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.
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.
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.
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.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 11 a nurse has been charged with alleged indecent assault.
John Spanogle, 30, of the 1700 block of North New St., Bethlehem, was charged with one count of indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
On Dec. 16, students at Harry S Truman Elementary School chose to participate in giving back to those in need.
Students were invited to wear any hat they wanted on Heavenly Hat Day. Those students were asked to bring in any amount of spare change. All money collected was donated to The Heavenly Hats Foundation™.
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.
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.
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.”
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.