Monday, January 28, 2013
An old barn burned Monday on a Lehigh County property where 2 horror movies were filmed.
North Whitehall Fire Marshal Don Jacobs said a Monday morning fire in an abandoned barn at 4767 Cobbler Road is considered "suspicious." The adjoining slaughterhouse, which was the setting for two indie horror movies, was not damaged. "There's no natural cause that would set my mind at ease," Jacobs said. "There was nothing stored in there that could self-ignite, no farming equipment or anything - just some old hay." Jacobs said the barn hasn't had power or been used in any way since 1980. "We did bring in the Allentown arson dog and the Pa. State Police fire marshal from Dublin," Jacobs said. "We're taking this very seriously because one thing can lead to another and we don’t want anything to get worse." He confirmed they have some active…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Parkland School Board Directors approved an average $7,000 raise for Upper Macungie, South Whitehall and North Whitehall tax collectors.
Parkland School Board Directors approved a "fairly substantial" salary increase for the three area tax collectors Tuesday night. Director of Business Administration John Vignone said the significant increase was due to health benefits being cut from the compensation package. He estimated the salary for North Whitehall, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie tax collectors was increased by about $7,000 each. Every four years, directors set the salary of elected tax collectors. Directors said Tuesday the decision to reduce benefits and increase the salary was made after "thoroughly vetting" the information during workshops. The salaries will be in effect January 2014 - December 2017. Compensation was described on the District website as:
Monday, September 17, 2012
Police, fire, ambulance and other emergency organizations participate in Emergency Preparedness Day, sponsored by South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and North Whitehall.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
Hundreds of visitors flocked to the former Lehigh Valley Expo Center on Cetronia Road in South Whitehall Saturday to learn how police, ambulance and fire personnel respond when disasters strike -- and how to prepare for the worst themselves. The Emergency Preparedness Day, which offered demonstrations, exhibits and entertainment, was sponsored by South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and North Whitehall. Fire companies from Cetronia, Woodlawn, Greenawalds, Tri-Clover, Trexlertown and Fogelsville were on hand to show off their firefighting equipment. They were joined by Cetronia and NOVA ambulances corps along with law enforcement representatives from South Whitehall, Berks-Lehigh Regional and Pennsylvania State Police, and professionals from …