Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Girl Scouts learn about stormwater runoff implications

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Area Girl Scouts are learning about stormwater and the potential for environmentally-damaging runoff.

The consequences of stormwater runoff were all too real in the Lehigh Valley after an early-August rainstorm.

Three members of Troop 6810, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus, attended the Aug. 15 meeting of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council.

Gerald Mistal, Penn State Master Watershed Steward, taught the Girl Scouts about watershed pollution. Mistal set up a Stormwater Model Enviroscape in the township Municipal Building meeting room.

Painful picture of Abuse

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by JARRAD HEDES in Local News

More than 300 priests, 1,000 victims detailed in report

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released what is believed to be the largest grand jury report of its kind Tuesday, leveling accusations of sexual abuse against more than 300 Catholic Church priests and a “systematic cover-up” by church leaders.

Every diocese in the state except Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, which were the subject of previous grand juries, were the focus of the 18-month probe.

Campaign manager says newspaper rejected evidence clearing Nothstein of sexual misconduct

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

It’s that bittersweet time of year when many parents see their college-bound children leave home for the first time. That includes Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein and his wife, Christi. Their daughter left for Penn State Friday.

Before that happened, the family awoke to a Morning Call story placing Nothstein at the center of a supposed sexual misconduct investigation.

“It was a tough day to send my daughter to school,” Nothstein would say later that day as he took his case to the public.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Girl Scouts learn about stormwater runoff implications

Area Girl Scouts are learning about stormwater and the potential for environmentally-damaging runoff.

The consequences of stormwater runoff were all too real in the Lehigh Valley after an early-August rainstorm.

Three members of Troop 6810, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus, attended the Aug. 15 meeting of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council.

Penn State Master Watershed Steward Gerald Mistal taught the Girl Scouts about watershed pollution. Mistal set up a stormwater model EnviroScape in the township municipal building meeting room.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Armstrong asks drivers to buy one less cup of coffee a year

Lehigh County Commissioners approved the 2019-2023 Capital Plan at its Aug. 8 meeting. The plan sets the investment in capital projects through 2023.

Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty sponsored the plan. He said the $129.1 million plan is higher than previous years because it contains about $73 million for the planned Cedarbrook renovation.

In other business, the commissioners reappointed William McQuilken, of Lynn Township to the Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Board.