In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.
In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community.’”
Ryan Bilger, of Macungie, is bringing pride to the area with his recent run of wins on JEOPARDY!.
The 21-year-old Eagle Scout graduated from Emmaus High School in 2015, Gettysburg College this past spring and will attend West Virginia University in the two-year graduate program to study public history. Bilger is the son of Cathy and Kurt and older brother of Kaitlin.
For five days, starting July 4, viewers got to see the Lehigh Valley native compete on JEOPARDY!.
The audition process began with an online test.
The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and its Stockings for Soldiers program.
Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country no matter where they are stationed in the world.
“Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held the “Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.
In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.
In a news release June 22, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-19 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.
Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.
Santa Claus took time recently to answer a few questions from some of our youngest readers, who responded to a Facebook request, before he had to leave to get to the North Pole.
Q. What is your favorite cookie?
A. Chocolate chip.
Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
A. “The Santa Clause,” “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3.”
Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?
A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.
Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?
Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.
The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.
There is a contest in the Republican race for Lehigh County executive. Voters will choose one of two candidates in the primary election May 16.
Democrat Phillips Armstrong, of Whitehall Township, is unopposed in the primary. He will face the successful Republican candidate.
Republicans Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury Township, and Brad Osborne, of South Whitehall Township, are seeking the Lehigh County executive seat.
We asked each Republican candidate the following question: Why should residents vote for you? Their responses follow.
All election results were obtained from Lehigh County Voter Registration. These results are unofficial until certified by the board of elections.
President of the United States
Hillary Clinton/Tim Kane, Democratic, 77,087 votes, 50.37 percent
Donald Trump/Mike Pence, Republican, 70,285 votes, 45.93 percent
Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley, Constitution, 526 votes, 0.34 percent
Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka, Green, 1,338 votes, 0.87 percent
Gary Johnson/Bill Weld, Libertarian, 3,795 votes, 2.48 percent
Total: 153,031 votes, 100 percent