Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Volunteers complete firefighting course

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from Upper and Lower Saucon townships were among those honored when 24 volunteers from 12 area fire companies were recognized for completion of a 192-hour Bucks County Fire Academy basic firefighting course at a June ceremony at Lower Macungie Community Center.

The local firefighters are Adam Diomedo and Akim King of Upper Suacon Township and Marisa Mowrer of Lower Saucon.

LV fraud examiners on mission to educate seniors of scam tactics

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

“Hello, grandma, this is your favorite granddaughter. I got into a little accident and I need $800 to get my car back on the road. Could you send me the money so I can get home? Don’t tell mom and dad, they’ll get really mad.”

That’s a message that would tug at the heart-strings of any grandparent – but it’s also a fraudulent scam that more than one senior citizen at a recent fraud-spotting seminar at DevonHouse Senior Living said they have run into.

Rosie the deliverer: Lehigh Valley Hospital campus at Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg have high-tech robots fill perscriptions

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Visitors on a recent behind-the-scenes tour to see the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) drug robot may have expected a “Star Wars” R2-D2-sized mechanical helper scurrying between patient rooms handing out doses of medication.

Instead, they were presented with a room-sized marvel covering some 420-square-feet and containing 60,000 doses of medication at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

The tour was presented for hospital donors and community leaders by the network’s philanthropy department.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

‘Thank you for saving my life’ cancer survivor exclaims to surgeon at reunion

“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.

LEHIGH VALLEY REILLY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Monday, February 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

New pediatric unit opens

A new inpatient pediatric unit opened last week at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor of the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion on the Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cedar Crest campus.

The unit features 30 private rooms and has a number of amenities and features designed to give young patients a comforting place to get well and families space to support young patients during their hospital stay.

Survivor tells of hiding from Nazi oppression

Monday, February 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Eva Levitt, of Allentown, visited Salisbury MS Feb. 5 and described to some 250 sixth and seventh graders how she and her family survived the Jewish Holocaust in her native Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s and the years of World War II.

Levitt, who is president of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, often speaks to school and community groups about her experience and the survival of her family when six million Jews were killed during the European Holocaust.

Survivor tells of hiding from Nazi oppression

Monday, February 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Eva Levitt, of Allentown, visited Salisbury MS Feb. 5 and described to some 250 sixth and seventh graders how she and her family survived the Jewish Holocaust in her native Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s and the years of World War II.

Levitt, who is president of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, often speaks to school and community groups about her experience and the survival of her family when six million Jews were killed during the European Holocaust.

LEHIGH COUNTY DA - Priest charged with indecent assault

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.

DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of minor, while serving with Allentown Church

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21, said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.