Over the past 10 years, more than 1,600 people have died in domestic violence-related incidents in Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, state senators and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence stepped up to defend victims of abuse.
The coalition and senators unveiled four pieces of proposed legislation aimed at curbing domestic violence and better protecting its victims by strengthening the state’s Protection from Abuse Act.
The Apollo Grill hosted a celebrity bartender event Feb. 23 hoping to raise funding to assist the fledgling non-profit dog hospice Powell House cover the veterinary, grooming and food costs associated with providing hospice care for senior dogs that have been abandoned, relinquished or discarded. Founder
In a partnered effort between the League of Women Voters and Fair Districts PA, a citizens’ group discussed gerrymandering Saturday at the Stroud Community Library.
Frederick “Fritz” Walker told the group that Pennsylvania’s practices are in desperate need of a change.
“We are, according to this analysis, the worst state for gerrymandering of our congressional districts,” Walker said.
He was referencing the state’s score of 11 for the Efficiency Gap Standard, which determines if a party had a systemic advantage by evaluating and analyzing votes.
Directors and administrators conducted a lengthy discussion March 29 as they took another look at the ever-constricting 2017-18 budget. Despite paring down his wish-list and clipping away plans and services, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy said he is not optimistic about the financial future of the district.
The culprits, to no one’s surprise, are pensions and charter schools, said board members, who lamented the lack of activity and responsibility toward education by legislators in Harrisburg. “State policies continue to hurt us,” Roy said.
PPL Electric Utilities announced March 30it is asking customers not to use LED nightlights contained in energy-efficiency kits after three people reported the units started smoking and one reported it caught fire.
The nightlights were part of kits mailed to customers who completed online home energy assessments and in kits given to students at as part of PPL’s THINK! ENERGY school programs.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 8 transferring $10.6 million from the county stabilization fund to the intergovernmental transfer fund, which will go directly to Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.
The bill provides for the transfer of funds to the Department of Human Services, the nonfederal share of Medical Assistance payments to nursing homes.
The wait is finally over. After enduring years of continued disrepair at the Public Works building, which is located at 843 N. Clewell St. in Fountain Hill, council has finally approved the plans for a 40 by 70 foot addition and renovation of the current building. “I am super excited for the project to get underway,” said Jason Quarry, public works supervisor.
Forty-nine acts are scheduled for this weekend’s telethon benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Acts include\ singers, dancers, rock and blues bands and a karate demonstration. A Salute to Survivors segment is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. During this segment, survivors are introduced and encouraged to talk briefly about their battle with cancer.
Five area residents will be honored with Courage Awards during this year’s telethon benefiting the American Cancer Association airing April 8 and 9.
School directors recognized the profound academic and extracurricular achievements of several students from Liberty HS and Freedom HS at their monthly board meeting March 20 at East Hills MS.
Liberty HS senior and member of the broadcasting staff Sean Collins was recognized for creating a video documenting the Liberty HS Grenadier Band’s trip to Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii Nov. 20-26, 2016. The band was invited to perform as the honorary band in the Waikiki Holiday Parade, as well as the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.