Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced April 24 they have signed an agreement for a full asset merger pending regulatory approval.
The GHHA board of directors approved the merger on April 3 and the LVHN board of trustees executive committee did so April 16 with the full board ratification expected May 1.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club Program: "Eli, the Son of the Iceman" – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-432-8286.
· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Information: Ken Howard 610-428-9911.
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.
How fitting it is, following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings by two brothers with alleged ties to violent Muslim extremists, that the final piece of One World Trade Center, the spire, was scheduled to be lifted in place on Monday.
Unfortunately, high winds and bad weather forced a temporary delay.
Installation of the 408-foot, 800-ton spire began last December with pieces made in New Jersey and Canada.
Andy Van Antwerp, 10, catches a hardball in his mitt, marking the official opening of the Northampton Athletic Association season Saturday. The ceremony took place at the NAA diamonds off Laubach Avenue, followed by games all day. NAA President John Emmons said participants, who range in age from 5 to 15, number 475, which represents one of the largest groups in recent years.
State police on April 1 were called to Willowbrook Road, Allen Township, to investigate a report of a vehicle damaged.
Police said the driver's side door of a green Volkswagen Jetta was kicked in.
Johnny Junior Quinones, 39, and Tesha Simone, 38, both of Bethlehem, were arrested for allegedly attacking a 61-year-old Northampton resident April 7.
According to police, the incident occurred at 1028 Hogan Way, Allen Township.
Diamond ring reported stolen
Northampton Area High School has announced the names of students who have made the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2012-13 school year.
Coplay police were dispatched April 27 to Second and Keefer streets for a report of a motor vehicle accident.
Police said the crash took place when a 2005 Ford Freestar operated by Mbalu Conteh, 37, of 175 Shiloh Court, Whitehall, was struck by a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by Carol Makovsky, 59, of 4321 Jay St., Whitehall.
Dumping of tires
Borough police on patrol Aril 22 observed someone dumping 15 tires.
Congratulations to the NAA Pixie Dolls on their opening day win against MTAA Pixie Stix.
Special recognition to Olivia Vooz, Ryleigh Tillotson, Carrie Peifly and Mia Davis-Luizer for their strong defense in the outfield. They held runners to singles due to their quick feet and hitting their cutoff fielders.
Earlier this April, former K-Kid and current Muhlenberg sophomore Tyler Bauer was named the mens field athlete of the month in the Centennial Conference.
At the time, Bauer threw the javelin 201-6 to finish first and set a facility record at the Muhlenberg Invitational, which was held on April 5.