Two executives of Municipal Energy Managers Inc. (MEM), of Moscow, Lackawanna County, surrendered to authorities Thursday, Feb. 14.
Robert J. Kearns, president of MEM, and Patrick McLaine, secretary and treasurer of MEM, were arraigned in Lehigh County Central Booking by District Judge Robert C. Halal on charges stemming from the alleged theft of more than $160,000 from the Borough of Coplay.
Kearns and McLaine were released on $250,000 unsecured bail.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A disturbance between a man and woman brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
· Police responded to a complaint of noise in the 300 block of Howertown Road.
· A report of theft brought police to the 100 block of Front Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Church Street.
· Police responded to a parking dispute in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.
All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.
I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.
The photo included my husband and me as well as my mother-in-law, our daughter and her fiance, and our youngest son and his girlfriend.
Police report record
The Pennsylvania State Police, Fogelsville, recently reported it set a single-year record for DUI arrests, proactive enforcement, incidents investigated and criminal arrests in 2012.
For the year 2012, state police reported 527 arrests for DUI, 9,620 traffic citations, 13,286 incidents investigated, 1,101 criminal arrests and 5,104 warnings issued
Trailer found with marijuana
State police on Feb. 4 at 10:45 p.m. discovered a goose hunting trailer with marijuana hidden underneath the wheel well.
Margaret Jean Orwan died Feb. 7, 2013, at Cedarbrook, Allentown, after a battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was the wife of the late Eugene Orwan.
Born in Memphis, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Van and Terrell Bailey.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara wife of Richard Kroon of Northampton; sister, Agnes; and brother, Oliver of Tennessee; and grandchildren, Michael Lasko and wife Brianna of Frisco, Texas, David and Michelle Lasko, and Jason, Jennifer, Zachary, and Tucker Orwan; along with several great-grandchildren.
Nanette A. Keller, 56, of Coplay, died Jan.27, 2013, at her home. She was the companion of Andrew Marsh, with whom she resided.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Warren and Mary (Radeline) Oswald.
She was a pharmacy technician with St. Luke's Hospital Network, Allentown Campus, for the past 24 years. She worked part time as a pharmacy technician for Rite Aid, Northampton, for the past 14 years.
The Salem United Church of Christ held it annual Mardi Gras Day Feb. 9 at the church. A number of tables were set up offering deals on many items. there were also food, jellies and pastries to purchase.
The Catasauqua Biddy basketball team ended its season with a scrimmage against Coplay recently.
Both teams played their hearts out as if they were in the seventh game of the NBA Finals. Lebron James, Michael Jordan and even the sweet-talking Charles Barkley could not match the talent and smoothness these young student-athletes possessed on the Coplay police station court.
The young Rough Riders were comprised of first and second graders from Scheckler Elementary and coached by former Catasauqua players Janice (Cesanek) Kovacs and Amy (Cesanek) Soltis.
James E. Eagle, 66, of Walnutport, died Feb. 9, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Catherine E. (Roguski) Eagle for 41 years.
Born in Lynchburg, Va., he was a son of the late John Elridge and Ira (Burt) Eagle Leabold.
He was in the U.S. Navy.
He worked at Tarkett Inc. for 30 years. Most recently he was the courier for Health Network Laboratories.
Lehigh County Director of Emergency Services Thomas H. Nervine today announced his retirement from County service.
Nervine has led Lehigh County's Emergency Management operation since 2005.
"It's been a pleasure to serve Lehigh County's residents as Director of Emergency Services," said Nervine. "I have been fortunate to serve in different capacities with the state and county over the past thirty years and now look forward to new challenges."
Nervine has been director of Lehigh County's Emergency Management Team for eight years.