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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Coroner says toddler’s death due to drowning in pool at home

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich says the 1-year-old Weisenberg Township toddler who was found unresponsive in the swimming pool at his home died from drowning.

According to Minnich, King Reyes was pronounced dead 4:18 p.m. July 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The baby’s autopsy was performed July 22 and Minnich ruled his death an accident.

In addition to the coroner’s office, State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, investigated.

Former Parkland teacher charged with sexual assault

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

More victims sought by Bucks County district attorney

Lehigh and Bucks County District Attorneys Jim Martin and Matt Weintraub announced during a joint news conference June 27 additional charges have been filed against former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, 39, of Coopersburg, for allegedly sexually assaulting four Parkland High School students.

Weintraub began the news conference.

Seniors honored for their generosity of time, spirit

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were honored during the 19th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

May 15 at the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services’

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Nancy J. Eckert, Barry L. Faust, Martha L. Reitz, William H. Wehr and Kay A. Yankoski.

Nancy J. Eckert

Local Girl Scouts receive Girl Scouts Of Eastern Pa gold awards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Madison A. Kocher’s and McKenzie E. Greenawalt’s were two of 80 girls from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, who Dec. 18 earned their Gold Award, the highest honor and award that a Girl Scout can receive.

To earn the award, Girl Scouts must demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

Debbie Hassan, board chair of GSEP, was at the ceremony to share her remarks and honor the girls with this prestigious award.

Giant Food Stores begins deploying robots to all stores

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores announced Jan. 14 the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.

Students adapt toys for peers with disabilities

Monday, January 7, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Lehigh Carbon Career and Technical Institute and Jim Thorpe High School students recently participated in a Toy Adaptation Day to help make Christmas a little brighter for students with disabilities.

The Toy Adaptation Day took place at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Independence Drive, Schnecksville.

Danielle Argot, M.Ed., CBIS, assistive technology consultant and BrainSTEPS team leader at CLIU 21, was instrumental in organizing the special day on Dec. 6.

Back the Blue

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Police supporters gather near scene of fatal shooting

Back the Blue supporters came out this weekend to show their backing for law enforcement in general and rookie South Whitehall Police Officer Jonathan Roselle, in particular.

The Aug. 12 rally, at the entrance to the Comfort Suites, 3712 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, was organized by Cory Fatzinger of New Tripoli.

Roselle was charged with voluntary manslaughter following the July 28 shooting death of Joseph Santos of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., near the hotel.

Manito students in therapeutic horse show

Monday, August 6, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Four student riders of Manito Life Center, 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, attended their first Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show May 26 at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.

The four riders were: Richard Klingensmith, 12, of Center Valley; Sara Miller, 16, of Coopersburg; Victoria Bilyk-Sequine, 16, of Fountain Hill, and Mackenzie Eisenhart, 23, of Emmaus.

The show team took home four, first-place and second-place awards; and two third-place and sixth-place awards, said Lisa Schadt, president of Manito.

Manito students compete in first therapeutic riders division horse show

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Four student riders of Manito Life Center, 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, attended their first Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show May 26 at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.

The four riders were: Richard Klingensmith, 12, of Center Valley; Sara Miller, 16, of Coopersburg; Victoria Bilyk-Sequine, 16, of Fountain Hill, and Mackenzie Eisenhart, 23, of Emmaus.

The show team took home four, first-place and second-place awards; and two third-place and sixth-place awards, said Lisa Schadt, president of Manito.

Who will take Congressman Dent’s seat in Washington?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a live debate with the six Democratic candidates running for the seventh Congressional seat at Coordinated Health, South Whitehall.

This live debate hosted by Tony Iannelli for the television show Business Matters, included candidates Susan Wild, Roger Ruggles, John Morganelli, Greg Edwards, Rick Daugherty and David Clark.

The six Democratic candidates are vowing for Congressman Charlie Dent’s seat in the seventh Congressional district which was changed from the 15th Congressional district during redistricting.