Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.
Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 4 that a Coopersburg man has been charged in a bank robbery committed Dec. 19, 2018.
Richard Simmers, 54, of the 100 block of East Station Avenue, has been charged with one count of robbery, a felony of the first degree, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.
Simmers was taken into custody at his residence without incident and was arraigned through central booking.
The inaugural S.T.E.A.M. Fest, new pierogi and Woodstock-themed events and the return of the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest for the Women’s World Cup highlight ArtsQuest’s schedule of major events and festivals in 2019.
With its focus on science, technology, engineering, art and makers, the free PA S.T.E.A.M. Fest, presented by WeDiscoverGeeks and IMAGINE Event Concepts, will include a variety of science, engineering and technology-based attractions; maker programs and activities; video game workshops; cosplay and more at SteelStacks Aug. 31.
In December 2018, Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart, was officially appointed to serve on the executive board of the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials.
PSAECO is a critical statewide organization helping to shape the legislative agenda in Harrisburg as it pertains to counties throughout the commonwealth.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.
These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.
Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced recently that $250,000 in school safety and security grants were awarded to school districts in the 18th District through the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day Oct. 27. The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 2 two persons have been charged with animal cruelty and neglect.
Melanie Rehrig, 33 and Jason Wieder, 39, both of the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South, Macungie, are both charged with five counts of alleged aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony of the third degree; six counts of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor of the second degree; six counts of neglect of animals, a misdemeanor of the third degree and 86 counts of neglect of animals, a summary offense, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.
The East Penn School District Education Foundation recently awarded 14 grants to educators in East Penn School District schools.
Many East Penn educators submitted detailed grant proposals outlining STEAM ideas for their classrooms. Grant proposals were evaluated in areas of innovation, impact, sustainability, and overall alignment with the foundation’s STEAM focus.
Fourteen grants totaling $14,500 will be funded.
Winners of the 2018-2019 East Penn School District Education Foundation Innovator Grants include:
UPDATE: Emmaus High School will be closed Nov. 8 and 9. The restoration process will continue throughout the weekend. Please note the following cancellations: World Languages Honor Society Induction Ceremony scheduled for Nov. 8 has been canceled. Students will receive their certificates in class upon return. Broadway Night scheduled for Nov. 9 has been canceled. Picture retake day has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 and Saturday’s Kid Science Camp has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. Pending acceptable air quality results, the district anticipates classes will resume Nov. 12.