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Voice of Jordan lawsuit delayed following death of John Roberts

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Edward D. Reibman has issued a 60-day stay in the hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by the citizens group, The Voice of the Jordan Inc., against North Whitehall Township supervisors.

The delay, until March 6, is so The Voice of the Jordan can retain new counsel following the death of Attorney John E. Roberts on Jan. 4.

Roberts, of Coopersburg, represented the community group opposed to the location of a proposed sewage treatment plant in North Whitehall.


Thursday, January 17, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Church Preschool open house planned for Jan. 30

Calling all women! On Jan. 28, Heidelberg Church's Women of Faith group will meet 7 p.m.

Women of all ages are invited to come on out and enjoy an entertaining night of good, clean Christian comedy.

Bring along a friend or two and settle in for a night of fun and fellowship.

Any questions, call Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-767-5065.


Spread the word! An open house for the new Heidelberg Union Church Preschool is planned for Jan. 30. Snow date is Jan. 31.

Lowhill sets pay rates for new year

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Lowhill supervisors approved 3 percent pay raises for Secretary Jill Seymour, Roadmaster Carl Kressley, Assistant Roadmaster Joe Kalusky, and road crew members Dean Newhard and Joe Plaska.

"I think they did a great job," said Chairman Richard Hughes, who introduced the motion for the raises.

Judy Hoffman's pay as recording secretary for the planning commission was also raised to $19.06 per hour, to equal Seymour's.

State Police

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News

App to help fight terrorism

A new smartphone application has been developed to help Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity possibly linked to terrorism.

The See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.

The application, which is available at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, also includes information on what to look for and when to report suspicious activity, along with how to receive important alerts.


Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News


·Pa. German's Friends at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown, 7 p.m.; Open to the public. Heritage and dialect of Pa. Dutch people in the Valley are highlighted. Call 610-264-2979.

·Concretely Speaking Toastmasters Club, noon at Lehigh Cement Co. office building. Near the intersection of Route 100 and I-78, Upper Macungie. Learn to build speaking skills. Directions: 610-366-4600. More info,

Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.

Influenza immunization recommended

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

This year's cold and flu season has been especially harsh, and national attention has been placed on dwindling vaccination supplies.

State and local organizations, however, are working overtime to treat the ill, and they are recommending preventive measures as the safest bet for a healthy winter.

To differentiate between a simple cold and the more severe flu, Deputy Press Secretary for the State Department of Health Kait Gillis said symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu.


Thursday, January 17, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Ebenezer UCC celebrating 273rd anniversary on Jan. 20

Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will be celebrating its 273rd anniversary on Jan. 20 at the 10:15 a.m. worship service.

Join church members as they step back in time to reminisce about the long history of their congregation dating back to 1740.

A covered dish luncheon will follow the service, so everyone is asked to bring along a favorite covered dish or dessert. Snow date is Jan. 27.

Flu prevention, symptoms and treatment

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Recommended Prevention:

·If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

·Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

·Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth, which spreads the virus.

·Avoid close contact with ill people.

·Get plenty of sleep and exercise; manage stress; drink plenty of fluids and eat healthful foods.

·Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then throw the tissue in the trash.

Heidelberg board OKs Rex Road Bridge repair

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg supervisors voted at their January meeting to repair Rex Road Bridge, and to close it only temporarily for construction.

Resident input had been sought as to the possibility of permanently closing the bridge.

No residents, however, appeared in favor of this, and several spoke against it at the December 2012 meeting.

The question of yard waste disposal was also taken up again at this meeting. The board voted not to contract with Washington Township for sharing of yard waste collection at this time.