Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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.

LVHN handling surge in flu patients

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Large tents have been set up outside the emergency rooms at the Cedar Crest campus of Lehigh Valley Health Network, in Salisbury Township, and at the network’s Muhlenberg Campus, in Bethlehem, to handle the surge of patients visiting the hospitals with flu-rlated symptom.

“We set up a surge hospital outside the ER at our LVH-Cedar Crest site Jan. 15 due to high patient volume,” said LVHN spokesman Brian Downs. “The last time we had done that was in January, five years ago.

First responders show support for trooper

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some two dozen fire, police and EMS units from across Lehigh and Northampton counties staged a silent parade Nov. 12, with red lights flashing, but no sirens, past the St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in that hospital after being seriously wounded in a shootout with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation in Plainfield Township Nov. 7.


Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Salisbury firefighters take annual fire prevention safety message to schools

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools recently impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

DUI checkpoint held on Broadway

Several dozen law enforcement officers from communities throughout Lehigh County gathered at a Lehigh County DUI Task Force command trailer late on the evening of Aug. 4 along Broadway, for a combination citizen education and drunk driving enforcement detail that coincides every year with the first night of Musikfest activities in Bethlehem.

The message was simple. Enjoy the festival. Have fun. But don’t get behind the wheel if you are impaired.

Officers recognized for DUI/traffic enforcement

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Eight Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were recognized June 29 for their efforts to make area roads and highways safer for drivers and passengers in the region.

Recognition awards were given by the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force to the officers from cities, boroughs and townships in the Lehigh Valley, as well as troopers from the Fogelsville and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

31 added to area volunteer fire depts.

Monday, July 10, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the seventh 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.

Sept. 11 car show to benefit SYA and K-9 programs

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Car show fans will get to see 150 or more classic, hot rod and muscle cars at the sixth annual Salisbury car show to be held at the Salisbury Middle School, along Devonshire Road Sept. 11.

The shows organizer, Dan Mohry, said about 150 cars were featured at last year’s show and he hopes for as many, or more, this year. The show has a good reputation among show car owners and we have been growing each year,” Mohry said.