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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PBS39-WLVT launches distance learning for kids

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PBS39 has announced it has worked with educators locally and nationally to create Lehigh Valley Learns — an over-the-air educational offering, launching March 30.

Lehigh Valley Learns will broadcast over PBS39’s channels in the mornings, with grade specific programming at the same time each weekday.

Recognizing that a portion of the community does not have access to the Internet, the sole medium that can reach nearly 100 percent of students is broadcast television.

By airing Lehigh Valley Learns on PBS39, anyone with a TV can watch.

Hyman apologizes for letter sent to tenants

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Valley developer Nat Hyman has apologized for a letter sent March 23 threatening his tenants with eviction if they do not pay their rent.

According to an anonymous email sent to The Press Monday evening, the letter to tenants reads, in part, as follows:

“We understand that these are difficult times and some of you may have lost your jobs and/or be on unemployment. Despite these circumstances, you are required to pay your rent on time.

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.

School district employee tests positive for COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

In a letter sent on March 24, Northwestern Lehigh Superintendent Jennifer Holman notified district families and staff that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19.

Holman said the individual, who works at both Weisenberg Elementary and the high school, had neither been to any district buildings nor participated in any school initiatives since March 16.

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.

Coloring book helps child victims, witnesses

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the creation of a coloring book aimed at helping child victim/witnesses to learn more about the court process and make it less intimidating.

The book titled, “What Happens in Court?” will be issued by members of the District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Unit and features Ramona, a courthouse companion dog who joined the staff in 2017.

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.

Food service worker positive for COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

A food service worker at Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee of Sodexo, the food service provider for both Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facilities, had not been on campus since March 15.

The investigation conducted by the Department of Health and Lehigh County determined there was no direct resident contact by the employee.

Sodexo employees identified as having possible exposure were notified and are quarantined at home.

COVID-19 topic at meeting

Friday, March 27, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Emergency Management Coordinator Sherry Graver was the first speaker at the Washington Township March 3 supervisors’ meeting.

She brought along papers to be posted about how people can keep themselves safe from the coronavirus.

She said it is a living, breathing document from the county. Emergency management people and first responders are spreading the word.

Township workers are trying to arrange contacts with neighboring townships that would be useful if the virus spreads locally.