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South Whitehall Township

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  • Fuel truck driver charged with damaging covered bridge in South Whitehall

    Fuel truck driver charged with damaging covered bridge in South Whitehall
    A fuel truck driver was charged Thursday with trying to cross historic Wehr Mill Covered Bridge in South Whitehall Township last week while hauling almost four times the bridge's weight limit, authorities said. Robert J. Wolkowicz, 48, of Upper Saucon...
  • Police weigh in on restricted-bridge enforcement

    Q: Being a former owner of large trucks, I am familiar with the weight-restriction laws often placed on structurally deficient bridges. The state has posted the Cementon-Northampton Bridge at 50,000 pounds, yet driving this road daily, I constantly see...
  • Present balanced news

    I read the July 25 article in The Morning Call. The photo of the Palestinian family in mourning was certainly heart-wrenching. Not mentioned in the story, however, was the statement that week by none other than U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, warning...
  • Cigarette butt sparked fire that ignited propane tank in Catasauqua house fire

    Cigarette butt sparked fire that ignited propane tank in Catasauqua house fire
    A cigarette butt started a smoldering fire that spread to a propane tank on a gas grill and damaged several homes in Catasauqua on Saturday, the borough's fire marshal said. Firefighters were called to the fire at 725 Crane St. at 10:58 a.m. Moments...
  • Focus on education, not football program

    Pennsylvania voters have a gubernatorial election looming, with education funding being at the forefront of the campaigns. Yet our elected congressmen focus on the football program of our state's most prestigious university. Wouldn't it be more...
  • Credit card interest scams get more interesting

    Audrey Ohl got worried when her caller ID showed Woodlawn Fire Department in South Whitehall Township was ringing her phone. One of her children lives in that area. "I thought, Oh my gosh, what's happening? Did something happen at their house and they'...
  • How Hamas could stop the war

    Hamas, by itself, could instantly stop the Gaza war carnage, for good, by publicly announcing in Arabic as well as English, that it now rejects jihad, wants immediate negotiations for a permanent peace with Israel, and immediately ceases its wanton firing...
  • Grateful for U.S. support of Israel's defense

    I just returned from a 10-day visit to Israel during which I personally experienced hurrying to shelters and stairwells as sirens blared warning of missile attacks. While in Tel Aviv, I saw four rockets explode above my head as the Iron Dome...
  • With 789 outages after crash, South Whitehall closes road for PPL crew

    South Whitehall Township police have announced that a car crash that split a utility pole Monday night has forced them to close a section of Mauch Chunk Road until around noon Tuesday. A westbound car on Presidential Drive crossed over Mauch Chunk...
  • Earnings up at American Bank

    American Bank of South Whitehall Township on Wednesday announced earnings of $1.3 million in the quarter ended June 30, up 9 percent from the same period a year ago, due to gains on investments. The bank's overall loan portfolio was flat, with interest...
  • Do police enforce speed limits unevenly?

    There are many things that amaze me, living in the Lehigh Valley. One of them is that state police ticket speeders on old Route 22 in western Lehigh County, which I drive often, while other speeders, especially truckers, do their thing on Interstate 78....