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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

Meade named 14th president

The board of trustees of Cedar Crest College has announced that Dr. Elizabeth M. Meade has been named the 14 president of Cedar Crest College, effective July 1.

She has been the interim president since July 2017, was the provost for five years and has been a member of the college faculty since 1993, during which she was the acting provost and chair of the Department of Humanities.

She was instrumental in the...

VALLEY 80 attend DAR Flag Day luncheon

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The three PSSDAR chapters of the Lehigh Valley met June 16 for their annual Tri-Chapter Flag Day Luncheon.

The chapters include the Liberty Bell Chapter in Allentown, the Bethlehem Chapter in Bethlehem and the George Taylor Chapter in Easton. The Bethlehem chapter hosted 80 guests at the Best Western Hotel in Bethlehem.

District Director Sara Jane McCurdy attended as well as members from Jacob Stroud, Philadelphia, Shawnee Fort, and Valley Forge Chapters.

Jeff Finegan Sr...


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

An 18-year-old female, of Allentown, was taken into custody for possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop for vehicle code violations on Lower Macungie Road at Little Spur, Lower Macungie Township, 11:54 p.m. May 25, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Matthew Charles Mondschein, 29, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly being in possession of an illegal drug and drug paraphernalia at a traffic stop on Lower Macungie Road at Wild Cherry...

Bipartisan budget bolsters economy, workforce through education and skills training

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s Rainy Day fund in years.

“Throughout my term, I have fought hard for Pennsylvanians and moved the commonwealth forward by investing in workforce training to help all Pennsylvanians...

STATE Troopers have busy July 4th

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

During the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, which took place July 3-5, Pennsylvania State Police troopers investigated a total of 581 crashes that resulted in injuries to 146 people.

Troopers responded to two fatal crashes, in which three people were killed. Alcohol was a factor in 37 of the crashes investigated.

State police arrested 316 motorists for driving under the influence and issued 8,577 speeding citations during the period. Troopers also cited 778...


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Hillman to head Bethlehem Christian

Bethlehem Christian School has named the new Head of School Dr. Brenda Hillman, effective July 1. She will focus on managing growth, mentoring faculty, long-range planning and increasing public awareness.

Formerly the school administrator of Iowa Christian Academy, Des Moines, Iowa, she was also a school administrator of Iowa Christian Academy and prior to that, was in administrative roles at Shannon Forest Christian School. Prior to her time...


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VYH appoints new directors

Valley Youth House added eight people to the board of directors at the VYH annual meeting May 17. Joining the 27 current members are Adrienne Bonser, Kevin Greene, James M. Higgins, Philip C. Jackson, Catherine Maxey, Dr. Cynthia Mota, Michael Rice and Maura Topper. VYH’s mission is to be the catalyst for youth to achieve their desired future through genuine relationships that support families, ensure safe places, and build community connections.


Mayers dead

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Gary P. Mayers, 43, whom police wanted for the alleged stabbing and attempted homicide of a man in November, was found dead July 2, according to published reports.

Police issued a warrant for Mayers’ arrest June 25. His body was found in the evening on a walking trail in downtown Bethlehem and he was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl around 5:40 p.m.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

APTS acquisition effective July 15

Lehigh Valley Health Network announced recently that it will acquire the Hazleton-based American Patient Transport Systems Inc. effective July 15.

APTS is an emergency medical services company which employs about 100 people and operates a fleet of almost 30 ambulances and non-emergency stretcher and/or wheelchair vans. The area’s primary 911 provider is based in Hazleton and has a second location in...