Two cars of a southbound Norfolk Southern train derailed near the intersection of Cetronia and Trexlertown roads March 6.
The involved boxcars were empty at the time of the derailment.
A crane was being dispatched to help return the cars to the track. No other information was available.
Firefighters from Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire companies responded to a call around 10 a.m. Dec. 21 from Liu’s House restaurant, 4128 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.
The caller reported a strong smell of natural gas in the restaurant.
All businesses in the complex were checked by firefighters, as a precaution, using gas detection meters.
UGI was notified and responded.
No additional natural gas was detected and firefighters cleared the scene within the hour.
South Whitehall Township had its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 3 at Covered Bridge Park.
A large crowd attended the ceremony this year, only the second to be held at the park.
Santa Claus arrived on Cetronia Truck 331, driven across Wehr’s Bridge by Woodlawn firefighters in Utility 3293, an all-terrain four-wheeler.
Additional photos on Page A2.
Hundreds of vendors as well as just plain old neighbors had a huge Super Gigantic Garage sale Nov. 19-20 in Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
With items as diverse as furniture to jewelry, model trains and Teddy Bears, a shopper would have had a hard time not finding something to take home.
Lehigh Valley Health Network offered its annual influenza inoculations Nov. 5 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township.
Hundreds of residents lined up for drive-thru injections administered by volunteer teams from the LVHN.
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association’s East Coast Championship recently took place at Guthsville Rod and Gun Club, Orefield.
The event was the largest Steel Challenge match in the world with competitors from 19 states and even an international competitor from Austria.
The targets are steel plates including 10- and 12-inch circles and 18-inch by 24-inch rectangles supported by stands that allow the plates to swing when hit.
This action deflects bullets downward and away from the shooting positions.
Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments were dispatched at 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4 for a house fire at 530 Chelsea Lane, South Whitehall Township.
The caller reportedly said a couch was on fire at the front door of the home.
When firefighters arrived, they found a chair burning outside the front door. The chair had been move there by the homeowner.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.
Smoke throughout the first floor of the home was removed by firefighters with fans.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police were also on scene.
The Minsi Trail Council of Boy Scouts of America recently had a Cub Scout Camp Out at Shankweiler’s Theater, Schnecksville.
Cub Scoutsfrom the entire Lehigh Valley region camped out at the nation’s oldest drive-in theater.
Marvelous Mutts, a Canine Spectacular, is a thrilling dog sport entertainment show featuring some of the world’s finest canine athletes.
The mutts amazed Great Allentown Fair audiences this year as they snatched flying discs out of the air, raced through obstacle courses with breathtaking speed, and launched themselves off a dock to catch a toy before it splashed into a pool of water.
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team took on the “NFL Alumni” comprised of mostly Allentown police officers at PPL Arena following an Arena Football League game between the Philadelphia Soul and Cleveland Gladiators.
WWAFT was founded to raise awareness of Wounded Warriors and their families.
The team is also a testimony to the perseverance of this group of veterans to excel in spite of their physical challenges.
And, they have a 15-0 record on the field.
Joining the WWAFT for this game was Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th.