To better inform area residents on current issues, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the new voting machines for its Sept. 9 Hot Topics Luncheon.
Speakers Lehigh County Elections Board Chief Clerk Timothy A. Benyo and Deputy Chief Clerk Terri Harkins provided a clear and enlightening explanation of the new voting process.
As Pennsylvania is considered a “swing state” in national elections, it is a potential target for those who may want to interfere in the election process.
Northwestern Elementary recently hosted a special event for students to teach them how to stay safe.
Students participated in activities which emphasized safety in different emergency situations.
On hand were the Germansville and New Tripoli fire companies, school district police officers and Cetronia Ambulance Corps emergency medical technicians.
They brought in a small house that fills with smoke to demonstrate how kids can safely exit a dwelling.
Firefighters discussed stop, drop and roll — the technique used to extinguish a fire on a person.
State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Michael William Kaiser, 56, of Newportville, Bucks County, was found dead around noon today, Oct. 17, at the bottom of a 30-foot embanment off the Appalachian Trail, Lynn Township.
Kaiser had been reported missing after he entered the Appalachian Trail on Oct. 11.
According to police, Kaiser entered the Appalachian Trail at Route 309, Lynn Township, to hike.
Volunteers with The Sanctuary at Haafsville as well as cats and dogs they care for, and area residents are benefiting from a grant initiated a year ago by founder Liz Jones.
Dave Mariano, district leader with Petco Foundation, honored the animal shelter at 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, on Sept. 14 for how it is using a $50,000 grant awarded to the shelter earlier this year.
Donna Dougherty, with The Sanctuary events and fundraising team, addressed the audience.
By 5 p.m. Oct. 13, groups of Mack Truck union workers were standing on the side of Route 100, identifiable by their bright red T-shirts and waving signs.
Scattered around the Mack Truck plant in Lower Macungie Township, workers went on strike for the first time since 1984 this past weekend.
The strike follows failed negotiations between the company and union representatives and involves more than 3,000 employees located in Baltimore, Florida or other parts of Pennsylvania.
PennDOT has announced there will be lane restrictions due to construction on Interstate 78 between Exit 35, Route 143 in Berks County; and Exit 45 Route 863, Weisenberg Township.
There will be a 24-hour lane restriction on I-78 in both directions for construction work related to the ongoing I-78 Reconstruction Project.
The road will be restricted 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21.
PennDOT says to use caution and expect delays.