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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Mayor Gary Cordner discussed having a chief of police instead of an officer in charge at the Nov. 20 Macungie Borough Council meeting.

Cordner recommended Sgt. Travis Kocher be named chief of police and suggested the new chief have civil service protection, which means the chief would have legal protection should any borough politicians try to remove him from the job.

Kocher said he would accept the position at council’s will. No decision was made at the Nov. 20 meeting.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Local News


The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.

The VVMF is posting the photos on a virtual Wall of Faces to put a...


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

A major project discussed during the Nov. 14 Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission meeting was the Spring Creek Properties sub-development project.

The utilities are partially on the Jaindl real estate property and partially on the school district’s neighboring property. The commissioners said the plan has more than adequate street trees and the overall landscaping has been approved. The utilities would use wires that go straight into the building either from poles or...

Employment retraining offered

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


People in the three-county area who have been laid off permanently or indefinitely from their jobs have access to Lehigh Carbon Community College‘s employment retraining opportunities, including a tuition waiver. The ERO program is designed for those who have recently been affected by area layoffs and will help them find resources to get back on a career track.

Information sessions to learn more about the ERO are scheduled for the following dates, in the Alumni Center,...

Lmt Board of commissioners

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

There were two conditional use hearings at the Nov. 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

The first conditional use involved the plans for Taco Bell at 5374 and 5382 Hamilton Blvd. near the Hamilton Crossings Shopping Center. The plan is to combine the lots and build a fast food restaurant with a drive-thru and construct a two-story office building.

Construction on this site will consider traffic issues which will include Meadowyck Condominiums.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

An unknown actor removed an iPhone, valued at $600, from the pool area of Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave. The incident was reported Oct. 4.

An unknown actor removed a mens Giant bicycle, valued at $500, from a property in the unit block of North Sixth Street. The incident was reported Oct. 11.

An unknown actor spray-painted the rear of a storage building at a park property in the 600 block of Ridge Street, resulting in $300 damage. The incident was reported Oct. 13.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School held Viking Christmas and Fall Open House Nov. 12 and both events were huge successes.

Students, teachers and parents sold specialized Central goods and apparel while sharing information about clubs and activities with prospective families. These families were also given tours of the school by Viking Mentors, a group of students serving as advisers to incoming students. All who were in attendance greatly enjoyed the event.

Central Catholic...