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William E. Garber

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Scout Master for Troop 431

William E. Garber, 59, of Zionsville, died August 8, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Ralph and Mary (Frederick) Garber.

A graduate of Drexel University with a degree in chemical engineering, he was employed by Air Products & Chemicals, working 35 years at the Trexlertown office. His assignments were in engineering, operations and information systems. He was a pioneer inside Air Products in the use of supervisory computers for the control and optimization of chemical and industrial gases in manufacturing plants.

Jean B. Acker

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Jean B. Acker, 70, of Emmaus, died August 5, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospice Unit. She was the wife of David E. Acker. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2012. Born in Macungie, she ws the daughter of the late T.A. Richard and May L. (Reinhard) Glass.

She worked as an accounts payable clerk, secretary for a CPA firm, secretary for Emmaus Ford, and worked in accounts payable for Penn Foam last working in 2011.

Macungie Relay For Life team selling Macy's discount passes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Team Relay For Debbie of Macungie's Relay For Life is selling savings passes for Macy's Shop For A Cause, Aug. 25th. To buy a savings pass (a 25% coupon to Macy's), contact Amanda Spess by email at amandaspess@yahoo.com. The passes are valid for purchases made Aug. 25th. This team and Macungie Relay will get to keep 100 percent of the proceeds, all of which goes to the American Cancer Society.

Overturned gasoline tanker closes road

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Firefighters from Lower Macungie and Macungie fire departments work to clean the scene of an overturned gasoline truck on Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township Aug. 10. The original call was received shortly before 9 a.m. for an overturned gasoline truck blocking both lanes of Mountain Road just past Gehman Road. Spill response units were called to the scene and determined they needed to drill a hole on the tank to remove the fuel before they could attempt to upright the truck.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rochester Institute of Technology

Local student graduates

Jacob Martin, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metal crafts and jewelry.

Connecticut College

Local student graduates

Jonathan Markson, of Allentown, received his Bachelor of Arts degree.



Local student graduates

John Pidcock, son of Jeffrey and Gillian Pidcock, of Allentown, graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy.

College of William & Mary

Local student graduates


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.