East Penn Press

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dorothy L. (Brey) Powell

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Dorothy L. Powell, 92, of Emmaus, died Dec. 22, 2018, at Lehigh Commons. She was the wife of the late William T. Powell. They were married for 57 years. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Sarah and John Brey.

She was a 1944 graduate of Emmaus High School and served as class secretary for 73 years.

She worked as a secretary/administrative assistant at Lehigh Valley Dairy and then as an executive secretary at Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown.

She enjoyed movies, reading, creating ceramics, painting and spending time with her family.

Lyle G. Trunk

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Lyle G. Trunk, 82, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 27, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Blanche E. (Allem) Trunk for the past 65 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George T. and Gladys E. (Diehl) Trunk.

He was a roofer for most of his life until retiring.

He is survived by his wife; children, Sharon Erdman (David), Deborah Joseph (Lance), Glenn (Carolyn), Timothy (Beverly) and Faith Rivera (Jose); brother, Sherwood (Kathy); 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Irvin.

Focus theater review list 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Here is the Lehigh Valley Press Focus theater review list for 2018.The list includes production title, theater company, review publication date and reviewer’s name.

The publication dates correspond to dates where the reviews are archived on the Lehigh Valley Press web page:


Focus 2018

theater reviews

“Christmas City Follies XIX,” Touchstone Theatre, Dec. 11. Carole Gorney.

“A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Dec. 5. Carole Gorney


Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Melissa Renee Biddle, 40, of Emmaus, was arrested Dec. 2 for allegedly driving under the influence and careless driving in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street, according to Emmaus police. She was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Nikolai Anthony Regan, 27, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested Dec. 12 in the 500 block of Harrison Street on two counts of alleged criminal trespass, harassment and criminal mischief, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to Lehigh County Booking and processed.

Another view

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Handcrafted Christmas gifts are made from the heart

Christmas is a time of giving and love. For many, the giving has overpowered the love and hidden the true meaning of the season.

During Christmas, we give gifts to show our loved ones we appreciate them and love having them in our lives. This is why we give. However, with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we, as a society, tend to focus on buying the best new gadgets or getting a great price on those expensive toys. We focus more on what we are buying and not why. The expectation is to buy more and more each year and to continually up the ante.


Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Theft from vehicle

An unknown person removed a black Ruger Security 9 handgun from a vehicle parked in the 7700 block of Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, between 1:30 and 11 p.m. Dec. 12. Anyone with information about the above incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.

An unknown person removed cash from several unlocked vehicles parked at residences along Spring Ridge West Drive, Spring Ridge East Drive and Dartmouth Drive, Lower Macungie Township, overnight Nov. 28, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.