Lehigh County police departments collected 944.5 pounds of unused and expired medications during the fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection Sept. 29.
Medications were collected at 16 sites in Lehigh County. The total collected in the county during the last five events is 3,268.5 pounds.
At the most recent event, the Catasauqua Police Department collected 10 pounds of medications and the Whitehall Township Police Department collected 28.5 pounds.
Although meeting attendance is normally in single digits, Hanover Township's new municipal meeting room was filled to capacity at council's Oct. 3 meeting.
Residents were not there for a tour.
Trucking firm A. Duie Pyle wanted to change a word in a permitted use clause for land adjacent to the company's terminal and near the Carmike Theater, changing the permitted use designation from automotive repair to vehicle repair. That request brought out township residents from the...
Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.
The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.
Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.
Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs...
The 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade, presented by the Northampton Exchange Club, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 25.
The route will be the same as the previous two years.
Candy will be thrown, so bring your goodie bags!
Any group or business looking to participate with a float in the parade should contact Linda at 610-625-8886 for entry information.
The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual Halloween walkathon...
CCHS faculty and students have once again come together to continue the Central City Project.
An organization started two years ago by John Gribowhich, the Central City Project serves to aid Central Catholic students in developing a stronger connection to the surrounding community through multiple events and service. The project is now headed by Patrick Markham and Anthony Clifford, members of the theology and English departments at CCHS, respectively.
The organization's most...
Q. I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I the victim of hype?
I wouldn't call it hype. There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.
Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.
Aspirin is used to treat mild to moderate pain, fever or inflammation. It is sometimes used to treat or...
A macadam access roadway, located across from Hardcore Ink on Front Street, was the subject of a Catasauqua Borough Council public hearing held at the borough municipal complex Sept. 10.
The council considered whether to take over the roadway and place the 80-foot-long strip on the official borough map. The roadway was once used to access the main gate at the old Fuller Plant.
Attorney Daniel McCarthy represented FL Smidth at the hearing. No other property owners with an...
September is National Preparedness Month and the board of commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for their service to Lehigh County.
"Part of the Red Cross's mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Osborne said. "On average the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."
Chief Administrative Officer of the American Red Cross...
Vehicle tires slashed
Coplay police on Sunday were called to the unit block of South Fourth Street to investigate a report of damage to a vehicle.
Police on arriving at the scene found two tires slashed on a neighbor's vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was not available at the time of the report, police stated.
The neighbor informed police he observed two tires slashed on his neighbor's vehicle while it was parked in front of his home.
Police respond to suspicious...