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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.

Route 309 closed following truck, and car crash

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

South Whitehall Township police were dispatched just before 11 a.m. May 19 to the 800 block of Route 309 North, just north of the Tilghman Street overpass, south of the Route 22 underpass, for a motor vehicle accident involving a Ford Focus and a white, International truck pulling a trailer.

The lnternational truck overturned while attempting an evasive maneuver before striking the car.

Truck driver Leigh Ramer, 52, of Woodstown, N.J., was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with minor injuries, police say.

Gill to be on Nov. 3 GOP ticket

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Republican incumbent Sean Gill garnered 561 votes in Tuesday's primary for a six-year term on the Upper Macungie Township Board of Supervisors. Former supervisor Ed Earley, also a Republican, received an unofficial 217 votes.

Gill's name will appear on the Republican ticket in the Nov. 3 Municipal Election.

There were no candidates listed on the Democrat side of the ticket in the primary.

Martin on ticket in November

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, a Republican, was unchallenged in the May 19 primary election for another four-year term in office.

Martin, who has been district attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg, garnered an unofficial 10,229 votes, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.

He resides with his wife Patricia in Center Valley.

Three on ballot for S. Whitehall board

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Three candidates were listed on the Republican ballot for their party's nomination in Tuesday's primary for the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners.

There are three, four-year terms open on the board.

Incumbent Glenn Block garnered an unofficial 677 votes, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Fellow incumbent David Bond received an unofficial 605 votes.

Matt Mulqueen was seeking to fill the position of Dale Daubert, who chose not to run for re-election.

He brought in an unofficial 651 votes.

Army Capt. Marissa Zator cuts ribbon at Ft. Stewart tax center

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Officer in charge of the Marne Tax Centers at both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field, in Georgia, U.S. Army Capt. Marissa Zator, was on hand, with scissors in hand, to oversee the official opening of the two centers serving military personnel and their families.

She joined Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Gregory; Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Myron J. Lewis; and military and civilian certified tax preparers, to cut the ribbon in January at the tax center for this year's tax filing season.

Zucal and Hanna to face off

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Allentown Police Sgt. Ed Zucal, a Democrat, garnered an unofficial 8,852 votes in Tuesday's primary, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

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

Hanna received an unofficial 10,263 votes in the May 19 primary.

The names of both candidates will be on the ballot for their respective parties in the Nov. 3 Municipal Election.

Celmer wins spot on Nov. ballot

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

There were no Democrat candidates on the ticket for the open six-year seat on the North Whitehall Board of Supervisors in the May 19 primary.

According to unofficial results from Lehigh County Voter Registration, Republican incumbent Richard Celmer received 385 votes.

Fellow Republican Mark Hills, a former supervisor, garnered an unofficial 329 votes.

Celmer unseated Hills in the May 2013 primary and beat Democrat Sam Neas in the November 2013 election for a two-year seat on the board.

Celmer's name will appear on the Nov. 3 Municipal Election ballot.

Candidates compete in primary for four open Lehigh County commissioner at-large seats

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The contest for the four open commissioner-at-large seats on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners in Tuesday's primary was on the Repubican side of the ticket.

The four Republicans who will see their names on the ballot in the Nov. 3 Municipal Election include: Amanda Holt of Upper Macungie Township, Victor Mazziotti of Allentown; Marty Nothstein of Lowhill Township and Brad Osborne of South Whitehall Township.

All are incumbents except Nothstein, who according to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, garnered 8,283 votes.

Slonaker, Eckhart to do battle again

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, County Controller Glenn Eckhart, a Republican from Salisbury Township, garnered 9,460 votes on his party's ticket in the May 19 primary.

Democrat Thomas Slonaker of Whitehall Township received an unofficial 9,239 votes of the total 18,699 cast.

The last time the two went head-to-head was in November 2011 when voters chose Eckhart, who at the time was a member of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, first elected to that office in 2006.