A council member who may resign, an office staff member who will resign and a police officer who has resigned led the discussions at Macungie Borough Council's meeting Aug. 6.
Linn Walker, who has served on council since last year, was expected to announce his resignation but was not in attendance at the meeting. To date, Borough Manager Chris Boehm had had no written communication from Walker regarding his pending decision to resign from any or all of his municipal services which include the Planning Commission and the Borough Authority.
Ryan Spear, 40, of Easton, was arrested for DUI on Kings Highway approximately .25 miles south of Beck Road, Upper Milford Township, 10:18 p.m. July 20. Spear was allegedly under the influence when his vehicle impacted a utility pole. The pole had a split in it and was laying in the northbound lane as a result of the accident.
Jose Contreras, 18, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 eastbound at exit 57, Allentown, 1:04 p.m. July 29. Contreras was allegedly found to be under the influence during a traffic stop.
Q: What grade are you in?
A: I recently graduated from 12th grade.
Q: What was your favorite subject? Why?
A: Mathematics because it involved a lot of creativity.
Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A: I recently received both a National Merit Scholarship Award sponsored by Air Products, and the 2012 Donley Awards for Excellence. I also received the Richard Gaal Memorial Good Citizenship Award.
Q: Were you involved in any extracurricular activities?
The Emmaus Main Street Partners and The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce are negotiating an agreement to partner as part of the Main Street Initiative of the chamber.
"It is a honor for us," President and CEO of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Tony Iannelli said. "The EMSP has a phenominal track record."
Iannelli said they have been talking with EMSP for approximately 10 years and more seriously over the last two years, hoping to join forces together.
The Intergovernmental and Appointments Committee of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners met Aug. 1 to interview candidates for the vacant position of Lehigh County Executive Aug. 1.
Four candidates were interviewed for the position.
Matthew Croslis, of Whitehall is an attorney. In addition to his work as an attorney, Croslis is also the owner of three businesses: Croslis Law Offices LLC, Legacy Title Insurance and Croslis Realty Referrals Inc.
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.
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.
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.
To the Editor:
I am a Buckeye who arrived in the Lehigh Valley about 35 years ago and feel that JoePa is getting worse treatment than Adolph Hitler.
Most articles dealing with the Penn State situation frequently starts out with Joe Paterno and blank, blank and it appears that he was the bad guy. Seldom are the others mentioned at the outset.
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.