Salisbury Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

CPL. JOSHUA B. SMITH HIGHWAY

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Local soldier memorialized

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.

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.