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Firefighters train on RIT

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.

The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.

Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.

Parkland High School welcomes businesses to job fair for students

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School was the scene of a unique event on March 1.

A job fair for high school students was held in the auxiliary gymnasium. Students were invited to explore a wide variety of summer and part time jobs available in the Lehigh Valley.

More than 50 business and community organizations provided information on jobs available for students and for career employment.

Kuhnsville Lions Club chicken barbecue benefits local programs

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Kuhnsville Lions Club held a chicken barbecue fundraiser on April 28 in the grove at Jordan UCC, South Whitehall Township.

Kuhnsville Lions Club is affiliated with the Lions Clubs International, based in Oakbrook Ill., which has more than 1.4 million members worldwide serving in 46,000 local clubs such as Kuhnsville.

The mission of the Kuhnsville Lions Club is to help fund programs that benefit those with vision and hearing loss in the Lehigh Valley.

Helping Hands of the Lehigh Valley is also a recipient of the Lions’ generosity.

Social is a hit with basket bidders in Fogelsville

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society had its 14th annual basket social on April 23 at Zettlemoyer Auction Company, Fogelsville.

With 288 donors contributing to the auction and a sellout crowd of 300, it was an excellent evening for all involved.

The society expects to earn close to, if not more than $10,000 from the basket social.

PennDOT highlights work zone safety

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

In an ongoing program to increase public awareness of work zones, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation had a Work Zone Awareness media event April 10 along I-78 near the Summit Lawn Exit 59, Salisbury Township.

The event marked the upcoming National Work Zone Awareness Week April 9-13.

The program is designed to increase workplace safety for both PennDOT employees as well as the traveling public.

Statistics provided by District 5 Spokesman Sean Brown revealed there were 19 deaths in work zone crashes in 2017 in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh Valley honors fallen York City firefighters

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Firefighters from Cetronia, Allentown, Emmaus, Western Salisbury and Lehigh County Special Operations Team recently paid their respects to members of the York City Fire Department who lost two members in a structure fire on March 22.

York City Fire Capt. Ivan Flanscha and Firefighter Zachary Anthony died as a result of a wall collapse in York as they were pursuing flare ups and hot spots.

A wall at Weaver Organ and Piano building collapsed trapping Flanscha and Anthony and others battling the blaze.

Parkland honors fellow students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Close to 2,000 Parkland High School students attended a “walkout” March 14 at the school to honor the 17 killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., shooting on Feb. 14.

The students gathered in the gymnasium to see a video presentation their fellow classmates prepared to highlight the lives of each person killed in the rampage.

The overwhelming emotion seen on the students faces during the presentation was sadness with tears being shed as each individual’s hopes and dreams were read, as a photo appeared on a large screen.

Upper Lehigh Lions cook up spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club recently cooked up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in the pavilion of the Schnecksville fire company.

Several hundred hungry neighbors and friends enjoyed good food and friendship.

With help from Boy Scout Troop 57, Neffs, and Parkland High LEO Club members, efficiency was on the menu, as well as the good food.

Police learn how to improve truck safety on highways

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Police officers throughout Lehigh County recently attended a two-week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.

According to Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create a countywide safety task force.

“Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles,” he said.