District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number (VIN)-etching event in Whitehall Township May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The VIN-etching is available to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.
Whitehall Township police are looking for information on a vehicle believed to have been involved in a crash the morning of May 6 at Fullerton and Fairmont avenues, Fullerton.
According to reports, Todd T. Hunger, 61, of Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after the accident. He was the driver of a motor- cycle.
An investigation by township police and Lehigh County officials has shown the involvement of a second vehicle at the crash site. The second vehicle is a newer-model, four-door sedan that was either dark blue or black in color.
Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.
The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, has announced Catasauqua Area School District and Salisbury Township School District were awarded school safety and security grants totaling $593,700.
“While I am pleased to see tax dollars returned to our area, it is unfortunate that this program is even needed. But in today’s environment, these are important safeguards that school boards can take for what works best at their schools,” McNeill said.
Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling, of Weisenberg Township, has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth-generation funeral director.
Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.
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.