State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15).
“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent. But in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails. Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from ObamaCare, spending, border security and the list goes on,” Simmons said.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress (PA-15) Sept. 8.
“With the support of my community, family and friends, I am running for Congress to be our voice in Washington.
“Our nation works best when Americans are in the driver’s seat. Our government has grown so big, unwieldy and directionless that it is holding us back from achieving the prosperity we all know is within our reach.
“As our congressman, I will focus on commonsense solutions that put our priorities first.
Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert was ordained as bishop and installed as the fifth bishop of Allentown Aug. 31 at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena.
The church is located at 18th and Turner streets in Allentown.
The Mass began 2 p.m. The procession of deacons, priests and bishops led Schlert to the altar.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaputwas the principal ordaining bishop. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, was also in the sanctuary.
Jacob Glenister and Zackary Reinhart received the rank of Eagle Scout recently at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church. The two Scouts are members of Boy Scout Troop 5, sponsored by St. Timothy.
Jacob Glenister, the son of Rebecca and Michael Glenister, started in Cub Scouts with Pack 439, eventually transferring to Pack 5 where he completed all the Cub Scout ranks and earned the Arrow of Light. He joined Troop 5 with several of his Western Salisbury Elementary School classmates to continue his Scouting career.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 10 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to 10 robberies, including one in Emmaus, which occurred between Nov. 26, 2016 and May 1.
Cane Singleton, 23, of 662 Sherman St., Allentown, is charged with 10 counts each of robbery and conspiracy, both felonies of the first degree. Singleton currently is incarcerated in Lehigh County Jail on unrelated charges. He was to be arraigned through Central Booking.
It is alleged Singleton acted as the “getaway driver” in the following robberies:
Pennsylvania State Constable Kyle B. Miller has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge of Salisbury Township and City of Allentown 16th Ward.
The life and legacy of U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua B. Smith was memorialized with the dedication of a section of State Route 145 in his name during a ceremony hosted by Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, March 17 in Salisbury Township.
Simmons sponsored the legislation that made the designation.
Smith, a Salisbury Township native, served in the Marine Corps for eight years, including a deployment to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He died in 2012 at age 27 after suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury.
The Salisbury chapter of National Honor Society welcomed new members at a ceremony March 21 at Salisbury High School.
Salisbury Township Commissioner Jim Seagreaves has announced his re-election campaign.
“I am proudly running for re-election of Salisbury Township Commissioner 2nd Ward,” Seagreaves said. “I hope to use the next four years to continue the positive movement on the revitalization of our parks, maintaining safety and security in our neighborhoods and, along with our other four commissioners, commit ourselves to well being of the residents of Salisbury.
“I appreciate and welcome your votes this election year.”
Elizabeth Weed, of Allentown and an eighth grade student at St. Thomas More School, is exhibiting her artwork in Luzerne County’s Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Exhibit for grades seven through 12 at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke.
Weed’s three entries were juried into the exhibit by a panel of judges and each entry won a blue ribbon in its category: ink, watercolor and colored pencil.