Lehigh County commissioners have appointed Dennis Nemes to serve on the county board of elections.
Nemes, a former principal at Northwestern Lehigh High School, was later principal at Allentown Central Catholic High School.
He replaces Gail Coffin on the election board.
Commissioner Percy Dougherty was back in his seat after a hospital stay resulting from a fall at his home.
He had missed at least two meetings due to his accident and subsequent recovery time....
In recognition of the service and sacrifice of volunteer firefighters throughout Pennsylvania, the Wolf Administration announced $646,891 in new funding to help rural communities guard against the threat of wildfires in the state’s forests and other undeveloped areas.
Recently approved grants include: Community Fire Company No. 1 of North Whitehall Township, Schnecksville, $5,274.
“Across the state, these funds will benefit 132 volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and...
Joe Hanna, a Republican, has announced his bid for re-election for Lehigh County sheriff.
Elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with the Allentown Police Department, he retired as chief of police, and was a former Lehigh County detective.
Hanna says he is proud of the innovations he has brought to the sheriff’s office, including creation of new policy and procedures consistent with best practices in law enforcement.
He anticipates the office will be accredited...
Christmas 2018 was special for more than 30 Parkland students thanks to the efforts of Target store employees, Pennsylvania state troopers, South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Allentown police officers, Lehigh County Sheriff’s deputies, and Dorney Park security officers.
The 33 youngsters who took part in the annual Heroes and Helpers program were treated to lunch at Chickie and Pete’s at Dorney Park, and a shopping spree at Target.
The day began with the students meeting with...
Rather than lament the frigid temperatures and bleak landscapes so typical of January, area residents can travel the yellow brick road and escape to the Land of Oz.
Join some of the most beloved characters brought to life by a local acting troupe in their version of the “The Wizard of Oz,” produced and directed by Kempton resident Tom Nardone.
His daughter, Christine Nardone Storch, is serving as musical director.
“The Wizard of Oz is a classic almost everyone wants to...
While it was just two periods away from holiday vacation, several classes under Parkland teachers Dale Ritter and Calliope Volikas found themselves absorbed in a question-and-answer period with Brig. Gen. Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays VFW Post 12099 officer Rear Admiral Retired David P. Keller, U.S.N.; and Sgts. Alexandra Avila and Keenan Albright, both combat veterans and recruiting officers of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
The students had gathered to honor their school’s 2018-19...