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Student reps give report

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Elizabeth Fornauf and Paige Stitzel, student representatives, began their report to the Northwestern Lehigh School Board April 19 with a sports update.

In track and field, the girls were 5-1 overall in the Colonial League with three meets left. The boys were 3-3 overall with three meets left.

In baseball, Northwestern was 5-3 overall in the Colonial League and 3-2 in their division. Softball was 5-3 overall in the Colonial League and 3-2 in their division.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall police seek crash witnesses

South Whitehall police are seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle crash which occurred 7:19 a.m. April 26 in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd.

Police say when they arrived at the scene they found a Jeep Cherokee on its roof and a Toyota Camry with severe damage.

The female driver of the Jeep was identified as Runo Ouano of the 300 block of Linden Street, Allentown.

She had been ejected from her vehicle and was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

The female driver of the Toyota was identified as Catilin McGarry of the 50 block of Blossom Lane, Schuylkill Haven.

Drug Take Back Day on April 29

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The 13th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at various sites in the county.

Residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications, and liquids. Syringes or Sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous. No questions will be asked.

Medications will be collected at:

BREAKING NEWS:

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie police investigate armed robbery at Top Star Express

Upper Macungie police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Exxon/Top Star Express, 7739 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown.

According Upper Macungie Criminal Investigations Division Commander Lt. Pete Nickischer, officers were dispatched 11:43 p.m. April 24 for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.

Police say according to an employee at the store, a male suspect entered the store and pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the employee, and then demanded cash.

Valley volunteers garner honors at annual breakfast

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley recently honored several area residents during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ awards at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

Parkland area residents honored at the April 4 ceremony were Mia Bobenko of Orefield, who volunteers at The Gress Mountain Ranch; and Kris and Ian Buss of Breinigsville, who volunteer with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

Kathryn Gress with The Gress Mountain Ranch told The Press why she nominated Bobenko for the Sandy Kelly/UPS Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, sponsored by UPS.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY APRIL 27

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

May 7 marks 102nd anniversary of the Lusitania sinking

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Rick Smith from Stroudsburg recently visited the Palmerton Area Historical Society to discuss the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Lusitania during World War I.

He said everyone born before the late 1960s probably heard of the Lusitania.

The ship’s sinking, became, as with the Maine in the Spanish-American War, a call to battle and was as devastating as 9/11 in the aftermath due to the propaganda.

The RMS Lusitania at the time was the largest and fastest ship built, beginning in 1904 and launched in 1906.

Dance chases winter away

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pockets of dirty snow still dotted the countryside claiming it was winter even though calendars said spring had arrived.

Austreibungs Fest, the dance sponsored by the Pastorius Home Associaton to chase away winter, took place March 26 at the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville.

The dance must have been successful because the last remnants of the snow were soon gone.

Music was by the popular Walt Groller Band and the German-style meal was provided by A&L Catering.

BREAKING NEWS: Upper Macungie police investigate armed robbery at Top Star Express

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Exxon/Top Star Express, 7739 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown.

According Upper Macungie Criminal Investigations Division Commander Lt. Pete Nickischer, officers were dispatched 11:43 p.m. April 24 for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.

Police say according to an employee at the store, a male suspect entered the store and pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the employee, and then demanded cash.