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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parkland graduate Kristy McKeever, now living in Arizona, was unhappy with what she heard from some stage crew members working on this year's high school spring musical, "The Wizard of Oz," so she started a petition on change.org.
"I decided to start this petition after hearing from current students they were not being given the opportunity to be the lighting designer and the sound designer and board operator," McKeever said in a Feb. 28 email to The Press. "I wouldn't be where I am today, if I had not had those opportunities while I was at Parkland High School.
With 100 percent of the votes counted in North Whitehall's four districts, Republicans Ron Heintzelman and Rich Celmer have been chosen to serve on the North Whitehall Board of Supervisors, according to unofficial Lehigh County Voter Registration results.
Heintzelman returns to the board for another six-year term having received an unofficial 453 votes in the First District; 330 in the Second District; 598 in the Third and 242 in the Fourth District.
Voters have returned incumbents Christina "Tori" Morgan and Thomas J. Johns to their seats on the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners.
Each cross-filed in Tuesday's election for the four-year terms on the board.
According to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Morgan received 2,723 of the total 5,204 votes cast.
Johns garnered an unofficial 2,481 votes.