Northwestern Press

Monday, May 25, 2020

Elizabeth Walsh

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Elizabeth “Betty” Walsh, 91, formerly of Scranton, and Winter Haven, Fla., died on April 28, 2020, in Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley, with her loving and devoted daughter, Mary, by her side.

She is now reunited with her husband of 53 years, the late John J. Walsh, a former employee of The Scranton Times newspaper.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Born in Dickson City, Lackawanna County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Cyprosky) Wojnicki.

Offering free Russet potatoes

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Uglies CHIPS

When Dieffenbach’s Inc., the makers of the Uglies® Kettle Cooked Potato Chip, headquartered in Womelsdorf, Berks County, heard from a potato supplier potatoes that were going to waste, they stepped in to help out the farmer and the community.

In partnership with E.K. Are & Sons, Inc. and Dutch Country Transport, Uglies Brand is bringing these potatoes to the community when they need it most.


Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation has canceled events, including LCCC Scholarship Clay Shoot, Raising the Paw Bingo, LCCC Golf Classic and Fall Fitness Fest, for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LCCC Foundation has established the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund to assist students with expenses relating to food, housing, utilities, transportation, childcare, healthcare and more.

Lehigh Dialogue Center interfaith discussion

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cut short an interfaith discussion series, but not before two sessions were held, including March 8, prior to the last Sunday of services at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, before the Pennsylvania stay-at-home mandate.

The series, presented by the Lehigh Dialogue Center, Bethlehem, explained the similarities and differences between Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus

For locations, updates, information and closings, visit or call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 20: Roast beef, green beans, au gratin potatoes, biscuit, crackers, pineapple w/ whipped topping.

Thursday, May 21: Turkey Marsala, peas and pearl onions, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Friday, May 22: Honey glazed pork chop, fajita blend vegetables, baked sweet potato wedges, whole wheat dinner roll, pineapple.

STEM scholarships

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College students in one of 25 program majors, including biology, chemistry, computer science, drafting and design, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 in scholarships per year through a National Science Foundation grant.

The application priority deadline for the fall semester is June 30.

Information:, or Deepika Khilnaney:

Guest View

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Grim Reaper stalks state nursing homes

The state Health Department is coming under increased criticism for its bungled handling to the COVID-19 pandemic at nursing homes,

Nearly 70 percent of all deaths in the state attributed to the coronavirus have occurred at these and other elder-care facilities.

Legislators and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro are weighing in, too.

The situation has become so alarming that Shapiro last week announced his office has opened criminal investigations into several long-term facilities, although he did not indicate which are involved.

Warren E. Creitz

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Warren E. Creitz, 97, of Germansville, died April 29, 2020, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Dorothea Ida (Moyer) Creitz.

Born March 11, 1923 in Neffs, he was the son of the late Elvin O. and Jeanette K. (Rex) Creitz.

He faithfully and honorably served in the U.S. Army’s 36th Infantry Division during World War II.

A lifelong farmer, he shared his love of the farm with his children and grandchildren.

A mechanic at Mack Trucks, Allentown, he retired in 1985.