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William A. Baker Sr.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William A. Baker Sr., 71, of Emmaus, died August 13, 2012, in his residence. Born in Fairmont, W. Va., he was the son of the late Nora A. (Vincent) and Henry K. Baker Sr.

He was a retired over the road truck driver.

He is survived by his former wife, Pauline S.; children; brother; sisters; and grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Children's Ball set for Sept. 22

Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.

Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-6000, ext. 2101 for additional information.

The J. Geils Band

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 28, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Hits by The J. Geils Band, formed 1967, Worcester, Mass., are "First I Look at the Purse" (1971), "Looking for A Love" (1971), "Give It to Me" (1973), "(Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party" (1973), "Did You No Wrong" (1973), "Must of Got Lost" (1974), "Love-itis" (1975), "Surrender" (1977), "Sanctuary" (1979), "Love Stinks" (1980), "Centerfold," a No. 1 from the album, "Freeze Frame" (1981), with the title cut going to No. 4.

Edna M. Kohler

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Zionsville

Edna M. Kohler, 95, formerly of Zionsville, died August 18, 2012, in Frederick Living, Montgomery County. She was the wife of the late Adolf Kohler who died in 1992. Born in Macungie, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Jennie (Frey) Kistler.

He is survived by a son, Robert and his wife Mary Ann, of Pennsburg; sister, Alma Gannon; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Doreen Sautter in 1962.

College Corner

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News


LCCC students

participate in scholars program

Five students attending Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, participated in a six-week summer scholars program offered by Bucknell University.

The students included Brandon Williams, of Lehighton; Chau Le, of Breinigsville; Grace Kilikpo, of Macungie; Ashley Freeby, of Topton; and Tejvinder Singh, of Whitehall.

In addition, the following LCCC students have been admitted to Bucknell University for the upcoming fall 2012 semester:

Jiayi Ding, of Wescosville, biology major;

Marnelle G. Robinson

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Marnelle G. Robinson, 68, of Macungie, died August 12, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sharon, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Johnson and the late Robert Doster.

She is survived by her mother; son, Joseph "Todd" Doster, brother, Robert Doster; grandchildren, Kayla and Noah Doster and extended family and friends.

Arrangements were made by the Irwin M. Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Kara Mercado, 33, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on S. 8th Street, Emmaus, 12:43 a.m. July 28. Mercado was allegedly under the influence during a traffic stop.

Alexander Smith, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:18 a.m. Aug. 10. Smith was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Guest View

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Teen dating violence a major problem among young adults

High school and young adulthood in general is filled with tribulations and hardships, with some problems being more serious than others. Issues such as teasing and bullying have proved to be more prevalent in the lives of today's teenagers. Relationship issues are also common among young adults. But what happens when the bully is a boyfriend or girlfriend?

What happens when ignoring the problem is dangerous, and "just walking away" is just too painful?