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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Wild, Nothstein win in 7th; Mako defeats challenger in 183rd

Democrat Susan Wild and Republican Marty Nothstein were victorious in their bids for the new 7th Legislative District. They will face off for the seat in the November general election.

Lehigh County vote tallies were as follows:

Democrat Susan Wild – 8,755 votes

Democrat Greg Edwards – 5,721 votes

Democrat John Morganelli – 4,896 votes

Democrat Rick Daugherty – 1,209 votes

Democrat Roger Ruggles – 471 votes

Democrat David Clark – 422 votes

Republican Marty Nothstein – 8,955 votes

Items sought for Peaceable Kingdom

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Girl Scouts

Local Girl Scout Juniors Ava Kozak and Paige Tacker, with the help of the Zephyr Key Club, are collecting food and other supplies through May 31 in support of Peaceable Kingdom animal shelter in Whitehall.

They are working to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. Peaceable Kingdom is a no-kill animal shelter that works to provide care, protection and assistance to animals who are mistreated, injured, abandoned or otherwise in need.

Those honored with Donley Award help local children

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

A dentist who has volunteered her time to provide free dental screenings to more than 600 Lehigh Valley women and children in need, was one of the honorees at the 23rd annual Donley Awards, held April 13 at DeSales University Center in Center Valley.

Dr. Deborah Campbell received one of the awards presented by Community Services for Children for public service that benefits children.

“I am so honored,” she said. “When I started dental screenings for Head Start, I didn’t have any idea the impact it would have on both the children and me. These kids touch my heart.”

Fire calls

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Stations 36 and 3501 were on the scene of a vehicle accident on Fullerton Avenue.


A gasoline or other flammable liquid spill at 2671 MacArthur Road was handled by Station 38.


Station 37 responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 2150 MacArthur Road.

A combustible or flammable gas condition at 3731 Lehigh St. brought out Stations 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

An unintentional alarm activation at 1715 Plaza Lane was responded to by Station 36.

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County extension on offensive to curb Spotted Lanternfly threat

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

At one stage of its life, the Spotted Lanternfly looks like a red and black creature from a scary monster movie.

However, the Spotted Lanternfly threat is real and not some fictional movie plot.

Even so, true to a Hollywood creature feature, the government is ready to do battle.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $17.5 million to halt the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.


Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.