Lehigh County Commissioner President Marty Nothstein presented farewell plaques to outgoing commissioners David Jones, Thomas Creighton and Michael Schware at the close of the meeting Dec. 20. David Jones Sr. stepped down as a Lehigh County commissioner for District 3.
On Jan. 2, before a standing room only crowd of over 300 people packed into Historic Courtroom One, Lamont McClure was sworn in by President Judge Stephen Baratta as the eighth Northampton County Executive since the inception of Home Rule in 1978.
Pennsylvania’s Pathways to Pardons Program should be a model for other states battling the opiod abuse epidemic, according to drug policy experts who met in the nation’s capital yesterday to learn more about the program created by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.
The R.K.Laros Foundation, established in 1952 by Laros Silk Mill founder and owner R.K. Laros and his wife Helen, announced the annual award of grants to 12 local nonprofit organizations Dec. 22.
On Dec. 22, shortly before students were being released from school, Justin Kephart, age 35, emptied 11 bullets into his mother, Marylouise Meixell-Moyer, as she left a family home on Dennis Street. Officer John Meehan was the first police officer on the scene, along with neighbor Douglas Wallace. They were forced to duck behind a car as they both began taking fire.
One of the bullets fired at Meehan whizzed between his hand and head.
“Once upon a time, there was a story that wanted to be told. This story was new, this story was old. This story was alive, this story was true, this story was about me, this story was about you.”
Such began the talk given by award-winning author Crescent Dragonwagon in the Bob Cohen Room of the Bethlehem Area Public Library Dec. 12. The talk, whose title matched its opening line, focused on the power of literature and storytelling.
The Bethlehem school board took a moment to recognize two exceptional students at its Dec. 18 year-end meeting. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy invited Joshua Adams and William Lasko on the stage to celebrate their performance at the Universal Technical Institute’s Top Technician Challenge.
The PPL Foundation recently announced the latest recipients of funds from its grant program, awarding nearly $600,000 to support 16 organizations working to empower the communities they serve.