East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Diane L. Schaffer to run for East Penn School director

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

Diane Schaffer, of Emmaus, is seeking the position of school director on the board of East Penn School District, on the ballot of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Schaffer’s childhood dream was to become a public school teacher. While circumstances put her on a different path, she has always been an advocate for children and for quality education.

Macungie man faces invasion of privacy allegations

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A Macungie man faces charges stemming from allegedly having child pornography and filming underage people through use of a hidden cellphone camera.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The Press, David J. Albert, 46, of the 300 block of Race Street, was arrested March 22 on two counts of invasion of privacy after members of the Lehigh County Computer Crimes Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crimes Unit served a search warrant at Albert’s home. Investigation by law enforcement agencies uncovered more than 150 images of child pornography.

John Hart to run for Emmaus Borough Council

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

John Hart recently retired this past year as senior vice president of medical operations after a 33-year career at a large local healthcare network.

He was appointed to Emmaus Borough Council in January to fill a vacancy and currently chairs the budget and finance committee.

In addition to two other council committees, he has been a member on the Emmaus Board of Health. His education includes: B.S. Medical Technology, Penn State University; MEd Biology, Kutztown University and a MS in Administration, the University of Notre Dame.

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.