East Penn Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Jerry announces candidacy for Emmaus tax collector

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bernadette Jerry is asking for your vote as tax collector in the Borough of Emmaus May 16.

Jerry said she brings the following qualifications and experience to the position of tax collector. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1986.

She was the controller of Dynasty Metals in New Jersey for eight years and was the administrator of a $2 million line of credit while managing all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping.

Jerry served local Lehigh Valley business owners as a bookkeeper using either Quickbooks or Peach Tree.

LEHIGH COUNTY DA’S OFFICE

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lower Macungie man charged in 2016 homicide

District Attorney Jim Martin and Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, announced April 5 a Lower Macungie man has been charged in relation to the 2016 homicide of Stephanie Roof, 46, of 6409 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township.

Josef Charles Raszler, 35, of 6412 Pinecrest Lane, Lower Macungie Township, has been charged with criminal homicide. Raszler will be arraigned through Central Booking and committed to Lehigh County Jail. There is no bail on this charge.

Lee Ann Gilbert announces candidacy for Emmaus mayor

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

I have proudly served the borough as a councilperson for the past 18 years. In January 2010, I had the honor of being elected the first female council president in the history of the borough, a position I held for six years. I also served as vice president. During my tenure on council, I have developed an excellent working relationship with the mayor, borough manager, police chief and all department heads. As council president, I have assumed the duties of the mayor when he was unavailable.

Nathan Brown seeks commissioner post

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Nathan Brown filed his nominating petitions, submitting nearly 300 signatures, triple the amount required to appear on the ballot.

Brown is a candidate for Lehigh County Commissioner District 5, which is comprised of the boroughs of Macungie, Emmaus and Coopersburg, the townships of Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Upper Saucon, and Salisbury and Allentown’s 12th and 13th ward.

“I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many new friends and neighbors these past three weeks,” Brown said. “They are the backbone of the community and I appreciate the trust they put in me to represent them.”

KeyBank robbed in Emmaus

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Emmaus Police Department said at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 15, a male entered the KeyBank, 731 Chestnut St. and demanded money while displaying a handgun. The male left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a vehicle which was spotted by Emmaus Police on Lehigh Street near 33rd Street, SW.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled north on Lehigh Street then onto Interstate 78 eastbound and Route 309 southbound.

The pursuit ended in Upper Saucon Township after a State Police Trooper used an intervention technique with his State Police vehicle.

SkillsUSA Council holds award presentation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Over 400 students from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Colonial Academy, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions at the Agri-Plex in Allentown Feb. 1.

An awards program was held Feb. 1 at Parkland High School to present medals to the winners. The gold medal winners will represent District 11 at the state competition in Hershey in April.

Ron W. Beitler announces re-election bid

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ron W. Beitler, 38, a small business owner, life-long resident of Lower Macungie Township and an advocate for farmland preservation, has announced his intention to run for re-election for Lower Macungie Township Commissioner.

“I ran for commissioner four years ago to pursue a better and more balanced way for Lower Macungie to grow and move forward. Over the last few years, we’ve made great strides. I am seeking re-election based on those results and my record of accomplishments.”

Emmaus High School teacher charged

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin announced Feb. 7 a teacher at Emmaus High School has been charged in relation to her inappropriate sexual contact with a student.

Heather Montero, 36, of 4298 South Dr., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of Unlawful Contact with Minors and Corruption of Minors, both felonies of the third degree.

The case was investigated by Trooper Steven Furlong of the Pennsylvania State Police and Lehigh County’s Eighth Investigating Grand Jury.