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Moore Township Scout earns Eagle rank

Monday, April 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Cameron Chuss, of Moore Township, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor at Salem United Church of Christ Church, Moorestown.

Cameron’s parents, Donna and James Chuss, along with friends, family, troop members, Scout leaders and dignitaries attended the Dec. 30, 2016.

Cameron, 16, is a sophomore at Northampton Area High School and a member of Troop 50 of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. The troop is led by James Chuss, Scoutmaster, and Charlie Bluder, committee chairman.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Moore Township Scout earns Eagle rank

Cameron Chuss, of Moore Township, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor at Salem United Church of Christ Church, Moorestown.

Cameron’s parents, Donna and James Chuss, along with friends, family, troop members, Scout leaders and dignitaries attended the Dec. 30, 2016.

Cameron, 16, is a sophomore at Northampton Area High School and a member of Troop 50 of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. The troop is led by James Chuss, Scoutmaster, and Charlie Bluder, committee chairman.

Allentown man charged in 2016 Whitehall bank robbery

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 28 that an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a bank robbery that occurred in Whitehall in May 2016.

According to the news release from the DA’s office, John Cruz, 41, of 209 N. Fourth St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of robbery/threat of serious bodily Injury, a felony of the first degree, and robbery/making a demand of an employee of a financial institution, a felony of the second degree.

Former council president seeking mayor’s seat

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Proponent of term limits, Yurish says, “Sometimes you just need a change’

Former borough council President John “Jake” Yurish has announced his candidacy to be Northampton’s next mayor.

Yurish, who considers himself “an effective and dedicated leader with deep-rooted passion to serve everybody who calls Northampton home,” will appear on the ballot in the May primary election.

Students take home medals at SkillsUSA

Monday, March 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

On Feb. 1 at Agri-Plex in Allentown, more than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This Showcase of Skills provided a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

District gold medal winners advance to state and potentially national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council partnered with postsecondary educational institutions and area businesses to award more than $167,000 in scholarships and prizes to the medalists of eight competitions.

Coplay resident considering run for 15th District seat

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Rene Miletics, chair of the Friends of Bill Leiner committee, has announced the group is engaged in an exploratory effort for entry of Bill Leiner Jr. into the 2018 Democratic primary for the U.S. House 15th District.

The seat is currently held by Republican Charlie Dent.

According to Miletics, in the news release, Leiner has a 20-year career as an elected official. Currently, he is a Whitehall-Coplay School Board director and board treasurer.

Mako begins first term as state representative

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Legislator says he will fight for tax reform, job creation, infrastructure improvements

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, was joined Jan. 3 in Harrisburg by 22 other first-term legislators as he took the oath of office in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The newly sworn-in state representative has vowed to fight for property tax reform, job creation and infrastructure improvements.

BAVTS students inducted into honor society

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students from the various career and technical programs at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS) were inducted recently into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), whose colors are silver, white and purple. Silver represents value and worth; white represents truth and honesty; and purple represents achievement and honor.