Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging Association members to donate pound containers of honey from their own hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy area veterans.
During the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association sold honey from the club’s owned and operated hives at Lehigh Carbon Community College, using the proceeds to match the donations from their own members.
Salisbury Township police reported the first case in Lehigh County in which Naloxone was used to reverse a heroin overdose since a Naloxone administration program recently was established.
Sgt. Donald Sabo said police were dispatched 4:51 p.m. Feb. 9 to a location because of a report of a 39-year-old man in cardiac arrest. In less than three minutes, multiple officers arrived at the scene.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced he will seek re-election to the 131st District of the State House of Representatives in the 2016 election.
“It has been an honor to serve the residents of the 131st District and work with them to reach our common goals,” Simmons said. “I humbly ask for their support so that we can continue working together on priorities like education funding, economic and job growth, and addressing local issues,” Simmons provided in a recent press release.
Students from the East Penn and Salisbury school districts were among the competitors and winners at the District 11 Skills USA Championships held at the Agri-Pex in the Allentown Fairgrounds Feb. 3.
In the annual competition, about 60 students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute faced their peers from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from advertising design to welding.
A veteran prosecutor in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has been named supervisor of the narcotics unit.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Joseph R. Stauffer, who has been in the office since 2004, supervises a unit including five other attorneys.
Stauffer approves most of the search warrants for the drug unit, manages forfeitures for the unit and approves most of the felony criminal complaints involving drug prosecutions.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and a Holstein named “Heart” won first place during the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show Dairy Showmanship Contest.
This marks Mackenzie’s third year participating in the event and his first win.
The Dairy Showmanship Contest is presented annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to raise awareness of the importance of the dairy industry to the state’s economy.
Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s largest industry, and dairy production is its largest sector.
Every year, between 3 and 4 million Americans suffer concussions in sports and recreation. Head impacts and concussions caused by contact sports are a quickly growing epidemic among young athletes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2009 nearly 175,000 patients under age 19 were treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for concussions related to sports and recreation activities.
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The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has obtained the first gang enhancement sentence in an assault case as the office and the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center contribute resources to gang-related prosecution.
A 20-year-old Allentown woman who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as a first-degree felony was sentenced Jan. 5 to four to 20 years in state prison for assaulting a 15-year-old girl, Chief Deputy District Attorney Bethany Zampogna, said.
The Salisbury Township Emergency Management Agency is responsible for reducing the effects of disasters before they occur, through mitigation, planning for and coordinating the operations and response to a disaster, managing resources and coordination of recovery efforts following a disaster as well as providing public information.
An Allentown man and his passenger, also of Allentown, face charges after they led police on a brief foot chase after a traffic accident in which their vehicle struck a tree in Salisbury Township.
Charges of driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, and recklessly endangering others were filed in District Court 31-1-08 against Edgar Joel Ramirez, 18, and his passenger Kendi Valentin Acosta, 18.