Kenneth J. Cernobyl, 50, of North Catasauqua, was sentenced Oct. 16 to life in prison without parole following a guilty plea to first-degree murder. He was charged in the Dec. 6, 2017, slaying of his wife Holly, 47, at their Fifth Street home.
Judge F.P. Kimberly McFadden, who imposed the sentence, ordered him be moved to state prison as soon as possible.
According to reports, after killing his wife, Cernobyl told family and friends that she was sick or at work. Two days later, his son Nicholas, 25, discovered his mother’s body in his parents’ basement.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Hanover Township is expected to receive a revised proposal from Good Mac Airport Associates on developing property along American Parkway, south of Airport Center Mall.
Good Mac Associates has the same principal players as the developers of Airport Center Mall. The developers considered the nearby parcel would be eagerly anticipated by potential retail tenants because of its proximity to the highly successful Airport Center Mall. That assumption has not been reliable.
Coincidentally, the first full day of fall, Sept. 23, brought a return of the American Legion breakfast buffet. The hardworking crew from the Legionnaires of the American Legion Post 215, Catasauqua, takes a break over the summer and fires up again when the weather gets more comfortable.
“All the money we raise goes to helping vets,” said Elaine Jacksits, who heads up the organization. “We are a separate, stand-alone group from the legion.”
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, invited senior citizens and their families to a senior expo Sept. 14.
This free event was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, and hosted more than 70 local, state and federal agencies and organizations directed toward the needs of senior citizens. Companies such as LANTA Bus transportation services, SeniorLIFE life insurance, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center and more attended the expo to inform senior citizens about the services they have to offer.
Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, along with state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and Michael Dee, chief of staff for state Rep. Jeanne McNeil, D-133rd, gathered at Fellowship Community, Whitehall, Sept. 12 to present their thoughts on the state of the counties to Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.
McClure emphasized the crossroads he sees in the future.
“In the next decade, we need to decide if we are going to be the home of fulfillment centers or if we can balance economic development and land protection,” he said.