Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Northwestern Lehigh uncontested races

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

On Tuesday, May 21, voters will go to the polls to cast their votes in the 2019 Municipal Primary.

There are several uncontested races in the four Northwestern Lehigh townships and in Washington Township.

In Heidelberg Township, incumbent Supervisor Jonathan Jakum is unchallenged on the Republican ticket for a six-year term in office.

Luke Savage, who was named to the township planning commission in September 2018, is unchallenged on the Democrat ticket.

The two will face each other in the November election.

Germansville Fire Co. seeks sponsorships for new truck

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

$250,000 grant received from the state

State dignitaries, volunteer firefighters and members of the community gathered at the Germansville Fire Company March 1 to hear a fundraising appeal for a new fire truck and to thank state Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, for a $250,000 state grant received toward the purchase of the $793,673 vehicle.

County executive’s ‘story’ falls flat Armstrong apologizes for comments via email to The Press

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

As a way of explaining why he made no promises during his campaign for office, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told what some considered a socially unacceptable “story” during his state of the county address about a supposed friend, a light blue Cadillac convertible and a “blonde.”

The Press contacted Armstrong for comment on his “story,” and the reaction of two Lehigh County commissioners when they heard what he had said.

Armstrong replied to The Press’ question via email on Feb. 26.

County executive’s ‘story’ falls flat Armstrong apologizes for comments via email to The Press

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

As a way of explaining why he made no promises during his campaign for office, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told what some considered a socially unacceptable “story” during his state of the county address about a supposed friend, a light blue Cadillac convertible and a “blonde.”

The Press contacted Armstrong for comment on his “story,” and the reaction of two Lehigh County commissioners when they heard what he had said.

Armstrong replied to The Press’ question via email on Feb. 26.

Coroner Grim resigns

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Heading to job with Pa. Department of Health

Scott Grim has announced he is stepping down as Lehigh County’s coroner effective Feb. 28.

After 26 years investigating the cause and manner of hundreds of deaths within his jurisdiction, Grim is looking forward to a new beginning with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Grim will be investigating violent deaths, working with other coroners, law enforcement and district attorneys to develop programs to reduce the number of these type of deaths.

Coroner Grim resigns

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Heading to job with Pa. Department of Health

Scott Grim has announced he is stepping down as Lehigh County’s coroner effective Feb. 28.

After 26 years investigating the cause and manner of hundreds of deaths within his jurisdiction, Grim is looking forward to his new job with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Grim will be investigating violent deaths, working with other coroners, law enforcement and district attorneys to develop programs to reduce the number of these type of deaths.

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s mobile mammography coach to do screenings at Roma

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Women invited to schedule appointments

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute part of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.

According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.

K-9 sniffs out gunpowder at L.C. Government Center

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Nevie, Lehigh County’s bomb-sniffing K-9, signaled to her handler, Sheriff’s Deputy Rich Garner, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 she had found a suspicious package at the Government Center during her daily mail inspection.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained Nevie, a German Shepherd, last year.

Born Sept. 11, 2014, Nevie was named “Never Again,” in memory of the attacks on 9/11.

She was provided to the sheriff’s office by Progressive K-9 Academy, Walnutport.

Nevie is trained in all aspects of explosive detection as well as human scent tracking.

K-9 sniffs out gun powder at L.C. Government Center

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Nevie, Lehigh County’s bomb-sniffing K-9, signaled to her handler Sheriff’s Deputy Rich Garner at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3, she had found a suspicious package at the Government Center during her daily mail inspection.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained Nevie, a German Shepherd, last year.

Born Sept. 11, 2014, Nevie was named “Never Again,” in memory of the attacks on 9/11.

She was provided to the sheriff’s office by Progressive K-9 Academy, Walnutport.

Nevie is trained in all aspects of explosive detection as well as human scent tracking.

Albany creates EAC

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Albany Township supervisors, in a 3-0 vote, have established an Environmental Advisory Council.

The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code provides for creation of these advisory bodies in commonwealth municipalities.

According to information provided by Brooks Mountcastle of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, volunteer members of the EAC will advise township officials about environmental concerns, and planning and zoning issues.