Northwestern Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Drug collection day scheduled for Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The 14th National Take Back Day drug collection day has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 11 sites.

Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids.

Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.

Angela Marie Sauerzopf

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Angela Marie (Sgro) Sauerzopf, 85, of Whitehall, died Sept. 29, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born in Sunbury, she was a daughter of the late James Sgro and Eleanor (Christiana) Spiziri.

She was a full-time resident of Whitehall since 1959.

A 1953 graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse employed at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Mary E. Schmidt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Mary E. Schmidt, 74, of Upper Macungie Township, died Oct. 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Mary E. (Steidinger) Bill.

A food service manager for the Allentown School District for 25 years until retiring, she was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

Michael A. Moll Sr.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished trombone player

Michael A. Moll Sr., 69, of South Whitehall Township, died Oct. 16, 2017, in Hospice House of the VNA.

He and his wife Patricia A. (Myers) celebrated more than 50 years of marriage last December.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin and Irene (Maron) Moll.

After retiring as a truck driver for nine years from Distribution Technology, he remained semiretired and worked for Hunter the last four years.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown.

Reuel G.C. Oswald

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

payload operator

Reuel G.C. Oswald, 88, of Trexlertown, died Oct. 6, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Marjorie (Hartman) Oswald were married 63 years in January.

Born in Berks County he was a son of the late Reuel S. and Estella T. (Moyer) Oswald.

A payload operator for 45 years for Eastern Industries, Kutztown, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Writer supports Brad Osborne for Lehigh County executive

To the Editor:

I am writing as a Democrat to encourage everyone to vote for Brad Osborne as the next Lehigh County executive.

As a lifelong resident of Lehigh County and most of my life in South Whitehall, I have never met a “politician” with more integrity, class and civility.

Brad has paid his dues as a South Whitehall Township commissioner as well as a Lehigh County commissioner and is ready, willing and able to lead.

An even better person than a politician, Brad recently became a sounding board for my recently passed brother, Raymond, at Cedarbrook.

Simmons announces bid for Congressional seat

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced, through a video on his website, he is seeking the office now held by Charlie Dent in the 15th Congressional District.

Dent recently announced he would not seek re-election.

“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent but in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails, Simmons said. “Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from Obamacare, spending, border security and the list goes on.