Salisbury Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

PRIMARY ELECTION 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Jim Seagreaves announces

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.”

LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Elizabeth Weed wins art awards

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.

PRIMARY ELECTION 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

District judge seeks re-election

District Judge Michael J. Pochron has announced he will seek re-election to his district judge seat representing Salisbury Township and the 16th Ward of Allentown

A Democrat, Pochron will cross file and run on the Republican and Democratic tickets in the May 16 primary election.

Pochron spent 29 1/2 years with the Salisbury Township Police Department starting as a patrolman and retiring as a sergeant. He spent four years on the DeSales University Police Department before being elected district judge.

SkillsUSA Council holds award presentation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Over 400 students from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Colonial Academy, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions at the Agri-Plex in Allentown Feb. 1.

An awards program was held Feb. 1 at Parkland High School to present medals to the winners. The gold medal winners will represent District 11 at the state competition in Hershey in April.

Grammes seeking board seat again

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Former Lehigh County Commissioner Marc Grammes has announced he intends to do something no other county commissioner has ever done before: return as a Lehigh County commissioner elected to nonconsecutive terms.

Grammes served as an at-large commissioner 2004 to 2008.

He resides in Slatedale, Washington Township, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children, Tim, John, Joe and Laura.

He is seeking to return as the District One commissioner, the seat now held by Commissioner Tom Creighton, who is not seeking re-election.

Commissioner Brad Osborne announces candidacy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gathered in a packed room at the Cetronia Fire Company’s Social Hall – minutes from where he grew up – Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne announced his candidacy to become the Lehigh County’s next executive.

“People want their government to work for them,” Osborne said. “I will bring a disciplined and transparent government with a ‘let’s get it done’ attitude to Lehigh County.”

Marty Nothstein, chair of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners and Olympic gold medalist, introduced Osborne.

Remembrance wall at LVHN-One City Center honors memory of Street Medicine patients

Thursday, January 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Craig Vito was homeless.

He continued to live on the street while battling a fatal illness because there were people in the hospital sicker than he was. He did not want to take up a hospital bed until he absolutely needed it.

Vito’s name is one of 15 names listed on a new remembrance wall at Lehigh Valley Health Network – One City Center, Allentown; a gift from Dr. Brian Nester and his wife, Dr. Tina Pippis-Nester.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Arrest made in bank robberies

An Allentown man has been charged in relation to four bank robberies.

Anthony Tillman, 47, of Allentown, has been charged with four counts of robbery, a felony of the first degree. He was taken into custody Dec. 16 by Allentown police and arraigned at Central Booking.

Tillman allegedly robbed four banks within the past four months.

The first robbery occurred at the First Niagara Bank, 861 N. Route 100, Upper Macungie Township, Aug. 18.