Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Skimming devices found on gas pumps

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, and the U.S. Postal Inspector are investigating numerous gas pump skimming devices placed on gas pumps at the Top Star gas station and convenience store, 5626 Route 145, Laurys Station, North Whitehall.

According to police, three skimming devices, which could not be detected from outside the pump or by the individual pumping gas, were found Aug. 30 inside different gas pumps.

The devices appeared to be possibly placed on the pumps on or before Aug. 9 through Aug. 30, when they were removed.

Dent faces challenge for his seat

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four individuals, including a write-in candidate, are seeking to represent the 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Democrat Rick Daugherty, Libertarian Paul Rizzo and write-in candidate Dennis Atiyeh, who identifies himself as an Independent Christian, are challenging Rebublican incumbent Charles W. Dent in the Nov. 8 general election.

Take a family trip to the country on Open Gate Farm Tour Oct. 16

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The annual Open Gate Farm Tour, sponsored by Penn State Extension, Lehigh County, will take place 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16

Visits to the sites are free. The farm tour will take place rain or shine.

1. Venture Farms, 5728 Fritzinger Road, Germansville

Venture Farms is a self-contained horse farm that also grows its own hay. They board, lease, do pony parties, trail rides and breed some Quarter Horses, Appaloosas, mini horses and donkeys.

2. Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Slatington

Lehigh County: Board told to change seal

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners are deciding how to handle a letter from Freedom From Religion Foundation telling the board to stop using the county seal due to the Latin cross at the center.

According to information provided by the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, the November 2014 letter to County Executive Tom Muller from FFRF states: "We urge the county to immediately discontinue using this seal and to develop a new seal that is both constitutional and representative of all citizens."

Change county seal, freedom from religion group tells board

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners are deciding how to handle a letter from Freedom From Religion Foundation telling the board to stop using the county seal due to the Latin cross at the center.

According to information provided by the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, the November 2014 letter to County Executive Tom Muller from FFRF states: "We urge the county to immediately discontinue using this seal and to develop a new seal that is both constitutional and representative of all citizens."

U.S. House: Charlie Dent and Dennis J. Atiyeh

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Press asked the candidates what the most pressing issue was facing residents of the 15th Congressional District and why he should be elected or re-elected to office.

Charlie Dent

Incumbent

Republican

Congressman Charlie Dent has served as U.S. Congressman in the 15th District since 2005. He was state senator in the 16th Senatorial District from 1999-2005 and state representative for the 132nd Legislative District from1991-98.