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Video contest sponsored by LWV

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) is inviting Pennsylvania’s high school students to enter the Second Annual LWVPA High School Video Contest, with the theme of “Your Voice - Your Vote - Be Heard!”

The contest is open to any team of students or individual students between 13 and 19 years of age and currently enrolled in high school in Pennsylvania.

Contestants will create 30-second video public service announcements that encourage participation in the democratic process.

Veteran prosecutor named supervisor of narcotics unit

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A veteran prosecutor in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has been named supervisor of the narcotics unit.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph R. Stauffer, who has been in the office since 2004, supervises a unit that includes five other attorneys.

Stauffer approves most of the search warrants for the drug unit, manages forfeitures for the unit and approves most of the felony criminal complaints involving drug prosecutions.

Harhart to retire from House of Representatives

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Term will end Nov. 30

State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, has decided her 11th term in office, which will end with the 2015-16 session, will be her final term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“It has been an honor and privilege to represent the residents of the 183rd District in the state House,” Harhart said. “In doing so, I have made many friends, both in the General Assembly and the surrounding community, that I will miss tremendously. They have helped to make public service, while challenging, one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.”

DA’s office obtains gang enhancement sentence in recent assault case

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Lehigh County District Attorneys Office has obtained the first gang enhancement sentence in an assault case as the office and the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center contribute resources to gang-related prosecutions.

A 20-year-old Allentown woman who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as a first-degree felony was sentenced Jan. 5 to four to 20 years in state prison for assaulting a 15-year-old girl, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Bethany Zampogna. She has been named supervisor of gang prosecutions, human trafficking and nuisance bars.

LCTI students win top prizes at regional FBLA competition

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Thirteen qualify for statewide event in Hershey

Thirteen Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students qualified for the Pennsylvania FBLA 2016 State Leadership Conference during last week’s regional contest at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Students from the Administrative Office Technology/Accounting, Computer & Networking Technology and Web Design/Web Programming programs scored Top 3 finishes in eight categories at the Region 28 Leadership Conference to secure berths in the state event, to be held April 11-13 in Hershey.

The Administrative Office Technology/Accounting student qualifier is:

January is Radon Action Month

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

January is Nation Radon Action Month, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has devised an initiative to bring the dangers of radon to the forefront. Radon is a naturally occurring carcinogen with many case studies showing a direct correlation to lung cancer and other possible diseases. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium, thorium and radium in rock and soil. With no scent or taste and being invisible, radon is a silent killer that seeps into building structures and does not discriminate against its victims.

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers attacks

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Citrus County, Fla., board of directors met during a recent monthly meeting and presented Bill Leiner Sr., former longtime Coplay resident, with an award as the last living Pearl Harbor survivor in Citrus County.

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 186 of Citrus County has held annual events for the past 20 years to honor those who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Twenty years ago, there were 19 survivors. Today, there is only one.

Two RenewLV board members appointed to planning positions

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

RenewLV recently announced that board members Julie Thomases and Ron Beitler were appointed to two important planning boards.

Thomases, an Allentown native, was appointed to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Beitler, a Lower Macungie Township commissioner, was appointed to Lehigh County’s Sterling Raber Farmland Preservation Board.

Lehigh County commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint both board members.

Thomases joins about 30 planners from Lehigh and Northampton counties on the LVPC, and Beitler is one of nine members of the preservation board.

Generosity triumphs over hardship

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Deb Nothstein could never look beyond a child in need. That is why after her sudden passing more than five years ago, her family, friends and coworkers established the Mrs. Nothstein’s Helping Hands Fund.

In the past five years, the fund has distributed more than $35,000 in assistance, providing needed items for children and their families experiencing hardships.

Where could all that money come from? Funds arrive from private contributions organizational donations and the annual Homemade Holiday Sale organized by Deb’s family and friends.