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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Lehigh County Controller Eckhart to speak at forum

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will serve as a panelist during the eighth annual U.S. Private Equity Forum in New York City.

The annual forum is the leading investor-centric meeting for limited partners looking to invest in private markets. The two-day event draws over 500 investors, funds and advisers to discuss sectors and investment opportunities throughout the United States.

Sands fined by gaming control board

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which is Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.

The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.

Lehigh County drug collection April 27

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.

Jared Hanna announces candidacy

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced his intention to run for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

In announcing his candidacy, Hanna indicated that he decided to run because “I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status.

LVHN and Cetronia Ambulance Corps partner to provide PA’s first mobile stroke care

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Cetronia Ambulance Corps announced recently they will jointly operate a new mobile stroke unit, the first in Pennsylvania. The mobile stroke unit will begin evaluation and treatment sooner, potentially preventing damage to the brain while the patient is transported to a stroke-certified facility like Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest’s comprehensive stroke center.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Spaghetti dinner raises money to help community members

East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbors recently held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Bethel Bible Church in Emmaus.

EPNHN serves families with children living in the East Penn School District who are homeless or home insecure through multi-faceted short-term assistance in order to help restore and sustain healthy, independent living.

After an initial assessment to identify needs, a family is welcomed into temporary transitional housing. EPNHN volunteers with the skills to help meet the family’s needs work as part of a support team assigned to the family.

Levinson announces candidacy

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Dr. Joshua Levinson, Ph.D., originally appointed to the East Penn School Board in September 2018, is excited to announce he has decided to run for a full four-year term on the board of school directors of the East Penn School District.

From an early age, Levinson became acutely aware of the importance of education and this gave him a strong appreciation for how one’s experiences in school can shape personal and professional interests to foster future success.

DeFrain announces candidacy

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Chris DeFrain, 50, has been a resident of Emmaus for most of the last 40 years and is announcing a run for re-election to Emmaus Borough Council.

DeFrain is a Certified Public Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc.

DeFrain lives in Emmaus with his wife, Suzanne and his children Melissa and Paul. He is a graduate of Emmaus High School and Muhlenberg College.

Lehigh County controller to run for third term

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term because he has become the institutional knowledge of the Lehigh County Controller’s Office.

Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Currently, and after a completion of his next term if re-elected, he will be the longest standing member in the department because of retirements.