East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Free trial offer scams

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee. However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up on both the company (reviews and contact information) and the terms and conditions of the offer.

CLARIFICATION

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

In the Aug. 28 edition of The East Penn Press, on Page A8, photographs of cars burning rubber along Buckeye Road Aug. 23 before, during and after the Wheels of Time Cruise were shown. Representatives from the Wheels of Time contacted The Press with the following statement: “Wheels of Time does not condone the burnouts due to the smell and thickness of the smoke. No one understands the oncoming traffic consequences if a car goes out of control or blows a tire and people could get hit with debris or killed.

State police seek horse donations

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit.

The department maintains a stable at the Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses.

The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol of remote areas.

They also participate in parades, demonstrations and other community events.

Donated horses must be geldings between the ages of five and 15 and stand between 16 hands (5 foot 4 inches at the shoulder) and 18 hands tall.

Landscaping meeting planned for Sept. 10

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE EXTENSION

The Lehigh Valley Landscape Update will be offered Sept. 10 at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township. Doors open 4:30 p.m., and the program will run 5-8:45 p.m. with a break for supper and networking.

Discussion will focus on strategies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases in ornamental plants and lawns. This course is for all people involved in the green industry, including landscapers, nursery operators, garden center employees, etc.

The fee to attend includes a networking meal and handouts.

Innovations challenge announced

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.