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5 Things to know today: Strong women, local races and ransomware

“Southside Proud” mural
Courtesy of Young at Art
Lehigh Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance
Young at Art, a free expo taking place March 11 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will feature a diverse showcase of art, dance, music and theater by students in the region.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Good morning! It's International Women's Day. I've been fortunate to have strong and powerful women in my life who have inspired me, motivated me, and, on occasion, humbled me. Is there anyone in your life that fits this description? Today would be a great day to celebrate them.

1. Speaking of powerful women, Micaela Hood has a story on TV host Lidia Bastianich,a world-renowned chef and former refugee. Her catchphrase is "everyone to the table to eat." Sounds like a plan.

2. Hood also has a story on an upcoming free event called Young at Art, which spotlights the work of young artists. The organizers anticipate this year will be their biggest yet!

3. On Tuesday, a local dad threw his hat in the ring in a Parkland School Board race. Olivia Marble has the scoop.

4. A ransomware gang put pictures of Lehigh Valley Health Network patients getting cancer treatment on the dark web, officials revealed. The health network made the disclosure in a statement Tuesday.

5. LVHN has also been in the news for another reason. A Dominican mother in a coma could face medical deportation as soon as today.