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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Naloxone distribution part of Stop Overdoses in PA initiative

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The Allentown and Bethlehem health bureaus, along with Northampton and Lehigh County state health centers, will once again be providing free naloxone as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Stop Overdoses in PA initiative. The naloxone distribution is scheduled for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25 locally and throughout Pennsylvania, as long as supplies last.

Naloxone is a medication that does not harm the individual it is administered to and is used to reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.

Mako to host third annual senior expo Sept. 13 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,

“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents. This expo brings a variety of resources together all in one place.

Lehigh County Citizens’ Academy classes to begin Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

September doesn’t just mark the first days of school for returning students; it’s also the beginning of the Lehigh County Citizens’ Academy.

Lehigh County will be officially unveiling its nine-day academy, open to local residents, 6 p.m. Sept. 12 in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Lifeguards honored for quick response

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Whitehall Township Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. awarded commendations to two Whitehall Township lifeguards Aug. 22 for their quick response to a child in distress.

Lifeguards Abby Pastir and Taylor Levan spent their summer working at Cementon Pool. On the afternoon of Aug. 10, they observed a young girl, Gianna Miller, in distress in the grass area. The lifeguards jumped into action, providing lifesaving actions to help the 1-1/2-year-old.

Wolf takes action to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, who will use his expertise in a new role advising the executive branch on implementing these changes.

Township to get $1 million grant for emergency services complex

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Whitehall Township will receive a $1 million grant for the construction of an emergency services complex on MacArthur Road.

The funding will be used to build a new 29,000-square-foot police station and sally port adjacent to the existing municipal building. The $17.8 million project also entails creating a new lobby, which will be shared between the two buildings, two new elevators to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and improvements to municipal garages and storage sheds.

Fellowship names president, CEO

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

McMahon was previously Phoebe senior vice president

Fellowship Community has named Mary Kay McMahon, RN, MHA, NHA, as president and chief executive officer. She had previously served as senior vice president, health care services with Phoebe Ministries.

As president and CEO, McMahon will be responsible for executive oversight of Fellowship Community. She will work with others from within Fellowship Community and the community at large to design and develop a business strategy for expanding the services provided by the Whitehall Township facility.

State police remind pet owners of Hot Car Bill

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

With warmer summer weather in the forecast, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds animal owners to think about the health and safety of their pets.

In October 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 104 of 2018, otherwise known as the Hot Car Bill. The law provides protection for law enforcement and emergency responders when a dog or cat is removed from a motor vehicle when the animal is showing signs of distress.