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Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

William Hansell was appointed Lehigh County Executive in a unanimous decision by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 8 meeting in Allentown.

Hansell, of Lower Macungie, takes over for Don Cunningham who left the position July 8 to become the president and chief executive officer of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell has worked in government for nearly 50 years including a recent stint as a Lehigh County Commissioner from 2010 to 2011...

Lower Macungie seniors hear investment outlook presentation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Approximately 120 members of the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club met Aug. 7 for the first of their twice-monthly meetings at the Lower Macungie Community Center along Brookside Road in the township.

Following a bagged-lunch and dessert, the seniors listened to a presentation by Robert Springer, Ph.D, CFP, and Eric Boyle, AWMA, of Crest Financial Group on their investment outlook going forward.

While many seniors have lost as much as half of their net worth in the economy of...

Emmaus woman receives citizen crime protection volunteer recognition award

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

An Emmaus woman who has been a longtime advocate of crime protection and has served on numerous boards and task forces in the Lehigh Valley and other states recently received a state award for lifelong service to the community.

At a ceremony recently in Harrisburg, Judith Lieberman, 92, was one of 10 people given the 2012 Governor's Citizen Crime Protection Volunteer Recognition Award.

Lieberman was nominated by Pennsylvania State Trooper Marc Allen of Troop M, Bethlehem.


Paranormal investigator brings 'spirit voices' to Emmaus Library

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

If there were any skeptics in the audience at a recent Emmaus Library lecture, they must have left wondering if they really heard what they had heard.

Albert Rauber, of Northampton, widely acclaimed paranormal studies investigator for the past 45 years, presented a lecture on the supposed haunting of the Lizzie Borden House, in Fall River, Mass., 120 years after Lizzie's father and stepmother were murdered in a gruesome manner in the home Aug. 4, 1892.

For better or worse, the...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Resignations topic of interest to residents, council members

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

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...

Letters to the editor

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.

School protocol required Paterno to advise his superior, the athletic director, of any problem areas, which he did. Many felt he...

Roadside attractions in bloom

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

If you live in the suburbs or if you have the opportunity to drive along country roads, I hope you take the time to enjoy the varieties of colors and species of wildflowers growing along the highways and byways.

Many of them are listed as invasive, but they tend to brighten up my travels from home to local destinations.

The majority of the white flowers growing at the shoulder of area roads at this time of the year are Queen Anne's lace. This member of the parsley family is...