Northwestern Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

NOVA updates board

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kristie Wilks, executive director of Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services, updated Washington Township supervisors Feb. 6 on personnel changes and upcoming events during the board’s meeting.

David Tretter is the new assistant chief. Dr. Jonathon Trager and Dr. Aaron Ratner are volunteer co-medical directors. Both are emergency doctors for St. Luke’s.

NOVA handled 3,667 calls in 2017. Of those, 500 were in Washington Township. Ninety-five percent of the calls in Washington...

NWE students raise funds for assemblies, field trips

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Students at Northwestern Elementary were recently on a “Castle Quest.”

This was the theme of their third annual Fun Run Boosterthon to raise funds for assemblies and field trips.

The students met Boosterthon members — Mermaid Milly, Rocket Ronnie, Breakaway Bree, A+ Abby and Amazing Ali, the team leader, who would be helping the school raise its goal of $20,000.

The Boosterthon team transformed the gymnasium using glow sticks and glow items.

Parents were invited...

More drivers asleep at the wheel than one might think

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

While trying to juggle all the demands of our daily lives, it can be easy to skimp on sleep.

But that has numerous negative effects — including putting yourself and others at risk on the road, and according to new information from AAA, crashes involving drowsy driving are a bigger threat than many realize.

The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight...