District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number (VIN)-etching event in Whitehall Township May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The VIN-etching is available to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.
Whitehall Township police are looking for information on a vehicle believed to have been involved in a crash the morning of May 6 at Fullerton and Fairmont avenues, Fullerton.
According to reports, Todd T. Hunger, 61, of Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after the accident. He was the driver of a motor- cycle.
An investigation by township police and Lehigh County officials has shown the involvement of a second vehicle at the crash site. The second vehicle is a newer-model, four-door sedan that was either dark blue or black in color.
Joe Young, Youngie, as he was known, had a vision a few years back at a friend’s funeral to have his students gather and reminisce about their careers and lives. This thought led to the conception of Youngiefest and the Lehigh County Vo-Tech Machine Shop Reunion from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.
The Joe Young reunion is for all of his students from 1969 onward.
Edward Foster, a resident of Whitehall, has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge in Whitehall for the May 21 primary election. He has cross-filed and will appear on both the Democratic and Republican tickets.
Foster is running for the position that was vacated with the 2017 death of Magisterial District Judge Robert Halal (Foster’s former constable), who served this district with honesty and integrity.
Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling, of Weisenberg Township, has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth-generation funeral director.
Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.
The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced his intention to run for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.
In announcing his candidacy, Hanna indicated he decided to run because “I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”
This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.
Andrea E. Naugle, longtime county clerk and employee, announced she will seek re-election as the Lehigh County clerk of judicial records.
Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County clerk of judicial records since January 2008. She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.
Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as the clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions. Naugle has been a Lehigh County employee for more than 40 years.
Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election as Lehigh County sheriff. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.
Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with Allentown Police Department, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.
Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, is investigating numerous thefts from motor vehicles that began April 3.
The thefts have occurred in Lehigh County as listed below:
• Thefts occurred in the 3700 block of Magnolia Drive and the 500 block of Walnut Drive in Northampton. Both were investigated by Lehigh Township Police Department.