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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

LVHN and Cetronia Ambulance Corps partner to provide PA’s first mobile stroke care

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Cetronia Ambulance Corps announced recently they will jointly operate a new mobile stroke unit, the first in Pennsylvania. The mobile stroke unit will begin evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing damage to the brain while the patient is transported to a stroke-certified facility like Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest’s comprehensive stroke center.

Jared Hanna announces candidacy

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced his intention to run for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

In announcing his candidacy, Hanna indicated that he decided to run because “I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.

Lehigh County controller to run for third term

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

ELECTION

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term because he has become the institutional knowledge of the Lehigh County Controller’s Office.

Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Currently, and after a completion of his next term if re-elected, he will be the longest standing member in the department because of retirements.

Filers warned caution with refund anticipation loans

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

A refund anticipation loan, or RAL, is a loan made by a lender or business to a taxpayer in anticipation of a taxpayer’s state or federal income tax refund.

Camelot for Children announces capital campaign

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Goal of phase one to raise $200,000

The Board of Directors of Camelot for Children recently announced the commencement of their capital campaign, with a goal of raising $500,000 over the next two years.

Phase one of the capital campaign will occur throughout 2019 and will be focused on raising funds for improvements to their campus located in Allentown.

The first phase of the capital campaign is concentrated on improving the safety and accessibility of Camelot’s 11-acre campus.

Naugle seeks re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Longtime County Clerk and employee, Andrea E. Naugle, has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury Township woman charged in multi-vehicle fatal crash

In a media release dated March 8, District Attorney James B. Martin announced a Salisbury Township woman has been charged in relation to a fatal multi-vehicle crash.

Joyce Klahr, 77, of the 700 block of East Rock Road, has been charged with three counts of homicide by vehicle, a felony of the third degree; three counts of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree and four counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

State Fire Commissioner offers tips to stay warm and ‘be fire-safe’ during deep freeze

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

During the current stretch of extreme cold weather, Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego is offering tips for Pennsylvanians to stay warm while being ‘fire-safe,” and reminding Pennsylvanians of available help for home heating bills via the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

LVHN partners with LVIA to ensure travel safety

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In time for the upcoming winter vacation and spring break travel season, Lehigh Valley Health Network has sponsored the installation of a series of first aid-kits at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The kits are designed for the treatment of minor medical incidents such as cuts, scrapes, burns and other simple emergencies. The supplies’ proximity to high pedestrian traffic in the hallways and waiting areas is designed to offer immediate care until onsite emergency medical technicians can arrive.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Filers warned caution with refund anticipation loans

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

“Promotions for ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ refund anticipation loans are very common during the filing season,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “On the surface, these types of loans or advances may be enticing, but everyone needs to make sure they understand how these loans work and that their total refund will most likely be reduced.”

What are refund anticipation loans?