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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Manojkumar Patel, 46, of Allentown, was arrested July 24 for possession with intent to deliver synthetic marijuana at EZ Shoppe, 52 W. Main St., Macungie.

The investigation into the alleged sale of the state banned controlled substance began Aug. 30, 2011 when Sgt. Travis Kocher, of the Macungie Police Department, received information about the sale of the illegal substance at the business.

After learning of the alleged sales, Macungie Police Chief Ed Harry and Kocher went to the business and seized 12 packets of synthetic marijuana amounting to 42.4 grams.

Another view

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A team is about more than just wins and losses

Philadelphia Eagles fans have dealt with ups and downs on the football field.

The team rallies when no one believes.

At a time like this when tragedy strikes, the Eagles family can inspire us all to persevere with compassion and dedication.

The death of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, the son of Andy Reid, the longest tenured coach in the NFL today, was shocking and sobering news.

Tragedy can strike any family and we all feel pain when hardships hit home. The difference is how we respond, how we react.

2012 Election

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

John Reynard likely candidate in 134th election

John Reynard, of Emmaus, has been chosen by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee as the candidate to face Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, in the November election.

Berks County is expected to approve Reynard in a poll vote and the state party's executive committee is expected to make a decision this week to secure Reynard's place on the ballot in November.

Reynard sat down with The Press Aug. 6 to discuss his background, qualifications and goals for the 134th district.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Library received rave reviews from the board of commissioners at their Aug. 2 meeting. President Ron Eichenberg said the board took a tour of the library and was "impressed with the development of the facility." They noted the many programs for children and adults, the availability of computers available with unlimited wireless access and technical support.

Lower Macungie's pool has experienced a good season with high attendance, due in part to the new slide. The season pass membership revenue is up by $8,500.