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Fullerton residents shelter in place during police standoff

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police officers responded to a call March 28 to assist officers from Allentown Police Department with apprehending a suspect believed to be in a residence in the 500 block of Catasauqua Avenue, Fullerton.

According to the news release, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) responded at approximately 5:30 p.m., assisted by a crisis negotiation team, in an attempt to have the suspect surrender himself.

The suspect, identified as Ayoub J. Tawil, was wanted on felony charges, police said.

DECA students qualify for international competition

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

In February, 142 Northampton Area High School DECA members competed at the annual Pennsylvania DECA State Career Development Conference at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.

Students competed in written events or competency-based role-play events. Students either qualified at the district conference in December or completed a written event where they were tasked with writing a five- to 30-page paper, followed by giving a 15-minute presentation.

Northampton Area High School students win at SkillsUSA

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School students won 11 gold medals Jan. 31 at the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships. BAVTS students also earned nine silver and 12 bronze medals for a grand total of 32 medals.

Held annually at the Agri-Plex Expo Center, the regional event pits BAVTS students against peers from Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from automotive service technology to web design.

Phoebe Ministries to purchase real estate of Rodale

Friday, March 2, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior services organization plans first wellness-focused independent living project in the region

Upon the sale of its business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family was committed to ensuring that its property, nearly 40 acres in Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region. With that in mind, Rodale and Phoebe Ministries have entered into an agreement of sale that will transform the Rodale corporate campus into a new wellness-focused residential destination for people ages 62 and older.

Allen, Lehigh are approved for gaming fund grants

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Mako, Scavello announce funding for new salt shed, heavy rescue vehicle

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and state Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th, have announced that more than $660,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) grants was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Agency for Allen and Lehigh townships.

LSA grants support economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects through gaming funds under Act 71 of 2004. These specific grants come from Monroe County, which funds projects in Monroe and its contiguous counties.

Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation will honor alumni

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation has announced the inaugural group of Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor inductees.

• Edward Pany, Class of 1954 — educator; founder/curator of Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, Northampton; community leader

• The Rev. Clark Kuntz II, Class of 1963 — pastor emeritus of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville; community volunteer

• Paulette Fritz, Class of 1968 — registered client associate at Wells Fargo Advisors Wealth Brokerage Services, Northampton; community leader/volunteer

Students of the Month are honored

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Northampton Exchange Club recognized several Northampton Area High School seniors at a dinner held Dec. 6 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center.

These November and December Students of the Month were selected based on their strong academic record, involvement with both in-school and out-of-school activities, leadership and service to the community.

Laura E. Rex, of Walnutport, and Lane A. Markulics, of Bath, were November’s recipients.

Elizabeth Fehnel, of Bath, and Carson Keefe, of Danielsville, were recognized for December.

Leiner kicks off congressional campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.

The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.

Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then addressed the crowd.

Whitehall resident launches hurricane relief effort

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For Ricardo Menendez, a paramedic at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the memories of when he had been deployed to Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy as a member of the Cetronia Strike Team came rushing back when the recent string of hurricanes devastated so many lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.

During Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy, Menendez, of Whitehall, was on the front lines of the devastation and even shared quarters with families affected by the disaster.

Northampton Regional EMS receives Agency of the Year Award

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council have honored Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a 2017 EMS Agency of the Year Award during the state EMS conference.

The award honors a Pennsylvania EMS agency for its contribution to the development and growth of quality prehospital care within the community while complying with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.