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Red Cross offers tips for emergencies

Thursday, September 17, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Disasters can strike at any time, and the most common disaster threat people face across the country is a fire in their home. The American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, encourages everyone to be ready for emergencies like home fires by creating a disaster plan for their household during National Preparedness Month.

As part of its home fire campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years, the Red Cross urges households to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with everyone in their home.

LCTI to get new executive director

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute officials this month named the school’s next executive director.

Thomas J. “Tim” Rushton IV has been tapped to replace Executive Director Sandra Himes, who plans to retire this fall. He currently serves as LCTI’s director of career and technical education and has held that position since 2013.

Rushton is slated to assume his new role Oct. 5.

Drug collection event to be held Sept. 12

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Logs

The 10th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at eight sites in Lehigh County. They can dispose of capsules, pills — including pet medications — and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last nine collections, and no questions will be asked.


Thursday, September 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Blood bank issues challenge

Miller-Keystone Blood Center and the American Cancer Society are inviting everyone to turn hope into action by donating blood, platelets or plasma at the first-ever “Relay Blood Challenge” 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.

According to Pete Castagna, president and CEO, Miller-Keystone Blood Center, voluntary blood donation plays a crucial role in the treatment of cancer patients.

Dancers compete in competition

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Congratulations to the Dazzling Diamond & Elite Diamond Dance Companies from Sue Albert’s School of Dance in Catasauqua. The two dance companies completed a very successful competition season earlier this year.

Members of the teams are dance students from the Catasauqua, Northampton and Whitehall school districts. During March and April they competed in dance competitions throughout the tri-state area, garnering High Gold and Platinum awards and multiple overall and special awards.

McNeill leads rally for responsible budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, led officials from across the Lehigh Valley in calling for a responsible state budget during a rally Wednesday evening at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem.

McNeill was joined by Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Northampton County Councilman Scott Parsons. Also in attendance were teachers, labor members and leaders, and senior citizens who are concerned about the lack of progress in passing a responsible budget.

Penn State invites future students to spend an evening

Thursday, July 16, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Penn State Lehigh Valley invites high school juniors, seniors and their parents to "Spend a Summer Evening" at the Center Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, to learn about Penn State's admissions process, financial aid timeline and the more than 160 academic program options.

The event, which will be held twice this summer on July 30 and Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m., requires the prospective student and their family to register beforehand.

To register, visit and select Lehigh Valley Campus, or call 610-285-5047.

Domestic violence unit, processing are revised

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin has announced that his office's Domestic Violence Unit has been expanded and that the processing of domestic abuse cases through the court system has been changed to strengthen prosecutors' and the court's response to domestic violence cases.

The unit, which was started in 1997, initially was staffed by one attorney and one detective, and a second detective was added in 2012. Martin recently expanded the unit by adding another attorney.