· Station 36 assisted Emergency Medical Services with lifting at 1051 N. Sixth St., 1:29 a.m.
· Stations 35, 36, 38, and 39 responded to a report of a fryer on fire at Weis Market, 3644 MacArthur Road, store filled with smoke, 6:58 a.m.
· Stations 2, 18 and 36 provided mutual aid to the Catasauqua Fire Department, 335 Howertown Road, found to be a skunk smell, 5:04 a.m.
· A motor vehicle accident with a spill at 4223 Main St. brought out Stations 35 and 39, 2:05 a.m.
Whitehall High School has announced the names of students who have made the Honor Roll list for the 2nd marking period.
The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is searching for the next of kin for Raymond Rudd Sr.
Rudd, 52, of 122 N. 11th St., Allentown, died Dec. 8 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
Anyone having information about his relatives is asked to contact the Lehigh County Coroner's Office at 610-782-3426.
Q: What is a stroke?
A: There are two types of strokes; the first type, called an ischemic stroke, occurs when blood stops flowing to a part of the brain due to a blocked blood vessel. The other type, from a ruptured blood vessel, is called hemorrhagic stroke.
Q: What are the symptoms?
A: Stroke symptoms begin suddenly. You may have one or more of these symptoms: weakness or loss of feeling on one side of your face, arm or leg; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; difficulty talking; slurred speech; or problems understanding others.
The Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus will present "Christmas Cards to the Lehigh Valley," a fun and festive holiday performance for the whole family, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m. in the church social hall of SS Simon and Jude, 730 W. Broad Street in Bethlehem. A reception of Christmas cookies and hot beverages will immediately follow the event.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance.
Both Coplay and Whitehall held their tree lighting
ceremonies Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Edward "Geetz" C. Groller, 82, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. He was the husband of Elaine P. (Schuler) Groller of Bethlehem.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Edward and Eva (Dopsovic) Groller.
He worked for 42 years. Upon retiring, he was the business agent for Local IW 36.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Edward, Randall, Kevin and his wife Tracy and Kurt and his wife Linaka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two sisters.
If the Mayan calendar's end-of-the-world "prediction" doesn't kill us Dec. 21, surely the fall off the so-called "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year will.
If our elected officials, who spend more time on television explaining why they can't agree on a savings and spending plan than actually doing something about it, fail to avert the tax hikes coming Jan. 1, 2013, we all will be dangling from the edge as our 401k plans dwindle and our grocery bills double.