Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Civilians and First Responders Recognized for Burn Heroism at 12th Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.

Turnpike bridge to be replaced; closure expected Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80.

Longtime Trans-Bridge Lines bus driver says passengers are more like friends

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

David Volk, of Bath, is admirable for many reasons. His 1,912,809 (and counting) miles driven as a Trans-Bridge Lines’ bus operator since 1974 in itself is an amazing achievement. His 41 years of accident-free driving, his strong work ethic and the friendships he has created with customers also are commendable accomplishments.

His enduring passion for driving a bus, however, is arguably his most awe-inspiring quality, especially since from a very early age, he has dreamed about it.

Fair queen concludes her year of promotion

Monday, July 10, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during the event’s Labor Day week run and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization that has been operating the fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Harrisburg, PA - Two parents – with the help of State Senator Pat Browne (R- Lehigh) and the cooperation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – have successfully achieved a victory for teens with Dyslexia. PennDot released an audio version of the Pennsylvania Drivers Manual April 28.

By making the driver’s manual available in an audio form, Pennsylvania will allow potential drivers with dyslexia and other reading issues to access the driver manual in a way that takes into account their learning issues.

Area residents honored for their efforts for others

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Five Bethlehem area residents are among those honored by The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging for contributing their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community. The “Outstanding Senior Awards” Program took place April 27, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem.

LEHIGH COUNTY DA’S OFFICE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.