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.
Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's Project SEARCH program held its graduation ceremony June 12 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.
Eight Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network interns and five Lehigh County Cedarbrook Nursing Home interns were honored at the event.
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 https://admissions.psu.edu/sasd and select Lehigh Valley Campus, or call 610-285-5047.
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.
The year was 1864; a man by the name of Tilghman H. Reinsmith opened a funeral service to go along with the furniture store he owned at 191 Main St., Emmaus. Little did he know his business would still be going strong after 150 years. Although the furniture business is no longer around, the Reinsmith Funeral Home has been continually serving Emmaus and surrounding communities for a century and a half.
Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
Every year, almost 300,000 people experience a STEMI, a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment.
Lehigh County Police Departments, Pennsylvania State Police and the Allentown Health Bureau collected 766 pounds of unused and expired medications during the eighth National Take Back Day event April 26.
The Lehigh County total for all collections since the first in 2010 is more than 7,600 pounds of medications.
County residents were able to dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.
The state Senate unanimously approved a bill March 19 to give schools greater flexibility to make up time missed as a result of weather emergencies, according to Senator Jake Corman, R-34th, the bill's sponsor.
Senate Bill 1281 would allow schools to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than daily basis. In addition, the legislation would permit them to hold class on one Saturday per month to make up missed school days.