Don't flush unused drugs down the toilet.
The approved method of disposing unwanted or unused over-the-counter and prescription drugs is through area police departments, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
He spoke on drug-related deaths at the Communities That Care annual meeting Dec. 4 in Whitehall.
"I think it has prevented a lot of deaths through overdose," Grim said of medicine collection boxes at police departments and the county's participation in National Take Back Day.
Dina Galusha spent an hour recently quietly listening, sometimes wiping her tears.
When it was all over, she said she was glad she heard Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf describe his experiences trying to save her son, Dakota, who was run over by a school bus in front of Northampton Area Middle School Jan. 26, 2009.
At the 18th annual Pocono EMS Conference recently, Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf described the call he and partner Tim Sullivan received at 7:14 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009.
"I heard a police officer calling for help for a child that was unconscious," said Knopf, an Emmaus resident who had been working for Northampton Regional EMS at the time. Two minutes later they were dispatched to the Northampton Area Middle School.
A group of community organizations are hoping for good weather Aug. 23 - 26.
But, even if it rains, the show will go on.
The "show" is Coplay Community Days, a festival featuring food, live music, contests, games, rides and bingo at Coplay Community Park, Second and Keefer streets, Coplay.
The weather is not expected to be a factor because virtually the entire festival takes place under cover.