20090610-24Hours100px-ZlomekThe Limerick Post scanned available news feeds during recent days and found these stories of local interest.

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Harleysville National shareholders approve merger with First Niagara (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Shareholders of Harleysville National Corp. have approved its proposed merger with First Niagara Financial Group Inc.

Hoeffel Says He’s Running for Governor on Pro-Choice Platform (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Montgomery County commissioner Joe Hoeffel touted his pro-choice credentials on Tuesday afternoon in Harrisburg as he formally announced his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania.

Sports:  Ursinus Guard Quietly Filling Up the Stat Sheet (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
One of the areas most versatile college basketball players calls Collegeville home.  Ursinus senior guard Remy Cousart is putting a cap on what has been a phenominal career for the Division III Bears.

Task force examining transportation-related concerns along Route 724 (West Chester PA Daily Local News)
The Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, with help from the state Department of Transportation and the Chester County Economic Development Committee, has launched a task force to evaluate the Route 724 corridor west of Phoenixville to East Coventry.

Chester County Pops to perform Sunday at Phoenixville Area High School (West Chester PA Daily Local News)
The Chester County Pops Orchestra will be celebrating the American spirit during a performance set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Phoenixville Area High School.

Commissioners mull ‘responsible contracting’ (Norristown PA Times Herald)
Montgomery County Commissioners are considering whether to mandate construction contractors bidding on work for the planned prison expansion to meet state or federally approved apprenticeship requirements.

State Police Use New System To Issue Tickets (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
Pennsylvania State Police are now using computer technology to issue electronic traffic citations.

Home Sales Take Largest Drop In 40 Years (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
Home sales nationwide took a tumble last month, crashing to a 40-year low.

AAA notes slight dip in Phila.-area gas prices (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Gasoline prices in Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs fell by a penny overnight Sunday, after remaining stable over the weekend, to an average of $2.81 for a gallon of unleaded regular, according the AAA Mid-Atlantic automotive services organization.

Cell Phone Ban Bill Advances in Pa. House (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
The House has approved an amendment that would ban hand-held cell phones while driving. But the bill containing the amendment faces an uncertain fate in the Senate.

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