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Friday, July 28, 2017


Monday, July 3, 2017 by JOANNA IRELAND in Local News

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley (PCFLV) doesn’t just plan and run this weeklong camp. The organization assists families throughout the Lehigh Valley whose children have been recently diagnosed, are mid-treatment, or in remission or maintenance, says Stauffer.

“We offer a one-time free home ‘health’ cleaning in partnership with a local cleaning company so that when immune-compromised kids come home from the hospital for the first time,” said Stauffer, “they’re coming into a home that’s as clean as possible.”

70 years of marital success

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by KRISTINE PORTER in Local News

Couple says secret to happy marriage is the phrase ‘Yes, dear’

There’s an old saying that in the spring, a young man’s heart turns to what a woman has been thinking about all winter.

In the spring of 1946, young men, fresh from World War II, were looking to start the lives they put on hold — find a love and have a family of their own. Early that spring, Clarence “Pat” Patterson met Barbara Voss on a blind date.

Pat was back home in Hazleton after three years in the Army. He met up with an old friend from high school, whose girlfriend just happened to have a cousin coming in from New Jersey for the weekend.

Area farmers work with inconsistent weather patterns

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Recent weather changes have presented advantages and disadvantages for local farmers in the region. Despite rising and falling temperatures, farmers have had to make do with what the climate offers. With recent highs in the 90s compared to highs in the 70s and 80s last week, farms can see blooms or stunts depending upon what is being grown. Local farmers are nonetheless still optimistic about this year’s harvest.

Allentown man found unresponsive at Lehigh County Jail

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 21-year-old Allentown man was found unresponsive in his cell 9:34 p.m. June 24 at Lehigh County Jail, 38th N. 4th St., Allentown.

According to a Lehigh County Office of Public Information release, Trevor Vaden of 1650 W. Turner St., who did not have a cell mate and was not under any special monitoring precautions, was discovered by a Lehigh County corrections officer performing routine rounds.

The officer immediately declared a medical emergency and began administering CPR, the information release states.

Medical marijuana facilities amendment sent to LV planners

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A proposed amendment to the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities has been advanced to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission voted unanimously 7-0 to submit the amendment to regional planners for review. Stephen McKitish, planners vice-chairman, made the motion to bring the matter to a vote, seconded by planner Richard Schreiter.

DA says ethics draft needs work

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by MICHELLE MEEH in Local News

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli told city council members at their meeting on June 20 that creating an ethics board in the city would be costly and “a bureaucratic mess.” He was invited by council President J. William Reynolds to speak on the proposed ethics ordinance that will be the subject of a committee of the whole meeting June 26.

The draft ordinance was originally proposed in January by council members Olga Negron and Michael Colon.