Salisbury Press

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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.

As of today,...

Accepting

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will hold veterans assistance appointment hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at his district office in the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available to meet with veterans to discuss benefits and services.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include: assistance with compensation, pension, burial and survivor benefits,...

VIKING VOICES

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Happy New Year, Viking Nation!

Congratulations to Nick Filchner who was named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week. Nick is a senior and is a member of the Allentown Central Catholic High School varsity boys basketball team.

The ACCHS/LVHN Christmas Tournament was held Dec. 27 and 28, 2019 in Rockne Hall. ACCHS defeated both Roberto Clemente and Springside Chestnut Hill to win the championship Dec. 28, 2019.

Midterm exams are scheduled for Jan. 14-17. Dismissal...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. The members of my family are: my mom, Irene Skoutelas; my dad, George Skoutelas and my sister, Evi Skoutelas. I have two dogs, Sonny and Mocha.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Salisbury High School?

A. As a senior, I joined the Emerging Health Program, which allowed me to take a college course as well as have shadowing opportunities in health care settings. The freedom to have this...

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 460 crashes over the New Year’s holiday enforcement period Dec. 31, 2019 through Jan. 2, 2020.

Of the collisions investigated, 30 involved alcohol, 87 people were injured and one person was killed in a single fatal crash.

Troopers also arrested 279 people for driving under the influence during the three-day holiday enforcement campaign. The total is a decrease from the 406 DUI arrests made over the holiday period last year,...

County to host senior center in Coopersburg church

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners announced Lehigh County will lease a portion of St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Coopersburg, for the purpose of establishing a senior center at its Dec. 18, 2019 meeting. The new center will occupy 1,300 square feet in the back part of the church and will include a kitchen.

The lease will include 50 parking spaces and access to public bathrooms.

In other business, commissioners approved appointments of Kathryn E. McAuley and Lucas Gordils-...