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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Allentown man charged in 2016 Whitehall bank robbery

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

Commissioner Osborne announces candidacy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gathered in a packed room at the Cetronia Fire Company’s social hall – minutes from where he grew up – Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne announced his candidacy to become the Lehigh County’s next executive.

“People want their government to work for them,” Osborne said. “I will bring a disciplined and transparent government with a ‘let’s get it done’ attitude to Lehigh County.”

Marty Nothstein, chair of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners and Olympic gold medalist, introduced Osborne.

Catasauqua girl competes on 4-H potato-judging team

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The 2017 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. 11.

Sixteen teams with 73 4-H members from Bradford, Dauphin, Indiana, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Union counties participated.

Catasauqua resident Sophia Vargas was among the 4-H members who participated in the contest for the first time.

Competing with her on the third-place Lehigh County basic “A” team were Jonas Geiger, of Schnecksville; Marisa Berger, of Kutztown; and Alaina Muller, of Orefield.

County commissioner in the running for district judge seat

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Tom Creighton III has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge in District 31-3-01, which covers Slatington Borough and Lynn, Lowhill, Heidelberg, Washington and Weisenberg townships.

“I would first like to thank the current Magisterial District Judge, the Honorable Rod Beck, and wish him well on his upcoming retirement,” Creighton said.

“Judge Beck has been a keystone in keeping our community safe and ensuring the position of magisterial district judge has been one of integrity and justice.

Marc Grammes seeks county commissioners seat again

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Former Lehigh County Commissioner Marc Grammes has announced he intends to do something no other county commissioner has ever done before: return as a Lehigh County commissioner elected to nonconsecutive terms.

Grammes served as an at-large commissioner 2004-08.

He resides in Slatedale, Washington Township, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children.

He is seeking to return as the District One commissioner, the seat now held by Commissioner Tom Creighton, who is not seeking re-election.

Zach Mako takes oath of office

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State representative vows to fight for tax reform, jobs

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, was joined Jan. 3 in Harrisburg by 22 other first-term legislators as he took the oath of office in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The newly sworn-in state representative has vowed to fight for property tax reform, job creation and infrastructure improvements.