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Special election Dec. 5 for McNeill’s seat

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, has ordered a special election be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.

Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the Lehigh County Board of Elections.

The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd...

Center for Animal Health & Welfare

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org. Both Flo and Precious are part of the Teacher’s Pet adoption promotion. Their adoption fees have been waived...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.

Thousands were at this sold-out three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars like Eric Church and Sam Hunt. Jason Aldean was on stage when the...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is psychology, a course I am currently pursuing at DeSales University. I enjoy psychology because I love learning about the brain, neurological system and have a special interest in mental illnesses. My favorite course taken at Emmaus was personal financial management because I strongly believe it is the most...

Tribute planned

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

DMVA

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.

For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.

The VVMF is posting the photos on a virtual Wall of Faces to put a...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

PBS 39

PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.

Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.

Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.

Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.

For full contest information or to apply, please visit wlvt.org.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

A resident spoke at the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Oct. 4 meeting about the school crossing at Willow Lane. There have been improvements at this location including closing a road to eliminate traffic in the neighborhood, adding another crossing guard, adding Pennsylvania State Police and township personnel. While there is improvement, there are still issues with speeding vehicles.

The resident was comfortable with her children crossing Willow Lane due to crossing...

CRIME VICTIMS COUNCIL

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley hosted its annual fundraiser, “Rally Through the Valley” recently.

Motorcyclists from all over the area attended to show their support by starting the 60-mile road-ride at Nazareth Borough Park and ending the trip at Emmaus Community Park.

Activities included a corn hole tournament at noon. Corn hole is similar to a bean-bag toss but the players use bags filled with dried corn. Next came the pig roast and gift basket raffles. At 1 p.m...