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Mackenzie wins seat in 134th District

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

After a very confusing year, residents in the 134th Legislative District will remain represented by Ryan Mackenzie in Harrisburg.

Mackenzie defeated John Reynard, his Democratic opponent, in the General Election.

Unofficial tallies show Mackenzie easily outdistanced Reynard with at least 60 percent of the vote in each of Lehigh and Berks counties.

Mackenzie was first elected April 24, to replace Doug Reichley after he resigned to take a seat as Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Hurricane Sandy claims second Parkland life

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Hurricane Sandy claimed another life in the Parkland area, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Luther Fritzinger, 93, of 1063 Mosser Road, in the Autumn Park complex, Upper Macungie Township, was found dead in his garage on Nov. 1, Grim said.

The coroner ruled Fritzinger died of hypo-thermia following prolonged exposure to the cold following power outages associated with Hurricane Sandy.

Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric D. Minnich pronounced Fritzinger dead 1:09 p.m. Nov. 1.

Day wins third term in 187th District

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

In the 187rd District, incumbent Gary Day, a Republican, was challenged by Joseph Haas, a Democrat, for the two-year term as state representative.

Day, who had no primary opposition, was seeking a third term, while Haas, who defeated William Bispels in the primary, was seeking his first term.

Day easily won re-election.

Unofficial results show Day garnered 63 percent of the vote to Haas' 37 percent.

Day rolled to a nearly 2-1 margin in Lehigh County, his home.

Berks County, home to Haas, gave Day a 12 percdent margin of victory.

Officials visit PPL command center

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey along with Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, met with top officials at PPL Electric Utilities' Emergency Command Center in South Whitehall Township on Oct. 31 to review the company's response to the power outages from Hurricane Sandy.

"This is the second largest storm in PPL history with over 440,000 PPL customers affected," PPL Chairman and CEO Bill Spence said. "We have been provided with great assistance by state and federal agencies.


Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

North Whitehall

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Union Lutheran to present holiday craft and quilt show

Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will have a holiday craft and quilt show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

The festive, free admission event features more than 60 juried crafters with a wide variety of handmade items for sale, just in time for seasonal gift-giving.

The crafts include an eclectic mix to appeal to anyone's special needs or interests, such as handmade purses, crocheted apparel, hand-woven baskets, cards and paper products, jewelry, LED bottle lamps, and homemade candy.