Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dozens of properties to be sold at monthly Lehigh County sheriff's sale on Friday
Dozens of properties are on the list for Friday's monthly Lehigh County Sheriff's sale. The list includes an opening bid and a total of back taxes owed on each property. Sales are held starting at 10 a.m. in Room 131 on the first floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse, Fifth and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. The sale is a public auction and buyers must bid for properties, which are not available for inspection prior to the sale. More information is available on Lehigh County's website.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Residents can now get drug and alcohol treatment closer to home with the opening of the Lehigh Valley Center for Recovery.
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Tuesday, April 16
Friday, February 22, 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett joins local and regional officials to break ground on the new Cetronia Ambulance Corps Joint Operations Facility.
Gov. Tom Corbett helped break ground Thursday for a new Cetronia Joint Operations Facility. The 75,000-square-foot facility -- formally known as the Cetronia Ambulance and Lehigh County Joint Operations and Medico-Legal Forensics Center -- will house the Cetronia Ambulance fleet, a regional education center and the Lehigh County coroner's office. The communications center will bear the name of John E. Walson, the former head of Service Electric whose family donated $275,000 toward the project. Corbett said advocating for strong public services is an integral part of government. "This project gets at the very core functions of government as I see them, education, helping our neediest citizens, and maintaining our roads and bridges. But the…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
An economic consulting group has ranked Lehigh County number seven on a top 10 list of communities recommended for investment.
Lehigh County is ranked seventh in a top ten list of communities recommended for investment by a Pittsburgh economic consulting group, according to a WFMZ report. The Fourth Economy Community Index examines both statistical and qualitative factors at the county level in five areas: Investment, Talent, Sustainability, Place, and Diversity. The consultants say these five areas serve as a foundation for future economic success. "We are honored to see Lehigh County recognized by Fourth Economy as one of the leading economic growth counties in the United States, said Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Don Cunningham in a statement. "It is always good to see national entities discover what we know is happening here in the…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lehigh County election officials say there are too many additional ballots left to count to call the hotly contested race for the 131st district
Election night left state Rep. Justin Simmons looking like a winner but county officials today say the outcome of the 131st House race is not yet certain. Hundreds of ballots are still to be counted. It's expected to take weeks to finalize the outcome. "I'd say there are between 750 and 1,000 ballots left to count," said Lehigh County election official Tim Benyo. A preliminary tally without those ballots shows Simmons with a 562-vote lead. "It's definitely too tight to call this race [for the 131st district] yet," Benyo told Patch on Wednesday morning. Ballots still to be counted include: Simmons, 26, of Upper Saucon Township, won the 131st seat two years ago. He graduated from St. Joseph's University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Two to four inches of snow are possible Wednesday into Thursday along with gusty winds, according to the National Weather Service.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
According to the calendar, there are six more weeks of autumn, but somebody apparently forgot to tell Mother Nature. November has barely begun and the Lehigh Valley is already under a winter weather advisory. On Wednesday morning National Weather Service predicted snow will start after 1 p.m. with a daytime snow accumulation of two to four inches possible. It will be breezy with a north wind 14 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 37 mph. Parkland schools dismissed early Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, snow and sleet will start before 10 p.m. Wednesday followed by rain and sleet with a low temperature around 32. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible. With the snow and wind predicted there may be …
The Lehigh Valley is a great predictor of how Pennsylvania will vote in presidential elections.
Muhlenberg College professor and pollster Christopher Borick won’t predict who is going to win Tuesday's presidential election. And he won’t say who will take Pennsylvania. But he will say this: “I’m very confident that who ever wins the Valley will win Pennsylvania.” The Lehigh Valley, with its cities, suburbs and rural areas, has become a bellwether for Pennsylvania politics. In 2008, both Northampton and Lehigh counties went for Barack Obama, just like the state. The Lehigh Valley went for Democrats John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000, as did Pennsylvania as whole. “Pennsylvania hasn’t been a very good predictor of elections,” said Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. But “the Lehigh Valley as a …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Chelsie Grant, 19, of Lower Milford, was sentenced in Lehigh County Court to 1 to 2 years in prison for abuse of her 6-month-old son.
A Lehigh County judge sentenced a Lower Milford woman Friday to one to two years in prison and 18 years' probation for abusing her 6-month-old son earlier this year. Chelsie Grant, 19, who pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault, faced 10 to 20 years in prison under sentencing guidelines. Her guity plea and other mitigating circumstances, including her low intelligence, mental health and remorse, contributed to the short jail sentence, Judge James T. Anthony said. "It's a very serious crime you committed," Anthony said. "You are obviously not capable of raising a child." Anthony criticized the adults in her family for not contacting Lehigh County Children and Youth earlier. The child's paternal grandmother, who has custody of the boy, …
Friday, October 12, 2012
With Lehigh County still tabulating, Democrats have a 36,276 voter registration edge over the GOP. Number of registered voters higher than 2008 presidential race.
A surge in voter registration just before the Oct. 9 deadline means Lehigh County has topped the number of voters registered for the 2008 presidential election. The county voter registration, as of the morning of Oct. 11, was 76,135 Republicans, 112,411 Democrats and 36,741 Independents and members of other parties, according to Tim Benyo, Lehigh County chief clerk of Voter Registration and Elections. That’s a total of 225,287, with Democrats having a 36,276 edge over Republicans, but the county still had more registrations to put into the computerized voter records. In Lehigh County, there were 224,086 people registered to vote in the 2008 presidential election and 68 percent of them did, according to the county Voter Registration web …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Lehigh County to hold "Anything With a Plug" free electronics equipment recycling event Saturday, Sept. 22.