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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

NOT GUILTY

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

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...

Education department cancels PSSA, Keystones, PASA exams

Friday, March 27, 2020 by DEBRA PALMIERI in School

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced on March 19 the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19.

This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment.

“Our school communities are operating within unprecedented conditions,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “Schools are making extraordinary efforts to remain connected to students and families, to provide food service and to put...

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...

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.

“Please know that the locations where this employee worked have been thoroughly deep cleaned and sanitized as have all the...

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.

“While this may sound like we...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHP: Churches cancel programs, services due to COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, has canceled its Lenten evening prayer services through March 31.

Morning Lenten confession and prayer is scheduled until April 1 and the youth egg coloring and community Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 3 and 4 is also canceled.

Pastor Nelson Quinones may still be reached in case of any emergencies by calling the church office.

For any type of assistance (groceries, errands, etc.), do not hesitate to call the...

WEISENBERG TOWNSHIP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, March 27, 2020 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Grank waerre is nix awwer’s gut harde waerre. Getting sick is easy but getting well is harder.

Seen on Facebook: Also highly contagious is: kindness, patience, love, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. Don’t wait to catch it from others be the carrier of these.

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Claussville Garden Club has canceled its April 6 meeting as well as the plant auction on May 4.

For information, call Fran at 484-857-3144.

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Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department has...

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.

Ramona, a black Labrador, is used to bring comfort and companionship to victims and witnesses,...

SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS

Friday, March 27, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

According to information provided by Superintendent Jennifer Holman on the school district website, effective March 26, the Grab-n-Go meal program meal pickup days have been changed from daily to Monday and Thursday pickups.

Monday’s pickup day we will provide meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday’s pickup day will provide meals for Thursday and Friday.

In addition, all Northwestern Lehigh School District buildings and grounds, including all fields and...