Friday, April 12, 2013
Fire department, UGI working on leak along Main Street in borough outside Easton.
Easton firefighters and workers from UGI were dealing with a gas leak along Main Street in Glendon Friday afternoon. The leak was reported around 1:20 p.m. at 168 Main St., according to Capt. Joseph Adamski of the city fire department. Main Street had already been closed between the Hugh Moore Park bridge and Berwick Street on South Side Easton for sewer work, but the leak also caused High Street to be closed as well. At least one Main Street resident had been evacuated, according to commenters on the Easton Patch Facebook page. One resident said Wilson Area school bus traffic in the area had to be rerouted.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Wilson teen killed by a train Sunday is being remembered for his love of motocross, skateboarding and snowboarding
Bradley Roth, the Wilson teen victim of "suicide by train" Sunday, suffered from depression but was an avid motorcycle racer and an "action-packed kid" who loved to skateboard and snowboard, his family told Lehigh Valley Live. Roth, 19, graduated from Wilson High School and worked at Pizza Hut in Nazareth. He died Sunday after being hit by a Norfolk-Southern Train near Island Park Road along the Lehigh River in Glendon, according to Pennsylvania state police at the Belfast barracks. Roth succumbed to blunt force trauma injuries at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill. His death has been ruled a suicide by the Lehigh County Coroner, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. Services for Roth will be held Wednesday. A national …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A Wilson teen died Sunday after being hit by a Norfolk-Southern train.
A 19-year-old Wilson man died Sunday after being hit by a Norfolk-Southern Train near Island Park Road along the Lehigh River in Glendon, according to Pennsylvania state police at the Belfast barracks. The man's legs were severed, said Easton Police. He died of blunt force trauma injuries at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill. His death has been ruled a suicide by the Northampton County Coroner, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. His name has not been released pending notification of his next of kin. A man in his 20s was also found killed on railroad tracks Sunday in Weissport, Carbon County, according to a Morning Call report. A national suicide prevention hotline is available at 1-800-273-8255 Train deaths make up …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Borough gets permission from Easton to install sewage treatment facility.
After 10 years, Glendon is on its way to having all of its residents hooked up to a sewer system. The Easton Zoning Hearing Board Monday night approved Glendon's plan to install an underground sanitary sewer pump station along Glendon Avenue. Borough engineer Justin Coyle told the board the installation will get 20-25 homes in Gledon connected to the sewer system, the final phase of a decade-old project. Coyle said the residents have "substandard" conditions now, using old septic systems. "They have to watch when they do their laundry, because the system is antiquated," he said. Although the project benefits Glendon, the borough needed permission from Easton's planners and zoners because the pumping station itself is on city property, said…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Gov. Tom Corbett said Rehrig Pacific Logistics will open plant in Glendon.
Rehrig Pacific Logistics, a company based in Wisconsin, will open a new plant in Glendon, Gov. Tom Corbett announced Tuesday. The company will use the facility -- inside the Glendon Industrial Park -- to turn scrap pallets from its other Pennsylvania plants into fiberboard. It's expected to create 39 jobs. "There are currently no companies in the U.S. converting wood waste in this manner," Todd Rodewald, Rehrig's director of innovation and operations, said in a news release. "The facility will be producing a 100 percent recycled wood product for use in the furniture and construction industries." According to a news release from Corbett, the state gave Rehrig a $750,000 loan to start the project, as well as an additional $17,550 for job …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Alana Lee Rehrig, 26, jailed on assault charges after allegedly stabbing two men in Glendon Saturday.
On Christmas Eve, a Glendon woman declared “I feel like killing you” to either her boyfriend or his father – she couldn’t remember which one – and then stabbed both of them with a 12-inch butcher knife, according to court records. The incident started when the suspect, Alana Lee Rehrig, 26, of 159 Main St., got into an argument with her boyfriend’s father, the records say. The father told police Rehrig, threatening to kill him, stabbed him in the left pectoral muscle of his chest. The son tried to break up the fight by picking her up and pushing her to the ground. She then grabbed a Pyrex serving bowl and threw it, striking the father in the head, the father told police. The son, meanwhile, told police that as he tried to restrain his …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Easton Fire Department will provide coverage again for Glendon Borough for the next three years.
Easton City Council unanimously okayed an agreement with Glendon Borough for the city to continue to provide fire department coverage for the neighboring municipality. The three-year agreement, an extension of a previous three-year contract, states the borough will pay the city a total of $15,000 the first year, with a four percent increase annually. "This is a sweet deal (for Glendon)," said Mayor Sal Panto Wednesday evening. "What's the cost to the City of Easton when the trucks roll? It's a lot more than $1,500 per call." However, the borough's need and proximity to the city makes the cost relatively negligible, the mayor said. "I believe we have a responsibility to protect and serve beyond our own community and tax payers,” Panto said…