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Keystone gets grant to extend natural gas service

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Parent company to fund majority of project to access clean energy source

State Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th; state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th; and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced a state fund of $320,950 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) has been approved for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation to extend natural gas service to Keystone Cement Company, East Allen Township.

VFW confirms Post 4714 building sold

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Commander says council, zoning board did ‘injustice’ in rejecting appeal

The historic Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St., has been sold to Abra Development, of Whitehall, for an undisclosed amount.

VFW Post 4714 Commander Larry Schlittler confirmed the property transfer, stating the sale took place two weeks ago.

“The sale of the building at 1204 Main St., Northampton, is completed,” he said. “With the sale, the VFW Home Association of the Post, which owned the site, will dissolve. No canteen operations for its active and social members will continue.”

Local man wins on JEOPARDY!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ryan Bilger, of Macungie, is bringing pride to the area with his recent run of wins on JEOPARDY!.

The 21-year-old Eagle Scout graduated from Emmaus High School in 2015, Gettysburg College this past spring and will attend West Virginia University in the two-year graduate program to study public history. Bilger is the son of Cathy and Kurt and older brother of Kaitlin.

For five days, starting July 4, viewers got to see the Lehigh Valley native compete on JEOPARDY!.

The audition process began with an online test.

Area woman earns LLS fundraising title

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

A Danielsville woman and a Pottstown man have been named Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, for the Lehigh Valley chapter, in this year’s fundraising campaign for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The two winners, Valerie Lewis, vice president of employee and community engagement at BSI Corporate Benefits, and Darren Betters, director of development at Lehigh Valley International Airport, raised $121,655 and $115,897, respectively, to support LLS’ goal to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments.