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State police investigating Lehigh Twp. vehicle break-ins

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

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.

Woman’s Club names Wells as February Girl of the Month

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Emily Wells has been named Girl of the Month for February by Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.

She is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wells, of Whitehall.

Wells has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She has been a member of Zephyr Nation, SADD, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Outdoors Club for three years. She participated on the track and field team and the field hockey team, where she served as captain her senior year.

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County coroner

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006. By 2007, he was a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.

Habeb is named club’s January Girl of the Month

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township has named Shahd Habeb as the Girl of the Month for January.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaith Habeb, of Whitehall, and moved to the U.S. from Qatar in 11th grade.

Habeb has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She is a member of Key Club, SERVE Club, Book Club and Spanish Club. She is president of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America.

She is president of National Honor Society. She also belongs to Mu Alpha Theta and the Science and Spanish honor societies.

Former councilman announces campaign for district judge

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Nathan D. Kromer has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge representing District 31-1-07, which encompasses Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough.

Kromer, 37, served as a Coplay Borough councilman in 2008, chairing the finance committee and serving on the police and administration committees. He also served as a judge of elections for Coplay District 2.

Ginder seeks re-election as commissioner

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Philip Ginder has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners.

A 43-year resident of the township, he is a registered Democrat. He seeks re-election while currently serving his fifth term as a commissioner and as the board’s vice president.

Earlier community service includes six years on the township’s planning commission and 10 years on the traffic impact advisory board.

Sign-ups for Camp Whitehall scheduled to begin April 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Registration for Camp Whitehall begins April 1. A day camp open to children who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade as of June 2019, Camp Whitehall provides a safe and wonderful experience while building character, appreciation and respect for one another and the surroundings.

Camp is open to residents of both Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough, as well as nonresidents (at an additional fee).

Weekly sessions run from June 17 through Aug. 9 (dates subject to change), operating between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Whitehall High School grad named ‘Chopped’ champion

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A Whitehall High School and Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate was named a “Chopped” champion after the popular television show’s judges deemed her dishes the most creative, tasty and well prepared.

Kristina Wisneski, executive chef of Amis Trattoria in Devon, a Philadelphia suburb, watched the show for years with her family before making her appearance in an episode titled “Wonton Wonder” that premiered on the Food Network Feb. 12.

Martin announces re-election bid as Lehigh County’s DA

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been district attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.