The U.S. Census Bureau began its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.
National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.
Robert F. Toth Jr., census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center-Allentown Area, reported his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers, as of Jan. 17.
In addition to the volunteer firefighters from six companies who responded just before noon Jan. 7 to a devastating two-alarm blaze at a North Whitehall Township automotive repair building, three individuals, including a Whitehall Township business owner, have come to the assistance of the shop owner.
Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, presents “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township. The show will run 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.
Tickets for all performances are free, but reservations are required.
In lieu of a ticket price, a freewill offering will be taken to benefit Allentown Rescue Mission, which meets the needs of homeless and impoverished men in the Lehigh Valley.
In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services’ 19th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Center, Whitehall.
This tribute honors older adults in the Lehigh Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.
A 48-year-old Coplay woman died after the 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a 2006 Infiniti G35 driven by a 16-year-old female from Macungie 6:02 p.m. March 30 in the 6900 block of Hamilton Boulevard, Upper Macungie Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric D. Minnich, Lori Seip was pronounced dead 9:29 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Minnich said the cause of Seip’s death is multiple blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle/motor vehicle accident. He ruled the manner of her death an accident.
An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.
Robert Drey, of Lehigh Township, was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.
State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, took a 19-year-old man into custody Jan. 29 in connection with the Jan. 26 bank robbery in Allen Township.
Police allege Dylan James Karba, whose last known address is Philadelphia, was the man who entered the First Northern Bank and Trust, 1449 Nor-Bath Blvd., Allen Township, at 1:35 p.m. on that day.
According to police, Karba allegedly left the bank with money after passing a note to a bank teller. He then fled the area to the west of the bank toward Northampton Borough on foot.
Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township.
This play, based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there would be snacks served.
Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.
There are two casts for the show.
An 18-year-old Orefield man has been charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident 7:52 p.m. July 29 on I-78 East, Greenwich Township, Berks County.
Pennsylvania State Police Troop L, Hamburg, said troopers were dispatched to the area after a 67-year-old Whitehall man reported a passenger in another vehicle, later identified as Frank John Clark V, allegedly showed a handgun during the incident.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley recently honored six area residents during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ awards at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.