Parkland Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Hiker found dead down embankment in Lynn Twp

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Michael William Kaiser, 56, of Newportville, Bucks County, was found dead around noon today, Oct. 17, at the bottom of a 30-foot embanment off the Appalachian Trail, Lynn Township.

Kaiser had been reported missing after he entered the Appalachian Trail on Oct. 11.

According to police, Kaiser entered the Appalachian Trail at Route 309, Lynn Township, to hike.

North Whitehall welcomes new manager

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall’s new township manager was introduced to the audience by Solicitor Lisa Young during the Oct. 7 supervisors’ meeting.

Christopher Garges will begin his tenure at the end of this month.

In other matters, the township will hold a special event honoring Parkland School District veterans, only, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the pavilion behind the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Veterans must preregister at the township office by Nov. 1.

Anyone interested should contact the North Whitehall Township office for more details.

Petco awards local animal shelter $50,000 grant

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Volunteers with The Sanctuary at Haafsville as well as cats and dogs they care for, and area residents are benefiting from a grant initiated a year ago by founder Liz Jones.

Dave Mariano, district leader with Petco Foundation, honored the animal shelter at 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, on Sept. 14 for how it is using a $50,000 grant awarded to the shelter earlier this year.

Donna Dougherty, with The Sanctuary events and fundraising team, addressed the audience.

Mack Truck workers hit the picket line

Monday, October 14, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

By 5 p.m. Oct. 13, groups of Mack Truck union workers were standing on the side of Route 100, identifiable by their bright red T-shirts and waving signs.

Scattered around the Mack Truck plant in Lower Macungie Township, workers went on strike for the first time since 1984 this past weekend.

The strike follows failed negotiations between the company and union representatives and involves more than 3,000 employees located in Baltimore, Florida or other parts of Pennsylvania.

BREAKING NEWS: PennDOT announces lane restrictions

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

PennDOT has announced there will be lane restrictions due to construction on Interstate 78 between Exit 35, Route 143 in Berks County; and Exit 45 Route 863, Weisenberg Township.

There will be a 24-hour lane restriction on I-78 in both directions for construction work related to the ongoing I-78 Reconstruction Project.

The road will be restricted 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21.

PennDOT says to use caution and expect delays.

BREAKING NEWS: State Department of Health alerts public of possible measles exposure in Allentown area

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine is alerting residents who visited several locations in the Allentown area between Oct. 7-12 they may have been exposed to measles.

The locations and times when residents may have been exposed include:

·7350 Office Building, 7350 Tilghman St., Allentown, between 9:30-11:45 a.m. Oct. 7;

·1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Office Building, main lobby of the building, Allentown, between 2:30-4:35 p.m. Oct. 7;

·Quest Diagnostics, 1608 W. Allen St., Allentown, from 8-10:30 a.m. Oct. 8;

New Tripoli Bank seminar helps seniors avoid scams

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The “golden years” aren’t always golden for some senior citizens who become victims of elder abuse.

Government officials presented a “Scam and Fraud Prevention” seminar on Sept. 25 at New Tripoli Bank, 4892 Buckeye Road, Emmaus, to tell seniors about common scams and what they can do to avoid them.

Megan Wieand, executive aide for Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, told seniors elder abuse encompasses “all types of abuse, whether physical, financial, sexual, psychological, abandonment or neglect.”