TOP HEADLINES 01/27 BERKS, LANCASTER


>>Reading Mayor Eddie Moran To Hold State Of The City Address Friday

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Mayor Eddie Moran is preparing to address the city soon. Mayor Moran announced yesterday that he will be holding his State of the City address this Friday at three-in-the-afternoon. The address will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel on Penn Street. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only invited guests will be able to attend in-person, but the address will be streamed live for the public on Mayor Moran's official Facebook page.

>>Boyertown Area School District Appoints New Leadership

(Boyertown, PA) -- Boyertown Area School District is welcoming a new leader this year. The school board voted to appoint new district superintendent Marybeth Torchia yesterday. While Torchia has been serving as the district's acting superintendent since the last one resigned this past July, her five-year contract will be made effective this summer. In her first order of business, Torchia says she will be extending in-person instruction at the high school to four days a week starting this coming Monday.

>>House Fire In Kutztown

(Kutztown, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire in Kutztown that left two residents displaced. The fire happened yesterday afternoon at a split-level home in the 600-block of Luella Drive. Officials say two residents were able to escape safely and are currently being assisted by the American Red Cross.

>>Spring Township To Add LED Streetlights At Shiloh Hills Park

(Spring Township, PA) -- Spring Township is trying to make Shiloh Hills Park a little brighter this year. Spring Township supervisors approved of purchasing about 43-thousand-dollars' worth of LED lights from Fromm Electric Supply in Reading. The supervisors say PPL Electric Utilities will be replacing 480 streetlights this year for no cost. The project is expected to take up to three months to complete.

>>Two People Accused Of Running Meth Lab In Lancaster County Hotel Room

(East Lampeter Township, PA) -- Two people are being accused of running a meth lab out of a hotel room in Lancaster County. A 35-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman were charged yesterday with felony counts of operating a meth lab, risking a catastrophe, and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Police say the couple was running a meth lab from a second-floor room at the Econo Lodge located in the 21-hundred-block of Lincoln Highway East in East Lampeter Township. Both of their preliminary hearings will be held later today.


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