Lehigh County Controller Republican Glenn Eckhart was sworn in Jan. 4 for his second four-year term in the Lehigh County Courthouse with the Honorable Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dougles G. Reichley presiding.
In addition, Eckhart organized an event to honor his staff at the Masters at Shepherd Hills Jan. 6 inviting Reichley, the Honorable Northampton County Common Pleas Judge Emil A. Giordano and the Honorable Lehigh County Court of Common Please Judge James T. Anthony as well as family members of the staff.
Editor's note: Tips about filing the Free Application for Financial Aid form were presented recently at Emmaus High School. This article, which first ran in the East Penn Press, is reprinted here in order to assist Catasauqua parents and students.
Despite bitterly cold temperatures, over 150 students and parents attended the financial aid night at Emmaus High School recently.
Presenting was Kim Adamson, assistant director of student financial services at Cedar Crest College.
The Lehigh County The Right Information and Direction/Project Lifesaver welcomed Sgt. Clyde Hoch, U.S.M.C., of Pennsburg, to its monthly meeting Jan. 13 at the Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
Hoch is an award winning author and mentor with the Veterans' Mentor Program sponsored by District Attorney James Martin. Hoch also helped to open a home in Pennsburg for his fellow vets.
At this time of year, many of our Press readers have questions about Santa, the elves and the reindeer.
For the answers, we went to the Providence Children's Learning Center, 1290 Minesite Road, Allentown, at Grace Community Church Dec. 18.
There, we found Caine Kachmar, Isabella Fulper, Hadlee Horvath, Robert Horvath, Zoe Santana, Bella DeMarco and Landon Miller, ready with answers to our questions.
Q. What is Santa's most favorite Christmas Eve snack?
Volunteers placed wreaths on veterans' graves in cemeteries at more than 850 locations Dec. 13 to honor those who have served their country.
Locally, ceremonies were held at Resurrection Cemetery, 547 N. Krocks Road, Wescosville; Grandview Cemetery, 2735 Walbert Ave., Allentown; and Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Airport Road.
The Press asked the candidates what the most pressing issue was facing Pennsylvanians and why he should be elected or re-elected governor of the commonwealth.
Incumbent Tom Corbett
The most pressing issue facing our state is the unfunded $50 billion pension debt.
This crisis will grow to a cost that will double the state budget in a few years. It will cost each Pennsylvania household over $13,000.
The mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley, who was killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., visited Allentown recently to discuss the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act.
Nicole Hockley is communications director for Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization led by community members and several parents and spouses who lost loved ones in the shooting Dec. 14, 2012.
Twenty first-grade students and six educators were killed.
Adam Lanza, 20, was charged with the shooting.
"It's a love story," said Jim Geiger, senior vice president, operations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network, at a press conference March 19 following a shooting 1:03 p.m. in the hospice care center.
Many parents have been asking for guidance on how to talk to their children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and understand the short and long term impact of the events.
Jodi S.W. Campbell, MS, KidsPeace leader of the Critical Incident Response Team, assistant director of Organizational Development and Training shared with The Press tips for parents to help children in the wake of a large scale tragedy such as this.
Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.
In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.
In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.
McNeill, a resident of Whitehall, ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.