Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

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.

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.