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Saturday, November 17, 2018


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Two persons charged with animal cruelty and neglect

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 2 two persons have been charged with animal cruelty and neglect.

Melanie Rehrig, 33 and Jason Wieder, 39, both of the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South, Macungie, are both charged with five counts of alleged aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony of the third degree; six counts of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor of the second degree; six counts of neglect of animals, a misdemeanor of the third degree and 86 counts of neglect of animals, a summary offense, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.


Monday, October 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

VIA Marathon draws 1,437 participants

The VIA Marathon was held recently with the downhill course starting at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown recently.

The course proceeded to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and headed toward the Lehigh River.

At mile seven, runners entered the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 placed the runners in Bethlehem with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks made up the run to Easton.

Customers may now bring REAL ID documents to driver’s license centers

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers provided an update recently on Pennsylvania’s progress toward compliance with the federal REAL ID Act and how customers can apply for REAL ID pre-verification in PennDOT driver’s license centers.

Deck maintenance, code compliance are key to structure’s life

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The recent collapse of a 30-year-old deck in Whitehall Township brings to the forefront the issue of deck safety in our area.

However, deck safety is not just a local concern; it has become an important issue regionally, nationally and even internationally.

To better understand all the recent concerns, a brief history of decks is appropriate.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Canine program implemented

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.


Monday, March 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

What’s your 17?

To mark the one-month anniversary of the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. and to honor the lives of the 17 students and staff who died one month ago, Salisbury High School is asking students to consider participating in their “What’s Your 17?” campaign.

Principal Heather Morningstar said this campaign challenges all members of the SHS community to be the change they wish to see in the world and to treat one another with kindness and compassion.

Hozza chosen as Lehigh County’s director of administration

Monday, January 15, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has selected Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. to be his new director of administration.

“Mayor Hozza will bring a proven track record of versatile and strategic leadership and a strong command of the issues and concerns of municipalities and townships throughout Lehigh County,” Armstrong said.