Northwestern Press

Saturday, April 4, 2020
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHRobert Schantz, of Lower Macungie Township, transforms from his everyday identity as a retired art teacher to Chump the Clown, through which he has entertained, amused and offered religious training for more than three decades in the Lehigh Valley.


By JIM MARSH in Local News

As a youth growing up in Orefield, Robert Schantz never dreamed clowning around was in his future.

He wasn’t the class clown and he does not recall any of his teachers in the Parkland School District ever telling him to stop clowning...

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By The Press in Opinion

My last Another View opinion piece was published Feb. 5 and 6 in The Press newspapers.

The headline — “Coronavirus is not what you should be worried about in U.S.”

I was wrong. I never thought our country would see the troubles it...