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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.


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.

Second Harvest launches diaper drive

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-135th, is joining the Second Harvest Food Bank to launch a Lehigh Valley diaper drive to help area families afford disposable diapers.

“Many families and seniors on fixed incomes are simply unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments,” Samuelson said. “I’m excited to work with the food bank to improve access to a reliable supply of diapers, which is a necessity for the health and well-being of families young and old.”

Postal worker charged with theft

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin announced an employee at the Coopersburg Post Office has been charged with theft.

Erica R. Harley, 35, of 27 Evelyn Lane, Milford Township, Bucks County, was charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, all felonies of the third degree.

Harley was arraigned Nov. 9 at Central Booking.

Pip the Mouse is back! And so is Hess’s!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

This year the Liberty Bell Museum’s holiday exhibit will showcase sculptures designed by Patrick Hulse, a Rhode Island based artist with roots in the Lehigh Valley.

This will be the premier showing of the sculptures in the Lehigh Valley, each depicting a scene from Hess’s Department Store.

While growing up, hearing stories about the store always fascinated Hulse, who created the sculptures based on pictures, stories, and family mementos.

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown names new lead pastor

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown elected Rev. Dr. John Henry “Jack” Haberer Jr. as lead pastor at their Aug. 14 congregational meeting.

Haberer is well known in the Presbyterian Church (USA), having served on several denomination-wide committees and task forces, most notably the Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity and Purity of the Church 2001-2006.

He has served two long-term PC (USA) pastorates as lead pastor in Houston, Texas, as well as Satellite Beach and Naples, Fla.