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Laros Foundation presents 6 grants

Thursday, December 31, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem based, R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill founder and owner R.K. Laros, has awarded grants to six local non-profit organizations.

The Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, $25,000, in support of their renovations to the Senior Center serving 40-60 adults at their Fourth Street Bethlehem location.

The Bethlehem Mounted Police, $20,000, to assist in the construction of the new stable and facilities in Bethlehem for the mounted patrol unit

‘Night of Heroes’ also a night of stories

Monday, November 23, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Kiera Pheiffer of Bethlehem was a high school senior and star soccer player at Freedom High school when she was a victim in a multi-vehicle car crash in October 2014. She was rushed to surgery for internal bleeding and underwent procedures to remove her spleen and repair her damaged aorta. She also suffered debilitating orthopedic injuries, facial fractures and a traumatic brain injury that necessitated months of rehabilitation. Despite the odds against her recovering, she surprised her graduating class at Freedom by walking on stage to get her diploma merely eight months later.

Swain School marks 86 years

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.

PPL WLVT naming rights sponsor

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

PPL Corporation and PBS39, the greater Lehigh Valley’s trusted source for quality television and educational services, announced that PPL will be the naming rights sponsor of the television station’s public media center.

Under the seven-year agreement, the building will be called the PPL Public Media Center. The announcement was made jointly by William H. Spence, chairman, president and CEO of PPL Corporation, and Timothy S. Fallon, CEO of PBS39, at a press conference Oct. 1.

Charges are filed in 2014 shooting by constable

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Sept. 3 that charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania constable and a man who was shot by the constable in a 20l4 Whitehall Township case.

Kevin McCullers, 39, has been charged with resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor, and Constable Howard Altemos, 57, has been charged with aggravated assault, a first-degree felony, and recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Tips for emergencies during national preparedness month

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Disasters can strike at any time, and the most common disaster threat people face across in the country is a fire in their home. The American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, encourages everyone to be ready for emergencies like home fires by creating a disaster plan for their household during national preparedness month.

As part of its home fire campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years, the Red Cross urges households to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with everyone in their home.

NorCo Sheriff completes training program

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Northampton County Sheriff David J. Dalrymple has completed a national executive development program at the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, Colo., between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4.

The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This no-cost program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).

Tim Grebs: A caring individual, husband, father and friend

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tim Grebs is a Bethlehem native and youngest son of Richard and Cynthia Grebs. He has an older brother, Todd.

Tim graduated from Freedom HS and graduated summa cum laude from Purdue University as a mechanical engineer. While at Purdue, he met his future wife, Celia Byrnes, who is from Indianapolis, Ind.

After college, Tim and his wife were stationed at Columbus AFB, Columbus, Miss., where he graduated pilot training and was stationed there as an Instructor pilot on the T-37 and T-6 aircraft. They had a son, Samuel, while at Columbus.

LANTA to discuss fare increase

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

LANTA will hold a public hearing at noon Aug. 7 to collect public comments on a proposed fare increase in its paratransit bus service that would cost most riders between 15 and 45 cents more per trip, according to the transit authority's chief.

The biggest change, said LANTA Executive Director Owen O'Neil, is riders who have paid a flat fee would begin to pay more based on the distance traveled.