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Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

‘Thank you for saving my life’ cancer survivor exclaims to surgeon at reunion

“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 16

Church of the Good Shepherd of Alburtis, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold its annual craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafts, attic treasures, a gift basket auction, baked goods and refreshments.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under age six can enjoy breakfast at no charge. For more information, call 610-966-3601.

March 17

Giant Food Stores begins deploying robots

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores announced recently the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury Township woman charged in multi-vehicle fatal crash

In a media release dated March 8, District Attorney James B. Martin announced a Salisbury Township woman has been charged in relation to a fatal multi-vehicle crash.

Joyce Klahr, 77, of the 700 block of East Rock Road, has been charged with three counts of homicide by vehicle, a felony of the third degree; three counts of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree and four counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Council member sought for vacancy

Macungie Borough Council members met March 4 and discussed 5G wireless reception. Discussion involved the location of a tower and the height to be considered. Nothing definite was proposed as this is still under review.

Letters are being accepted through March 13 to fill a vacancy on council. Interviews will be held at the 6:30 p.m. March 18 meeting.

Leaf collection bids are being considered as the contract with emi landscape expired.

State of the Lehigh County

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The county executive, a Democrat, proposed measures that may shake up the Republican-dominated Lehigh County Board of Commissioners; limit commissioner’s terms to three or 12 years; secondly, create an independent ethics oversight committee and third, get them out of the negotiating collective bargaining agreements business.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong addressed a crowded room at Coca-Cola Stadium in Allentown Feb. 21 to report the state of the county, tell the public what his administration has done over the past year and predict what the future holds.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Students prepare warming center snack bags

St. Thomas More School students have been assuring that patrons of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA get an evening snack to tide them over until morning.

The students’ families have been providing protein bars, crackers, applesauce containers and other provisions for the students to place in decorated paper bags for distribution at the center which provides shelter and beds during the winter nights for those who have no other place to stay.

Students throughout all the grades decorate the bags with caring messages and positive thoughts.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Firefighters honored

Two firefighters from the Emmaus Fire Department were honored for retirement and promotion at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting March 4.

Firefighter Clifford Foulke decided to retire in January after serving the Emmaus Fire Department for 24 years.

Chief John Price spoke highly of Foulke, and stated Foulke was one of the people who quickly accepted Price when he transitioned into the department two years ago and was someone Price always relied upon.