The Pennsylvania DUI Association presented a class to help local officers identify drivers impaired by drugs at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg March 7.
The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement training session was designed to prepare the 45 officers in attendance for the possibility of optional training to become a Drug Enforcement Expert.
Daryl LaPointe, one of the officers teaching the class, said there are seven DREs in Northampton and Lehigh counties and only about eight in the entire eastern portion of Pennsylvania.
Umar Soss, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Thomas Jefferson University in the Jefferson School of Nursing.
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At a recent meeting, the Emmaus Historical Society celebrated their 21st anniversary and discussed the 1934 Emaus Diamond Jubilee.
Michael Pogash, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's University. Pogash is majoring in chemistry.
Lindsay Bisbing, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's University. Bisbing is majoring in food marketing.
Nicholas Nelson, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's University. Nelson is majoring in theater and film.
The Emmaus Police Department announced March 12 an Emmaus High School ninth grade student has been charged with terroristic threats, a felony of the third degree, for a threat communicated to Emmaus High School Dec. 20, 2012. Charges will be referred to Lehigh County Juvenile Court. EHS received three such threats in the last three months. Police said the investigation is continuing on the other threats.
Upper Milford Township supervisors heard a plea from Robert Sharpe Jr., member of the board of directors of Meals on Wheels, to provide the organization with some modest funding, but politely refused to change their decision not to include any such money in this year's budget.
"We're not just picking on Meals on Wheels," supervisors Chair Daniel Mohr told Sharpe. "We cut everybody [nonprofits] this year except for the fire companies."
What should be a standard procedure bid has bred uncertainty and fear as lunch ladies face the prospect of losing jobs, pensions and an important link in the community.
East Penn School District processes bids for its food management every year, as required by state law, even though they have maintained a rolling five-year contract with The Nutrition Group since 1998. The Nutrition Group operates strictly in a managerial capacity, however, and the 65 food crafters seen every day at lunch by thousands of students are employees of the school district, not the Nutrition Group.
Rhya Ghose, daughter of Kay Ghose Cabot, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Ghose is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Margaret Wilson, daughter of Maryellen and James Wilson, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Wilson is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Philip Ehrig, son of Philip and Catherine Ehrig, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Ehrig is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Christopher Jones, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Lafayette College. Jones is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
The American House, 106 S. Main St., Alburtis, is located across the railroad tracks entering Alburtis. Today, it is known as The Iron Horse Inn. It is located catty-corner to what was the Alburtis Railroad Station and now the Essa Bank & Trust.
The American House was easy to find when William Blank built it in 1860, the same time period the Lock Ridge Furnaces were being built. Blank was not well liked, and the American House had a bad reputation under his proprietorship.