A TV commercial for a network of treatment centers encourages drug addicts to contact them for rehab. Another has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warning there is an epidemic of opioid addiction, but addicts have a way out.
“Help is within reach,” he says.
You might have seen these commercials, but perhaps you have not been – as I have – swallowing an oxycodone tablet while watching them.
Three Democrats – Dennis Pearson, Basilio Bonilla Jr. and Amy Zanelli – are competing for a seat on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 3. Voters will choose just one in the primary election May 16.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: Why should residents vote for you?
Their responses follow.
Eric Claypoole and Patrick Donmoyer have stars in their eyes —barn stars, that is — and they have been painting them on the Schantz barn on Brookside Road in Lower Macungie Township. The team of Claypoole, a barn star artist, and Donmoyer, Pennsylvania German historian, author and site manager for the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, began the project Sept. 3 and completed the final touches the following weekend.
The barn is located on township-owned property, adjacent to the Lower Macungie Community Center.