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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Grant money disbursed

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the disbursal of pre-disaster mitigation grant money at its March 27 meeting.

The grant will give $89,179 to the Whitehall Township Authority, $74,180 to Lower Macungie Township, $51,682 to the Borough of Macungie and $18,750 to Allentown for generator acquisition and installation projects.

The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company and the Borough of Fountain Hill will also receive money for generator acquisition and installation projects.

Governor Tom Corbett delivers nearly $300,000 workforce development grant

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was joined at the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute March 28, by faculty and students to tour the facility and to announce an initiative with the Manufacturers Resource Center to create a regional student pipeline in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

United Way, NCC host state budget forum

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley hosted a state budget forum at Northampton Community College March 28, featuring state and local representatives and a panel of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on the burgeoning budget process.

Scores of local activists, government officials and nonprofit leaders filled the sixth-floor hall at the Fowler Family Southside Campus for the mostly informational meeting.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Ownership of Lock Ridge Church and bird sanctuary determined

Scott Stoneback, accompanied by Kevin Shoemaker, president of the Alburtis-Lockridge Historical Society, arrived at Borough Hall March 27 while council was in executive session to deliver an ordinance approved by the Lehigh County Authority turning over the ownership of the Lock Ridge Church at Franklin and Church Streets and the bird sanctuary in Alburtis to the borough.

Stoneback said the ordinance also shows Lehigh County Authority will pay $50,000 for the estimated cost of repairs. This also means the historical society will have a permanent home, according to Shoemaker.

LVCHS Column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Students compete at ACSI arts event

On March 12, the LVCHS choir and art program traveled to Lancaster to participate in a fine arts competition.

Student Justin Grim won first place in the category "nature and observation" against more than 100 other students, and earned a perfect score.

All individual and group performers were rated using a scale of good, excellent or superior. Students who scored in the superior category include Allison Aversa, Merari DeLaCruz, Jin Lee and Bobby VanDuzer. Jefferson Beltran, Jacob Stith and Michael Sun also competed and scored excellent.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Commissioners warn of fraudulent contractors

With storm damage prevalent in certain areas, the commissioners talked about fraudulent contractors at their meeting March 21.

They reminded residents all contractors should have identification and Garrett Rhoads said all contractors should be carrying a license from the state. Be sure to ask for identification and license to avoid any fraudulent work.