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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Dinh graduates

U.S. Air Force National Guard

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Huy H. Dinh has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Harley-Davidson eager to develop

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Proposed co-occupant along Eberhart Road is looking at other options

In the metaphorical race to develop the land along Eberhart Road, no one can keep up with Harley-Davidson.

At the Dec. 4 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners workshop meeting, township Engineer Frank Clark told the board Harley-Davidson is ready to proceed with development plans along Route 145, but the proposed co-occupant of that parcel has slowed momentum.

FIRE CALLS

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOV. 19

Stations 35, 39 and 40 responded to a flammable liquid spill at 5455 Summit St.

An unintentional alarm at Lehigh Valley Mall brought Stations 36, 37 and 38 to the scene.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Grape Street was responded to by Stations 35 and 36.

NOV. 20

Stations 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) offered EMS assistance at 1239 Ellisworth Drive.

Stations 35, 36 and 3503 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.

Three new members take seats on school board

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Whitehall-Coplay School Board held its reorganization meeting Dec. 5 to introduce its newest members: Joseph Shields, William Fonzone Sr. and George Williams.

Wayne Grim will remain the board’s president.

Tina Koren will assume the role of vice president, after a nomination from Bill Leiner.

Both were appointed after a unanimous vote.

In the upcoming weeks, the board will look to reorganize its committees and add the new members.

Hearst acquires Rodale magazine, book businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.

Tony’s Hobby Shop celebrates 70 years

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Gerald Stanz spoke on the history of Tony’s Hobby Shop in Coplay.

“My dad started this in 1947, and it’s been in the family ever since,” he said of the business, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

In 2015, the store was recognized as the oldest single-owner hobby shop in Pennsylvania. Anton “Tony” Stanz, Gerald’s dad, ran the store until 2012 when he died at 97.

“He got the hobby bug back in the ’30s. He saved a few gum wrappers and a few pennies to get plans for a balsa airplane,” Stanz said.

Molony vying for seat in Dec. 5 special election

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Republican David Molony held a news conference Nov. 16 to get the word out on some of his campaign commitments. A special election is scheduled Dec. 5 to fill the seat vacated by Dan McNeill for the 133rd Legislative District.

“I’ve talked to more than 25,000 people in the district over the past years,” Molony said. “They want to participate more in how decisions in Harrisburg are made.”

To meet that demand, Molony said he is going to use his constituent contact mail to show voters important pending legislation and solicit feedback on how he should vote.