East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Portion of Air Products new building approved

At the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting April 18, the commissioners approved a land development plan for Air Products and Chemicals’ new facility at Mill Creek Road.

A 10-story structure with a research and development building and a 6-story parking structure will be constructed with only a small part of this in Lower Macungie Township. A compromise was made with the entrance to the area using the Hamilton Boulevard traffic light at the Movie Tavern.

Emmaus Chorale trip includes performances at Sistine Chapel and Vatican

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

A trip of a lifetime for 53 young singers culminated with a rare performance at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, while Emmaus High School Chorale was on a 10-day concert tour of Italy over Holy Week.

Although the Chorale has traveled to Italy in the past, this was the first time the students sang at the Sistine Chapel, known for its ceiling painted by Michelangelo and considered one of the holiest sites in the Roman Catholic Church.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Human Services personnel request additional staff

Members of Lehigh County’s Human Services office again made a strong showing at the Lehigh County Commissioner’s meeting April 24. They have been making regular appearances at the commissioner’s meetings arguing for more staff.

“We have a wholesale system breakdown,” Tony Lupo said. He was referring to the ability of existing staff to properly care for children referred to Human Services for care and intervention. “Caseworkers are not able to protect the children of Lehigh County.”

“We can’t keep people,” Lupo said. “They run out the door.”

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Children’s safety book available

PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities has found a novel way to deliver long-lasting safety messages to its customers – an eye-catching new children’s book.

The electric utility’s recently published book – “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity” – is now available at no cost to school children in PPL’s 29-county service territory.

The 28-page illustrated book, which is meant for a fourth-grade audience, explains how electricity works.

It also offers electricity-related lessons such as staying away from downed power wires and calling 811 before digging.

City council backs preservation resolution for Allentown State Hospital

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

For concerned citizens seeking to protect the shuttered former Allentown State Hospital from demolition, Allentown’s City Council passed a resolution asking “the commonwealth do everything within its power to save the historically and culturally significant portions of the property from demolition.”

Wildlands’ chief hopes to create more fish stories

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Did you hear about the one that almost got away?

The date was Nov. 4, 2018. An 11-year-old boy by the name of Jack Kocher went fishing with his dad, Christopher. Armed with weapons designed to make a fish enticed to bite, Jack and his dad came across a real beauty early that morning. But the timing wasn’t right and it remained a glorious object of desire.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Children’s safety book available

PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities has found a novel way to deliver long-lasting safety messages to its customers – an eye-catching new children’s book.

The electric utility’s recently published book – “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity” – is now available at no cost to school children in PPL’s 29-county service territory.

The 28-page illustrated book, which is meant for a fourth-grade audience, explains how electricity works.

It also offers electricity-related lessons such as staying away from downed power wires and calling 811 before digging.