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Thursday, May 25, 2017


Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Twp Police respond to 2-vehicle crash near Dorney Park

South Whitehall Township police and firefighters responded early this morning for a two-vehicle crash near Dorney Park in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall Township.

South Whitehall’s Department of Work were setting out traffic cones to reroute drivers at Hamilton Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.

Hamilton Boulevard westbound traffic was also being rerouted back toward Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Kehm told The Press at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday that the coroner’s office had not received any phone calls regarding any fatalities at the scene.


Friday, April 28, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie woman dies after dog attack

An Upper Macungie Township woman died April 27 after she was attacked by her own dog.

Upper Macungie police were called to the home along Spring White Drive at 1: 28 p.m., and, as they arrived, the woman was being attacked by the dog, a 3-1/2 year-old pit bull/boxer mix, on the rear deck of her home, which is in the Trexler Field subdivision.

Police approached the dog and the woman, whom they say had severe injuries, and secured the dog in the home.

Lehigh County commissioners discuss additional fee for vehicle registration

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Those living in Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each nonexempt vehicle registration.

During their April 12 meeting, commissioners discussed authorizing the fee.

Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program.

The board was expected to vote on the bill at its April 26 meeting.

Commissioner Dan Hartzell, co-sponsor of the bill, along with Commissioner Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.

Jakum announces candidacy for Heidelberg Twp supervisor

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Jonathan Jakum has announced he is seeking election to the two-year term in office vacated by former Supervisor Rodney Schlauch Jr. on the Heidelberg Township Board of Supervisors.

“Like many people, I was originally attracted to the area because of the abundance of open farmland and lack of development,” Jakum said. “I grew up in the Gettysburg area where I earned the rank of Eagle Scout planting trees on the battlefield and mending old fences at the Eisenhower farm.”

Various skills developed through debate process

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The high school debate season ended at Saucon Valley on April 25, when Pennridge argued the negative and Salisbury argued the affirmative on “Resolved: The United States should implement a DNA database for all criminal suspects.”

Northwestern’s semifinal team had its last debate just a few weeks earlier.

This year’s semifinalist team included Kyah Harding, Ben Fry, Sommer Farthing and Jason Woolley.

Snowflakes, bumblebees and inchworms highlight photography contest

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The photography contest held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center for the fourth year was the largest ever.

One hundred fifty-two photographs were submitted and 90 were chosen for exhibit.

The jurors were Phil Campbell, Paul Laincz, Josh Finsel and Anita Collins.

Categories were Insects and Amphibians, Macro of Nature, Your Backyard within Walking Distance, and Youth.

Both the first and second places in the People’s Choice award were in the youth category.

Cancer warrior gives back to the community

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Recently diagnosed with his fourth relapse, Wyatt Newhard, a 12-year-old cancer warrior, created 75 Easter bags from donations he collected.

The plucky New Tripoli resident distributed them to other pediatric cancer warriors and their siblings during the April 12 Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley event.

Newhard has been battling neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells, since he was 3.

“A lot of people did a lot for me and I want to give back to the community,” Newhard said.