Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Holman, Ziatyk lead first meeting

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The new superintendent, replacing Dr. Mary Anne Wright, and assistant superintendent, replacing Jennifer Holman, led the first Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting following the resignation of Wright in June.

They are Superintendent Jennifer Holman and Assistant Superintendent Josh Ziatyk.

Board President Bill Dellicker offered them congratulations. Ziatyk will also be open records officer.

At a party honoring Wright, she asked for school supplies instead of gifts. The supplies were given to the elementary schools.

Back the Blue

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Police supporters gather near scene of fatal shooting

Back the Blue supporters came out this weekend to show their backing for law enforcement in general and rookie South Whitehall Police Officer Jonathan Roselle, in particular.

The Aug. 12 rally, at the entrance to the Comfort Suites, 3712 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, was organized by Cory Fatzinger of New Tripoli.

Roselle was charged with voluntary manslaughter following the July 28 shooting death of Joseph Santos of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., near the hotel.

Lowhill to update July board minutes

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Hughes began the board’s Aug. 2 meeting asking for a motion to approve the minutes from July.

Treasurer Robb Werley said it should be included in the minutes that he abstained from voting for approval of the land development final plan for a proposed office at 6768 Kernsville Road on behalf of him and his wife, Brenda.

When that correction is made, Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner motioned to approve the minutes. Werley seconded it.

Werley said he will again abstain from voting.

Free health, fitness program offered at Weis

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Classes aim to lower risk factors for diabetes, heart disease

Individuals who want to get fit, prevent diabetes and lower their risk of heart disease can get some free help in a program being piloted in Lehigh County.

Wilkes University is partnering with Weis Markets in Schnecksville and First 13 Athletics to pilot the Group Lifestyle Balance program.

Staff will work with individuals to make lifestyle changes to prevent disease and lower risk factors.

Sustainable Energy Fund seeking member on board of directors

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sustainable Energy Fund is seeking an experienced and passionate professional who lives or works in the 29-county area comprising the PPL rate territory to fill a vacant seat on the organization’s board of directors.

Ideal candidates should share a commitment to the Sustainable Energy Fund mission and a desire to work collaboratively.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to or via mail to Sustainable Energy Fund, 4110 Independence Drive, Suite 100, Schnecksville, PA 18078.

Scout plans GaGa pit

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Logan Dyer, a Boy Scout from Troop 87, Nazareth, who moved to this area a year ago, brought a model of the GaGa ball pit, a walled circle, he plans to make for his Eagle Scout project to the Aug. 7 Washington Township supervisors meeting.

He was told to proceed with the project and the board would determine a location.

Dyer’s preference is at Eagle’s Nest Park. He said it would provide one more option for recreation in the township.

He also noted the GaGa pit needs a minimum 20-foot by 20-foot area.