East Penn Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thomas Capehart announces candidacy for judge Cites almost 30 years of broad-based legal experience

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Coopersburg man charged in relation to Dec. 19, 2018, bank robbery

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 4 that a Coopersburg man has been charged in a bank robbery committed Dec. 19, 2018.

Richard Simmers, 54, of the 100 block of East Station Avenue, has been charged with one count of robbery, a felony of the first degree, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.

Simmers was taken into custody at his residence without incident and was arraigned through central booking.

ArtsQuest’s 2019 festivals and events announced

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The inaugural S.T.E.A.M. Fest, new pierogi and Woodstock-themed events and the return of the popular Lehigh Valley SoccerFest for the Women’s World Cup highlight ArtsQuest’s schedule of major events and festivals in 2019.

With its focus on science, technology, engineering, art and makers, the free PA S.T.E.A.M. Fest, presented by WeDiscoverGeeks and IMAGINE Event Concepts, will include a variety of science, engineering and technology-based attractions; maker programs and activities; video game workshops; cosplay and more at SteelStacks Aug. 31.

County to receive DCNR grants Funds will help close trail gap between Catty, Hanover

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.

These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.

LEHIGH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Two persons charged with animal cruelty and neglect

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 2 two persons have been charged with animal cruelty and neglect.

Melanie Rehrig, 33 and Jason Wieder, 39, both of the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South, Macungie, are both charged with five counts of alleged aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony of the third degree; six counts of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor of the second degree; six counts of neglect of animals, a misdemeanor of the third degree and 86 counts of neglect of animals, a summary offense, according to a media release from the district attorney’s office.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Innovator/STEAM grants awarded

The East Penn School District Education Foundation recently awarded 14 grants to educators in East Penn School District schools.

Many East Penn educators submitted detailed grant proposals outlining STEAM ideas for their classrooms. Grant proposals were evaluated in areas of innovation, impact, sustainability, and overall alignment with the foundation’s STEAM focus.

Fourteen grants totaling $14,500 will be funded.

Winners of the 2018-2019 East Penn School District Education Foundation Innovator Grants include:

East penn school district

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Powerful storm causes damage

UPDATE: Emmaus High School will be closed Nov. 8 and 9. The restoration process will continue throughout the weekend. Please note the following cancellations: World Languages Honor Society Induction Ceremony scheduled for Nov. 8 has been canceled. Students will receive their certificates in class upon return. Broadway Night scheduled for Nov. 9 has been canceled. Picture retake day has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 and Saturday’s Kid Science Camp has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. Pending acceptable air quality results, the district anticipates classes will resume Nov. 12.