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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mack Truck workers hit the picket line

Monday, October 14, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

By 5 p.m. Oct. 13, groups of Mack Truck union workers were standing on the side of Route 100, identifiable by their bright red T-shirts and waving signs.

Scattered around the Mack Truck plant in Lower Macungie Township, workers went on strike for the first time since 1984 this past weekend.

The strike follows failed negotiations between the company and union representatives and involves more than 3,000 employees located in Baltimore, Florida or other parts of Pennsylvania.

BREAKING NEWS: PennDOT announces lane restrictions

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

PennDOT has announced there will be lane restrictions due to construction on Interstate 78 between Exit 35, Route 143 in Berks County; and Exit 45 Route 863, Weisenberg Township.

There will be a 24-hour lane restriction on I-78 in both directions for construction work related to the ongoing I-78 Reconstruction Project.

The road will be restricted 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21.

PennDOT says to use caution and expect delays.

BREAKING NEWS: State Department of Health alerts public of possible measles exposure in Allentown area

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is alerting residents who visited several locations in the Allentown area between Oct. 7-12 they may have been exposed to measles.

The locations and times when residents may have been exposed include:

·7350 Office Building, 7350 Tilghman St., Allentown, between 9:30-11:45 a.m. Oct. 7;

·1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Office Building, main lobby of the building, Allentown, between 2:30-4:35 p.m. Oct. 7;

·Quest Diagnostics, 1608 W. Allen St., Allentown, from 8-10:30 a.m. Oct. 8;

‘Night’ profits decrease

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the Sept. 19 Heidelberg Township board meeting, Supervisor David Fink said supervisors received a letter from the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, for help with the construction project at the firehouse.

He told the company they appreciated receiving the letter.

Goodwill Fire Chief Jay Scheffler said there were 91 calls for the year – down from the previous year as the school has dealt with its alarm system. The company helped with a Northwestern Elementary 5K race.

Visitors flock to a bygone era

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pioneer Apple Festival celebrated at Ontelaunee Park

The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society presented its annual Pioneer Apple Festival on Oct. 5 under blue skies.

“We do this every year,” said Bill Blayle of the Fellowship Community, Whitehall. The group makes and sells apple butter and talks to festival visitors.

He said last year they turned six bushels of apples into apple butter and sold out, so this year they were prepared with 10 bushels.

Blayle said Woody Green deserved special mention because he worked all morning.

New Tripoli Bank seminar helps seniors avoid scams

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The “golden years” aren’t always golden for some senior citizens who become victims of elder abuse.

Government officials presented a “Scam and Fraud Prevention” seminar on Sept. 25 at New Tripoli Bank, 4892 Buckeye Road, Emmaus, to tell seniors about common scams and what they can do to avoid them.

Megan Wieand, executive aide for Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, told seniors elder abuse encompasses “all types of abuse, whether physical, financial, sexual, psychological, abandonment or neglect.”

Cetronia Ambulance Corps welcomes the community to its open house

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4100 Broadway, South Whitehall, recently had a community open house to welcome neighbors to view its facility.

Residents living within the Cetronia Ambulance response area were invited to visit, learn about the mission of the ambulance corps and view its operations headquarters.

Children were encouraged to step inside an ambulance to see the tools used in modern emergency services to help save lives and lessen the pain and anxiety of those needing emergency transport.

5K, kids race at Heidelberg Church

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The parking lot at Heidelberg Church was filled with people talking and moving on to talk to others. Some were still registering because it was race day at the church and enthusiasm filled the air.

Two food trucks, Burger Wagon offering breakfast and staying for the return of the racers, and Stagger Lee, with a variety of grilled offerings, were on hand. On a table was free fruit and water for the returning runners.

A Polish Ice stand provided cool refreshment. A market truck, which bore the logo, “Eat Real Food,” provided produce to be taken home.