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Cub Pack 94 participates in Pinewood Derby

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Cub Pack 94 held its annual Pinewood Derby race in the spring. Twenty-two Scouts participated and, with the help of an adult or by themselves, fashioned their official BSA Pinewood Derby kit into a super cool Pinewood Derby race car.

North Valley District rules must be adhered to, including a maximum weight of five ounces and no lubrication can be used except for graphite for the axles and wheels.

Each Scout races four heats, and the fastest average time wins. Speed is the key; sportsmanship is a must; and the competition is exciting!

Cetronia Ambulance Corps earns AHA award

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps has been honored with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2017 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for quality improvement performance in the treatment of patients who have suffered severe heart attacks. Less than 1 percent of emergency medical services agencies in the United States achieve this status.

The AHA recognizes the critical lifesaving role EMS provides to the overall success of STEMI systems of care, or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a severe heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart.

Scam targets senior citizens

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam that recently came to light. It involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the agency on aging and adult services.

Consumers are getting calls that appear to come from that office’s general telephone number — 610-782-3034. Aging and adult services is not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show that number.

District attorney warns public of new dangerous drug

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is warning the public about Gray Death, a new drug that can kill with a single dose. This drug is dangerous even to touch with gloves, Morganelli said, adding there have been reported overdoses in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio.

Gray Death is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and a synthetic opioid called U-47700.

Elbich campaigns for Lehigh County commissioner seat

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In a room full of supporters at Randall’s on the Orchard Restaurant & Bar, Bob Elbich kicked off his campaign for a seat on Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 1.

Elbich spent his entire work life in the private sector. He founded two Lehigh County companies, Pure Fit Inc. and Exigo Manufacturing Inc., that remain in existence today.

A former manager of manufacturing methods at Air Products and operations manager of Acme Cryogenics, Elbich said he sees himself as “a problem solver.”

Free VIN-etching event set for May 13 in Whitehall Township

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)-etching event May 13 in Whitehall Township.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.

Guindine achieves Eagle Scout rank

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Matthew Guindine, of Troop 93, Northampton, received the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor April 8 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Guindine’s Eagle Scout project was completed at the former Mulligans Golf Course and Driving Range in Whitehall. The area is now called Whitehall Recreation Fields and is operated by the Whitehall-based Tri-Boro Soccer Club.

The Scout created artwork for signs located on Range Road. Reliable Signs Inc., of Nazareth, created the signs. They were installed on the property.

Clary joins commissioners race

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Shawn Clary has announced his candidacy for a Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners seat.

Born and raised in Whitehall, Clary said he is looking forward to serving the community as a member of the board of commissioners.

He and his wife, Brooke, have lived in the Whitehall-Coplay community for more than 15 years. They have two children — Grace, a freshman at Whitehall High School, and Finn, a sixth-grader at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School.

Whitehall Twp. candidates forum planned for April 26

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A Whitehall Township candidates forum will be held April 26 in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

The event has been organized by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

Doors open 6 p.m. The program will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Audience members will submit questions for the candidates to answer. Each candidate will have time to address the audience.

There is no cost to attend.