Northwestern Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

Take a trip through the looking glass

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Whatever one may wish to be, dreams and imagination often provide an escape from reality for a moment.

Eventually, however, everyone learns to appreciate whatever one already has.

Stagemakers at the J is presenting “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” an enchanting musical about a girl named Alice who escapes into a world of her own imagination she believes will be better than where she is currently.

After having several madcap adventures with a variety of colorful characters,...

New York man charged in fatal multivehicle crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Feb. 16 that a New York man has been charged in relation to a 2016 fatal multivehicle crash.

Gary Pellegrino, 67, of 44 Durham Road, White Plains, N.Y., was charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle and aggravated assault by motor vehicle, both felonies of the third degree.

Additional charges include: one count of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree; seven counts of recklessly endangering...

Schuylkill County man dies eight days after Weisenberg Twp crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 41-year-old Schuylkill County man has died eight days after his vehicle struck a tree and went down an embankment around 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in front of 1608 Independent Road, Weisenberg Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Christopher Angelo of Schuylkill Haven, was pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Feb. 16, Grim said, adding the cause of Angelo’s death was attributed to multiple blunt...

S. Whitehall woman killed in crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old South Whitehall Township woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another vehicle 9:57 a.m. Feb. 16 at 5341 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Emily Tomredle was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Grim said the cause of her death was attributed to multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the manner of death an accident.

According to Upper Macungie...

Elementary News

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will take place on April 4 and 5 at Weisenberg Elementary.

Children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1.

To register a child, visit the district website and click on the link on the home page.

Bring the following to the appointment: the child’s original state birth certificate with official raised seal, two proofs of residency, proof of immunizations, custody information, if applicable and the...

lunch menus

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 22: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pasta with meatballs, tossed salad, dinner roll, chilled fruit, milk.

Friday, Feb. 23: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza dippers with sauce, tossed salad, chilled fruit, milk.

Monday, Feb. 26: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken nuggets with roll, star fries, steamed green beans, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Sloppy Joes, bagged chips, baked beans, celery sticks, chilled fruit, milk.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Elem., M.S., H.S.:...

Accepting applications

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Music club

The Allentown Music Club is sponsoring the 2018 Dr. Albert Hofammann Scholarship for young pianists.

Piano students who attend a school in Lehigh or Northampton County, and are enrolled in grades nine through 12 are eligible.

Applications for the $1,000 prize competition must be received by Feb. 26.

Auditions are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 3 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

The winner is required...

Police investigating robberies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police in South Whitehall Township and Allentown are investigating whether three armed robberies on Feb. 12 may be connected.

South Whitehall police say at approximately 4:38 a.m. Feb. 12, several individuals entered the 15th St., A Plus Minimart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Police say during the robbery, the clerk was pushed to the floor by one of the individuals, who then removed cash from the register.

The suspects then...