Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Coplay man dies in Route 22 crash

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

State Police Bethlehem Troop M responded to a fatal vehicle crash just after 5 p.m. June 14 on Route 22 East, South Whitehall Township.

According to police, Jonathan E. Flook, 60, of Coplay, was traveling in the left lane when he apparently lost control of his 2003 Ford Taurus, which struck the concrete barrier with the left side of the front bumper.

Police say Flook attempted to steer off the concrete barrier and the car traveled from the barrier onto the off ramp at 15th Street.

Local harpist enchants community and beyond

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

Madeline Rose Link, Maddie, to friends and family, is a humble 19-year-old woman who has accomplished many things before reaching her 20s.

She is a skilled harpist who has performed at various events including weddings, and she even performed a solo at Musikfest.

The only child of Steve and Kathy Link, Maddie is also legally blind.

“The genetic disease I have means I can’t see in bright light,” Link said. “Outside, I can’t see at all.

Pany wins Republican ticket in North Whitehall supervisor race

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

According to information provided by Republican supervisor candidate Eric Neubauer, and verified with information from the Lehigh County Voter Registration, incumbent Steve Pany received a final tally of 370 votes, topping the 367 votes garnered by Neubauer in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election.

The first certification of the votes took place at 4 p.m. June 2.

Following the primary, Pany led Neubauer with an unofficial 366 votes compared to Neubauer’s unofficial 358 votes.

Hein wins 4th spot on Democratic ticket for school board director

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

David J. Hein has beaten Marc Posegay in the casting of lots held at high noon June 2 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Hein and Posegay were tied for fourth place with 751 votes each following the counting of absentee ballots after the May 16 Municipal Primary Election for Parkland School Board director, according to information from the Lehigh County Voter Registration web page.

The winner was decided via a vase filled with 16 balls with the lowest number representing the winner of the last position on the Democratic ballot.

School board tie to be decided June 2

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

According to information provided by Parkland School Board candidate Marc Posegay, and verified with information from the Lehigh County Voter Registration webpage, Posegay tied for fourth place with David J. Hein following an absentee ballot count after the May 16 Municipal Primary Election.

Posegay stood unofficially in fifth place with 737 votes, just two behind Hein, who had an unofficial 739 votes.