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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Joseph Kuncio

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1951 Emmaus High School graduate

Joseph Kuncio, 86, died suddenly, June 30, 2019, after a very brief illness. In his last moments he was surrounded with loving company: his sister, Helen, niece, Donna, neighbor, Steven Gerhard and his beloved Lockhart Diaz family, who affectionately called him “grandpop.” He was the son of the late Michael Kuncio and Yustyna Terebecka Kuncio of Paszowa and Zawadka, Galicia, Austria-Hungary.

He was a 1951 graduate of Emmaus High School.

From 1953-1955, he served as a corporal in the United States Army. After special training he was assigned to duty in Germany as a cook.


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Theft from motor vehicle

An Apple Air 2 white iPad with a silver frame, valued at $200, a black carry-on luggage bag with multiple zipper pouches, valued at $100 and miscellaneous clothing items valued at $150 were reported removed from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5000 block of Pine Grove Circle, Lower Macungie Township, between 1 and 9 a.m. June 18, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Fireworks are providing headaches and aggravation

To the Editor:

July 4 used to mean celebrating our freedom, family picnics and beautiful fireworks. Now, all it is, is loud bangs, booms, aggravation and being a prisoner in our own home.

Even if “you” wanted to have a picnic, you can’t because of someone setting off the loud fireworks. The M80s, half sticks are deafening!

The holiday lasts for too many days! The fourth does not mean the same as it has in the past because of ignorant people.

Accident in Lower Milford

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries after his motorcycle and a sports car collided in the intersection of Chestnut Hill Church Road and Shady Drive, Lower Milford Township, July 5.

According to a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center, Shawn Wasiewicz, 45, of Emmaus, was pronounced dead 1:57 p.m. July 5 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus.

The cause of death was determined to be multiple traumatic injuries. The manner of death was determined to be an accident, according to authorities.


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

John Nebinski, 43, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged simple assault and harassment after an altercation June 19 at Turkey Hill Minit Market, 602 Chestnut St., according to Emmaus police. Nebinski was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center.

Lukasz Slodkowski, 28, of Macungie, was arrested for alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and required registration June 26, according to Emmaus police. Slodkowski was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center.

Another View

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Women’s soccer team focused on scoring goals, equality

United States women’s national soccer team, USWNT, earned a record fourth title win when they faced off against the Netherlands, the European champions, July 7 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This 2-0 win marks the culmination of the immense skill and hard work demonstrated by these athletes over the years.