Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Slatington man remembered at trout hatchery

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Fishermen’s stories and fond memories were shared recently at the Springside Trout Hatchery in Slatington as members of the community, friends and family of the late Robert G. Herzog Sr. dedicated a bench in his honor.

The bench is the result of multiple donations made in Herzog’s memory following his death in September 2016, after a battle with lung cancer.

His family asked those wanting to honor Herzog and his contributions to the community to donate to the Springside Sportsmen Club Inc., a group of which Herzog was a member.

Blood shortage hurts hospitals

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Critical need for donors as supplies drop during summer

A seasonal shortage of blood donors around the nation has led to what the Red Cross is calling a blood emergency.

In the past few months, the Red Cross has seen 61,000 fewer blood donations than average. That is equivalent to the approximate number of losses the Red Cross would see if it received no donations for more than four days.