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McNeill begins third term in state House

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

During a ceremony at the state Capitol, state Rep. Dan McNeill was sworn in Jan. 3 to begin his third term fighting for the residents of Lehigh County.

“As we start the 2017-18 legislative session, I am going to focus on continuing my fight against the opioid and heroin addiction problem that is unfortunately plaguing the Lehigh Valley and devastating too many families. This will be done with a dual approach through legislation in Harrisburg and educational efforts in the form of local town hall meetings,” said McNeill, D-133rd.

Health screenings available Jan. 17 at Bethlehem church

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Residents living in and around Bethlehem can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Lehigh Valley Grace Brethren Church will host this community event Jan. 17. The site is located at 580 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem.

Screenings can check for:

• The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health

• HDL and LDL cholesterol levels

• Diabetes risk

Drug arrest made in Coplay Borough

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Dec. 14 an investigation by the district attorney’s Drug Task Force has led to a significant arrest in Coplay.

Michael Louis Frasier, 27, of 136 Front St., Coplay, has been charged with six counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; seven counts of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Along with the drug charges, Frasier has been charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, a felony of the second degree.

SkillsUSA officers are named

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute recently welcomed the 2016-17 lineup of Skills-USA officers.

The students, who represent a variety of sending high schools and career and technical education programs, were recognized at pinning ceremonies recently.

Among the officers is a student from Catasauqua High School.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

It provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.

Rizzo to run for 15th seat

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Paul Rizzo, 15th Congressional candidate, has announced he has achieved ballot access for the November election to run against incumbent Republican Charlie Dent and Democrat Rick Daugherty.

Rizzo is the first Libertarian to run for this seat since 2004, when Richard J. Piotrowski ran.

Rizzo said he is looking forward to bringing the message of limited government, less taxes and more personal freedom to the 2016 election.

A resident of Hanover Township, he is married and has two children.

K-9 Judge seeks your vote

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Allentown Fire Department’s K-9 Judge is a finalist in the 2016 American Hero Dog contest.

A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, he joined the department in 2011. Fire Chief Lee Laubach is Judge’s handler.

State Farm’s Arson Dog Scholarship program donated Judge to the city. He is the first State Farm Arson Dog in city history and was the first in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey in several years.

Judge already has been designated as Hero Dog in the arson category. He is now vying with seven other dogs for top honors from American Humane Association.