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Dent faces challenge for his seat in 15th Congressional District

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four individuals, including a write-in candidate, are seeking to represent the 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Democrat Rick Daugherty, Libertarian Paul Rizzo, and write-in candidate Dennis Atiyeh, who identifies himself as an Independent Christian, are challenging Rebublican incumbent Charles W. Dent in the Nov. 8 general election.

Long challenges Schlossberg for seat in 132nd Legislative District

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Two candidates are seeking the seat representing the 132nd Legislative District.

Democrat incumbent Mike Schlossberg will face Republican Ben Long in the Nov. 8 general election.

The 132nd Legislative 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 Township districts 1, 2, 7.

The Press asked the candidates the following question: Why are you the best candidate for this office?

Their responses follow.

Mike Schlossberg

Armstrong calls out Mako for failure to debate

Thursday, October 20, 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: State university faculty on strike

Wednesday, October 19, 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.

BREAKING NEWS: Kutztown University creates website for strike information

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

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.

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.