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EMMAUS POLICE department Lafayette Ambassador Bank robbery suspect apprehended

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Emmaus Police Department officials believe they have the armed robber who entered the Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 402 State Ave., Emmaus, 10:17 a.m. Dec. 16, 2013 and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect, Joshua Anthony Santos, 22, of Allentown, was arraigned Jan. 11 by Magisterial District Judge The Honorable Rod R. Beck.

EMMAUS MAIN STREET PARTNERS Kelly Drust named Main Street manager

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Kelly Drust has joined Emmaus Main Street Partners, a partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, as the Main Street manager.

She was officially named to the position at a board meeting Jan. 9.

Born and raised in Bethlehem, Drust understands the importance of a close-knit community.

She is currently a vice president for regional chambers of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Emmaus Main Street manager. She will be based in the Emmaus office. The regional chambers include Southern Lehigh, East Penn and Western Lehigh.

Getting to the meat of the Butterball®Turkey Talk-Line™

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Q. How many calls do you expect to the Butterball® Talk-line™ on Thanksgiving Day?

A. Each person has an 8-hour shift on Thanksgiving Day and we will take about 12,000 calls where we will help that many families. Customers can also send emails to www.butterball.com and there is the option for a live chat. Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

Q. What is the most common question asked of the Talk-line™ representatives?

PSBA Dr. William E. Harner stops in Lehigh Valley for town hall meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Education Dr. William E. Harner stopped in the Lehigh Valley Aug. 15 to meet with school superintendents, administrators and school board members, listen to their concerns and give insight on some of the Pennsylvania Department of Education initiatives facing school districts.

The event was sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Board Association, Region 8.

Harner was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to serve as Secretary of Education May 22.

'Small on Scale' has 'big' showing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For 36 years, dollhouse and miniatures enthusiasts have gathered for their annual show, held this year July 14 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, in Breinigsville.

In 1978, Lehigh Valley "Small on Scale" began when the first dollhouse exhibit was held to raise money for Lehigh Valley Child Care.

Shortly thereafter a club was formed and they have continued to raise funds each year for charitable and educational purposes.

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL Commencement ceremony honors graduates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The excitement in the air at Stabler Arena was electrifying June 9 as 596 members of the Emmaus High School Class of 2013 entered the room to "Pomp and Circumstance."

After the graduates were in place, the Emmaus High School Orchestra and Chorale led the singing of the national anthem and the alma mater.

EHS Principal David F. Piperato welcomed the graduates, honored guests, families, staff, administrators and school board members to the 123rd commencement ceremony.

He especially thanked parents for the love, support and encouragement provided to the graduates.

PRIMARY ELECTION MAY 2013 Lehigh County election results

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County has posted the election results which are unofficial until certified by the Board of Electors.

County executive

Scott Ott (R) - 6,837 votes

Dean N. Browning (R) - 5,429 votes

Tom Muller (D) - 8,481 votes

Voters were asked to choose one candidate.

County commissioner - District 5

Michael P. Schware (R) - 1,073 votes

Nathan Brown, (R) - 928 votes

Norma A. Cusick (R) - 664 votes

Kevin P. Ryan (R) - 625 votes

Wesley Barrett (D) - 1,454 votes

Stephen P. Walters (D) - 668 votes

Editor's View

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Responsible reporting must continue without intervention of the government

Journalists are yet again under attack.

The most recent attack is from the United States Justice Department, which seized cell phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in the process of investigating what it calls a national security leak.

Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt has called the seizure of records "unconstitutional."


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner District 5

District 5 encompasses the City of Allentown, wards 5, 7, 12, 13 (districts 3 and 4), the boroughs of Emmaus, Coopersburg, Macungie, the townships of Lower Milford, Salisbury, Upper Milford and Upper Saucon. Residents will vote for one candidate for a 4-year term.

The Press asked the candidates the following question: "What is the most important issue in this election and why?"

Nathan Brown (R)