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Incumbents retain seats in Lehigh Valley

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Republicans Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th and state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, celebrated their re-election victories Tuesday night at the PPL Center, Allentown.

Dent, who was officially unchallenged, faced a last-minute, write-in campaign by Dennis Atiyeh of North Whitehall.

According to the Board of Elections, Dent received an unofficial 56,012 votes in Lehigh County.

On the ballot

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

132nd Legislative District

State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-132nd, faces no challenge for re-election in the Nov. 4 general election.

He was first elected to office for a two-year term in November 2012.

The district includes Allentown wards 6 (div 2), 8 (divs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), 10 (divs 3, 4), 11 (divs 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), 13, 14 (div 1), 15, 17, 18 and South Whitehall Twp districts 1, 2, 7.

134th Legislative District

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, is unchallenged in his bid for re-election.

Dent challenged by write-in candidate in 15th Congressional District

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Press asked the candidates what the most pressing issue was facing residents of the 15th Congressional District and why he should be elected or re-elected to office.

Incumbent RepublicanCharlie Dent

Congressman Charlie Dent has served as U.S. Congressman in the 15th District since 2005. He was state senator in the 16th Senatorial District from 1999-2005 and state representative for the 132nd Legislative District from1991-98.

Browne challenged in 16th Senatorial District

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Press asked the candidates what the most pressing issue was facing residents of the 16th Senatorial District and why he should be elected or re-elected to the seat.



Pat Browne

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, is seeking another four-year term in the 16th Senatorial District, which he has served since May 2005.

Providing a quality and fair education for all Pennsylvania children must be the top priority for not only the 16th Senatorial District, but for everywhere in the commonwealth.

Editor's View

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Opinion

Thank you to the community for making the weekly papers a success

National Newspaper Week is being celebrated Oct. 5-11.

The theme, "Newspapers: The Foundation of Vibrant Communities" is the perfect time for the editors at the Lehigh Valley Press to thank our loyal advertisers and readers, and to pat ourselves on the back for helping contribute to the longevity of the eight weekly papers.

On April 9, 1959, the first issue of the Emmaus Free Press, now the East Penn Press, made its debut. The Pencor family, to which the weekly papers belong, purchased the Emmaus Free Press in October 1987.

South Whitehall man killed in crash with tractor trailer

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

The Lehigh County Coroner's Office says a South Whitehall Township man was killed Sept. 9 when his motorcycle collided with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Route 873 and Mountain Road, Slatington.

Alfred M. Kotsch, 78, of Colonial Court, South Whitehall, was pronounced dead at 4:18 p.m. at the scene by Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas.

Deitsch Eck cooks chicken pot pie for Cheyenne

Thursday, August 28, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Steve Stetzler, owner and chef at The Deitsch Eck Restaurant, Len-hartsville, recently sponsored a chicken pot pie fundraiser, Chinese auction and bake sale to raise money to help the familyof Cheyanne Stoudt of Upper Bern Township.

Cheyanne, 10, has nonketotic hyperglycinemia, a rare genetic disorder.

Children with this metabolic disorder, most of whom die within weeks of birth, cannot properly break down the amino acid glycine, which accumulates in the body, disrupts the brain, causing seizures and brain damage.

South Whitehall woman killed in crash outside Ritz Barbecue

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has identified the woman killed Aug. 17 at Ritz Barbecue, Allentown, as Shirley Dengler, 82, of South Whitehall Township.

Grim pronounced Dengler, who resided at Cedarview Apartments retirement community, dead at 7:20 p.m.

An autopsy was scheduled for Aug. 19 to determine the exact cause of her death.

According to Grim, Dengler was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle that pinned her against a wall at approximately 6:33 p.m. Aug. 17, in front of Ritz Barbecue on the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown.

Township reps convene for contests and conversation

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Each summer, representatives from Lehigh County Townships of the Second Class gather at the Schnecksville Fire Company for their annual convention and picnic.

Designed as a time for fun and learning, the event features guest speakers, an equipment rodeo and a delicious lunch.

Vendors, including Code Master, Arro, SSM Group, and Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Executive Director Becky A. Bradley and Director of Community Planning Eric C. McAfee had tables set up at the convention offering brochures, booklets and various wares.

Snow, ice do not deter guests from celebration

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Anniversary, commemoration go on despite storm

The snow and ice storm that covered the Lehigh Valley Dec. 14, 2013, did not put a damper on the efforts of Elsie Heist to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary, and to honor her and husband Ronald's best man, Frederick B. Selig III, who had recently passed away.

The Heists' 45 guests (one for each year of their marriage) doggedly braved the weather to celebrate the Snowman-themed event with the couple.

Also being celebrated was all the hard work done to have their Breinigsville property designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site by the National Wildlife Federation.