Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

Happy Halloween

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Kaiser House of Horrors marks 17th year

On the last weekend of September, Jeff Kaiser is spotted mowing in between all of the displays at his family’s annual Halloween ‘Kaiser’s House of Horror’s’ at the corner of North Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue in northeast Bethlehem. All that remains to ready the exhibit before it opens Oct. 1 are the electrical connections.

Kaiser, his mother Janet, sister Jennifer Yeakel and a few friends had been working since before Labor Day to get everything ready for what has become an October and Halloween tradition now in its 17th year.

School receives bronze medal ranking

Monday, October 8, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On Sept. 25 Saucon Valley HS Principel Tamara Gary shared with the school board Saucon Valley HS’s bronze medal ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings list. Saucon Valley was ranked #151 in Pennsylvania. It’s the second year in a row Saucon Valley has attained bronze status.

Gary said they will be hanging a sign in the school to celebrate the achievement.


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Bethlehem Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office. We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters. Letters to the editor, written either by a candidate or members of the community in support of a candidate, must be received no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 19.

Spirit of Courage

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Lehighton firefighters honored for attempt to save victims

It takes special people to exceed expectations when thrust into the line of fire.

Two such men, firefighter Stephen Ebbert and Lt. Scott Smith of the Lehighton Fire Department, did just that earlier this year, and on Tuesday were recognized for their valiant efforts.

Ebbert and Smith were among nine first responders lauded by Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards during its 13th annual celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

County makes move for lead safety

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners on Sept. 26 in a first reading, or preliminary approval, voted 5 – 4 to hire the law firm Anapol Weis to serve as counsel for the county of Lehigh and “several other unnamed counties” to press the county’s goal of making much of the county’s older housing stock safe from lead poisoning..

Commissioners Dr. Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Amanda Holt and Brad Osborne, all Republicans, voted against the measure. Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, also Republicans, voted for the measure, as did Democrats Geoff Brace, Amy Zanelli and Dan Hartzell.