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Slatedale-Emerald Lions help fellow club with food trailer

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club wants to become better known in the community. It is looking for service projects in the Washington-Heidelberg communities, Club President Jen Lynch said. The club was also generous, lending its food trailer to the Mountainville Lions Club for a fundraiser at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Two season tickets for the IronPigs are being offered as a raffle. The drawing will be March 24, 2013.

For more information, call Lynch at 484-866-1545.

Three townships celebrate Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four days days after the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the morning after the emergency response to Parkland High School, volunteer firefighters and fire police from South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, Northern Valley and Cetronia ambulance corps personnel, State Police Troop M, South Whitehall Police, and Berks-Lehigh Regional Police, township staff, including public works, CERT teams, responded to 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.

No, it wasn't an emergency situation.

10 Years of Fall Festival

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

In 2002, Gloria Zimmerman approached people with interest in past eras about forming a historical society and having a festival.

She offered to help by donating the Zimmerman's Hotel, once owned by her late father Sterling, to the fledging society.

The 2002 festival was an open house.

2003: A parade took place from Seipstown to Leather Corner Post to celebrate the 250th anniversaries of Weisenberg and Lowhill townships.

2004: The garden created by Boy Scout Benjamin Beitler was dedicated and hex signs were added to the barn.

Police patrol of park is requested by Lynn Board

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Vandalism in Ontelaunee Park included dismantling of some of the playground equipment.

Lynn Township supervisors learned at their Sept. 13 meeting most of the damage has been repaired but some small parts are missing.

State Police Teroop M, Fogelsville, will be asked to patrol the park.

Under public comment, Dave Najarian asked if open records officer Kevin Deppe, who was not present, changed the open records policy with or without the supervisors' knowledge.

Motorcyclist is killed in North Whitehall crash

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Washington Township man died Sept. 22 when his motorcycle crashed at 2754 Old Post Road, North Whitehall Township.

Richard John Holloway, 59, of 3521 Morris Court, died from multiple blunt force injuries, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Hoffman said.

Holloway was pronouced dead at 8:41 p.m. at the scene by Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich.

His death was ruled an accident, Hoffman said.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Holloway apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at 8:06 p.m.

Fire police sponsor fundraiser for Kernsville student

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown Fire Police sponsored a fundraiser Sept. 22 for Toseef Mughal of South Whitehall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Toseef, a fourth grader at Kernsville Elementary School, told The Press he was excited about the fundraiser before he went to play with his cousin Muzammil Mughal.

Allentown Fire Police Lt. Shoukat Mughal said his son Toseef contracted sepsis after having what appeared to be a cold and cough in February.

The youngster actually had strep throat, which led to sepsis, a severe infection in the blood that spread throughout his body.