More than 4,500 runners and walkers participated in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via Sept. 6 and 7 to test their personal stamina and endurance.
The race began shortly after 7 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with the finish line later in the day in downtown Easton.
The event was made possible through the cooperation of Lower Ma-cungie, Salisbury, Bethlehem and Palmer townships, the cities of Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem, the boroughs of Freemansburg and Wilson, PennDOT, and the Fish and Boat Commission.
Multiple motor vehicle accidents, occurring almost simultaneously along I-78, between the top of South Mountain and Cedar Crest Boulevard, during a heavy downpour around noon May 28, brought eastbound and westbound traffic to a halt.
The most serious of the accidents involved a semi-trailer that struck the median barrier and jackknifed while traveling west between Lehigh Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard.
Friends, relatives and supporters gathered at the Trexlertown Grange, near Red Maples Mobile Home Park, Wescosville, for a candlelight vigil "to show the way home" for Holly Grim, 42, who disappeared Nov. 22, 2013.
Grim has not been seen since dropping off her teenage son at a school bus stop. Her mother, Jeanette, found her eyeglasses, car keys and an overturned cup of coffee in Grim's home in the mobile home park.
State police have listed Grim as "missing, endangered."
Larry Wiersch, CEO of Cetronia Ambulance Corps, recently led corps personnel and volunteers on an orientation tour of the new 68,000-square-foot building that will house all Cetronia Ambulance functions, as well as Lehigh County Joint Operations, the coroner's office and medical-forensics operations.
Wiersch told tour-takers he expects the ambulance corps portion to be move-in ready by mid-June, with the Lehigh County operations portion following shortly thereafter.
Volunteer firefighters from Western Salisbury, Eastern Salisbury and Cetronia responded to a fire in an elevator's electrical control panel in the 1247 Building at Cedar Crest Professional Park, Salisbury Township, around noon March 5.
Western Salisbury Fire Department volunteers were already responding to a motor vehicle accident along Cedar Crest Boulevard, at the entrance to the professional park, when the second call came in for a fire in the structure.
A fire reported to the Lehigh County 911 Center shortly before noon Jan. 6 went to four alarms and brought more than 50 fire, rescue, medical and hazardous materials personnel to 3111 Lehigh St., near the Salisbury Township and Allentown border, for a blaze destroying the Jiffy Lube auto center.
Incident Command Officer Jason Faryniak, deputy chief of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire started in the area of a gas-powered heating unit in the eastern-most bay of the four-bay shop. The service area was destroyed and the office area was heavily damaged.
The Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, has been renamed Lehigh Valley Active Life to better reflect its programs, classes and activities for the region's older and active adults.
The re-designation of the facility coincides with the organization's launch of a revamped website and redesigned logo. The rebranding was the result of consulting with The Anderson Group, Sinking Spring, Berks County.
Believing one can never be too prepared, administrators at Country Meadows of Allentown, the independent living and senior care facility at 450 Krocks Road, Upper Macungie, recently took part in a mock "bus into a building" disaster drill.
The training session was done under the watchful eye of Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management Coordinator Grant Grim.
The Lehigh County 911 Communications Center kicked off the drill by calling firefighters and rescue personnel from Upper Macungie Station 25, Trexlertown, and Station 56, the township's Schantz Road fire station.
Regional planners and "smart growth" advocates gave a peek at what the Lehigh Valley might look like in the next three decades, and population demographics will have a big impact on the homes and neighborhoods we live in, the places we work and shop and the way we get around.
The full-day workshop, dubbed the Lehigh Valley Smart Growth Summit was organized and hosted by RenewLV, whose executive director, Joyce Marin, set the tone for the day's nine breakout sessions by posing the question, "How can we work together to collaborate for a better Lehigh Valley."
For three years, Salisbury Police Department Canine Officer Jason Laky has been running the K-9 Trials competition at Salisbury High School to spotlight the skills of police dogs from eastern Pennsylvania and four adjacent states.
This year, Laky had a special inspiration in his efforts to raise funds for fallen police officers, their canine partners and other fallen warriors.
Laky's K-9 partner of seven years, from 2003 to 2010, Zeus, died Sept. 6.