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Written by Candace Perry, Correspondent
September 20, 2017

            Sunday, September 10 marked a sad day for the Hope Valley Community Church and adjacent Creative Care daycare on Graber Alley in Red Hill.

            Fire Marshal John Lehr reported on the aftermath of the arson that rendered the church unsafe at the Red Hill Borough Council meeting on Wednesday, September 12.

            Lehr stated that he was investigating the five local fires that were tied together in the single arson investigation, and noted that the arsonist's attempts were "foiled" due in no small part to a witness who saw the perpetrator drive away from the church at a high rate of speed. It was only by chance that the witness saw the arsonist take off, as she was running late for work and took a different route than usual.

            Lehr said that he had surveyed the damage at the church and ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
September 20, 2017

            Douglass Township officials are withholding nearly $193,000 in payments for the construction of its new public works building for clerical reasons.

            According to Treasurer Cynthia O'Donnell the township's board of supervisors won't comply with a request from the Hollenbach Construction, Inc., the contractor building the facility, until it submits the proper paperwork.

            In August, township officials received a bill totaling $192,987.59 for work completed at the facility located on Municipal Drive by a sub-contractor. However, municipal officials have not released the money since they have not received the proper payroll and prevailing wage information from the contractor, O'Donnell said after Monday's public board of supervisors meeting.

            On Friday, municipal officials received a similar request for payment totaling approximately $93,000, according to Bob Dries, the township's zoning and code enforcement officer who is overseeing the project.

            The contractor has failed to provide the ...



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