Northwestern Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

Court upholds Lehigh County’s right to display seal with Latin cross

Friday, August 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County’s official seal, which features a Latin cross and other symbols relating to the county’s history may continue to be displayed in public.

According to information provided by Becket Law, which represented the county in the lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 on Aug. 8 that the county can maintain the Latin cross in the seal.

Route 309, Schnecksville, closed for eight hours during incident

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Route 309 in Schnecksville was closed for approximately eight hours on July 6 following an alleged domestic incident at 4123 Route 309.

According to State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, officers responded to that address around 2:30 a.m. that day and subsequently took Jeffrey Crossley, 46, into custody with the assistance of the state police Special Emergency Response Team.

Crossley was taken to the Lehigh County Booking Center for arraignment.

Police say the Schnecksville Fire Department and PennDOT assisted at the scene.

Route 309, Schnecksville, closed for eight hours during incident

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Route 309 in Schnecksville was closed for approximately eight hours on July 6 following an alleged domestic incident at 4123 Route 309.

According to State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, officers responded to that address around 2:30 a.m. that day and subsequently took Jeffrey Crossley, 46, into custody with the assistance of the state police Special Emergency Response Team.

Crossley was taken to the Lehigh County Booking Center for arraignment.

Police say the Schnecksville Fire Department and PennDOT assisted at the scene.

Monument for former Bolich Church is dedicated

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Bolich Cemetery Association of Albany Township, Kempton, recently dedicated a monument in honor of the former Bolich Church along Hawk Mt. Road in the township.

Past church members, former students of the Bolich Church School, now the Kinder Hawk Vacation Rental, and members of the community came out May 19 to revisit and honor a bit of their own history.

Pastor Scott Shay of Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, who presented a history of the church and school, was often joined at the lectern by those who wanted to share their own memories.

Unofficial results for Northwestern Lehigh uncontested races

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

On Tuesday, voters went to the polls to cast their votes in the 2019 Municipal Primary.

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

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

He received an unofficial 115 votes, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Luke Savage, a member of the planning commission, was unchallenged on the Democrat ticket. He garnered 69 unofficial votes.

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.