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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by NATE JASTZEMSKI in Local News

Details of abuses are explicit in the document’s summaries, made available for most of the accused, and include emotional manipulation, wrestling, sleepovers, and giving driving lessons during which young men and women were groped or touched in a sexual manner. Details also include giving a victim’s family gifts that had been donated to the church, possession of child pornography and performing sexual acts with minors.

Some elements and at least one name were redacted due to ongoing litigation.

Gordon Mowrer remembered

Monday, July 25, 2016 by NATE JASTZEMSKI in Local News

‘His love, passion for this city were unmatched’

He was a politician, a businessman and a pastor in the Moravian Church.

He was called “The Main Street Mayor,” “The Comeback Kid,” and “Gordy.”

He was many things to many people in his 80 years, but Gordon Mowrer was, above all else, a family man and a friend to anybody who needed one.

Indeed, he was considered a confidant and mentor by a generation that today fills leadership roles throughout the area, from city hall to Northampton County Courthouse and everywhere in between.

Gypsy moth reportedly under control

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by NATE JASTZEMSKI in Local News

While residents of Carbon County are worried over tests and plans by the authority for proposed wind turbines taking over their land, other invaders have been successfully repulsed by the authority in that same area, board members reported July 14.

The gypsy moth scare is likely over after two years of fears of massive defoliation. The authority spent about $40,000 total on sprays to reduce the population. Executive Director Steve Repasch said forester Robin Wildermuth reports a combination of sprays and weather have probably ended the threat for the next few years.