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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Joshua Walton, 25, of Zionsville, was charged with DUI, drug possession and numerous traffic offenses on Ruppsville Road at Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:01 p.m. Feb. 2. Walton was observed stopped in the lane of travel and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of marijuana and a glass smoking pipe.

James Martin Jr., 25, was arrested for DUI on State Route 100 northbound at Schoeneck Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:59 a.m....


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie Borough Council will consider the best way to approach long-term projects on the borough's to-do list and how best to finance them.

This is in full knowledge the borough will be incurring debt, said President Chris Becker, with the intention of paying the costs of capital projects. In total some $1.1 million needs financing and Becker started the discussion rolling at the Feb. 19 council meeting by listing the pros and cons of a bond or a conventional loan.

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Scott Ott announces bid for county executive

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Opinion

Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott, a Republican, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County executive recently in front of a room full of supporters at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, Allentown.

This is the second time Ott is seeking this office.

In 2009, he lost his rookie bid for Lehigh County executive against incumbent Don Cunningham by 862 votes out of 41,000 cast.

Ott ran for county commissioner citing the county's overspending and the 16-percent tax hike as...


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 27

The Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, will host a writing workshop 6:30 p.m. Author David Miller, of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, will lead the workshop teaching writers three ways to get published. For information or to register, contact the Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

The Allentown Public Library will hold open mic night and off the page poetry 7 to 8:30 p.m. It is a platform for poets, storytellers and...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, March 2, 2013 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Baked ham, with raisin sauce, whipped sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, angel food cake. BB: Roast Turkey.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread, banana.

Friday, March 1: Baked macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, wheat bread, baked apples.

Monday, March 4: Chicken cacciatore, wax beans, rosemary potatoes, wheat bread, tapioca pudding.

Tuesday, March 5: Beef-a-roni,...


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors will join Whitehall Township in opposing the proposal being considered by the City of Allentown to sell or lease its water and sewer system to a private entity.

At supervisors' Feb. 21 meeting, board member George DeVault raised the issue, saying if the plan goes through, it would have a significant impact on township residents, who get some of their water from Allentown and use Allentown's wastewater treatment plant through the Lehigh County...