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Lehigh County

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  • Help for future physicians

     
    So you want to be a doctor. Good! There's some help available. Lehigh Valley residents looking to go into medical school have a couple of scholarship options available to them, according to the Pennsylvania Medical Society. In an announcement released...
  • Jury duty scammer demands money, threatens arrest

    Jury duty scammer demands money, threatens arrest
    Not everyone is crazy about being called to serve on a jury but most of us realize it's one of our civic duties. We also know we can get in trouble for blowing off the summons, and con artists are tapping that fear in one of the latest scams targeting the...
  • Interstate 78 fatality shows need for crackdown on road hogs

     Interstate 78 fatality shows need for crackdown on road hogs
    For reasons too complicated to explain here, it was decided that the Mother's Day gift, a large potted flower plant, would not be taken home after Sunday's family gathering west of Harrisburg. Instead, promises were made that the plant would be picked...
  • Troubled personal care home in South Whitehall to close

    Troubled personal care home in South Whitehall to close
    Trexler Park Manor personal care home, which has been cited several times and fined by the state, is closing. The South Whitehall Township home informed the state Department of Public Welfare in a letter early this month that it would be closing by June...
  • Bethlehem real estate agent, Emmaus social worker among professionals sanctioned by state

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (May 9) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website,...
  • Gym's sudden closure not working out for members

    Gym's sudden closure not working out for members
    Some members of The Fitness Line gym in North Whitehall Township started losing the warm feeling they had for their workout spot when they had to exercise in chilly conditions over the winter. "It was colder inside than outside," Ron Bolza said....
  • Unpaved roads create rough rides, many questions

    Unpaved roads create rough rides, many questions
    Q: I would like to know why PennDOT milled and failed to repave Cedar Crest Boulevard at the Tilghman Street intersection and beneath the I-78 bridge last fall. The section under the bridge is decaying rapidly due to winter damage, requiring PennDOT to...
  • Spillway improvements spring forth on Schantz Road

    Spillway improvements spring forth on Schantz Road
    Q: Why has there never been a guide rail erected at the hard curve on Schantz Road at the Schantz Spring reservoir to protect the spillway from wayward vehicles? PennDOT rumble-stripped the center line last year, but no guide rail. Also, repeated runoff...
  • Bridge-replacement project: It's been a zoo

    Bridge-replacement project: It's been a zoo
    Q: Finally, I see progress with the replacement of Schlicher's Covered Bridge on Game Preserve Road, as the old bridge is being dismantled. I'm hoping the new bridge will be completed by April 1 [2014]. I believe it will be a huge relief for our guests...
  • 'Suicide fence' for 15th Street Bridge hit a speed-bump

    'Suicide fence' for 15<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Street Bridge hit a speed-bump
    Q: No one has worked on the new 15th Street Bridge sidewalk since the bridge opened to traffic on Dec. 20. It took forever and a day to build the bridge, yet four months later, no one can walk across it. When will the sidewalk be completed? Soon the major...
  • Traffic will be a taxing matter if Costco proceeds

    Traffic will be a taxing matter if Costco proceeds
    Q: I enjoyed your recent article on the FedEx traffic concerns. As you know, Hamilton Crossings (Costco and other stores) is being reviewed by Lower Macungie Township commissioners, and a vote is due by June 5th, according to Patrick Lester's recent...
  • Aggressive driving can be caused by road hogs, but there is little focus on them

    Aggressive driving can be caused by road hogs, but there is little focus on them
    Aggressive driving is a disturbing thing, and when the police determine who forced other motorists to drive that way, they should crack down ferociously. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania focuses only on the rambunctious driving itself, and almost never deals...