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Procanyn retires from position as Lehigh County detective

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the retirement of long-serving law enforcement officer Gerald P. Procanyn, who retired from his position as a Lehigh County detective effective May 17.

Procanyn has served in that capacity since April 28, 2003. While employed in the district attorney’s office, Procanyn primarily worked as an investigator for cases brought before the grand jury.

Civil War Days is planned for June 1, 2 at Whitehall Parkway

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.

The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.

The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.

At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.

Whitehall police seek details on vehicle involved in crash

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police are looking for information on a vehicle believed to have been involved in a crash the morning of May 6 at Fullerton and Fairmont avenues, Fullerton.

According to reports, Todd T. Hunger, 61, of Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after the accident. He was the driver of a motor- cycle.

An investigation by township police and Lehigh County officials has shown the involvement of a second vehicle at the crash site. The second vehicle is a newer-model, four-door sedan that was either dark blue or black in color.

Joe Young reunion is set for May 18

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.

The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.

Former WCSD teacher joins funeral home family business

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling, of Weisenberg Township, has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth-generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.

Korea/Vietnam Memorial program set for April 28

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc. will have a special commemorative program 2 p.m. April 28 at the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Route 309, Schnecksville.

Veterans whose names have been added to the plaza, a Purple Heart recipient, members of the Allentown Veterans Outreach Group and the Fleet Reserve will be honored.

Special recognition will be given to the longtime KVM officers, CEO Frank Ginther and President Robert Wolfe.

LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber and Director of Veterans Services Leslie Bartholomew will give presentations.

NAHS junior, Girl Scout tackles APD awareness campaign

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

What is auditory processing disorder? That’s what one local Girl Scout would like you to know.

Lena Kugelman, Northampton Area High School junior pursuing her Girl Scout Gold Award, is tackling the issue in her community. Lena’s awareness campaign kicks off 6-8 p.m. April 24 at Siegfried Elementary School when she will hold the first of several information nights in elementary schools within Northampton Area School District.

Area municipalities receive Local Share Account grants

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, recently announced over $110,000 in Local Share Account grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority in Harrisburg for Northampton Borough and Moore Township.

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, also recently announced state funding totaling more than $4.22 million for seven projects in Northampton County, one of which was for Northampton Borough.

Northampton Borough received $45,000 to facilitate improvements to the pavilion at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool.

State police investigating Lehigh Twp. vehicle break-ins

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is investigating numerous thefts from motor vehicles that began April 3.

The thefts have occurred in Lehigh County as listed below:

• Thefts occurred in the 3700 block of Magnolia Drive and the 500 block of Walnut Drive in Northampton. Both were investigated by Lehigh Township Police Department.