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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Emergency Management Coordinator Sherry Graver was the first speaker at the Washington Township March 3 supervisors’ meeting.

She brought along papers to be posted about how people can keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

She said it is a living, breathing document from the county. Emergency management people and first responders are spreading the word.

Township workers are trying to arrange contacts with neighboring townships that would be useful if the virus spreads locally.

Prosecution, defense give opening statements

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Trial underway for former police officer

The trial of former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle for the July 28, 2018, shooting of 44-year-old Joseph Santos along Hamilton Boulevard near Dorney Park began March 12 before Judge Kelly L. Banach in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Roselle, 34, faces one charge of voluntary manslaughter based on unreasonable belief, known as “imperfect self-defense,” as explained by Banach. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Morning Session

Video shows events before, during and after fatal shooting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Graphic video footage and testimony detailing the fatal July 28, 2018, encounter between Joseph Santos and former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle near Dorney Park was presented to the jury during the afternoon of March 12 in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Roselle, 34, of Parryville, has pleaded not guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Santos, 44, of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

The Terrace at Phoebe celebrates Mardi Gras with prospective residents

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown had a Mardi Gras open house on Shrove Tuesday.

Residents and prospective residents were treated to a cooking demonstration by Chef Mark Gellert, director of dining for Cura Hospitality, the food service provider for the Terrace.

The event provided both residents and prospective residents a glimpse of how older adults live at the Terrace at Phoebe.

The New Orleans delicacy prepared by Chef Mark was a Cajun shrimp etouffee, made with shrimp, onions, celery and green pepper.

State universities close

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by Kutztown University on March 13 from Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, including Kutztown University, just received direction from our chancellor to suspend face-to-face classes for the next two weeks.

KU will convert to online instruction from March 23 through March 29. It is our expectation that KU residence halls will now reopen 1 p.m. March 29.

BREAKING NEWS: Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Effective immediately, Lehigh County will be postponing its Household Hazardous Waste collection event until further notice.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to be monitored, Lehigh County is taking every precaution to protect all residents, staff, and volunteers from infection.

The decision was made by County Executive Armstrong along with General Services Director Rick Molchany with the community’s healthy and safety in mind.

Be advised there are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Lehigh County.

COVID-19 topic at meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Emergency Management Coordinator Sherry Graver was the first speaker at the Washington Township March 3 supervisors’ meeting.

She brought along papers to be posted about how people can keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

She said it is a living, breathing document from the county. Emergency management people and first responders are spreading the word.

Township workers are trying to arrange contacts with neighboring townships that would be useful if the virus spreads locally.

BREAKING NEWS: PPL Electric Utilities pandemic plan focuses on service, customer assistance

Monday, March 16, 2020 by The Press in Local News

As the coronavirus pandemic deepens, PPL Electric Utilities issued a statement March 16 saying it wants customers to know it is well prepared to maintain reliable electric service.

“Those we serve in central and eastern Pennsylvania depend on us and we’ll continue to deliver for them,” said PPL Electric Utilities President Greg Dudkin. “Efforts over the past decade to develop a more reliant, resilient and smarter grid, coupled with effective pandemic planning and emergency management, will help us weather this health crisis. We have the backs of our customers and communities.”

BREAKING NEWS: Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Effective immediately, Lehigh County will be postponing its Household Hazardous Waste collection event until further notice.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to be monitored, Lehigh County is taking every precaution to protect all residents, staff, and volunteers from infection.

The decision was made by County Executive Armstrong along with General Services Director Rick Molchany with the community’s healthy and safety in mind.

Be advised there are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Lehigh County.