Bethlehem Press

Friday, August 17, 2018

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Rain fails to dampen Aug. 7 National Night Out/Community event

Having the second annual National Night Out community gathering at Salisbury Middle School, along Devonshire Road in the community’s western portion, provided a dry backup as outside activities were awash in a downpour shortly after the 6 p.m. start of the community gathering Aug. 7.

In addition to National Night Out, an annual community building campaign which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, the event was also a community event planned by Salisbury’s Recreation Advisory Committee member Kim Ringhoffer.

Police conduct checkpoint along Musikfest corridor

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force.

Broadway is a busy corridor for drivers going to and from the 10-day Musikfest activities held every August in Bethlehem. The safety detail began 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and lasted through 4 a.m. Aug. 11.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Law seeks to help save lives of expectant mothers and babies

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program, to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Monday, August 6, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Law seeks to help save lives of expectant mothers and babies

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

Fountain Hill officer among traffic safety honorees

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The top city, borough, township and Pennsylvania State Police traffic safety officers were recognized with awards at a ceremony held July 2 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.

The awards recognized the officers who made the largest number of driving while under the influence arrests and issued the greatest number of traffic citations in police jurisdictions in the area. The ceremony is held annually under the auspices of the DUI Highway Safety Task Force.

Firefighthers complete training

Monday, July 2, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sixteen area volunteer fire departments added 26 firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 19 at a ceremony held at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the ninth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held twice a week from January to May at the Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.

Dent feted at Lehigh Country Club event

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

After answering questions posed by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Tony Ianelli during a live taping of the weekly half-hour Business Matters television program, retiring U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was feted at an informal “thank you” reception March 28 at Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The show aired April 2 on WFMZ Lehigh Valley television, Channel 69.

PPL crews return from month rebuilding lines in Puerto Rico

Monday, March 19, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.

Rodale transition now complete, hopes high for new employer

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe last week said there is a lot of anxiety in the community about the sale of Rodale magazines to Hearst magazines, in New York City, but community leaders hold out hope that another major employer could fill the space being vacated by the former Rodale organization.

While he could not identify the firm, Pepe said that a “prospect,” with the potential of being a major employer, had shown interest in purchasing the Rodale office property.