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Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Commissioner Ben Galiardo resigns

At the May 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Ben Galiardo submitted his resignation effective May 18. He and his wife are relocating to the South New Jersey area. With regret, the commissioners accepted his resignation.

Fire Chief David Nosal spoke of Galiardo’s 37 years of service with the fire department. “You’re a part of the reason the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department has done so well.”


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

EHS principal appointed

The East Penn School District Board of School Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Katherine Kieres as Emmaus High School principal at the May 22 meeting. The former assistant principal at EHS from 2006 to 2011, and more recently, the assistant superintendent at Palisades School District, will replace David Piperato at the end of the school year. Piperato had resigned from the position to become the superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District.

Macungie Borough

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Vote for one - 4-year term

Democrat Cynthia Bogert, 109 votes; Republican Ronald Conrad, 139 votes


Vote for not more than four - 4-year term

Democrat Barry Bloch, 105 votes; Republicans Alma Akinjiola, 108 votes; Roseann C. Schleicher, 122 votes and John Yerman, 112 votes

Tax collector

Vote for one - 4-year term

Democrat Cynthia Hartzell, 118 votes; Republican Harry Buchin, 106 votes

Lehigh County Commissioner

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Vote for one - 4-year term in each district

District 1 - Democrat Bob Elbich, 2,134 votes; Republican Marc J. Grammes, 2,734 votes

District 2 - Democrat Shoaib Chaudhary, 1,949 votes; Republican Percy H. Dougherty, 2,310 votes

District 3 - Democrats Basilio Bonilla Jr., 600 votes; Dennis LeRoy Pearson, 723 votes; Amy Zanelli, 1,608 votes. Republican Robert E. Smith Jr., 1,064 votes

District 4 - Democrat Geoffrey Brace, 2,241 votes

District 5 - Republicans Nathan Brown, 1,424 votes; John Donches, 1,257 votes


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Schoeneck Road development postponed

The Schoeneck Road Development project was scheduled to have its conditional use hearing in addition to having its primary and final land development plans discussed during the May 9 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission, but the developers asked for a time extension.

Buckeye Tavern receives certificate of ‘Haunt’ thenticity

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”

The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.

LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer questions.