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Friday, April 3, 2020

Mystery author shares passion for reading, writing

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Students gained insight into the mind and inspiration of a writer, courtesy of Bethlehem author and librarian Josh Berk, during a presentation Feb. 25 at Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

Berk told students his interest in writing started when he was “a young lover of books,” noting he was drawn to fantasy novels in middle school, particularly “The Chronicles of Narnia series.”

He added his parent’s careers as librarians created a conducive environment to become an author.

Article By: SARIT LASCHINSKY Special to The Press

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

Turkey to go:

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Jaindl Farms offering curbside pickup

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

Weisenberg EAC promotes rubbish responsibility

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Weisenberg Township residents recently learned more about littering and proper trash disposal from members of the township’s Environmental Advisory Committee during Litter Awareness Day at Waste Management, 2710 Golden Key Road.

EAC Chairman Martin Rakaczewski, event organizer, encouraged residents to properly bring to and dispose of waste at Waste Management.

They were also asked to follow the township’s ordinance to cover open-top vehicle beds and to secure rubbish during transport so it doesn’t fly out.

NOT GUILTY

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Shooting by former South Whitehall police officer was justified, jury says

Jurors deliberated almost six hours before delivering the verdict around 6:45 p.m. March 19.

After being acquitted, Roselle was escorted by cheering friends, family and supporters from the courthouse.

Closing Arguments

Earlier in the day, jurors heard closing arguments from Roselle’s defense and prosecutors.

His attorney, Gavin Holihan, said the “fundamental bottom line” was Roselle’s actions were reasonable, justifiable and legal, and thus could not constitute a crime.

Indian American organizations host first Lehigh Valley Consular Service Camp

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Members of the local Indian American community looking for consular assistance visited the Coldwater Crossing Clubhouse, Breinigsville, Feb. 15 to attend the first Lehigh Valley Consular Services Camp.

The event was organized as a collaboration between local Indian American organizations including the Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, Hindu Temple Society and Indian American PAC of the Lehigh Valley, among others, and the Consulate General of India in New York City.

Pastor Yonney bids farewell

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Heidelberg UCC congregation

Churchgoers recently filled the sanctuary at Heidelberg United Church of Christ to celebrate the final service of the Rev. Karen Yonney, who retired after 15 years as pastor.

Before joining Heidelberg UCC, she also served as a minister at First United Church of Christ, Hellertown.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be welcoming you here this morning on my last Sunday, and a joy, so let us celebrate our God this morning,” Yonney said, as she greeted attendees at her March 1 service.

Prosecution, defense give opening statements

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Trial underway for former police officer

The trial of former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle for the July 28, 2018, shooting of 44-year-old Joseph Santos along Hamilton Boulevard near Dorney Park began March 12 before Judge Kelly L. Banach in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Roselle, 34, faces one charge of voluntary manslaughter based on unreasonable belief, known as “imperfect self-defense,” as explained by Banach. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Morning Session

Exploring their world

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in School

Team Explorer students go globe-trotting ... in the library

Sixth-grade students from Northwestern Lehigh Middle School’s Team Explorers were in for a globe-trotting adventure recently as they participated in the “Explore Your World with Compass Travels” project display event.

Inside the school library, dozens of colorful presentations created by the Explorer students, classmates and library staff were on display, showcasing more than two dozen countries across six continents.

Librarian Jillian Gasper and Library Assistant Michelle Herman dressed for the occasion as a pilot and tourist, respectively.

Video shows events before, during and after fatal shooting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Graphic video footage and testimony detailing the fatal July 28, 2018, encounter between Joseph Santos and former South Whitehall Township police officer Jonathan Roselle near Dorney Park was presented to the jury during the afternoon of March 12 in the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Roselle, 34, of Parryville, has pleaded not guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Santos, 44, of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.