Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.
The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.
The same commissioners...
Ida Baliya, 47, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI in the 000 block of S. Keystone Street, Emmaus, Oct. 5. Baliya was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when she drove her vehicle into a yard.
Timothy Smith, 35, of Coplay, was arrested for DUI in the 200 block of Ridge Street, Emmaus, Oct. 5. Smith was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he drove his vehicle into a parked car.
Steven Romeo, 22, of Allentown, was cited for public...
Wildalee Acevedo, 31, of Breinigsville, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 southbound between Kressler Road and Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:37 a.m. Sept. 16. Acevedo was stopped for multiple traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Christian Aviles, 28, of New York, N.Y., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 1:01 a.m. Sept. 5. Aviles was stopped for a traffic violation and was...
PRESS PHOTO BY TIM SINGLES
Lower Macungie Firefighter Andrew Miller works to extinguish a simulated tractor fire at the Country Meadows mock disaster drill held recently at their North Krocks Road facility.
Rowan Hobson, a junior at Emmaus High School, was sworn in as a Junior Emmaus Borough Council member at the Oct. 15 meeting.
Hobson's first meeting sitting alongside members of Emmaus Borough Council included the explanation of potential proposals from both the Emmaus Public Library and the Emmaus Historical Society which offered plans for improving the functionality and appearance of the property the library sits on.
Ron Madison, an engineering consultant with Rettew...
Q: What grade are you in?
A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.
Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?
A: My favorite subject is biology, because I find the study of life, in all of its beautiful complexity, utterly fascinating.
Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A: I was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist. I am a member of National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. I have also been on the Principal's...
Couple celebrates 60 years
Edward and Catherine Mrowka of Northampton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married in Shamokin June 14, 1952.
They are the proud parents of Cindy Miles and her husband, David, and Edward Mrowka Jr. and his wife, Carol.
They have four grandchildren: Marcy Miles Tremblay, and her husband, James; Kristy Miles Valladares, and her husband, Bryan; Eddie Mrowka III, and his wife, Mindy; and Danny Mrowka. They...
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Sometimes scheduling realities make it necessary for fire department volunteers to give up a Saturday in addition to the traditional Monday evening drill sessions for volunteer firefighters. Here, Upper Sacon firefighters prepare to enter the live fire/smoke-filled tower at the Emmaus Fire Academy facility along Kline's Lane, Emmaus, recently. In a drill to train with infrared heat camera equipment, Upper Saucon firefighters Captain Dave Morrel, Firefighter...
Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.
"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.
"We have brought our program to children who are now adults and have...
PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL
The Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission sponsored a day of bluegrass music as their final event of the season Sept. 30.