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Weisenberg Township

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by MARY HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Genunk is besser as zu viel. Enough is better than too much.

Graadzu is naecher as ausserum. Straight ahead is shorter than round about.


Lighthouse Baptist Church is sponsoring Cruisin' for Christ 1-5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the church parking lot.

Classic, antique or customized vehicles are welcome to visit. Bring a table and set up your treasures to sell at the flea market for free.

There also will be a bake sale. Hot dogs and soda will be available.

A free Fun Zones will take place 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29 for kids ages 5 to 13.

Extensive emergency personnel training leads to smooth resolution of incident at high school

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

'Suspicious individual' is student preparing to enter the military

A lockdown at Parkland High School Sept. 14 could have led students, parents and administrators into panic mode; however, extensive emergency training helped ensure calm while a suspicious incident was investigated.

Around 4:45 p.m. that Friday, a teacher noticed an individual dressed in camouflage running up to the flagpole at the high school, saluting, saying a prayer and running toward the building.

Following proper procedure, the teacher called the 911 communications center with her suspicions.

Lynn organizes zoning, SALDO

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

A special meeting was called Sept. 5 by Lynn supervisors to review the zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances, which are being codified, and to make needed changes and corrections .

Industrial performance standards have to be updated. Township Manager Kevin Deppe told the board he never used the noise section of the ordinance. A baseline measurement is necessary and the township does not have the equipment to measure decibels.

Supervisor Brian Dietrich said the issue could wait until it becomes an issue.

Lynn Township

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Wyatt's Jamboree on Sept. 15

Wyatt's Jamboree and Motorcycle Run 2012 will take place noon-8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club pavilion, 8100 Gun Club Road, New Tripoli. Rain date is Sept. 16.

Proceeds benefit Wyatt Newhard, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer at age 3.

Sign up 10 a.m.-noon for the motorcycle run at The Bagel Bunch, Routes 309 and 100, New Tripoli. Admission fee includes the run, games, Chinese auction, raffles, food, drinks and music.

For more information call Joe at 484-225-5882 or visit


Lowhill Twp. board offers moment of silence for the Reinert family

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

Lowhill Supervisors began their Sept. 6 meeting with a moment of silence and prayers for the family of former administrator and zoning officer, Reynold Reinert, who died last month.

"It will be hard to envision meetings without him at the table," Township Solicitor Charles Waters said, adding the township lost a good friend.

Later in the meeting, the board appointed Keystone Consulting Engineers as interim zoning officer, represented by Roy Stewart.

Driver remains critical after two-vehicle crash

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

John J. Demjanick, 54, of Barnesville, remains in critical condition nine days following a two-vehicle crash in Lynn Township.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Demjanick, driving a 2000 Chevrolet SUV, was attempting to negotiate a left curve in Route 309, just north of the Route 143 intersection in New Tripoli, around 6:34 a.m. Sept. 4.

The crash occurred as a 2008 Ford Ranger, driven by Manuel G. Rocha, 52, of Allentown, northbound on Route 309 began to spin in a clockwise direction.