Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

St. Luke’s seeks donations for Wreaths Across America

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, is helping to raise money to lay 1,500 wreaths at Resurrection Cemetery, Krocks Road, Wescosville, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies to honor fallen veterans at more than 1,400 locations across the country, at sea and abroad.

This year’s event will take place Dec. 15.

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Writer supports increase in minimum wage

To the Editor:

Increasing the minimum wage would spur much more growth and stability to the American economy than the $1.8 trillion dollar tax cut for the 1 percent and large corporate entities.

Corporations are using the windfall to buy back stock and increase shareholder value. That doesn’t do anything to stimulate the economy as the White House and Republicans promised. Only a massive increase in economic activity would pay for the tax cut.

Increasing the minimum wage is the biggest, fastest and most prudent way to stimulate the economy.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Chocolate Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. grapeseed or canola oil

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 eggs

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup hot water

Graham Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

4 tbs. cream cheese, softened

2-2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1-2 Tbs. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Thomas H. Leiser

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1962 graduate of Slatington High School

Thomas H. Leiser, 74, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 10, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife, Donna L. (Oates) Leiser were married 51 years and sweethearts for 56 years.

Born April 19, 1944, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold J.A. and Anna (Mertz) Leiser.

A 1962 graduate of Slatington High School, and a 1966 graduate of Kutztown State College, he was a mathematics teacher in Southern Lehigh Middle School for 26 years before retiring in 1993.

Kris Teena Winch

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Parkland High School

Kris Teena Winch, 30, died Nov. 4, 2018.

Born July 16, 1988, she struggled with the disease of addiction for many years. She is now at peace in heaven.

She attended Parkland High School.

Her survivors include her daughter Isabella Emerley Casner; her mother Debra Hoffmann; her father Warren Winch and his wife, Mary; brother Ryan; stepbrother Sean Reynolds; stepsisters Jennifer Frank, Diana Hoffmann and Theresa Hoffmann; maternal grandmother Elsie Yocco; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Howard W. Host

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1943 graduate of Liberty High School

Howard W. Host, 93, of Allentown, died on Nov. 9, 2018, in Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg.

He and his wife Miriam (Bower) Host would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on Dec. 24.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Howard H. and Helen (Kromer) Host.

He was a 1943 graduate of Liberty High School.

He honorably served with the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet during World War II.

An electrician for the former Kraft Foods manufacturing plant until his retirement, he previously was a sports broadcaster for WSAN, Allentown, for many years.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Cake Ingredients

3 cups sugar

2-1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted

2/3 cup cocoa, sifted

2-14 tsp. baking powder

2-1/4 tsp. baking soda

1-1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs, PA Preferred, room temperature

1-1/2 cups milk, PA Preferred

3/4 cups vegetable oil

2-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups boiling water

1/2 cup Cherry Divyne wine

Frosting Ingredients

1-1/2 cups butter, softened

2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted

1/3 cup cocoa, sifted

2 lbs. confectioner’s sugar

Michael J. Weaver

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High school graduate

Michael J. Weaver, 39, of North York, died Nov. 8, 2018, in his home.

Born March 13, 1979, in Allentown, he was the son of Magdalene (Katchur) Wentz of Allentown.

He was graduate of Parkland High School.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by an uncle, Michael Katchur and his wife, Margot, of Dillsburg; and an aunt, Michelle J. Lamar of Allentown.

Private graveside services will be held at Grandview Cemetery, South Whitehall.

There will be no calling hours.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at