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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lowhill residents offer drivers some sweet treats

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

This is the message which accompanies the oversized candy treats in the current roadside display by Phil Rossetto and Greg Snider, along Route 100, just north of the Lowhill Township Building.

Rossetto and Snider used this theme previously in almost a decade of their wonderful creations and decided to elaborate on and bring back this message to offer some upbeat, sweet wishes to those who travel by in these somewhat troubled times in our nation.

Rosetto also said as August winds down, they begin to anticipate the demands of autumn and winter, which will soon be upon us.

Nothstein cleared of misconduct allegations by SafeSport

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced Aug. 24 in a news conference, he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000.

He has been exonerated by Safe-Sport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports. It generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.

Gas leak forces evacuation of Tilghman Square mall

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn firefighters along with South Whitehall police responded to Tilghman Square, 4600 Broadway South Whitehall, Aug. 24 when a contractor struck a gas main at the rear of the complex.

Assisting police with traffic control were Upper Macungie police officers and fire police from the three South Whitehall fire departments.

All businesses in the complex were evacuated until the leak was repaired.

Regina Luciano of Emmaus, former assistant advertising sales manager for The Press, commented on Facebook about the gas leak.

Priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced during a news conference in Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21 criminal charges were filed against a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, was charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by a decree of the Most Rev. Alfred A. Schlert, D.D., bishop of Allentown.

It’s not your grandmother’s quilt

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

As Bethanne Nemesh admits, the quilts she designs and makes are much more than the quilts one would see on display at the Kutztown Fair.

Her quilts would not be used as bedspreads. They are award-winning examples of quilting that are hung on the wall.

Nemesh, who has a Mennonite background and is familiar with making quilts, has advanced from basic quilting to competing and becoming a prizewinning quilter.

“I am an artist first,” she said.

Nemesh has a degree in art and Master’s degree in art therapy.

Engineer earns award for lifetime achievement

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, recently presented Ronald G. Gabel of Washington Township with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

An accomplished listee, Gabel celebrated many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.

Donate nominated to be director of corrections

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“This is my 27th year in corrections,” Lehigh County Jail Warden Janine Donate replied when asked by Lehigh County Commissioner Nathan Brown to address the board during their Aug. 22 meeting.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong had just nominated Donate to be the new director of corrections.

He described her as someone of whom he is proud, someone who has been “coming up from our own ranks.”