Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mexico’s mercurial relationship with the United States

Monday, April 22, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Neighbors that share a nearly 2,000-mile border and trade $1.5 billion in goods and services every day have many reasons to get along. History shows the United States and Mexico have done just that, although it’s never been automatic.

Today that relationship is difficult, according to Cathy Oullette, a Muhlenberg College professor, whose presentation March 20 entitled ‘The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested” comprised another discussion in the “Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture” series, held at Kirkland Village in Bethlehem.

Former coroner Grim honored

Monday, April 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former County Coroner Scott Grim will be remembered long after he has left office because Lehigh County Commissioners voted April 10 on a resolution to name the conference room in the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensic Center in his honor.

According to the resolution approved by the Commissioners, Grim served in the Coroner’s Office of Lehigh County for 26 years, 22 of which he was the coroner of Lehigh County. Under his leadership, the Lehigh County Coroner’s office was nationally accredited by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners in 2005.

Council lauds career

Monday, April 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Bethlehem City Council President Adam Waldron on April 7 gave Jane Persa a letter of commendation to mark her retirement after 40 years with city government.

“Whereas, this dedicated civil servant served as Recreation Director, her passion and commitment to the Parks and Recreation Department led to countless initiatives including redeveloping the Earl E. Schaffer Ice Rink, introducing a Splash Park at Yosko Park, building a world class skate plaza and developing the Greenway rails-to-trails park.

Sands fined by gaming board

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which being our own Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.

The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.

Record fundraising to boost community support

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is poised to make the most significant community investment in the organization’s 101-year history, following a recording-breaking $16.659 million annual campaign. With an additional $3.5 million raised to support specific programs through sources such as grants and sponsorships, UWGLV’s total annual support tops $20 million for the first time.

Candidates’ responses requested

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Candidates for county, municipal and school district positions are encourage to send us information by May 3 for our voters’ guide which will be published May 15.

Candidates for judge and district magistrate office are asked to provide a photo and respond to this question in 100 words or less: What is the most important characteristic of a judge/magistrate?

Municipal and county candidates are asked to provide a photo and respond to this question in 100 words or less: What do you see as the biggest issue for residents in your municipality/county?