Following the strike by faculty members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties union announced 5 a.m. this morning, Kutztown University has launched a strike information website at www.kutztown.edu/strikeinfo.
The website includes a video from Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and information for students, staff and families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.