Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Article By: Mark Kirlin Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Hanover Township held its annual Easter egg hunt both indoors and out March 30. The day was filled with sun and unusually mild temperatures in the mid-70s. There was a total of 3 egg hunts broken down by age groups of 0-2, 3-5, 6-8. Each ran a half hour apart, with the first hunt taking place in the gymnasium inside the community center for the toddlers (0-2). The remaining hunts took place outside. There was large gathering of families with all the participating kids pre-registered for the hunt. In addition, the Easter Bunny made an appearance and light refreshments were served.

Celebrating a birthday at the library

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

The invitation from the Bethlehem Public Library announced that “it is the great Doctor’s birthday, and we want to celebrate in a big way!”

On March 5 Edana Hoy, head of Youth Services, about 40 children, and 20 parents did just that. The group gathered in the children’s department on the upper level of the library to mark Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Carpenter announces for city council

Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Longtime Bethlehem resident Will Carpenter is happy to announce his candidacy for the two-year term on the Bethlehem City Council. “I spent my career at the intersection of business and government, finding solutions that benefit the city, its citizens and the private sector,” he said.

Carpenter spent more than 20 years managing corporate real estate and development for a global retail company, and looks forward to bringing his business and municipal experience to council.

From hell and back

Monday, April 1, 2019 by CHRIS PARKER in Local News

Naloxone saved his life after OD on fentanyl-laced heroin

The skyrocketing numbers of fatal overdoses of heroin and other opioids could be even worse were it not for naloxone.

Commonly known by its brand name, Narcan, naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug such as heroin, Oxycontin or tramadol.

Most often administered through the nose via preloaded syringe, naloxone works by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain. It restores breathing within 2 to 8 minutes.

‘This is a disease’ When the Opioid issue hits home

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHRIS PARKER in Local News

On April 1, 2016, John Sienkiewicz spoke three words to his daughter, Alexandria, known as Alex, as she headed out with friends.

“I love you.”

Hours later, Alex, 23, would be found in her bedroom, dead from an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful narcotic painkiller.

The young woman was among 4,884 people in Pennsylvania who died drug-related deaths that year.

Every day that year, 13 people in the commonwealth died from drug-related causes, according to the latest data available from the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association.

Record clerk Naugle seeks re-election

Monday, April 1, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Longtime county clerk and employee Andrea E. Naugle has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.