Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

KU Council of Trustees names new officers for 2018-2020

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Kutztown University Council of Trustees has appointed new officers for the 2018-20 academic years.

Jim Ludlow of Fogelsville was appointed vice chair. He has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2013.

He is president of Liquid Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Allentown.

His company specializes in digital strategy, technology and design, including marketing, web design and e-commerce solutions.

Before that, Ludlow served Air Products and Chemicals Inc., for 19 years handling senior and director level management assignments.

Ironton Telephone calls on community to join celebration

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Ironton Telephone Company recently sponsored a community day at its headquarters along Mauch Chuck Road, Ironton.

The program strived to connect members of the surrounding communities to each other as well as community resources.

Neffs Fire Department and Community Fire Company No.1, Schnecksville, displayed firefighting apparatus.

Northern Valley EMS personnel were on hand to educate anyone interested in learning basic first aid and provide services in the event of any mishaps during the event.

Dirt track race cars were on display as well.

School board treated to dinner and a tour at LCTI

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Oct. 10 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting was held at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.

This is an annual event that begins with dinner prepared by the culinary department at LCTI.

Then there was student-led tours of three departments. This year, the tours were in the horticultural department with Kayla Leibensperger leading, plumbing and heating with Noah Reiter, and precision machining with Wesley Shaffer as guide.

NWL Superintendent Jennifer Holman said LCTI is well known around the country.

Drug Take Back on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News


The 16th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription, and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county.

County residents may also dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.

Syringes and Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Board to rebid tree work

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg Township supervisors have agreed to rebid tree trimming along New Smithville Road. A previous request for bids went unanswered.

In addition, services of a CPA to audit the township’s books for the year will be advertised.

Joe Rocco and Joe Kolarik, representing Hunt Meadows subdivision, were at the board’s Oct. 8 meeting to request a reduction in their escrow fund.

The board agreed to release $43,994.40 to the developer.

Plaque re-dedication Oct. 19 in Allentown

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County is having a rededication noon Oct. 19 of the plaque presented to the county in 1962 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets.

Originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, the plaque was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in the Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

Parkland grad remains on call at hospital during hurricane

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

When Hurricane Florence appeared to be closing in on Charleston, S.C,, an evacuation became necessary.

James Benner MD., a cardiac vascular cardiothoracic surgeon at Trident Hospital in that city knew e could not leave and would have to remain near to the hospital.

His wife, Veronica Poole Benner, took their children to a safer spot — south to Walt Disney World.

Dr. Benner is a graduate of Parkland High School as is his wife.

His parents Bob and Dolores Benner, live in South Whitehall.