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Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.

DECEMBER

MONDAY 17

South Whitehall Zoners, 7:30 p.m. to hear the appeals of: 1) Bruce Ebert, Pipeline Petroleum, for parking lot setbacks for property at 2562 Route 309. 2) Me and AJ Inc. to expand off-street parking facility at Grille 3501, at 3501 Broadway. 3) McDonald's to renovate building at 3860 Hamilton Blvd.

TUESDAY 18

Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. workshop; meeting 8 p.m. in the district administration building 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

WEDNESDAY 19

Upper Macungie Twp. OKs liquor license for Madeline's

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Prior to the Upper Macungie supervisors regular meeting Dec. 6, the board had a public hearing concerning the transfer of a liquor license into the township.

Attorney Theodore J. Zeller III made the presentation.

He said the license would be transferred from the former Charlie Brown's restaurant, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township.

The recipient of the license would be Madeline's, to be located at 7801 Glenlivet Drive West, just north of Fogelsville.

Madeline's is owned by Nadine King of King's Restaurant Group.

Taxes hold steady in North Whitehall Township

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors met Dec. 3 for the last time in 2012.

The board's next meeting will be to reorganize Jan. 7, 2013.

Township auditors' organizational meeting will be Jan 14, 2013. Both meetings start at 7:30 p.m.

Township offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1. 2013.

In other matters, supervisors accepted the resignation of Terry Reppert from the recreation board. No replacement was announced.

Supervisors also re-viewed the Correll lot line adjustment.

Surveyor Bob Hoppes and the property owners presented the plan to the board.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Christmas Eve services offered

Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is offering a family service 5 p.m. and candlelight service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.

For more information, call the church office at 610-683-7485.

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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, is having a family service at 4 p.m. and festival service at 9 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.

For more information, call the church at 610-398-7000.

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Driver leads police on chase through six municipalities

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 23-year-old Allentown man was arrested two days after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through six municipalities.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Rod Beck's office, Slatington, Brady Wyatt Gruver, of 120 N. 11th St., was driving a 1997 Volks-wagen Jetta eastbound on Route 22 at Route 309, South Whitehall Township, at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 5 when Pa. State Police Troopers Nicholas Goldsmith and Matthew Lowe attempted to stop him on Route 22 at Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

College Corner

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lycoming

Local resident

in honor society

Amy Vaughn of New Tripoli, a junior at Lycoming College and a member of the Greek organization Alpha Sigma Tau, was inducted into Lycoming's chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society.

Gamma Sigma Alpha, National Greek Academic Honor Society, was founded to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community.

Students are eligible for membership with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above and active membership in a Greek fraternity or sorority.

Maxatawny files suit against Upper Macungie

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Police department assets are at crux of the issue

Much like a divorce lawyer's war story about the couple spending thousands fighting over a $100 piece of furniture, the split of Upper Macungie Township from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department took on an air of wastefulness when Maxatawny Township filed legal actions Nov. 1.

That is the view of Upper Macungie Supervisor Sam Ashmar who spoke with The Press.

"I don't see how this makes sense," Ashmar said.

Though part of the conflict is the inventory and value of property, a quick review of vehicles and weapons suggests a total value of no more than $200,000.