Salisbury Press

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SCAM SAVVY SENIORS

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH PRESS WRITER in Local News

LV fraud examiners on mission to educate seniors of scam tactics

“Hello, grandma, this is your favorite granddaughter. I got into a little accident and I need $800 to get my car back on the road. Could you send me the money so I can get home? Don’t tell mom and dad, they’ll get really mad.”

That’s a message that would tug at the heart-strings of any grandparent – but it’s also a fraudulent scam that more than one senior citizen at a recent fraud-spotting seminar at DevonHouse Senior Living said they have run into.

MERISSA L. FRYE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Charity golf event memorializes daughter who died of small cell cervical cancer

An unexpected kindness extended by the crew at Macungie Ambulance Corps to an area family in need of help during a cancer crisis led to the creation of a memorial foundation that has turned out to be a major benefactor to the corps and, secondarily, to other first responder agencies in the Lehigh Valley.

Police say multi-vehicle crash along Interstate 78 allegedly caused by pickup truck that fled the scene

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police are attempting to locate the driver of a white pickup truck they said fled the scene after allegedly driving erratically and causing a crash involving multiple vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78 a few minutes before 6 a.m. July 10.

The crash left a tandem tractor-trailer rig straddled over the concrete safety barrier near the stormwater retention pond area of hospital property, with a Toyota Avalon trapped under the rig’s second trailer unit and rescue workers marveling how both the rig and car drivers escaped without serious injury.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Eastside residents want crackdown on firecracker ‘bombs’

The Fourth of July is long gone, but the sounds of the annual holiday are still ringing loudly in the ears of some eastern Salisbury Township residents.

The residents brought vocal fireworks of their own to the July 11 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting when they demanded a crackdown on firecrackers.

“I hate to use the word ‘fireworks,” Jamie Rindock said, adding, “These are bombs that are going off.”

Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners President Robert Martucci Jr., who represents Ward 1 on the east side, said, “I hear it. The windows rattle.”

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Zoo president and CEO reports increased revenue

Editor’s Note: This is an edited version with corrections to the article printed in the July 10 edition of The Press.

President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo Melissa Borland sounded excited and happy as she reported a series of good news milestones to the Lehigh County Commissioners at the June 26 meeting.

She reported revenue increased from $1 million in 2014 to $4.1 million in 2018.

Recertification by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is expected. This indicates the zoo would be rated among the top 10 percent of zoos in the country.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

July 11

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “Digital Mobile Radio and Packet Radio Roundtable” presented by Mark / W2MB. Members and others interested always are welcome. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more information, visit www.DLARC.org, email KE3AW@ARRL.net or call 610-432-8286.

July 12

DJ pool party with Wesley Works at the Lower Macungie Township Pool 5-7 p.m.