East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kitchen, Levine

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus



Award-winning Boston folksinger-songwriter and Easton native Terry Kitchen and New Jersey folksinger Mara Levine perform at 1 p.m. March 17, The Gallery at St. John’s, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 330 Ferry St., Easton.

Kitchen and Levine have performed and recorded as a duo since 2008. They released a duo EP in 2012 and appear on each other’s solo albums, including Levine’s CD, “Facets of Folk” (No. 1, National Folk-DJ Chart, January), and Kitchen’s 2017 CD, “The Quiet Places.”

Information: stjohnseaston.org; 610-178-6117

Wright goes 1-2 at state tourney

Thursday, March 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Emmaus’ Caden Wright competed in last weekend’s PIAA Class 3A Wrestling Championship at Hershey’s Giant Center.

Wright, who finished second in both District 11 and the Northeast Region this season, opened this year’s state tournament with a 1-0 decision over Selinsgrove sophomore Coy Bastian, the second-place finisher from the Northwest Region.

Wright dropped his next bout, a 170-pound quarterfinal, 10-2 to Canon McMillen’s Gerrit Nijenhuis, a junior who entered the tournament at 40-3 and went on to win this year’s gold medal.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Truth-seeking journalism is alive and well’

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted.

As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking journalism is alive and well and should be celebrated.

Journalists, as the eyes and ears of the public, rely on public access laws to keep you informed and great reporting begins with government transparency.

Carol A. Albright

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Carol A. Albright, 76, of Macungie, died March 4, 2019, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Ronald A. Albright. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in January. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Ruth (Lorish) Christman.

She was a graduate of Allentown High School.

She was a florist in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

She was an avid reader and baker.

Robert W. Wellons

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Robert W. Wellons, 87, of Allentown, born in Barberton, Ohio, died March 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, after a lengthy battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was the husband of Elizabeth L. (Van Horn) Wellons. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 25.

Before retirement, he was employed as an executive vice president at Carlos R. Leffler, Inc.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Joshua Thomas Brown, 30, of Wescosville, was arrested Feb. 24 for allegedly driving under the influence and a stop sign violation on South Seventh Street, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

William Howey, 43, of Easton, was arrested Feb. 27 for allegedly driving under the influence in the 400 block of State Avenue, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Johanne I. Oswald

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

personal assistant, Max Hess, Jr.

Johanne (Fromm) Oswald, 86, died peacefully, March 7, 2019, at the Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Isabelle and Paul Fromm.

She was a stay-at-home mom for many years before becoming a baker at the 1760 House, Trexlertown. She was a personal assistant to Max Hess Jr. and a caretaker at various places including Country Meadows.

She was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown.

She was a fun-loving person who enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and most importantly, spending time with family.