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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lowhill meets for new year

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

With all positions organized for 2018 the Lowhill Township supervisors’ board was ready to address its agenda for the first regular meeting of the new year.

Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Hughes first made a motion, which was later passed, to approve the December 2017, the reorganization meeting and the auditors meeting minutes.

The next order of business was to review the Sorenson construction sketch plan for 2883 Windy Road.

After discussing the plan, supervisors agreed to approve the sketch plan and allow the company to move forward.

Gov. Tom Wolf visits LCCC

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Discusses CDL, manufacturing programs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently visited Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, to discuss trucking and manufacturing positions with local company team leaders and students.

Wolf was introduced by LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber, who helped lead discussion topics.

Upon his arrival at the college, Wolf, Bieber and LCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Roberta Marcus toured the commercial truck driver training facilities and the college’s new manufacturing mobile unit.

This mobile unit helps prepare workers for higher level jobs in manufacturing.

Lowhill supervisors prepare township for the new year

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

This meeting only occurs once a year, mandated by the state to be held on the first day after the new year, but changes made at the reorganization meeting could affect the direction of the township.

Lowhill supervisors did not make many changes this year and, according to township Secretary Jill Seymour, supervisors named Richard Hughes as chairman and George “Buddy” Wessner Jr. as vice chairman.

Supervisor Robb Werley was appointed treasurer.

Steckel and Stopp law firm, Slatington, with Attorney Charles Waters, was named township solicitor.

Creighton sworn in as district judge in historic courthouse

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

The old courthouse, Allentown, may be 150 years old, but this “old” courthouse was the site of a new career chapter for Tom Creighton III as he was sworn in as magisterial district judge for District 31-3-01, Slatington.

On Dec. 21, Lehigh County President Judge Edward Reibman performed the ceremonial act of swearing in Creighton as a new magisterial district judge.

Creighton, who lives in Lynn Township, is excited about the opportunity.

Reasons are clear why toy candy sale returns yearly to Schneck Log Cabin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans’ clear toy candy and cookie sale at the historic Schneck Log Cabin in Schnecksville offers a sweet view of the past for visitors to the annual event.

Wainwright-Evans makes the candy using classic molds.

Originally from Florida, Wainwright-Evans now lives in Slatington.

She wasn’t familiar with making this type of candy until she moved to Pennsylvania.