Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Thomas Capehart announces candidacy for judge Cites almost 30 years of broad-based legal experience

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Coopersburg man charged in relation to Dec. 19, 2018, bank robbery

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 4 that a Coopersburg man has been charged in a bank robbery committed Dec. 19, 2018.

Richard Simmers, 54, of the 100 block of East Station Avenue, has been charged with one count of robbery, a felony of the first degree, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.

Simmers was taken into custody at his residence without incident and was arraigned through central booking.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tree at Louise Lane Park raises concerns of safety

The Recreation Advisory Committee met Nov. 19, 2018 in the municipal building.

Committee members in attendance included Frank McCullough, Mark Wilson, Patrick Jacoby and Kim Ringhoffer as well as Recreation Director Genny Baillie.

McCullough discussed the ongoing construction at Lindberg Park. He also noted his concern about a tree at Louise Lane Park that is on the verge of falling over and very dangerous.

McNeill sworn in as state legislator

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin her first full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where she will continue to represent the 133rd Legislative District.

“I am excited to get back to Harrisburg and continue representing the great communities that make up the 133rd Legislative District,” McNeill said. “My team and I are dedicated to helping constituents access state programs and advocating for legislation that benefits families living both in Lehigh County and across the state.”

County to receive DCNR grants Funds will help close trail gap between Catty, Hanover

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.

These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Chief Allen Stiles provides tips to prevent package theft

Salisbury Township Police Department Chief Allen W. Stiles has provided tips to prevent package theft as we enter the biggest shopping season of the year.

“Unfortunately, this is also prime season for package thieves,” Stiles said.

“As you are making online purchases over the next few weeks, follow these tips to avoid becoming the victim of package theft,” Stiles said.

•Sign up for delivery alerts so you know when your delivery is scheduled and when the package has been delivered.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Two persons charged with animal cruelty and neglect

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.