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BREAKING NEWS: State university faculty on strike

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to information provided by Daniel Spiegel, APSCUF public relations chair, spokesperson and Kutztown University computer science professor, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties union members are heading to the picket lines after negotiators waited through the night for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to return to the bargaining table.

Armstrong calls out Mako for failure to debate

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Mako responds to allegations

Phillips Armstrong, candidate for state representative in the 183rd Legislative District released the following information on Sept. 29 regarding Zach Mako, also a candidate for the seat in the 183rd Legislative District.

Armstrong says he has made himself available to debate Mako in three public forums since the primary.

These include a public forum organized by the Chamber of Commerce in Whitehall scheduled for Oct. 5 and canceled by Mako, a candidate forum arranged by PBS 39 the week of Sept. 13.

BREAKING NEWS Police seek info on missing Heidelberg Township man

Thursday, July 28, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, are seeking the public’s help to locate John Alvin Bealer.

Bealer, who at the time had gray hair and green eyes, disappeared from his Heidelberg Township home on the afternoon of July 30, 1993, under suspicious circumstances.

He stood 5 feet 3 inches and weighed approximately 140 lbs. He was 50 at the time of his disappearance.

A skilled auto mechanic, he frequented the amateur racetrack circuit.

Several primary races uncontested

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Many of the races in next Tuesday’s primary election are uncontested, meaning the candidate is not facing a challenger from his or her political party and/or the opposing party.

As Pennsylvania’s primary is closed, only registered party members can vote for the candidate in his or her own party.

The candidate’s name will again be on the Nov. 8 ballot, along with the name of the candidate from the opposing party, if there is one.

15th Congressional District

Mack Trucks to lay off 400 workers

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Christopher Heffner, public relations manager for Mack Trucks, Lower Macungie Township, has told the Lehigh Valley Press 400 workers from its Mack Lehigh Valley manufacturing location will be laid off.

Heffner told The Press on Dec. 15 a general announcement was made to staff this morning.

“We regret having to take this action,” Heffner said.

The Lower Macungie facility recently celebrated its 40th year of manufacturing the iconic Mack truck.

Lehigh County Spec Ops practice farm silo rescue

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

For some members of the Lehigh County Special Operations Team, based in South Whitehall Township, a trip to outlying farmland may be a new experience.

But, the skills of these volunteers would be vital if there were an emergency at a nearby farm and a worker needed to be rescued from a silo filled with corn silage, possibly some 70 feet in height.

With this in mind, Penn State Extension, Lehigh County, arranged for and paid for a training session for the special ops volunteers.

Voters choose five for school board

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Six candidates competed in the Nov. 3 municipal election for five open positions on the Parkland School Board.

Of those six, Lisa Adams, Robert Bold, Carole Facchiano and David Kennedy, who cross-filed on both tickets, and Jef Reyburn, who ran on the Republican ticket, will be taking seats on the board, according to unofficial Lehigh County voter registration results.

Rochell Figueroa, who ran on the Democratic ticket, came in sixth.

Naugle, Grim, Martin unchallenged on Tuesday

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Andrea E. Naugle is unchallenged in her bid for re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, 60, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the Civil, Criminal, Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills divisions.

Prior to election as Clerk of Judicial Records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995 as the Clerk of Courts, overseeing the Civil and Criminal Divisions.

Police sergeant, detective each seek sheriff’s seat

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

With the announcement by Lehigh County Sheriff Ronald W. Rossi he would not seek re-election, two candidates stepped forward seeking the job he has held since 1992,

Allentown Police Sgt. Ed Zucal, a Democrat, is a 24-year veteran of the Allentown Police Department and a 21-year veteran with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center.

Zucal, a sergeant in charge of the department’s traffic division, is the department’s hit and run investigator.

Joe Hanna, a Republican, is a detective with the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office.

Motorcyclist dies in crash with truck

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

A 34-year-old Nazareth man died from injuries he received when the 2007 Harley Davidson he was operating along Schantz Road at Industrial Boulevard was struck by a truck tractor 10:30 p.m. May 25.

Upper Macungie Township police say Jeffrey R. Snyder was southbound on Schantz Road as Justin M. Sullivan, 22, of Allentown, was leaving private property at 7248 Industrial Blvd.

According to police, Sullivan allegedly failed to see the motorcycle and pulled out into the roadway.

The motorcycle struck the front passenger side corner of the truck.