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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘It was 20 years ago today...’

Last week a coworker read this quote aloud to me from the screen of his smartphone.

“Twenty years ago, the Internet was an escape from the real world. Today, the real world is an escape from the Internet.”

I am not sure but I might have nodded in agreement.

In 1999, the Internet was akin to a frontier. A check of headlines from that year reveals a news article titled “AOL plans high-speed access.”


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Airman completes basic training


U.S. Air Force Airman Skylar A. Walker 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.

Imposter scams

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The ability of technology to connect us to family and friends is amazing. Grandparents can talk online with their grandkids, high school friends can stay in touch from across the country and you can meet new people with similar interests every day. However, the distance and remote nature of digital communications means you often don’t know exactly who you’re connecting to.

Steven J. Kobza

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Steven J. Kobza, 85, of Emmaus, formerly of Oneida, died Oct. 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

His funeral was held Oct. 26 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Sheppton with the Rev. Dominic Pham officiating with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sheppton. Military Honors were accorded him by Ft. Meade Honor Guard.

Arrangements under the direction of the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., Hazleton.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 7

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “Filming ‘Across the Pacific’ and ‘Radios of Pan AM’.” The presenter is Brian / KN4R. Members and other interested community members are always invited. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more informaton, visit www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Loretta Fenstermacher hangs up her pen

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Longtime reporter and photographer Loretta Fenstermacher has decided to retire.

This is not the first time but editors at The Press previously have been able to convince her otherwise.

Fenstermacher first had her work published in the East Penn Press April 13, 2005. Her son kept the article and had it framed which continues to hang on her wall.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


An unknown person removed $510 worth of tools including a staple gun, reciprocating saw, framing gun, roofing gun, nailer and PSI compressor from a garage in the 5000 block of Buss Drive, Upper Milford Township, between Oct. 10 and 14, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

An unknown person abandoned a stolen vehicle outside a location in the 6000 block of Eli Circle, Lower Macungie Township, overnight Sept. 29, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.