Catasauqua Press

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Biking through town

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

American Legion bike riders revved their 100-plus engines and rode into town April 20.

“This isn’t a motorcycle club; we are just American Legion members who like to get out and ride,” said Rich Scherb, who organized the stop at Catasauqua’s Post 215. “For the most part, everyone knows each other.”

Scherb led the group with his 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide.

According to Scherb, the organization finds a veteran in need of assistance and helps them.

New laws imposed for golf carts, ATVs

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

N. Catty police, borough will strictly enforce rules

The North Catasauqua Police Department will be keeping a close eye on golf cart and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) usage in the borough, following updated laws from the state of Pennsylvania.

The new laws prevent anyone under the age of 12 from operating a golf cart or ATV. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16 must have adult supervision when crossing streets from one property to another. Emergency personnel are permitted to use ATVs in the streets to respond to calls if the vehicle has lights and a siren.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Wild, Nothstein win in 7th; Mako defeats challenger in 183rd

Democrat Susan Wild and Republican Marty Nothstein were victorious in their bids for the new 7th Legislative District. They will face off for the seat in the November general election.

Lehigh County vote tallies were as follows:

Democrat Susan Wild – 8,755 votes

Democrat Greg Edwards – 5,721 votes

Democrat John Morganelli – 4,896 votes

Democrat Rick Daugherty – 1,209 votes

Democrat Roger Ruggles – 471 votes

Democrat David Clark – 422 votes

Republican Marty Nothstein – 8,955 votes

Those honored with Donley Award help local children

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

A dentist who has volunteered her time to provide free dental screenings to more than 600 Lehigh Valley women and children in need, was one of the honorees at the 23rd annual Donley Awards, held April 13 at DeSales University Center in Center Valley.

Dr. Deborah Campbell received one of the awards presented by Community Services for Children for public service that benefits children.

“I am so honored,” she said. “When I started dental screenings for Head Start, I didn’t have any idea the impact it would have on both the children and me. These kids touch my heart.”

County board requests proposed amendment be withdrawn

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners requested Commissioner Amanda Holt withdraw a proposed amendment to the professional services agreement with Computer Aid Inc. for information technology management services May 9. No reason was given.

The same amendment had been delayed at the last meeting at the request of Commissioner Brad Osborne, who wanted time to study the effect of the amendment on other issues.