Bethlehem Press

Saturday, May 26, 2018

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.

Dent departs Congress in May

Monday, April 23, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

LEHIGH COUNTY - Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Monday, March 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy is back home.”

Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.

Korea/Vietnam Memorial celebrates 12th anniversary

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc., hosted its 12th anniversary of the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza this spring in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Service Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

The dedication, to honor the most recent entries at the plaza, began with the laying of wreaths by the Korean War Veterans of Pennsylvania.

Parkland High School graduate Erin Kelly sang the National Anthem, the Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.

Veteran attends Army-Air Force reunion

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Haenn, 100, well remembers his time serving his country.

The centenarian recently attended the 2017 reunion of the Army’s 467th Bombardment Group-Heavy Duty in Arlington, Va.

Haenn was accompanied by his daughter Judie Herb, a retired Parkway Manor Elementary School nurse.

He spoke with The Press about the upcoming reunion before his trip to Arlington.

“I am anxious to see if I know anybody,” Haenn said. “I thought I was done going to reunions.”

He also discussed his time in the military.

Allentown Fair Queen crowned

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The new 2017 Allentown Fair Queen who is reigning over the upcoming 165th agricultural and entertainment exposition was crowned Aug. 13 during contest finals at Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood was chosen from five contestants to succeed 2016 Queen Juliet Long of New Tripoli.

After a longer than usual deliberation to choose the new queen, judges Leslie Bartholomew, Michael H. Firestine and Stephanie Baunach chose Kerper.

Florida boy on mission to thank every police officer in America

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie, state police receive sweet treats

A 9-year-old Florida boy, with help from family and friends, made a special delivery July 13 to officers at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department and troopers with State Police Troop M, Fogelsville.

Tyler Carach of Bratt, Fla., dressed in a cape with doughnut designs decorating it, delivered some 12 boxes of doughnuts to the officers and troopers to thank them for their service to the community.

Tyler’s business card, which he hands out to police, along with their doughnuts, states “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop.”

Allentown man found unresponsive at Lehigh County Jail

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 21-year-old Allentown man was found unresponsive in his cell 9:34 p.m. June 24 at Lehigh County Jail, 38th N. 4th St., Allentown.

According to a Lehigh County Office of Public Information release, Trevor Vaden of 1650 W. Turner St., who did not have a cell mate and was not under any special monitoring precautions, was discovered by a Lehigh County corrections officer performing routine rounds.

The officer immediately declared a medical emergency and began administering CPR, the information release states.

SPCA seizes 48 animals from Heidelberg Twp farm

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Pennsylvania SPCA executed a search warrant May 5 removing eight dogs and puppies, 35 cats and kittens, and five horses from a farm in Heidelberg Township.

According to a affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Rod Beck’s office, Slatington, SPCA Humane Society Police Officer Kelsey Beam spoke with an informant May 4 regarding a complaint of unsanitary conditions and animals in need of veterinary care at 6587 Central Road.

National Drug Take Back Day on April 29

Monday, April 24, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The 13th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites in the county.

Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.

Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.