Lehigh County Republican

Latest articles

1d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Group still 'extending' reach after 100 yearsWhat eventually became Penn State Extension Schuylkill County got off to a rock
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
What eventually became Penn State Extension Schuylkill County got off to a rocky start a century ago, according to notes written by the late Walter L. Bollinger, the county’s first serving agent. Dwane Miller, extension educator for field and forage... Read more
3d
The Morning Call
Northampton County commits $10 million to Easton Da Vinci CenterNorthampton County Council made a $10 million commitment to the proposed Da Vin
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Northampton County Council made a $10 million commitment to the proposed Da Vinci Science Center in downtown Easton on Thursday during a whirlwind night of clashing administrations and political surprises. During the same meeting, outgoing Executive... Read more
4 related articles
3d
The Morning Call
Bucks state senator brews for a day at WeyerbacherBrewing Co. in Easton got a little help in the beer-making process Tuesday from
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
Brewing Co. in Easton got a little help in the beer-making process Tuesday from a state senator representing part of Bucks County. Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, a Republican representing the state’s 10th District, participated in the latest Brewer For A... Read more
4d
The Morning Call
Emmaus needs two new council members to fill vacanciesNathan Brown and Lee Ann Gilbert are slated to move on to new positions in loca
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Nathan Brown and Lee Ann Gilbert are slated to move on to new positions in local government — Brown to a seat on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners and Gilbert as Emmaus mayor, where she will replace longtime Mayor Winfield... Read more
4d
The Morning Call
Letter seeking DACA vote includes 5 Pa. House RepublicansThey and other House Republican signing on to the letter wrote that while they
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
They and other House Republican signing on to the letter wrote that while they disagreed with the executive action used by then-President Barack Obama to create the DACA program, and that the right way to address the issue of those who have entered... Read more
4d
The Express-Times
Jeanne McNeill wins late husband's seat in Pa. HouseHouse of Representatives in a special election on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Whi
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
House of Representatives in a special election on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Whitehall Township resident will represent the Lehigh County district after she captured 2,290 votes or nearly 68 percent of the total. She easily defeated Republican David... Read more
4 related articles
5d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Jeanne McNeill wins 133rd district special electionPa. - There were no surprises in the special election to fill the seat of late
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
Pa. - There were no surprises in the special election to fill the seat of late State Representative Dan McNeill of Lehigh County Tuesday night. McNeill wound up getting just under 68 percent of the vote. Republican David Molony had about... Read more
4 related articles
5d
The Morning Call
Lehigh Valley premiums will jump if ACA penalty is repealed, health officials sayto estimates by the Center for American Progress, a policy institute promoting
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
to estimates by the Center for American Progress, a policy institute promoting “progressive ideas.” Nearly 23,000 Lehigh Valley residents are covered under Obamacare. With enrollment for 2018 underway, three insurance companies — Highmark,... Read more
6d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Special election Tuesday in 133rd districtfor... It may be December, but another Election Day is right around the corner
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 6 days ago
for... It may be December, but another Election Day is right around the corner if you live in a certain part of the Lehigh Valley. On Tuesday voters will pick a replacement for the late State Representative Dan McNeill. The 133rd district... Read more
4 related articles
6d
The Morning Call
Don't forget to vote: state House seat up for grabs in special election on TuesdayFor most of the Lehigh Valley, the barrage of election mailers ended in Novembe
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
For most of the Lehigh Valley, the barrage of election mailers ended in November, but those living in the state’s 133rd District endured them for a month longer. All that will be over Tuesday, when a special election for the Pennsylvania House seat... Read more
4 related articles
8d
The Morning Call
Politics as UsualRepublican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania almost got a promotion earlier
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania almost got a promotion earlier this year to become the federal drug czar. But after a scathing 60 Minutes/Washington Post report that characterized a law he sponsored as gutting a key Drug Enforcement... Read more
8d
The Scranton Times-Tribune
RODERICK RANDOM: Election board constitutional Tower of BabelTheir paranoia felt palpable. Suddenly, a few people in the sixth floor room wh
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Their paranoia felt palpable. Suddenly, a few people in the sixth floor room where the Lackawanna County Board of Elections met Monday started to question whether people of Indian descent in a handful of city precincts who voted in the Nov. 7... Read more
9d
The Scranton Times-Tribune
Election board constitutional Tower of BabelTheir paranoia felt palpable. Suddenly, a few people in the sixth floor room wh
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Their paranoia felt palpable. Suddenly, a few people in the sixth floor room where the Lackawanna County Board of Elections met Monday started to question whether people of Indian descent in a handful of city precincts who voted in the Nov. 7... Read more
9d
The Morning Call
Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey and his intimate role in the Senate tax billwas talking taxes with Donald Trump’s economic team before the man was sworn in
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
was talking taxes with Donald Trump’s economic team before the man was sworn in as president. Here’s a bit more about the Lehigh County Republican’s role in what could become the biggest tax change since the Reagan era. Toomey has a long... Read more
10d
The Morning Call
Graduate students say proposed tax bill could cost them thousandsapproach to treating the most common mental illness in America. But she worrie
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
approach to treating the most common mental illness in America. But she worries it could all end if a provision in the Republican House tax bill, which treats the free tuition as taxable income, becomes law. “With this tax, I’d be unable to... Read more
11d
The Morning Call
GOP endorsements for Nothstein, Mackenzie in 15th Congressional raceLehigh County Commissioner Marty Nothstein on Wednesday announced support from
The Morning Call / Posted 11 days ago
Lehigh County Commissioner Marty Nothstein on Wednesday announced support from Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin. In a statement, Martin described Nothstein, a two-time Olympic medalist in cycling, as someone who has “proven himself as a... Read more
12d
The Morning Call
For brewers, something to cheer about in Senate tax billThe latest version of the Senate Republican proposal to overhaul the federal ta
The Morning Call / Posted 12 days ago
The latest version of the Senate Republican proposal to overhaul the federal tax code gives brewers — and beer drinkers — a reason to raise a glass. The plan would slash federal excise taxes on beer, wine and spirits, something producers have been... Read more
15d
The Morning Call
Douglas C. Reichley: What we can learn from last Pa. constitutional conventiongroups, such as the Pennsylvania Bar Association, committed to rallying public
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
groups, such as the Pennsylvania Bar Association, committed to rallying public support for the measure. Raymond Shafer, the Republican candidate for governor in 1966, also made the convention a priority during his successful campaign, and followed... Read more
15d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
History's Headlines: Last bugle callWilliam J. Reichard is not exactly unknown in the Lehigh Valley. His face grace
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 days ago
William J. Reichard is not exactly unknown in the Lehigh Valley. His face graces the banner of an Allentown neighborhood association. And if you put his name into Google, out pops his picture. Pretty good for a fellow who’s been dead since 1911. But... Read more
16d
The Morning Call
For brewers, something to cheer about in Senate tax billThe latest version of the Senate Republican proposal to overhaul the federal ta
The Morning Call / Posted 16 days ago
The latest version of the Senate Republican proposal to overhaul the federal tax code gives brewers — and beer drinkers — a reason to raise a glass. The plan would slash federal excise taxes on beer, wine and spirits, something producers have been... Read more
18d
The Morning Call
Allentown Solicitor Susan Wild resigning as congressional campaign heats upfor the 15th District seat. Also running are Bill Leiner of Coplay, Allentown p
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
for the 15th District seat. Also running are Bill Leiner of Coplay, Allentown pastor Greg Edwards, Laura Quick of Lebanon County and David Weidman, a combat veteran from Emmaus. Vying for the Republican nomination are state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie of... Read more
20d
Philly.com
Pa. offers hints about GOP's worries for 2018York, Pa., mayoral race, a convicted felon turned environmental activist who’s
Philly.com / Posted 20 days ago
York, Pa., mayoral race, a convicted felon turned environmental activist who’s registered as a Democrat but running as a Republican defeated the black female Democratic incumbent. And he did it with a local coalition of Bernie Sanders and... Read more
22d
The Morning Call
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been re-elected. What if he's convicted?one will be held in November 2019. Council’s selection must be made within 30 d
The Morning Call / Posted 22 days ago
one will be held in November 2019. Council’s selection must be made within 30 days of the mayor’s vacating the position. Republican Nat Hyman, who lost to Pawlowski by about 300 votes, said on election night he would not seek such an appointment.... Read more
23d
TribLIVE
Update: Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge suffered heart attack, wife says“We'd ask those of you who have been sending prayers to keep them coming.” A s
TribLIVE / Posted 23 days ago
“We'd ask those of you who have been sending prayers to keep them coming.” A spokesman said Ridge, 72, Pennsylvania's Republican governor from 1995 to 2001, was attending the Republican Governors Association conference when he called for help... Read more
155 related articles
23d
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
State Rep. drops out of 15th Congressional raceSimmons announced Friday that he's suspending his candidacy for the 15th Congre
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 23 days ago
Simmons announced Friday that he's suspending his candidacy for the 15th Congressional District. Simmons, a Republican representing the 131st state House District, announced in September his bid for the seat currently held by... Read more
23d
The Morning Call
Justin Simmons drops out of 15th District congressional race as more candidates enteralways be my family which is why I am taking this step, but it is also vitally
The Morning Call / Posted 23 days ago
always be my family which is why I am taking this step, but it is also vitally important to me that we continue to have Republican representation in Washington,D.C. Even as I remove my name from consideration, I will continue working to ensure... Read more
24d
FOX 43 Harrisburg
Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries joins race for Republican nomination in 15th Congressional districtHARRISBURG — Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries announced he is jumping int
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 24 days ago
HARRISBURG — Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries announced he is jumping into the race to be the Republican nominee in the open 15th Congressional district next year. Pries joins state Representatives Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) and Justin Simmons... Read more
26d
The Morning Call
Similar congressional candidates but different voting, attendance recordsSimmons and Ryan Mackenzie may be difficult for voters to tell apart as they se
The Morning Call / Posted 26 days ago
Simmons and Ryan Mackenzie may be difficult for voters to tell apart as they seek a promotion to Congress. But the fellow Republicans’ similarities end at their attendance rates in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Simmons has missed 28 daily roll... Read more
27d
The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the Editor in a flattering way. Tillerson would probably agree Mencken was prescient. GEO
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
in a flattering way. Tillerson would probably agree Mencken was prescient. GEORGE J. MOTSAY, M.D. UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., LEHIGH COUNTY Long Russian reach Editor: Here’s some food for thought. We all know that the Russians interfered in our... Read more
28d
The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONin a flattering way. Tillerson would probably agree Mencken was prescient. GEO
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
in a flattering way. Tillerson would probably agree Mencken was prescient. GEORGE J. MOTSAY, M.D. UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., LEHIGH COUNTY Long Russian reach Editor: Here’s some food for thought. We all know that the Russians interfered in our... Read more
29d
WTKR Norfolk
19-old Now Mayor-Elect of TamaquaElection Day has come and gone and now a community in Schuylkill County has a n
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 29 days ago
Election Day has come and gone and now a community in Schuylkill County has a new mayor who just graduated high school last year. Nathan Gerace won the mayoral race in Tamaqua Tuesday night. You won’t find most 19 year old’s chatting up borough... Read more
29d
The Morning Call
Bill Leiner launches campaign for Lehigh Valley congressional seatThe Democratic wave is building, Bill Leiner says, and he intends to ride it.
The Morning Call / Posted 29 days ago
The Democratic wave is building, Bill Leiner says, and he intends to ride it. The former Coplay mayor and former Lehigh County commissioner held a campaign launch party on Saturday at the Keystone Pub in Whitehall, making official his bid for the... Read more
29d
The Express-Times
Allentown voters embrace Pawlowski | Turkeys and Trophiesby applying a tourniquet that he carries on his belt. He was listed in critical
The Express-Times / Posted 29 days ago
by applying a tourniquet that he carries on his belt. He was listed in critical but stable condition after two surgeries at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. State police also credited the emergency staff at the hospital with saving Kelly's... Read more
30d
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Schuylkill County commissioners OK budget adjustmentsArticle Tools POTTSVILLE — At their weekly meeting Thursday, the Schuylkill Co
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 30 days ago
Article Tools POTTSVILLE — At their weekly meeting Thursday, the Schuylkill County commissioners approved 10 budget adjustments for 2017, as well as numerous contracts, primarily for providers of human services. While some of the budget adjustments... Read more
30d
The Morning Call
Valley View: How we covered the election (Episode 7)incumbent mayor, Ed Pawlowski, despite 54 federal corruption charges pending ag
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
incumbent mayor, Ed Pawlowski, despite 54 federal corruption charges pending against him. Democrats took the helm in both Lehigh and Northampton County seats, in one case upsetting a Republican incumbent. And voter turnout in Allentown was the... Read more
1m
FOX 43 Harrisburg
19-old now Mayor-Elect of TamaquaTAMAQUA, Pa -- Election Day has come and gone and now a community in Schuylkill
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted a month ago
TAMAQUA, Pa -- Election Day has come and gone and now a community in Schuylkill County has a new mayor who just graduated high school last year. Nathan Gerace won the mayoral race in Tamaqua Tuesday night. You won’t find most 19 year old’s chatting... Read more
1m
Philly.com
Breaking down the key House, U.S. Senate races looming in Pa., N.J.a national electorate will weigh in on the Trump administration: New Jersey 2d
Philly.com / Posted a month ago
a national electorate will weigh in on the Trump administration: New Jersey 2d Congressional District (based in Atlantic County) The district, which roams across South Jersey from the Shore to the Delaware River, backed Trump last year, but also... Read more

In this news