Northwestern Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

Police are investigating domestic homicide in Hamburg, Berks Co.

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

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, and Hamburg Borough Police, Berks County, are investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman which occurred 5:24 p.m. Feb. 17 at 402 N. 5th St., in the borough.

State police say borough police responded for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, they discovered Suzanne Lenkiewicz, who was deceased, and her husband Gary, 56, on the floor.

Police say emergency medical services were dispatched to the home.

Gary Lenkiewicz, transported...

Board commends Good Shepherd for work at Cedarbrook nursing home

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Before the regular meeting of Lehigh County commissioners on Feb. 14, Director of General Services Richard Molchany, during the General Services Committee meeting, briefed the board on plans to consolidate Lehigh County’s and the City of Allentown’s 9-1-1 services.

In other matters, when Commissioner Marty Nothstein called the regular meeting to order, commissioners appointed Paul Semmel of North Whitehall Township and Adele Bonn Shannon of Center Valley to the Lehigh County...

Israel’s Consul General Dani Dayan visits JCC

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel, and there will be many celebrations in 2018.

Consul General of Israel Dani Dayan spoke at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, Feb. 6 to begin the first of a year full of festivities.

Eva Levitt, president of the Jewish Federation Lehigh Valley, introduced the program on behalf of the federation.

Dr. Eric Fels, board president of the Jewish Day School, introduced Dayan.

Fels spoke of Dayan’s...

Walk, run on April 7

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

For the last eight years, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley’s run, walk and kids fun run has been a Lehigh Valley favorite of runners and walkers alike.

This year’s event will take place April 7 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

PCFLV’s goal this year is $80,000.

The event will feature a 8K run, 5K walk, and a kids fun run and obstacle course for kids 12 and under.

There will also be a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food, entertainment....

Lowhill discusses various issues

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors announced meetings for the multimunicipal plan will be 5:30 p.m. on first Tuesday of every month.

Roadmaster Joe Kalusky gave the road report at the board’s Feb. 1 meeting and noted as far as the Game Preserve Road detour, nothing new has been heard from PennDOT.

On the township agenda, old business included replacements for Bear, Narris Road, Winchester and Bittner’s Corner bridges.

As of the meeting, there was nothing new to report on the...


Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·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.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.


Friends, classmates walk to raise funds for Wyatt

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in Local News

Northwestern Middle School student Wyatt Newhard, who has been battling neuroblastoma since age 3, was the grand marshal of “Walk For Wyatt” during the Nov. 17, 2017, fundraiser.

Students in the middle school helped raise funds for Wyatt’s favorite charity, Star Treatments, which provides VIP rides to medical facilities for children battling cancer.

Family, friends, classmates and staff members, both current and from his years attending Weisenberg Elementary School, joined him...