Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman began his statewide listening tour with one goal in mind.
“It’s really about accumulating story after story of people across Pennsylvania as the justification for legalizing (marijuana) or for not … Lehigh Country is as important as Philadelphia, is as important as Juniata, as important as Erie and we’re going everywhere.”
Several residents are concerned about runoff problems they blame on a veterinary clinic along West Emmaus Avenue.
And they say a parking lot for three to five cars that is to be constructed at the clinic will add to their woes.
“Who issued the permit to allow them to put in the parking lot?” Scott Horvath asked at the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners’ April 11 meeting.
Horvath also said a private alley maintained by him and neighbors is being used by those working at or patronizing the clinic.
“It’s for residents use only,” Horvath said.
Lehigh Valley Health Network and Cetronia Ambulance Corps announced recently they will jointly operate a new mobile stroke unit, the first in Pennsylvania. The mobile stroke unit will begin evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing damage to the brain while the patient is transported to a stroke-certified facility like Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest’s comprehensive stroke center.
Students from Salisbury Township School District began the school board meeting April 10 with a report of the activities and events going on at each school level.
A fourth grade student announced Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing was set to begin for the students from third to fifth grade. This announcement was common as students from the middle school reported having the same testing schedule as well. Similarly, Salisbury High School students are to begin Keystone testing.
DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN
The Diocese of Allentown has begun to accept applications for admission to Kolbe Academy, its new high school for students in recovery from addiction.
Kolbe Academy, the nation’s first faith-based recovery high school, will open in September in Hanover Township.
Admission is open to any high school student who is in recovery from substance addiction. The school will serve students of all faiths from a broad geographic region, including all five counties of the Diocese: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill and beyond.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road # 1, Alburtis. Meeting includes a pot luck luncheon and bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
Kiwanis Club of Emmaus 67th annual Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. at Emmaus Community Park, 13th and Broad streets, Emmaus. There are five age groups, toddlers through age 10 with prizes for numbered eggs collected. The Easter Bunny will also attend. For more information, call 610-395-4818 or visit www.EmmausKiwanis.org.
A sign showing a sticker along Keystone Road in the April 3 issue of The Press is not in Salisbury, as reported in error. The sign is in Allentown.
Students taking a field trip to Lehigh Career and Technical Institute from Western Salisbury Elementary School were incorrectly identified in the April 10 edition of The Press. Sarah Beckage was pictured decorating a cookie in a photo on Page A15. On Page A1, student Cheyenne Swartz is on the left and student Morgan Hibell-Nace is on the right.
The Press apologizes for these errors.
Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced his intention to run for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.
In announcing his candidacy, Hanna indicated that he decided to run because “I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”
This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.
Do you children need a new wardrobe?
How about a new toy?
Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?
The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.
The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.