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Firefighters respond to report of gas odor at restaurant

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

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.

Santa, Snoopy visit tree lighting

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

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.

Gun club hosts Steel Challenge

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

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.

Firefighters respond to hot seat at home

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

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.

Marvelous Mutts amaze Allentown fairgoers

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

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.

Wounded Warriors football team plays Allentown police

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

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.