park

Put four gallons of cider into a large copper kettle, add cut-up apples to within two inches of the top and then cook. Some 5-1/2 hours later, apple butter will be ready to share.

This was only one of the many demonstrations and exhibits at the annual Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society Pioneer Day Oct. 6, at Ontelaunee Park.

This year, stirring the apple-cider mixture was made easier when a rocking chair, which matched the motion required for the constant stirring, was used.

Lynn Township supervisors continue work on codification of SALDO, zoning ordinances

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynn Township Manager Kevin Deppe checked into the laws concerning presenting plans to the school district, a subject mentioned at the Sept. 5 codification meeting.

On Oct. 3 he told supervisors what he learned.

He said there is supposed to be a monthly report to the district.

The report is supposed to contain a construction schedule but the township has no way of knowing that because land can be subdivided and not built upon for years.

Comments only taken beginning of meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Board Vice Chairman Richard Hughes began this month's meeting of Lowhill supervisors by reminding residents public comment, to discuss issues in the township, is only allowed at the beginning of the meeting.

"We had a little bit of an issue about this at last month's meeting," he said.

A resident had raised an issue at the end of that meeting, and had been told he could not discuss it at that time.

The resident did not, however, return to present the issue at the October meeting, which was sparsely attended.

Heidelberg Township

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Church blood drive on Oct. 15 at ambulance corps

Just a reminder! Heidelberg Union Church, in conjunction with the Miller-Keystone Blood Bank, is having a blood drive 3-8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Northwestern Ambulance Corps, Route 309, New Tripoli.

If you would like to give the gift of blood, please make an appointment by calling Beverly at 610-767-8648.

On Oct. 20, Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township, is having a lip-smacking pork and sauerkraut supper in fellowship hall.