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Police officers attend training on how to improve truck highway safety

Monday, March 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Police officers throughout Lehigh County attended a recent two week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.

According to an email from Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create county wide safety task force.

“CRASH (Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways) pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.

Lehigh Valley doctor is a man on a mission

Monday, March 19, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Dr. Peter Rovito has been going on one or two mission trips a year, since 2007, with the World Surgical Foundation based in Harrisburg.

“I once performed 25 thyroid surgeries in five days during a mission trip to the Philippines,” the Allentown doctor explained.

Originally from Shamokin, Rovito attended Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, graduating in 1983.

“I say a prayer for Temple every night because it made me a doctor,” Rovito said.

Local circus model builder contributes to Army Transportation Museum

Monday, March 19, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited an Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile kitchens and small ranges that could be taken apart and set up quickly.

LEHIGH COUNTY Executive touts Valley economy

Monday, March 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said, addressing a crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.

Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees he and his administration are interested in putting progress over politics.

Valley Youth House gets $180K grant

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Valley Youth House has received a grant of $180,000 over a two year period from the Weinberg Foundation for supportive housing for homeless older adolescent youth in Lackawanna County. The objective of this program is to ensure that youth have the skills and resources to sustain stable housing and engage as contributing members of their community following conclusion of services.

Success will be measured according to participants’ level of preparedness in five core arenas: housing, education, employment, permanency, and income. Direct services will include:

BASD--First In Math Program adding up to success

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

It is no secret that BASD has been very focused on improving reading skills throughout the district, with programs such as Reading by third grade, and new Spanish literacy initiatives. So it was with great pleasure that Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Dr. Jack Silva addressed the curriculum committee March 5 with an update on elementary math skills, and the numbers are encouraging.