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Woman's Death, Tell-All Book, Holocaust Survivor Top News

Long Valley teen with brain cancer has treatment setback also among top recent headlines.

The first full week of October was filled with more news than you can shake a stick at–not that we condone shaking sticks at things–but it means we’ve got a lot to recap. 

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Police responded to a call on Ann Road in Long Valley Wednesday night when a resident called to say a neighbor was unresponsive in her home. That neighbor, Tracy Kohl, 55, was found dead from natural causes, according to the Morris County Medical Examiner.

Kill Shelters Exposed by Long Valley Author

Kim Kavin adopted a new puppy through PetFinder.com in 2010. Little did she know how close her dog, Blue, would come to death before finding a new home. What she also learned was the Blue was not alone. The author and journalist took action on what she learned and wrote a book about the heinous acts of kill shelters.

Treatment for Teen With Cancer Hits Setback

Despite an MRI that revealed no tumors in late August, Long Valley’s Glenn Lightner, 13, was hit six new marks on his brain in September, which needed more surgery and treatments. The teen is on the mend but will be heading overseas to University of Frankfurt for chemo profusion once he’s medically cleared to fly.

Holocaust Survivor to Teens: ‘Don’t Ever Give Up’

Olga Menczer is a Holocaust and Death March survivor living in New Jersey that told her amazing story to students at West Morris Central High School Wednesday as part of National Week of Respect. A full auditorium listened intently and asked questions of Menczer, who told students to always treat each other kindly.

Honda Cuts Ribbon on New Car Dealership

Nearly two years after the Washington Township Planning Board gave final approval to build a car dealership on Route 46 in the Hackettstown portion of the township, Hackettstown Honda is now official. The dealership held its grand opening Thursday and hosted about 100 businesspeople, elected officials and other dignitaries.

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