East Penn Press

Sunday, July 21, 2019

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Borough manager search begins

The borough manager job search has begun to replace current manager Chris Boehm who announced her retirement at the July 1 meeting.

An advertisement was created which is basically the job description.

There was discussion over requirements including years of experience, education, location of residency due to the need to be available and start date which includes time to be with the Boehm. Salary was discussed with comparisons made to neighboring communities.

Frey’s Country Store closing after 33 years of community love affair

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Harold Frey is spending the last few day’s of his stewardship of Frey’s Country Store, along Alburtis’ main street, reducing his inventory and saying goodbye to a community he has loved for 33 years – and seeing that love returned many times over.

Throughout the community of Alburtis, a sense of loss seems to be settling in. Francee Fuller, daughter-in-law of the late Jean Stoneback, longtime East Penn Press columnist, said “it is truly the end of an era.”

SCAM SAVVY SENIORS

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH PRESS WRITER in Local News

LV fraud examiners on mission to educate seniors of scam tactics

“Hello, grandma, this is your favorite granddaughter. I got into a little accident and I need $800 to get my car back on the road. Could you send me the money so I can get home? Don’t tell mom and dad, they’ll get really mad.”

That’s a message that would tug at the heart-strings of any grandparent – but it’s also a fraudulent scam that more than one senior citizen at a recent fraud-spotting seminar at DevonHouse Senior Living said they have run into.

MERISSA L. FRYE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Charity golf event memorializes daughter who died of small cell cervical cancer

An unexpected kindness extended by the crew at Macungie Ambulance Corps to an area family in need of help during a cancer crisis led to the creation of a memorial foundation that has turned out to be a major benefactor to the corps and, secondarily, to other first responder agencies in the Lehigh Valley.

Police say multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 78 allegedly caused by pickup truck that fled the scene

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police are attempting to locate the driver of a white pickup truck they said fled the scene after allegedly driving erratically and causing a crash involving multiple vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 a few minutes before 6 a.m. July 10.

The crash left a tandem tractor-trailer rig straddled over the concrete safety barrier near the stormwater retention pond area of hospital property, with a Toyota Avalon trapped under the rig’s second trailer unit and rescue workers marveling how both the rig and car drivers escaped without serious injury.