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Chamber initiative aims to help in crisis

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

To date, $300,000 has been raised to support small businesses, nonprofits

A grant program created to help support small businesses and nonprofits in the Greater Lehigh Valley area that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis has raised $300,000 to date.

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with BB&T, now Truist, along with business leaders Tom Groves and David Jaindl, late last month began a pool of $150,000 to support businesses struck by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lehigh Valley Press parent company rebrands

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

The name may have changed, but our goal remains the same.

“Our mission is to inform and entertain our readers, preserve the history of our local community and service the needs of local businesses and individuals with diverse media solutions.”

With a strong lineage that can trace its history back to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times well over a century ago, the Times News – the sister daily paper of the Lehigh Valley Press – continues to adapt and has rebranded.

Education is key to stopping drug epidemic

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Education is pivotal in the continued attempts to address the heroin epidemic.

“One of our biggest problems is heroin,” John Sienkiewicz, president of Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet, said at a recent STEP-Up Tamaqua meeting. “What they’re doing now is a diabetic needle.”

Sienkiewicz said the diabetic needles are sold at Walmart by the box of 100.

Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet purchased a mock drug board for educational purposes through donations and fundraisers.

Veterans honor ‘lives lost,’ remember ‘days of infamy’

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by TERRY AHNER in Opinion

Looking back on this country’s history, there are many parallels that can be drawn between the Pearl Harbor Day attack and the 9/11 attacks.

So said Keith “Jake” Boyer, a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired school superintendent, who spoke during a recent Pearl Harbor Day program at the World War II Memorial on Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard, Lehighton.