Parkland Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

Court upholds Lehigh County’s right to display seal with Latin cross

Friday, August 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County’s official seal, which features a Latin cross and other symbols relating to the county’s history may continue to be displayed in public.

According to information provided by Becket Law, which represented the county in the lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 on Aug. 8 that the county can maintain the Latin cross in the seal.

Route 309, Schnecksville, closed for eight hours during incident

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Route 309 in Schnecksville was closed for approximately eight hours on July 6 following an alleged domestic incident at 4123 Route 309.

According to State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, officers responded to that address around 2:30 a.m. that day and subsequently took Jeffrey Crossley, 46, into custody with the assistance of the state police Special Emergency Response Team.

Crossley was taken to the Lehigh County Booking Center for arraignment.

Police say the Schnecksville Fire Department and PennDOT assisted at the scene.

Voters pick school board candidates for November

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Six candidates — Jay Rohatgi, Carol L. Facchiano, Marisa Ziegler, David M. Kennedy, Patrick H. Foose and Lisa Roth — all sought a chance to sit in one of the five open seats for a four-year term on the Parkland School Board.

Each has cross-filed on the Democrat and Republican tickets.

Unofficial results, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, show David Kennedy coming in at the top of the Republican ticket with 2,028 votes, 19.74 percent of the total 10,271 votes cast.

Candidates chosen for S. Whitehall board race

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four Democrats — Joe Setton, Keisha Champagnie, Matthew Mobilio and Thomas J. Johns — and five Republicans — Diane Kelly, Michael K. Wolk, Tom Utsch, Vincent J. Quinn and Matt Mulqueen — were on the ballot Tuesday for the three open seats on the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners.

Voters chose the three candidates on each ticket who will face-off in the Nov. 5 general election.

4 Democrats, 5 Republicans run for 3 seats on S. Whitehall board

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four Democrats — Joe Setton, Keisha Champagnie, Matthew Mobilio and Thomas J. Johns — and five Republicans — Diane Kelly, Michael K. Wolk, Tom Utsch, Vincent J. Quinn and Matt Mulqueen — are on the ballot for three seats on the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners in the May 21 Municipal Primary.

Voters may choose not more than three of the candidates on each ticket for a four-year term in office.

We asked the candidates the following question: What do you see as the biggest issue facing South Whitehall residents?

DEMOCRATS

Joe Setton

Six seek five seats on Parkland School Board

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Six candidates — Jay Rohatgi, Carol L. Facchiano, Marisa Ziegler, David M. Kennedy, Patrick H. Foose and Lisa Roth — are running for the five open seats for a four-year term on the Parkland School Board.

Each has cross-filed on the Democrat and Republican tickets.

We asked the candidates the following question: What is your position on property tax reform, whereby taxes are replaced by other forms of revenue?

Jay Rohatgi

Rohatgi says he is a successful business leader and agent for positive change in his professional life.

County executive’s ‘story’ falls flat Armstrong apologizes for comments via email to The Press

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

As a way of explaining why he made no promises during his campaign for office, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told what some considered a socially unacceptable “story” during his state of the county address about a supposed friend, a light blue Cadillac convertible and a “blonde.”

The Press contacted Armstrong for comment on his “story,” and the reaction of two Lehigh County commissioners when they heard what he had said.

Armstrong replied to The Press’ question via email on Feb. 26.

BREAKING NEWS

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Firefighters respond to Springhouse M.S. for smoke in the building

According to information provided by the Parkland School District, “At approximately 6:10 a.m. Jan. 24 a fire alarm sound at Springhouse Middle School.

“A unit ventilator in the lobby of the gym entrance had its motor freeze up and begin to smoke.

“The smoke triggered an alarm. Fire personnel and our school maintenance personnel used fans to blow out any residual smoke.

“Fire personnel in South Whitehall Township gave permission to have school today at the regular time.

“Principal Minotti sent out a message to parents, teachers and students informing them.

Coroner Grim resigns

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Heading to job with Pa. Department of Health

Scott Grim has announced he is stepping down as Lehigh County’s coroner effective Feb. 28.

After 26 years investigating the cause and manner of hundreds of deaths within his jurisdiction, Grim is looking forward to his new job with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Grim will be investigating violent deaths, working with other coroners, law enforcement and district attorneys to develop programs to reduce the number of these type of deaths.

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s mobile mammography coach to do screenings at Roma

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Women invited to schedule appointments

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.

According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.