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Mack Trucks to lay off 400 workers

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Christopher Heffner, public relations manager for Mack Trucks, Lower Macungie Township, has told the Lehigh Valley Press 400 workers from its Mack Lehigh Valley manufacturing location will be laid off.

Heffner told The Press on Dec. 15 a general announcement was made to staff this morning.

“We regret having to take this action,” Heffner said.

The Lower Macungie facility recently celebrated its 40th year of manufacturing the iconic Mack truck.

Lehigh County Spec Ops practice farm silo rescue

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

For some members of the Lehigh County Special Operations Team, based in South Whitehall Township, a trip to outlying farmland may be a new experience.

But, the skills of these volunteers would be vital if there were an emergency at a nearby farm and a worker needed to be rescued from a silo filled with corn silage, possibly some 70 feet in height.

With this in mind, Penn State Extension, Lehigh County, arranged for and paid for a training session for the special ops volunteers.

Voters choose five for school board

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Six candidates competed in the Nov. 3 municipal election for five open positions on the Parkland School Board.

Of those six, Lisa Adams, Robert Bold, Carole Facchiano and David Kennedy, who cross-filed on both tickets, and Jef Reyburn, who ran on the Republican ticket, will be taking seats on the board, according to unofficial Lehigh County voter registration results.

Rochell Figueroa, who ran on the Democratic ticket, came in sixth.

Naugle, Grim, Martin unchallenged on Tuesday

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Andrea E. Naugle is unchallenged in her bid for re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, 60, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the Civil, Criminal, Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills divisions.

Prior to election as Clerk of Judicial Records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995 as the Clerk of Courts, overseeing the Civil and Criminal Divisions.

Police sergeant, detective each seek sheriff’s seat

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

With the announcement by Lehigh County Sheriff Ronald W. Rossi he would not seek re-election, two candidates stepped forward seeking the job he has held since 1992,

Allentown Police Sgt. Ed Zucal, a Democrat, is a 24-year veteran of the Allentown Police Department and a 21-year veteran with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center.

Zucal, a sergeant in charge of the department’s traffic division, is the department’s hit and run investigator.

Joe Hanna, a Republican, is a detective with the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.

Motorcyclist dies in crash with truck

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

A 34-year-old Nazareth man died from injuries he received when the 2007 Harley Davidson he was operating along Schantz Road at Industrial Boulevard was struck by a truck tractor 10:30 p.m. May 25.

Upper Macungie Township police say Jeffrey R. Snyder was southbound on Schantz Road as Justin M. Sullivan, 22, of Allentown, was leaving private property at 7248 Industrial Blvd.

According to police, Sullivan allegedly failed to see the motorcycle and pulled out into the roadway.

The motorcycle struck the front passenger side corner of the truck.

Route 309 closed following truck, and car crash

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police were dispatched just before 11 a.m. May 19 to the 800 block of Route 309 North, just north of the Tilghman Street overpass, south of the Route 22 underpass, for a motor vehicle accident involving a Ford Focus and a white, International truck pulling a trailer.

The lnternational truck overturned while attempting an evasive maneuver before striking the car.

Truck driver Leigh Ramer, 52, of Woodstown, N.J., was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with minor injuries, police say.

Gill to be on Nov. 3 GOP ticket

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Republican incumbent Sean Gill garnered 561 votes in Tuesday's primary for a six-year term on the Upper Macungie Township Board of Supervisors. Former supervisor Ed Earley, also a Republican, received an unofficial 217 votes.

Gill's name will appear on the Republican ticket in the Nov. 3 Municipal Election.

There were no candidates listed on the Democrat side of the ticket in the primary.

Martin on ticket in November

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, a Republican, was unchallenged in the May 19 primary election for another four-year term in office.

Martin, who has been district attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg, garnered an unofficial 10,229 votes, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.

He resides with his wife Patricia in Center Valley.

Three on ballot for S. Whitehall board

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Three candidates were listed on the Republican ballot for their party's nomination in Tuesday's primary for the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners.

There are three, four-year terms open on the board.

Incumbent Glenn Block garnered an unofficial 677 votes, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Fellow incumbent David Bond received an unofficial 605 votes.

Matt Mulqueen was seeking to fill the position of Dale Daubert, who chose not to run for re-election.

He brought in an unofficial 651 votes.