East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Musikfest announces 36th year lineup

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Chainsmokers, Brad Paisley, Incubus, Weezer, Godsmack, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Scythian, Guster and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 36th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 2-11 in Bethlehem, will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.

Artists performing at Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage main stage this year include:

Aug. 1: Earth, Wind & Fire (Special Preview Night)

Judge petitions for additional grand jury power

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that pursuant to his request the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, has petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant leave to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury. The supreme court has granted the petition of Dantos.

Local school bus driver receives employer’s highest safety award

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Student Transportation of America, a leader in school transportation, safety and fleet services, has inducted local area school bus driver Maggie Homick into its Safety “Wall of Fame,” the company’s highest and most prestigious honor, at a recent awards ceremony.

“To me, Maggie is the embodiment of the values of the STA Family,” Andrew Krahulik, terminal manager for STA’s operation in Macungie, said. “Her smile, jokes and willingness to help are truly infectious. I, as well as all the rest of the employees at our yard, are proud to have Maggie as a part of the team.”

Diane L. Schaffer to run for East Penn School director

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Diane Schaffer, of Emmaus, is seeking the position of school director on the board of East Penn School District, on the ballot of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Schaffer’s childhood dream was to become a public school teacher. While circumstances put her on a different path, she has always been an advocate for children and for quality education.

Macungie man faces invasion of privacy allegations

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A Macungie man faces charges stemming from allegedly having child pornography and filming underage people through use of a hidden cellphone camera.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The Press, David J. Albert, 46, of the 300 block of Race Street, was arrested March 22 on two counts of invasion of privacy after members of the Lehigh County Computer Crimes Task Force and Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crimes Unit served a search warrant at Albert’s home. Investigation by law enforcement agencies uncovered more than 150 images of child pornography.

John Hart to run for Emmaus Borough Council

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

John Hart recently retired this past year as senior vice president of medical operations after a 33-year career at a large local healthcare network.

He was appointed to Emmaus Borough Council in January to fill a vacancy and currently chairs the budget and finance committee.

In addition to two other council committees, he has been a member on the Emmaus Board of Health. His education includes: B.S. Medical Technology, Penn State University; MEd Biology, Kutztown University and a MS in Administration, the University of Notre Dame.

Lehigh County Controller Eckhart to speak at forum

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will serve as a panelist during the eighth annual U.S. Private Equity Forum in New York City.

The annual forum is the leading investor-centric meeting for limited partners looking to invest in private markets. The two-day event draws over 500 investors, funds and advisers to discuss sectors and investment opportunities throughout the United States.

Sands fined by gaming control board

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which is Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.

The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.