Lebanon County will process passports and concealed gun permits during special Saturday hours to accommodate increasing demand and provide additional accessibility to residents.
James Mentzer is a freelance writer whose published works include the books Pennsylvania Manufacturing: Alive and Well; Bucks County: A Snapshot in Time; United States Merchant Marine Academy: In Service to the Nation 1943-2018; A Century of Excellence: Spring Brook Country Club 1921-2021; and Lancaster Development, Inc.: An American Story of Family and Infrastructure. He has also had business profiles published in Central Pennsylvania: Our Time Has Come, and an article in the The Columbiad, a scholarly publication of Civil War Times Illustrated, concerning a little-known African American fort and battle along the James River in Virginia. Two other books are currently in production for Tavistock Country Club in Tavistock, N.J., and Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester, N.Y.
A lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, James has spent his professional career writing about agriculture, economic development, manufacturing and the energy and real estate industries, and is the county reporter and a features writer for LebTown.
James is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys turkey and whitetail deer hunting, playing Ultimate frisbee, disc golf, spikeball and pickleball, biking, traveling and attending live concerts for a number of bands, including Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, and more.
Environmental group airs concerns about Gov. Dick Park to county commissioners
Friends of Governor Dick members met Wednesday, April 19, with the county commissioners to address concerns they have about forestry management practices and other reforms they would like to see incorporated at the park.
2023 State Fair Queen discusses her reign at county commissioners meeting
The Lebanon County commissioners were graced with royalty Thursday, Apr. 20, at their biweekly meeting.
4 generations of Mohns have served Jonestown’s Perseverance Fire Company
The Mohn family has a combined 160 years of service of the nearly 220 years that Perseverance Fire Company has existed.
Gov. Dick forest management plans again draw scrutiny of board by friends group
Clarence Schock Park’s Board of Directors and members of Friends of Governor Dick agree on one thing: They want what’s best for Governor Dick Park.
Republican Committee votes to endorse Phillips & Bering in commissioner race
The Lebanon County Republican Party Committee has endorsed Bob Phillips and Bill Bering in the May primary election for the office of county commissioner.
Traffic officials, first responders differ on location of median barrier safety system
While all agree to high-tension median barrier cables save lives, there’s disagreement on where they should be installed.
County officials approve mail-in ballot for primary; ballots to be mailed this week
About 7,000 mail-in ballots are expected to be used in the upcoming 2023 municipal primary election on May 16.
Commissioners approve equipment purchases for district attorney’s office
The district attorney’s office received permission from county commissioners to purchase four items to assist in their investigative work.
Fire companies make case for funding; flag lack of payment for I-78, I-81 calls
Volunteer fire companies look for predictable funding to stay open – especially those who receive no money for interstate calls.
Updated functionality and features highlight Lebanon County’s new website
Lebanon County’s website has undergone a facelift.
New 911 Center construction project on schedule; set to open this summer
Lebanon County will move into its new $30 million 911 Center this summer, with all operations to be in-house by the end of 2023.
Lebanon Valley Rail Trail gets county approval to apply for state funding
Lebanon Valley Rail Trail received permission Thursday from the Lebanon County Commissioners to apply for a $750,000 state grant to further expand the trail in northern Lebanon County.
What officials can and can’t do when it comes to approving land development
Whenever LebTown publishes an article concerning residential or commercial development or the filing of a land use plan, readers air their concerns on social media platforms.
Palmyra poised to further address sinkhole issue with new study
Palmyra Borough Council’s latest effort to address sinkholes begins later this month with a new study to gain fresh insight.