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Friday, April 19, 2019


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Peter S. Carmichael for a discussion titled “The War for the Common Soldier” April 2 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by March 28.

Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program....

Arrest made in Breinigsville warehouse shooting death

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An arrest has been made in the death of Nestor Luis Ortiz DeLeon, 44, of 511 Walnut St., Allentown, following an intensive four-week investigation by police.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Upper Macungie Police Chief Edgardo Colón announced on March 23 that Gustavo Velez-Hernandez had been taken into custody at his home in the 1300 block of Chew St., Allentown, without incident and charged with one count of criminal homicide and one count of possessing a firearm when...

Neffs welcomes four new fire police

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Four new fire police were sworn in recently by North Whitehall Supervisors’ Chairman Ron Heintzelman at the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.

Capt. Don Norder reports Barry Buchecker, Paul Feliceangeli, Alan Fulep and J. Barry Holmes completed the stringent training required for fire police in North Whitehall.

All four men recently completed all the required training and were presented with their fire police badges.

Norder and the new fire police are all members of the Neffs...

Mammograms on April 4

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University on April 4 and Oct. 7.

The first screening in April will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot.

The screening service will be offered to those 40 and older and is open to the entire community.

Both post-traditional and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and community members can benefit from this opportunity.


Guest View

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

When I visited the Panther Valley recently, some friends and I agreed one of the most annoying disruptions is the unsolicited and unwanted marketing call.

When I gave up my home telephone about three years ago to rely exclusively on my cellphone, I anticipated these robocalls were going to be a distant memory. Obviously, I had another think coming.

It used to be that you could identify marketing calls because they came from 800 or 888 numbers, but now they have become more...

Firefighters battle third area barn fire

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Laurys Station, Neffs, Lehigh Township, Whitehall-Egypt Station, Schnecksville, Tri-Clover and Allen Township volunteer firefighters were dispatched around 10:51 p.m. March 24 for a barn fire at 1352 Clearview Road, North Whitehall Township.

Laurys Station Fire Chief Robin Hood said the fire was called under control at 11:21 p.m.

North Whitehall Fire Marshal Jim Steward and State Police Fire Marshal Trooper James Welsh are investigating the fire. Northern Valley Ambulance Corps...

Discussion on April 11

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, will host Elizabeth Collins, Ph.D. for a discussion titled “The Human Microbiome: The Creatures on You and in You that Sustain Life and Health” from 7-9 p.m. April 11.

Scientists are beginning to understand the human biome — bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotes — living within us are essential for human health.

A researcher on the human biome, Dr. Collins recently retired from Vassar College Biology...

Walking trail plans proceed during annual park walk-around

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

The annual walk-around at the fields at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park took place March 16.

Following a quick check of the playing fields, the main topic was the walking trail.

Roadmasters from the four Northwestern townships were invited to discuss their possible help, and Weisenberg Administrator Brian Carl brought along a Keystone Consulting Engineers map.

Discussion began with a review of the map.Then, the group moved to the road leading past...

Faulkner recertified as district judge

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Faulkner, Upper Macungie Township, has once again been certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.

Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts the education program for magisterial district judges is offered in Harrisburg.

The weeklong instructional program is designed to...