Lehigh Career and Technical Institute administrators, staff and students and local school administrators broke ground March 14 for a new $4.25 million welding technology center. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included LCTI Executive Director Dr. Thomas J. Rushton, Director of Career and Technical Education Kurt Adam, Joint Operating Committee Vice Chairman Gary Fedorcha, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani.
A 48-year-old Coplay woman died after the 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a 2006 Infiniti G35 driven by a 16-year-old female from Macungie 6:02 p.m. March 30 in the 6900 block of Hamilton Boulevard, Upper Macungie Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric D. Minnich, Lori Seip was pronounced dead 9:29 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Minnich said the cause of Seip’s death is multiple blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle/motor vehicle accident. He ruled the manner of her death an accident.
An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.
Robert Drey, of Lehigh Township, was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.
State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, took a 19-year-old man into custody Jan. 29 in connection with the Jan. 26 bank robbery in Allen Township.
Police allege Dylan James Karba, whose last known address is Philadelphia, was the man who entered the First Northern Bank and Trust, 1449 Nor-Bath Blvd., Allen Township, at 1:35 p.m. on that day.
According to police, Karba allegedly left the bank with money after passing a note to a bank teller. He then fled the area to the west of the bank toward Northampton Borough on foot.
Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township.
This play, based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there would be snacks served.
Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.
There are two casts for the show.
An 18-year-old Orefield man has been charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident 7:52 p.m. July 29 on I-78 East, Greenwich Township, Berks County.
Pennsylvania State Police Troop L, Hamburg, said troopers were dispatched to the area after a 67-year-old Whitehall man reported a passenger in another vehicle, later identified as Frank John Clark V, allegedly showed a handgun during the incident.
The Christian theater group Players of the Stage has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20-22.
This four-act comedy, based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Dr. Valentine Brown.
She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.
For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her sister Susan operate a school for genteel children.
An Allentown man charged with robbing banks in Whitehall, Allentown, Emmaus and Upper Macungie Township allegedly had an accomplice in two of the four robberies.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Anthony Eugene Tillman, 46, no street address given, was taken into custody Dec. 16 by Allentown police and charged with four counts of robbery, a felony of the first degree.
Members of the Christian theater group Players of the Stage have been rehearsing since August to present their version of “Peter Pan.” The story of the forever-young boy will be performed this weekend at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.
The play tells the story of Peter Pan, a free spirit who refuses to grow up, and Wendy Darling from London.
Peter Pan flies Wendy to Neverland to be the mother of his gang, the Lost Boys.
The American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter hosted a Holiday Mail for Heroes card-sorting party recently at its headquarters in Cetronia.
Holiday Mail for Heroes is an annual campaign in which the Red Cross provides the community with the opportunity to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families.
Peter Brown, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, spoke with The Press at the party.