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UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Red Cross discusses emergency shelters

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Nina Johnson of the Greater Lehigh Valley Red Cross, and Red Cross volunteer Bill Slotter shared emergency preparedness information with Upper Milford Township supervisors at their May 16 meeting, emphasizing how emergency shelters are set up.

During the power outages following Hurricane Sandy last year, multiple shelters were set up in the Lehigh Valley, Johnson said, including several not too far from Upper Milford at Emmaus High School, Eyer Junior High School and Lower Milford Elementary School.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Dennis Timmer, president of the parks and recreation board, praised Denise Foulke and others for the Lower Macungie Community Day event via a letter read at the May 16 meeting.

"Judging the year-to-year improvement and attendance over the last three years, it does get better." There might be a possibility of it becoming a full-day event with more vendors. Parks and Recreation board members extended their appreciation for a job well done to Foulke and all others involved. Medevac and two state police cars were also on hand which were a big attraction for all in attendance.

County Executive Hansell resigns

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Bill Hansell cites the need to focus on restoring his health as he fights lymphoma

Lehigh County Executive William H. Hansell has resigned his post effective immediately. Hansell was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham last summer.

Hansell has recently been hospitalized with pneumonia and subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He has started undergoing treatment and felt that it was imperative to devote his energy and time toward restoring his health.