Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Shriners Hospital benefits from ‘contact’ car racing

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Christine Herb White, a 1991 Parkland High School graduate, and her husband, Shawn, of Winter Park, Fla., have combined their passion for car racing and for the Shriners organization to help make the lives of kids receiving care at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Fla., a little brighter.

Shawn, who was raised in Orlando and Mexico, was a patient in a Shriners Hospital as a child.

The couple soon became involved in doing charity work for the Shriners Hospital and...

Lehigh County Jail prisoner dies in Sacred Heart Hospital

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old Allentown man was found unresponsive 9:34 p.m. on June 24 in his cell at Lehigh County Jail, 38th N. 4th St., Allentown.

According to a Lehigh County Office of Public Information release, Trevor Vaden, 1650 W. Turner St., who did not have a cell mate and was not under any special monitoring precautions, was discovered by a Lehigh County corrections officer performing routine rounds.

The officer declared a medical emergency and began administering CPR.


State Police Beat

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say Sean M. Widner, 22, of Waynesville, Mo., was driving a 2017 Nissan NV200 van when it struck a deer 11:54 p.m. June 19 at 9126 Kings Highway, Lynn Township.

According to police, Widner was driving northbound on Kings Highway in the right lane, when a deer traveled from the right shoulder of the roadway directly in front of the van.

Widner was unable to avoid the deer, which was struck by the van’s front bumper.

After impact, the van...

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To The Editor:

The 2017 Kempton Fair — three days of viewing beautifully formed and cared-for livestock; graphic, horticultural, and culinary artistic expression; regionally famous musical talent; kids having non-computer-based fun with rides, games, and theater; fire-spewing truck and tractor power pulls and truck drag races; startlingly impressive fireworks; grown men trying to look like Willie Nelson; beautifully restored farm and garden implements; impressive new farming equipment...


Thursday, June 29, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 11 a.m. July 5 in fellowship hall for its annual indoor picnic.

In addition to a friend or two, bring along a favorite picnic food to share.

Hot dogs and trimmings will be provided.

After a delicious lunch, entertainment will be provided by local singer Jack Snyder.

Remember, you do not have to be a Heidelberg Church member to attend.

For further...

Lynnport Fire Co. celebrates America’s independence

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynnport Fire Company celebrated America’s independence as it has done for the past two decades and two years, with a jumping Jamboree, complete with music, food and fabulous fireworks.

The band, Still Kickin’, provided live music. Members of the band come from all over the Lehigh Valley.

As band members were tuning up for their performance, a cloud came overhead and one member said when the cloud was there, different settings were required as they tuned up.

On the...

Seminar presents the impact of driverless vehicles

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers of Commerce recently presented a seminar at Brookside Country Club on how driverless vehicles will impact local communities.

According to recent data, driverless vehicles may be available to the consumer within the next decade.

The presentation focused on current problems larger vehicles, specifically, the increasingly prevalent commercial vehicles such as tractor trailers bring to local communities and how emerging driverless vehicle...