Retired Pennsylvania State Police Sgt. Robert Bemis recently presented a discussion concerning sovereign citizens at Kutztown University.
Co-sponsored by the Association for Campus events and the Criminal Justice Department, the presentation was aimed at providing information to the criminal justice students but it was also open to the public.
Bemis, a retired Marine, discussed the origins of the sovereign citizens’ movement, ways to recognize their beliefs and suggestions on how to decrease any violence on their part.
In a seven-to-one vote May 15, Bethlehem Area School District directors passed the proposed final 2017-18 budget that includes one of the lowest tax increases in the district’s history, as well as some painful cuts to programming and staff positions.
The total budget of $271.8 million represents an overall 4.24 percent increase from the 2016-17 budget of $260.7 million, with primary cost drivers being salaries at $1.66 million, retirement contributions at $3.15 million and special initiatives focused around literacy at over $2 million.
Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”
The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.
LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer questions.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by NOTE: THE FOLLOWING RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL AS REPORTED LEHIGH AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ELECTION BUREAUS. LEHIGH COUNTY JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS in Local News
(D) Melissa Pavlack 11,870
(R) Melissa Pavlack 9,476
County Executive (vote for 1)
(D) Phillips Armstrong 11,479
(R) Brad Osborne 6,326
Glenn Eckhart 4,940
(D) Bob Elbich 2,134
(R) Marc J. Grammes 2,734
District 3 (vote for 1)
(D) Dennis Leroy Pearson 723
Basilio Bonilla Jr. 600
Amy Zanelli 1,608
(R) Robert E. Smith Jr. 1,604
Magisterial District 31-1-01
(Bethlehem Wards 10, 11, 12 And 13, Fountain Hill Borough)
(D): Wayne Maura 1,066
Five Bethlehem area residents are among those honored by The Advisory Council of the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging for contributing their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community. The “Outstanding Senior Awards” Program took place April 27, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem.
Five area Rotary Clubs joined forces March 11 to help reduce hunger in the Lehigh Valley as they set up a production line operation in Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building. Over 100 Rotarians from the Bethlehem, Morning Star, Easton, Nazareth and Saucon clubs packed rice and bean and apple cinnamon oatmeal meals for distribution to area food banks.
Packing 20,000 dry meals in several shifts, the effort marked the first time that all five clubs in Rotary District 7430 had partnered on a community service project.
An annual event motivated nearly 35 men at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus to hit the pavement in hot red high heels. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an event in support of women and against sexual assault, violence and abuse. RISE, Response in Sexual Exploitation, is a campus club which hosts the yearly event that took place April 24.
Most of the time, they are taken for granted. Sometimes they are maligned. But when you need them, they come without hesitation. These are our nation’s first responders. Our police officers, firefighters, emergency medical and management personnel. In their honor, Hanover Township dedicated First Responders Park on Airport Road Saturday, April 28. “Thank you, for turning towards things that most people run from,” said Hanover Township Supervisor Michael Prendeville, who conceived the idea of naming this park after them.