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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Miller-Keystone issues appeal for blood donors

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an urgent appeal for Blood donors of all Blood types.

“More than 450 donors are needed every day in our community to help in the care of cancer patients, accident victims, premature infants and others requiring lifesaving transfusions at our regional hospitals,” explained Qiana Cressman, director of Donor Recruitment and Development.

Cressman noted just one major trauma or disaster could have devastating effects on the blood center’s ability to provide for the transfusion needs of the community.

New voting machines are hot topic at League luncheon

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

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 students learn how to stay safe

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Hiker found dead down embankment in Lynn Twp

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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.

Petco awards local animal shelter $50,000 grant

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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.