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Fatal crash closes Buckeye Road

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Police Log

A fatal accident Nov. 11 has left Buckeye Road, Upper Milford Township, closed indefinitely as crews work to clean up a fuel oil spill.

According to state police, James Heller, 61, of Macungie, was killed in the crash when his vehicle, traveling westbound on Buckeye Road, struck a tanker truck attempting to turn into the eastbound lane of travel from Tank Farm Road.

PennDOT maintenance crews are partnering with environmental consultants and working to discover the effects of 5,...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The long awaited plan for a trail system has been approved by the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.

Better known as the Greenway system, it is a system of trails within the township and neighboring communities, mostly along the Swabia and Little Lehigh Creek areas. Commissioners said this is just the beginning; additional information will be forthcoming. A lot of credit was given to Planning Director Sara Pandl for her work on this. Scott Alderfer, from the Environmental...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

This past Sunday, we paid tribute to nearly 22 million veterans in the United States. Recognizing those who donned the uniform of one of our military branches, we think of the veterans from the Greatest Generation who served with tremendous courage during World War II; the young Soldiers and Marines sent to Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s; and the men and women who have served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight against global terror.

Veterans Day was originally...

AARP warns homeowners of scam artists

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

In the aftermath of Sandy, comes "storm chasers," aka rip-off repair people, who descend on areas after a natural disaster looking to scam those in need of home repairs.

Homeowners facing major repairs following Hurricane Sandy should be on alert for scam artists hoping to prey on older adults. AARP Pennsylvania wants to alert people about common contractor scams during a time when members may be most vulnerable.

First, check with your insurance company to see what your policy...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Every year, Alburtis bestows the honor of "May Day Queen" on a high school senior who is recognized at the annual Lockridge May Festival during the Lockridge Theatre Group's Renaissance performance at the Lockridge Furnace property ruins.

This year the May Day Queen will go down in history as the Alburtis Centennial Queen. This year's May Festival is being held May 12, 2013 as part of Alburtis' 100th birthday celebration.

The Centennial Queen must be a senior in high school,...

Former Alburtis fire chief and Mayor Robert W. Mader honored

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Church of the Good Shepherd UCC was completely full with people standing in the back of the church Nov. 8 during the Celebration of Life Service for former Alburtis Borough Fire Police Chief and Mayor Robert W. Mader who died Oct. 22. Besides Mader's family and many friends the entire Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Police and Police Department, many neighboring fire departments and ambulance corps attended including Topton, Lower Macungie, Macungie, Trexlertown, Zion Lehigh and...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 14

The Village of Willow Lane, 6488 Alburtis Road, Macungie, will host a free and informative seminar about the aid and attendance benefits for veterans 6 to 7 p.m. Thomas R. Dye, director of veterans affairs, will discuss how to apply for this benefit and what is needed to qualify. For additional information, call 610-421-8100.

Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th & Chestnut streets, Emmaus, for a regular meeting and program, "...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT School days will need to be made up

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

East Penn Superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger discussed make-up days for Hurricane Sandy at the Nov. 12 board of school directors meeting.

The district had two extra days built into its schedule to account for inclement weather, but will have to make up the two other days missed because of the storm. Seidenberger said those make up days will tentatively be Feb. 15, 2013 and March 28, 2013.

Feb. 15. 2013 is the Friday before Presidents Day weekend and the students will still...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Rodney Kurtz, of Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Spring Creek Road at Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 11:46 p.m. Oct. 25. Police said they saw Kurtz's vehicle swerve across the double yellow lines four times prompting them to conduct a traffic stop. Kurtz was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Rachel Ward, 29, of Barto, was arrested for DUI on Lower Macungie Road at Cedar Crest Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 1:50 p.m. Oct. 27. Police...