A 57-year-old Newark, N.J., man had to be extricated from his 2016 Volvo VNL tractor after it jackknifed 2:20 a.m. July 7 on I-78, Greenwich Township, Berks County.
State Police Troop L Hamburg say Byung D. An’s tractor trailer traveled off the roadway before striking the guard rail along the right side.
According to police, weather conditions were poor due to rain, and the road surface was wet.
Following the initial impact, the tractor struck a tree on the right side of the road, causing it to jackknife.
Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” July 7 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Activities start at 7 p.m.
The township is offering its junior golf by The First Tee of Lehigh Valley for children from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays July 17 to Aug. 9 at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.
The roof covering the main social hall of the Schnecksville Fire Company collapsed 2:05 p.m. July 2.
Schnecksville Fire Chief Ron Stahley, who spoke with The Press July 3, said the building was constructed in 1987.
“It would be premature at this point to speculate on the cause,” Stahley said. “We will bring in whatever professionals we have to.”
Stahley said there were a couple of volunteers in the kitchen but they were not affected and were able to leave the building safely.
Christine Herb White, a 1991 Parkland High School graduate, and her husband, Shawn, of Winter Park, Fla., have combined their passion for car racing and for the Shriners organization to help make the lives of kids receiving care at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Fla., a little brighter.
Shawn, who was raised in Orlando and Mexico, was a patient in a Shriners Hospital as a child.
The couple soon became involved in doing charity work for the Shriners Hospital and they formed their Bahia Shriners Crash Team by fate.
A 21-year-old Allentown man was found unresponsive 9:34 p.m. on June 24 in his cell at Lehigh County Jail, 38th N. 4th St., Allentown.
According to a Lehigh County Office of Public Information release, Trevor Vaden, 1650 W. Turner St., who did not have a cell mate and was not under any special monitoring precautions, was discovered by a Lehigh County corrections officer performing routine rounds.
The officer declared a medical emergency and began administering CPR.
Do angels walk among us on earth? If you ask Bill Dietrich, he will tell you his wife, Imogene, was truly an angel.
Dietrich and their daughter, Stacey Scanlon of New Tripoli recently spoke with The Press about Imogene, who passed away unexpectedly on March 16.
“She had one of the largest showings at her viewing and funeral at Keller Funeral Home and so many people had their own stories of how much she touched their lives,” Scanlon said. “She was truly an angel.”
Imogene, a 1975 graduate from Northwestern Lehigh High School, married Dietrich in 1973.
Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will offer “Maker Fun Factory” for Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 25-30 for children ages 3 through fifth grade.
The evening begins with a free meal 5:45 p.m. for participants, their families and any interested adults.
While the children are attending their fun and learning sessions, adults are invited to a Bible study at the same time.
In order to have sufficient materials, preregister by June 19.
Call 610-767-6884 for more information.
Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie “Pete’s Dragon” June 9 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane. Activities start at 7 p.m.
Junior golf will be offered by The First Tee of Lehigh Valley for children 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.
Session 1 runs from June 19 to July 12. Session 2 will run July 17 to Aug. 9.
Six local residents were honored recently by The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ Award ceremony at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.
Honored at the ceremony were Mia Bobenko of Orefield, who volunteers at The Gress Mountain Ranch; Janet and Donald Hagenaur of Whitehall, who volunteer with the Union and West End Cemetery Association, Allentown; Kris and Ian Buss of Breinigsville, who volunteer with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley; and Kathryn O’Keefe of Allentown, who volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting their annual joint community Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. May 29 in Fogelsville Union Cemetery.
The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service.
Everyone is welcome to attend.