Stephen Hemelt, Author at Orange Leader


West Orange-Cove superintendent building “dialogue” following major Golden Triangle Polymers announcement

WEST ORANGE — Dr. Rickie Harris is scheduled to meet early next month with representatives of Golden Triangle Polymers Company in an effort to clear a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, March 24, 2023 12:14 am


SPRING BREAK SHOOTOUT SUCCESS — First-time Orange event lays groundwork for return

Don’t let the rain or small spectator attendance fool you. Last weekend’s Spring Break Shootout jet ski competition in Orange was a huge success. Explore ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 12:18 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Orange County has billion-dollar opportunity following major plant groundbreaking

Golden Triangle Polymers pulled out all the stops last week with an Orange County ground breaking ceremony celebrating a new $8.5 billion Marlex polyethylene plant. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, March 18, 2023 12:02 am


Special needs athletes complex unveiling major upgrades this season

NEDERLAND — $1.5 million worth of improvements that are three years in the making are just a couple of weeks from their public debut. “The ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, March 14, 2023 12:20 am


Jet ski racing coming to new Orange home next week

Fun, intense and talented jet ski racing is coming to Orange next week, and it’s free for spectators. Explore Orange and Nauti Water Racing are ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, March 9, 2023 12:20 am


Orange leaders, business professionals share potential impacts of $8.5B plant development

When John Gothia took the microphone Tuesday afternoon in front of more than 100 local officials and visiting business leaders, he was honest about his ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:30 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — 1st time participant and organizer shares reactions from Community Trash-Off

Melinda Jackson enjoyed a unique role as one of the chief organizers for last week’s 28th annual Community Trash-Off. Although this effort is nearly three ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, March 4, 2023 12:22 am


Learn health, nutrition and cooking tips for free

As a recently revived department within the county, Orange County Health Services is for the first time providing a free four-day wellness series, beginning next ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, February 21, 2023 12:12 am


ASK A COP — Can a gun in a vehicle have a bullet in the chamber?

Omar asks: I’m having a debate with my boyfriend about the usage of turn signals. If you are a driver of a car in a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, February 20, 2023 2:37 pm


Person of interest identified in Orange armed robbery, police say

The Orange Police Department has identified a person of interest in Saturday’s armed robbery, but no arrests have been made as of Monday morning. Det. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, February 20, 2023 10:15 am

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