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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Dan Bellesfield coordinates training for 911 operators

In case of emergency, dial 911. The advice is sound; the number is memorable. The caller is usually experiencing some level of distress. So, who takes the call?

Dan Bellesfield, Lehigh County's 911 operations and training coordinator, trains the operators and designs the procedures to keep the emergency communications system reliable and efficient.

Bellesfield grew up in Allentown and later lived in Salisbury Township. The son of an Allentown firefighter, he views his involvement with emergency services as a "natural transition."

Lower Macungie man joins patients on wall of honor at podiatrist office

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Herman Lipton, 100, is the second male centenarian to have his photo highlighted on the wall of honor in the office of Dr. Raymond Fritz Jr.

Lipton will join Charles Herman of South Whitehall and several 100-year-old female patients in the photo gallery at Allentown Family Foot Care, South Whitehall Township.

Lipton told The Press he moved to Allentown 50 years ago from Bronx, N.Y.

Today, Lipton lives with his third wife Althea, 86, at Country Meadows in Lower Macungie Township.

He said he met Althea when they were both volunteers at Gross Towers in Allentown.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The University

of Akron

Emily Poland, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at The University of Akron. Poland is majoring in early childhood education.



The following students from Allentown were named to the dean's list at Millersville University: Ashley Cavanaugh, Casey Fager, Jason Klinger, Haley Lynott, Emily Rieser and Brian Smith.




Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Board delays decision on Willow Lane site improvements

East Penn School District continues rife with speculation and unanswered questions from parents as the board of directors put off its decision regarding site improvements to Willow Lane Elementary for another two weeks.

The tabled motion, as summed up by board president Charles Ballard, has only to do with rearranging traffic patterns for drop-off and pick-up at Willow Lane, an issue some parents are not convinced will contribute to the litany of solutions and answers parents have requested over the past few months.