The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced he is running for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.
“I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”
This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.
Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is investigating numerous thefts from motor vehicles that began April 3.
The thefts have occurred in Lehigh County as listed below:
• Thefts occurred in the 3700 block of Magnolia Drive and the 500 block of Walnut Drive in Northampton. Both were investigated by Lehigh Township Police Department.
Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term as Lehigh County controller.
Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Now, because of retirements, he is the longest-standing member in the department.
“There is no way to teach experience, so I feel compelled to continue my role as a public servant to the citizens of Lehigh County and its future,” Eckhart said.
With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.
Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006. By 2007, he was a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.
Get ready to sip, savor, save and support!
Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, a proud partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents its Restaurant Week April 7-13 at participating restaurants, bake shops and breweries in Whitehall Township, Coplay Borough, Catasauqua Borough and North Catasauqua Borough.
Andrea E. Naugle, longtime county clerk and employee, announced that she will seek re-election as the Lehigh County clerk of judicial records.
Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County clerk of judicial records since January 2008. She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.
Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as the clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions. Naugle has been a Lehigh County employee for more than 40 years.
With the enthusiastic support of the 9-12 Project of the Lehigh Valley and encouragement from activists from across Northampton County, sole practitioner Thomas Carroll has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Northampton County.
Carroll began his legal career in 1989 as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he served on various units, ending by being the chief juvenile prosecutor before starting a private practice.
Northampton County First Deputy District Attorney and lifelong Democrat Terry Houck has announced his campaign for Northampton County district attorney. Houck also announced his bid for district attorney has already received the endorsement of Fraternal Order of Police Washington Lodge 17, Easton.
Thomas Capehart has announced his candidacy for judge of Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.
Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.
“My active involvement in our community, coupled with my nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of the law, makes me uniquely qualified to effectively deal with the issues that come before the court,” he said.