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Bridge needs immediate repairs

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Roadmaster Kevin Huber reported at Heidelberg Township supervisors' September meeting that Rex Road Bridge has been designated Category One: in need of immediate attention.

The road surface is the problem, he said, mainly along the sides, but a complete re-decking would take a long time.

For the time being, the township has two options.

The first is to cover the bad areas with steel plating. This, however, would reduce the weight limit from 40 tons to 4 tons.

Chairman David Fink said this would cause an overloaded pickup to be in violation.

Fire police having benefit rally for Kernsville fourth grader

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A 9-year-old fourth grader at Kernsville Elementary School in the Parkland School District desperately needs help.

Toseef Mughal, son of Allentown Fire Police Lt. Shoukat Mughal, nearly died of sepsis in February.

He was MedEvac'd to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a high fever, heart rate of more than 230 and several of his organs were shutting down.

Toseef has hadat least four operations resulting in the amputation of some fingers on both his hands and half of each foot.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.



Lynn Township Zoners, 7 p.m. to hear the appeals of: 1) Gene and Marianne Allen to construct an addition to a nonconforming structure at 5008 Golden Key Road, Kempton. 2) Robert C. Gredlics to construct a new building in place of a nonconforming structure at 7321 Route 309, New Tripoli.


Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17S. 7th St., Allentown.

Wright reports to school board about Lehigh Valley Workforce

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Superintendent Mary Anne Wright is a member of the Lehigh Valley Workforce Executive Council and chairman of the Youth Council.

She told Northwestern Lehigh School Board members Sept. 12 subcontractors are being used to train workers for jobs available in the Valley.

Henkels and McCoy will work with youth ages 15 to 24.

It has a three-part program of work-based learning, work readiness and occupational skills training. The company works in construction for the communications field.

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.