Northwestern Press

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Sharecare Faith in Action, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteer drivers age 18 and older to help safely transport people who are elderly and/or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or

·Youth Volunteer Council of the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is recruiting high school students from grades 10 to 12 and college students to participate in its inaugural Youth Volunteer Council.

For information, call 610-807-0336.

Contest deadline extended

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in School


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s Innovations Challenge is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades nine through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods — aside from laws and educational campaigns — to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The Innovations Challenge aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT as a future employer.

William A. Tyrka

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed roofing contractor

William A. Tyrka, 82, of Macungie, died Jan. 10, 2019, at home.

He and his wife Carol A. (Bender) Tyrka were married 25 years last June.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late William and Anna (Faber) Tyrka.

He was a self-employed roofing contractor in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

Before that, he was in roofing sales.

A member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, he was the custodian for the last five years before his illness.

He was also as a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Morffi Marks seeks seat on Court of Common Pleas

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks has announced she will run for Court of Common Pleas judge.

“I have been blessed to have spent a large portion of my career being the voice for child victims,” Morffi Marks said in a news release.

“Now, I want to take my courtroom experience as a prosecutor in handling the toughest cases while staying fair and impartial, and provide a court where justice is both served and the rights of all are protected.

Julius F. Iacocca

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Thomas More

Julius F. Iacocca, 93, of South Whitehall Township died Jan. 10, 2019, surrounded by his family in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The loving husband of Phyllis A. (Rose) Iacocca, the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Theodore and Assunta (Cocca) Iacocca.

A 1943 graduate of Allentown High School, after World War II he completed his education at Lehigh University graduating in 1948.

Joe Hanna announces re-election bid for sheriff

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Joe Hanna, a Republican, has announced his bid for re-election for Lehigh County sheriff.

Elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with the Allentown Police Department, he retired as chief of police, and was a former Lehigh County detective.

Hanna says he is proud of the innovations he has brought to the sheriff’s office, including creation of new policy and procedures consistent with best practices in law enforcement.

He anticipates the office will be accredited later this year by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.