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Lehigh County: Proposals offered to lower taxes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment, sponsored by commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti, would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

Breast CancerAwarenss Month: 'My faith kept me strong'

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

It was the last thing Hellertown resident Jacqueline Yelovich ever expected to hear. There was no history of it in her family. She never even smoked. She was only 40-ish. Yet after a routine examination in 2008, she learned she had breast cancer.

"I thought I was going to die," she says. Not only did she live, but Jacquie just completed her fifth breast cancer awareness 5-k earlier this month.

A Fountain Hill native and self-employed title searcher at the Northampton County Courthouse, Jacquie knew she'd have to undergo surgery and radiation.

OUTDOOR FILMS: Next series event set for Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The second in the season series of Outdoor Film Adventures will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illick's Mill Road. "Tanzanian Safari" will be presented by Bob DeLoss.

The next program will be "Vietnam, Cambodia and Cruising the Mekong Delta" with Clint Denn on Nov. 17. No reservations are needed; tickets are available at the door. For more information, send a post card with name, address, phone and email to John Cornish, 1424-C Catasauqua Road, 18017, or call 610-730-8451.

Ben Franklin: Corbett tours business incubator

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett toured the Ben Franklin Partners' TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator located at Lehigh University that has helped to launch dozens of start-up companies that support thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.

"My administration has been happy to partner with Ben Franklin and TechVentures to create the innovative, high-tech and high-wage jobs that emerge from this program," Corbett said during his Oct. 11 visit. "We want to bring young people to Pennsylvania's best schools and keep them here to live out their dreams."

Hellertown: Rails to Trails safer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Due to the efforts of the Hellertown Police Department, borough residents who frequent the Rails to Trails may now be able to walk or ride in peace."It's definitely safer for the residents and this grandpop," said Lee Weidner. During the Sept. 17 meeting, Weidner informed borough council ATVs and motorized bikes are destroying the trails and posing a danger to community members.

Remembering Officer Lasso

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by RUTH GRADY Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Under cool breezes, low humidity and sunny skies, the Robert A. Lasso 5K Memorial Run was held Aug. 12 in Freemansburg. The run was held one day after the first anniversary of Robert Lasso's death. It began at the intersection of Cambria and Kossuth streets and ended at the Robert A. Lasso Police Center on Monroe Street.

Officer Robert A. Lasso left behind his wife Jennifer and two children, Rose and Frankie.