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Trucker dies when his rig is struck by another truck

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Lancaster County man died Oct. 4 when his tractor-trailer was struck by another tractor-trailer at 7529 Morris Court, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Richard James, 54, of 675 N. Ridge Road, Reinholds, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:09 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Wendy Brantley.

Grim said the cause of James' death was multiple blunt force injuries. He ruled his death an accident.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Parkland Library Board of Directors, 7 p.m. in the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.


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


South Whitehall Commissioners, 7:30 p.m.

Resident pleads with board to allow wood-burning boilers

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Presented with still another opportunity to ban outdoor wood-fired boilers in the township, South Whitehall commissioners tabled the issue after listening to the concerns of a Cetronia resident.

Douglas Snyder, 27 N. Schaeffer St., told the board, at its Oct. 3 meeting, he needs a wood burning water heater to keep his family warm this winter.

Snyder explained his situation.

"I have a job, two children and a wife," Snyder said. "I'm trying to keep my home warm with a fireplace because oil is so expensive.

Schnecksville family warms up to weatherization

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley recently celebrated the 1 millionth home weatherized with funding from the United States Department of Energy.

The Schnecksville home of Andrew and Lee Ann Garton was the site of a ceremony honoring the hard work of community action agencies around the country.

The weatherization program provides older homes with insulation, windows and other money saving features to create a safe environment for families while saving money on monthly heating and cooling bills.


Thursday, October 11, 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 Explorer 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.