Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ensuring better health outcomes for stroke victims

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

According to the National Institutes of Health, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, and every 40 minutes someone dies from a stroke.

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious long-term disability. However, research shows the faster a person is identified as having a stroke and gets treatment, the better the outcome.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and I would encourage everyone to learn to recognize the signs of a stroke by remembering the acronym FAST:

State Reps. Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Senior Fair on May 17

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

What good is a program designed to improve the lives of people if those folks don’t know about it?

In my opinion, not much.

Government, private businesses and nonprofits are really good at creating programs that are helpful to people from all walks of life.

I’m most familiar with initiatives sponsored by our state government and can attest to the many opportunities — especially for seniors — to reduce prescription drug costs, make housing more affordable and aid our veterans.

Yet all too often, people are simply unaware of these programs or fail to apply.

Editor’s View

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Exercise your right: Vote on Tuesday

The 2019 municipal primary is May 21.

This is a true grassroots election.Many of the names on the ballot are your neighbors, friends and even relatives.

You, the voters, will decide on the candidates who will move on to the November election to serve as township supervisors and commissioners, borough council members, school board directors, county commissioners and judges.

They will serve in office, anywhere from four to 10 years, and make decisions that will directly affect you, your children and your community.

Uncontested race for county at-large commissioners

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Four Democratic candidates and four Republican candidates are on the May 21 ballot for a four-year term as Lehigh County commissioner at-large.

Voters are to choose no more than four.


Bob Elbich, Weisenberg

Dave Harrington, Lower Milford

Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall

Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall


Mathias Matt Green, Washington

Marty Nothstein, Lowhill

Brad Osborne, South Whitehall

Antonio A. Pineda, Whitehall

7 candidates bid for seat on Lehigh County bench

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

There are seven candidates on the ballot May 21 for the one available seat on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Voters may choose one of the candidates who will move on to the November election. The winner will serve a 10-year term on the bench. All candidates cross-filed on the Democrat and Republican tickets.

The candidates were asked the following question: What is the most important quality of a judge?

Tom Capehart, Upper Milford