East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

LETTER to the editor

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Curbing canine carrier attacks

Dear Editor:

The employees of the Easton and Bethlehem Post Offices are strategizing to find ways to reduce dog attacks on carriers. We are engaging in a project that includes education and information for employees, and dog owner participation in our communities.

When you consider that last year, eight postal employees were victims of dog attacks in our local post offices (Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem, Coopersburg and Macungie), and we have had a few more attacks this year, you can understand our concern.

Neal W. Bold

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Neal W. Bold, 79, of Emmaus, died July 2, 2018, in St. Luke’s, Allentown, under hospice care. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Costello) Bold for the last 44 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mildred (Whitehouse) Bold.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown High School.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. and the U.S. Navy Reserve in the Seabee’s, earning the rank of E-6 (Petty Officer 1st Class).


Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Tragedy at Capital Gazette hits close to home

The tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues. Brad Simpson, chief financial officer, PA NewsMedia Association, Robin Quillon, publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and myself were meeting in a conference room just outside of the newsroom at the same newspaper that would be the topic of breaking news just a couple of hours later.

I remember one victim who walked by me. Sunglasses, hat and a grumpy hello and I said to myself ... yeah, he is a news guy.

Another view Whose ox is being gored?

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As a liberal Democrat, I’ve been appalled by the potential harm done to our country by President Trump’s administration, particularly to the environment and to our relationships with the rest of the world. But I agree with the Trump supporters who have decried the attacks on administration officials in restaurants and other areas of their private lives. There’s no excuse for asking people to leave a restaurant because you don’t agree with their policies, or for harassing them in public places.

Barbara M. Schmid

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Barbara M. Schmid, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Charles Town, W. Va., died June 15, 2018, in her home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Maria B. Schmid, of Emmaus and Erwin R. Schmid, of Allentown.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and Pennsylvania State University with an advanced degree from American University.


Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

Crystal Ann Alvarado, 24, of Allentown, is suspected of retail theft after she allegedly attempted to remove 22 miscellaneous items from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:22 p.m. June 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 56-year-old female, of Johns Island, S.C., was charged with retail theft after she allegedly took possession of 27 miscellaneous items valued at $124.02 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:30 p.m. June 12.

Fundraiser for Animals in Distress July 21

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere.

Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter and love until a suitable home can be found.