East Penn Press

Sunday, May 28, 2017

East Penn School District Director

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie boroughs and Lower Macungie and Upper Milford townships

Vote for not more than four - 4-year term

On the Democratic ballot are Alisa Bowman, 1,574 votes; Alan Earnshaw, 870 votes; Sherrine M. Eid, 926 votes; Ellen Zimmer Lewis, 1,221 votes; Z. W. Munson, 1,006 votes; Adam Smith, 958 votes and Wally R. Vinovskis, 605 votes

On the Republican ballot are Alisa Bowman, 1,275 votes; Alan Earnshaw, 1,406 votes, Sherrine M. Eid, 739 votes, Z. W. Munson, 1,275 votes, Adam Smith, 1,482 votes and Wally R. Vinovskis, 1,182 votes


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Volunteers needed for statewide cleanup


The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania continuing through May 31.

The cleanup is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year round, are also encouraged to participate in the cleanup.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Julio Cesar Acosta Jr., 38, of Allentown, was charged with simple assault after he allegedly struck a 53-year-old male, of East Texas, when a verbal altercation escalated in the 3800 block of Allen Street, Upper Milford Township, 10 p.m. May 3. According to state police, the 53-year-old male was a passenger in a ride share vehicle Acosta allegedly was driving. As Acosta was driving the 53-year-old male to his residence a verbal altercation ensued inside the vehicle. Acosta pulled his vehicle over and the passenger exited the vehicle.

Macungie Borough

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Vote for one - 4-year term

Democrat Cynthia Bogert, 109 votes; Republican Ronald Conrad, 139 votes


Vote for not more than four - 4-year term

Democrat Barry Bloch, 105 votes; Republicans Alma Akinjiola, 108 votes; Roseann C. Schleicher, 122 votes and John Yerman, 112 votes

Tax collector

Vote for one - 4-year term

Democrat Cynthia Hartzell, 118 votes; Republican Harry Buchin, 106 votes


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in School


Graduate completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary A. Tolson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Lehigh County Commissioner

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Vote for one - 4-year term in each district

District 1 - Democrat Bob Elbich, 2,134 votes; Republican Marc J. Grammes, 2,734 votes

District 2 - Democrat Shoaib Chaudhary, 1,949 votes; Republican Percy H. Dougherty, 2,310 votes

District 3 - Democrats Basilio Bonilla Jr., 600 votes; Dennis LeRoy Pearson, 723 votes; Amy Zanelli, 1,608 votes. Republican Robert E. Smith Jr., 1,064 votes

District 4 - Democrat Geoffrey Brace, 2,241 votes

District 5 - Republicans Nathan Brown, 1,424 votes; John Donches, 1,257 votes