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Friday, July 20, 2018


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Debate over public and private roads rages

The July 10 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved multiple housing developments where the ownership of roads was discussed.

The first project discussed was section six of the Millbrook Farms development. The property is 20.35 acres and includes 43 single family homes. During the meeting, the commissioners discussed the best configurations for recreation on the property as well as the township owning the development’s roads.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Tickets issued at Village Walk and West End Trail

Macungie police, at the July 16 Macungie Borough Council meeting, said they have been monitoring the Village Walk and West End Trail intersection for cars not stopping at stop signs. The police checked 65 cars and issued 12 tickets. The cost of the ticket is $142 along with points added to the drivers’ record.

Police also responded to a domestic abuse situation which ultimately resulted in a $50,000 steroid drug seizure.

The Macungie Fire Department submitted its certificate reports for June and training reports.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Canine program implemented

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Vacation Bible School welcomes children to Splash Canyon

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit welcomed children of the church and community to Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School July 9 to 13.

Children, youth and adults celebrated that God is always with us on life’s wild ride. The adventure included energizing music, interactive Bible fun, super science projects, cool crafts, delicious snacks, great games and more. Each day the students heard a daily theme that connected to the Bible story of the day.

McKinley Elementary School in Allentown was the recipient of this year’s mission project.

Firefighter memorial unveiled at Vera Cruz fire company

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Carl Schell, a a longtime member of the Vera Cruz Fire Company, was honored recently with a memorial erected in his honor at the Vera Cruz fire station, with several family members looking on. Schell joined the fire company in November 1955, at the age of 24. He died in November 2017.

Vera Cruz Fire Chief Joseph Sherman called for Schell’s sons, Craig and Chris, to removed the tarp to unveil the memorial.

“The tarp is from the hose bed of the engine on which Carl took his final call for the fire service,” Sherman said.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Facade grant application a go

Emmaus Borough Council unanimously voted to once again apply for the $50,000 facade grant at the July 16 council meeting.

This grant is part of the Pennsylvania Keystone Communities Program funding, which allows businesses to receive money to fix up the exterior of their buildings, whether it be signage, painting the facility, new doors and windows or other improvements .

Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe encourages businesses interested in the grant program to get their applications in to the borough soon.