Northwestern Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance Corps unveil state’s first mobile stroke unit

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Neurology Department, in partnership with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, recently unveiled the first Mobile Stroke Unit in Pennsylvania.

The ambulance, which houses a mobile computed radiography system is designed to diagnose and treat acute stroke victims before arrival at the nearest comprehensive stroke center.

Only Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, and St. Luke’s Fountain Hill are comprehensive stroke centers in the Lehigh Valley.

Jahde says

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

‘Six more weeks of winter’

Members of the Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 Am Jahden (Groundhog Lodge No. 16 on the Jordan) celebrated the annual Pennsylvania German tradition of looking for the groundhog’s shadow.

Jahde and nephew, Lee, traversed the frozen Jordan Creek near Wehr’s Dam at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall, Feb. 2 to reveal their prognostication for this year’s Groundhog’s Day celebration.

Though Punxsutawney Phil had predicted an early spring this year, Jahde was adamant there will be an additional six weeks of winter as he saw his shadow during the beautiful sunrise on the Jordan.

St. Paul’s UCC quilters craft tablecloth for couple’s 50th anniversary

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Skilled quilters from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown, recently put the finishing touches on a special quilted tablecloth for Ron and Elsie Heist of Breinigsville.

The tablecloth honors the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14, 2018.

Marie Rissmiller, Anne Mowad, Judy Ditch, Gloria Snyder, Judy Walker, and Elsie herself, used their skills to create the tablecloth and a bed quilt.

A sweet win for B104

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Radio station team wins Ice Cream Wars for second year

The Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, hosted its 11th Ice Cream Wars competition on Jan. 5.

Nine local businesses — ATAS International, B. Braun, radio station B104, Cedar Crest College, PPL, St. Luke’s University Hospital, UGI, WFMZ Channel 69 and Weidenhammer entered the contest this year.

B104 won for the second year in a row with its creation of “Dirt Ice Cream.”

The recipe included whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreos and gummy worms.

Faulty boiler brings firefighters to senior high-rise apartments

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cedar View Apartments, South Whitehall Township, was the scene of a fire investigation on Nov. 24.

Smoke was reported coming from the roof prompting alarms be sent to all three South Whitehall fire departments — Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn — the Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police.

Additional units were dispatched from Alburtis Fire Department for its Rapid Intervention Team and Western Salisbury Fire Department for an additional aerial truck.

After a brief investigation, firefighters discovered the smoke was the result of a faulty boiler.

Faulty boiler brings firefighters to South Whitehall apartments

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cedar View Apartments, South Whitehall Township, was the scene of a fire investigation on Nov. 24.

Smoke was reported coming from the roof prompting alarms be sent to all three South Whitehall fire departments — Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn — the Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police.

Additional units were dispatched from Alburtis Fire Department for its Rapid Intervention Team and Western Salisbury Fire Department for an additional aerial truck.

After a brief investigation, firefighters discovered the smoke was the result of a faulty boiler.

Tractor-trailer combo overturns in South Whitehall Township

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

A tractor-trailer combo traveling northbound on Route 309 rolled on its side 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 as it entered the Tilghman Street West exit, South Whitehall Township.

The truck driver was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

No report on the driver’s condition was available.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, South Whitehall Police, and Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments responded and were able to quickly extricate the driver from the big rig.

Fuel oil spilled onto the ramp from a ruptured fuel tank.

Article By: LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Faith Wesleyan Church, Route 309, Orefield, presented a live nativity and a One Night in Bethlehem re-enactment during the weekend of Dec. 14-16.

The nativity scene was set up outside the church while the city of old Bethlehem was replicated inside the church.

Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds and angels were all present for the live nativity, as was a pair of goats and a burro, similar to the donkey that carried the Mary to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus.

Western Lehigh Chamber donates to fire company, food bank

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce had its annual Community Grant awards program recently during a luncheon, catered by Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, at Underwriters Laboratory, 7036 Snowdrift Road, Upper Macungie.

The grants are awarded to two nonprofit organizations each year in memory of Sophie Gerhard and Edwin Adamczak.

This year’s recipients were the Woodlawn Fire Department, South Whitehall; and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley.