Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day Oct. 27. The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 2 two persons have been charged with animal cruelty and neglect.
Melanie Rehrig, 33 and Jason Wieder, 39, both of the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South, Macungie, are both charged with five counts of alleged aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony of the third degree; six counts of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor of the second degree; six counts of neglect of animals, a misdemeanor of the third degree and 86 counts of neglect of animals, a summary offense, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.
Salisbury High School students Sean Snyder and Peyton Stauffer have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented by Salisbury High School to Snyder and Stauffer.
The VIA Marathon was held recently with the downhill course starting at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown recently.
The course proceeded to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and headed toward the Lehigh River.
At mile seven, runners entered the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 placed the runners in Bethlehem with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks made up the run to Easton.
The Allentown Police Department honored 51 officers at a commendation and awards presentation ceremony and memorial service recently at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Fifteen of the 51 officers were recognized for either valor, bravery or heroism.
The event was held to mark National Police Week.
The department also honored other residents and businesses for their contributions or donations and elementary school student safety officers.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced 20,294 pounds of medications have been collected since 2014 at the permanent medication collection sites located in Lehigh County.
In December 2013, permanent medication collection boxes were installed in 10 police departments.
Two other departments were added later and additional boxes have been installed at three Lehigh Valley Hospital locations.
Salisbury resident Adam Boyd, representing Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, was awarded the high school silver medal in building maintenance at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships held in Louisville, Ky. recently.
Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.
Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.
Gov. Tom Wolf July 3 joined U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in a joint letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting answers to questions regarding the number of migrant children separated from their families at the southern border who are now housed in Pennsylvania.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 11 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash.
Corey Sickler, 26, of 315 Linden St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony of the second degree; as well as homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, both felonies of the third degree.