East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

Monday, May 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Seven candidates are on the May 21 ballot for judge of the Court of Common Pleas. This is a 10-year term. Vote for one. All photos are contributed.

Quality of a judge

The candidates were asked to respond to the following question in 100 words or less: What is the most important quality of a judge?

Cross filed as Democrat and Republican

Tom Capehart,

Upper Milford Township

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Cedarbrook renovation plan

Lehigh County Commissioners defeated, by a vote of 4–5, a major step in getting the renovation of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility started at its May 8 meeting. Commissioners gave a first reading to a resolution that “indicates [commissioner’s] support for a facility plan which meets the facility standards set forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.”

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

May 15

Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Annual elections will be held at the meeting prior to the program. The program is “2009 Anniversary Celebration - A Look Back” and will be presented by Dr. Michael Waddell and Teri Sorg-McManamon as part of the 2019 program and exhibit theme of “Celebrate the Celebrations.” It is open to the public.

May 16

COUNTY OF LEHIGH OFFICE OF THE CORONER AND FORENSICS CENTER

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Fatal accident

A Macungie man died of multiple injuries in an accident earlier this month in Macungie borough.

Bennie Howard, 50, was pronounced dead 7:55 a.m. May 4 at an accident scene in the 200 block of West Main Street by Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew H. Kehm, according to a media release from the office of the coroner.

Following an autopsy, the cause of death was found to be multiple blunt force trauma and the manner of death was ruled an accident.

The accident happened at approximately 7:19 a.m.