TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 06/22


>>John T. Bey Named New Police Chief For Lancaster

(Lancaster, PA) -- The City of Lancaster is welcoming its new police chief. John T. Bey was officially named as the city's top cop yesterday after he has been serving as interim chief for the past several months. Bey has served with the Pennsylvania State Police for about 25 years.

>>Dogs Removed From Property In Lancaster County

(Lancaster, PA) -- Over a dozen dogs are undergoing treatment after they were removed from a property in Lancaster County. The state's S-P-C-A's Humane Law Enforcement team announced yesterday that the dogs including Poodles, Havanese and German Shepherds were taken off the property earlier this month after they were found in various states of neglect. Officials say the dogs were found with matted fur, ear infections, overgrown nails, conjunctivitis, severe dental diseases and inflammation of the skin on their paws. The owner of the property is facing several charges including reckless ill-treatment of animals.

>>Muhlenberg Township Commissioner Asks Public To Stop Criticizing Township Online

(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- A Muhlenberg Township commissioner is asking residents to stop criticizing the township on social media. During a commissioner's meeting yesterday, John Imhoff said he didn't like the amount of negative comments about trash bill late fees residents posted on social media. He said, "We suspended late fees and penalties because of COVID, but sooner or later, you have to pay your bills." Imhoff also reminded residents that the township hasn't raised taxes in six years, sewer rates in five years and water rates in four years.

>>Construction Delaying Opening Of Schlegel Park Pool

(Reading, PA) -- Officials are updating the public on the status of Schlegel Park Pool's opening in Reading. Managing Director Abe Amoros says the pool still needs coping and tiling as well as crack remediation and some landscaping before it can open this summer season. He says most of the delay is from a trench gutter the city ordered last year, but the vendor had problems with supplies. The gutter part is expected to be shipped in the beginning of next month.

>>Berks County Recycling Center Ready For Cardboard Boxes From Amazon Prime Day

(Leesport, PA) -- The Berks County Solid Waste Authority is ready to handle an influx of cardboard boxes at the recycling center in Bern Township with Amazon Prime Day underway. Officials are reminding residents to remove all packaging and plastic parts from the cardboard boxes before they recycle them at the center on Hilltop Road. This month is the earliest Amazon has held the online sales initiative.


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