East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Jamie Suzanne Yohn, 39, of Center Valley, was taken into custody after a traffic stop at Hamilton Boulevard and Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:32 a.m. March 12. Yohn allegedly was driving under the influence and found to possess paraphernalia associated with the use of marijuana and suspected prescription medication without a prescription, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


Robert Brady Barrett, 34, of Emmaus, was arrested April 8 for allegedly driving under the influence in the 400 block of Chestnut Street, according to police.

Matthew James Walter, 30, of Emmaus, was arrested April 9 for a sale/transfer of a firearm violation after he allegedly provided false information and attempted to purchase a firearm at The Golden Trigger gun shop, according to police.

Election Policy

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, have halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the April 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Writer supports Susan Wild for Congress

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Our country needs change. Desperately. Change in Washington, D.C.

The forces of gerrymandering and huge money in politics are stealing away our democracy.

In D.C., we need a U.S. House member who will work daily on issues important to the vast majority. One who will work to preserve Social Security and Medicare. One who will fight for our families, working people and the middle class.

Betty A. Snyder

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Kutztown

Betty A. Snyder, 89, of Kutztown and formerly of Quakertown, died peacefully April 27, 2018, at Kutztown Manor. She was the wife of the late William E. Bergstresser and Harold W. Snyder. Born in Geryville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Blumie (Yorkey) Gaugler.

She is survived by daughters, Fay and her husband Lester Hoff, and Lugene and her husband Scott Wendling; stepdaughter, Starr and her husband Gerald Dreisbach; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four siblings. She was predeceased by her children, JoAnn and Kevin Bergstresser and Diane Geist.

Concerts on May 6, 13, 27

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform a “Side-By-Side” concert with guest conductor Dr. Virginia Allen and Carol Jantsch, principal tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The band will also give a Mother’s Day concert 7 p.m. May 13 and a Memorial Day concert 7 p.m. May 27, both at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

For information, call 610-434-7026 or go to allentownband.com.

Ruth Willistein

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

101 years old

Ruth Frederick (Hartman) Willistein, 101, died May 1, 2018, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was married for 48 years to Paul August Willistein Sr., who died May 1, 1991, at 85.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Phaon Hartman and Minnie Frederick Hartman, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township.

She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1934.

Ruth was owner-operator of Wayside Flower Shop, Bethlehem; managed Bookman’s Book Store, Allentown, and was a governess in Philadelphia and Ocean City, N.J.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for vets


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a veterans assistance day in his district office in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11.

An American Legion outreach specialist will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans and their families.

Roy H. Kehm

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. John’s UCC

Roy H. Kehm, 92, of Allentown, died in his home April 26, 2018. He was the husband of the late Betty L. (Gehris) Kem. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late George F. and Bessie I. (Keyser) Kehm.

He graduated from Allentown High School in 1943 and Muhlenberg College in 1950.

He was employed in the sales department at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 31 years until retiring. Following retirement, he was a tipstaff at the Lehigh County Courthouse.