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Monday, June 17, 2019

Silver and Nothstein battle arson, together

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

The dog and the detective. Or in this case, Silver and Doug Nothstein.

Silver is a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever arson dog. Nothstein is a detective with the Bethlehem Police Department.

Together, they’ve forged quite the successful alliance since Silver became a member of the police department.

Nothstein from Lehighton said the process for Silver to become a member of the Bethlehem Police Department has been a project two and a half years in the making.

Northern Lehigh Comprehensive Plan to be updated

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Intermunicipal cooperation formed more than a decade ago

Work more efficiently, save money and better manage the growth in their communities, all while they save for the future.

That’s essentially the plan for six Northern Lehigh County communities who came together for an afternoon news conference May 29 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, New Tripoli.

The purpose was to kick off an 18-month effort to draft a new Northern Lehigh MultiMunicipal Comprehensive Plan to update the 2004 Northern Region of Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan.

Two charged with setting barn fires

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A Northampton woman and a former junior firefighter have been charged with setting multiple barn fires in Northampton County.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Samantha Rose Keeney, 24, was charged April 4 in connection with the fires.

The first fire was at 3646 Cedar Drive; the second at 786 Fir Drive, both in Lehigh Township, and on March 29 there was another at 4413 Cherryville Road, Allen Township.

HVAC unit failure leads to N. Lehigh school evacuation

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A failure in an HVAC unit on the roof caused Northern Lehigh High School to be evacuated Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. April 16, according to Superintendent Matthew Link, who said students and staff exited the building, and a short time later, entered the middle school auditorium.

“The cause of the fire alarm was due to a failure in an HVAC unit on the roof that sent smoke and an odor into sections of the building,” Link said. “The evacuation went as planned, and at no time was anyone in danger.”

New Jersey trucker killed by tunnel debris

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Southbound lanes closed at Mahoning for 13 hours

A New Jersey man is dead after a piece of electrical conduit crashed through his truck windshield and struck him in the head Feb. 21 inside the Lehigh Tunnel, Washington Township.

State Police at Pocono said the incident occurred 6:03 p.m. along Route 476 near mile marker 71.4 inside the tunnel.

Police said the tractor-trailer, operated by Howard Sexton III, 70, of Mickleton, N.J., was traveling south in the Lehigh Tunnel when the piece broke off from the ceiling, passed through its windshield and hit him.

Trucker killed by tunnel debris

Friday, February 23, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Southbound lanes closed at Mahoning for 13 hours

A New Jersey man is dead after a piece of electrical conduit crashed through his truck windshield and struck him in the head inside the Lehigh Tunnel, Washington Township.

State Police at Pocono said the incident occurred 6:03 p.m. along Route 476 near mile marker 71.4 inside the tunnel.

Police said the tractor-trailer, operated by Howard Sexton III, 70, of Mickleton, N.J., was traveling south in the Lehigh Tunnel when the piece broke off from the ceiling, passed through its windshield and hit him.

Veterans honor ‘lives lost,’ remember ‘days of infamy’

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Looking back on this country’s history, there are many parallels that can be drawn between the Pearl Harbor Day attack and the 9/11 attacks.

So said Keith “Jake” Boyer, a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired school superintendent, who spoke during a recent Pearl Harbor Day program at the World War II Memorial on Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard, Lehighton.

Valley runners join cross-country relay to benefit Boston marathon bombing victims

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

They come from diverse backgrounds, different cultures and various geographical areas.

The one commonality uniting a group of runners from across the nation who are participating in the second annual One Run For Boston is their compassion for those who were injured or killed in last year's Boston Marathon bombings.

One Run For Boston is a nonstop, cross-country, 3,000-mile relay, crossing 14 states from Los Angeles to Boston, which raises money for the victims of last year's bombings.

Buckman Iron named business of the month

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Want to get rid of that scrap metal?

Then, consider Buckman Iron & Metal Inc., Coplay, which has served the scrap metal recycling needs of the greater Lehigh Valley for more than 100 years.

With that type of longevity, it's no wonder, then, why the business has received the distinction of Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.