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Liberty grad in comedy show

Bethlehem native and Liberty HS graduate Kevin Shea will present a stand-up comedy show at 8 p.m. on March 16 at The Broadway Social, 217 Broadway.

He is a stand-up comic who has performed in San Francisco; Los Angeles, including two different sets on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show; the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Kims of Comedy; the Arsenio Hall Show and HBO’s Down n Dirty. He has appeared on Tosh.O and Dr. Ken.

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Hellertown: Rieger seeks 3rd council term

Hellertown Council President Rieger has announced his intent to run for a third term on Hellertown Borough Council.

For the last seven years, Rieger said he has consistently fought to control costs and increase the quality of life on behalf of all residents and taxpayers of Hellertown.

For the last three years, he has served as council president.

He said council has re-invested hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the community by fixed our roads and upgrading parks.

None of these repairs or enhancements would have been possible without the community’s support. All of this was accomplished by working together, he said.

Rieger has a bachelor’s of science in business management from East Stroudsburg University and is currently enrolled at Moravian College in its MBA program.

He works for Lehigh Valley Health Network as a contract and product manager. He is a member and secretary of New Temple Lodge #720 F. & A.M. of PA, treasure of the Masonic Temple Foundation of Allentown Inc., Chairmen of the Hellertown Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Board of Governors for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, member of the Valley of Allentown A.A.S.R.N.M.J, member of Rajah Shrine of Reading, and member of Saint Mark Lutheran Church of Allentown.

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Lehigh County: Eckhart seeks county executive seat

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced his intent to seek the Republican nomination for Lehigh County Executive.

Eckhart has been a school board member, a township commissioner, a county commissioner and is currently the Lehigh County controller.

Eckhart said the county executive and the commissioners need to work well together.

“Being county executive, you share the role in the leadership of county government with the judges, the district attorney, the sheriff, the clerk of judicial records and the coroner. They are all independent elected officials who are hired by the taxpayers to run their department. They give feedback to the county executive on how they want to run their department through the budget process. I have already built a good relationship with most of those folks. I will continue to try and build relationships.”

Regarding the commissioners, Eckart said he served as one for six years. If elected, he wants to have individual meetings with all nine commissioners face to face every two weeks to discuss legislation, issues and more.

“Government has to work for the people, not against the people,” Eckhart said.

“I’m looking forward to being the Republican nominee on May 16 and then in November, I will be elected the next county executive. Thank you all for your support.”