East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Painful picture of Abuse

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by JARRAD HEDES in Local News

More than 300 priests, 1,000 victims detailed in report

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released what is believed to be the largest grand jury report of its kind Tuesday, leveling accusations of sexual abuse against more than 300 Catholic Church priests and a “systematic cover-up” by church leaders.

Every diocese in the state except Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, which were the subject of previous grand juries, were the focus of the 18-month probe.

Campaign manager says newspaper rejected evidence clearing Nothstein of sexual misconduct

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

It’s that bittersweet time of year when many parents see their college-bound children leave home for the first time. That includes Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein and his wife, Christi. Their daughter left for Penn State Friday.

Before that happened, the family awoke to a Morning Call story placing Nothstein at the center of a supposed sexual misconduct investigation.

“It was a tough day to send my daughter to school,” Nothstein would say later that day as he took his case to the public.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

New Hornet mascot uniform unveiled Aug. 24

Zach Conner took over as the Emmaus High School mascot last school year and found his niche.

As the Hornet, he supports the cheering squad in raising school spirit at football and basketball games. Zach has also participated in several team fundraisers and appeared at the Special Olympics held at Whitehall High School.

Zach told The Press the role of the mascot is “to promote school spirit and community spirit to support our school.” His plan is to be the mascot until he graduates in 2020.

New Trexlertown Movie Tavern combines dining with movies

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Movie lovers can now take their trip to the movies above the traditional popcorn and a beverage experience at the new Movie Tavern which opened recently at 6150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

At the push of a call button, patrons can order everything from gourmet burgers to full multi-entrée meals while seated in plush reclining seats in the facility’s 11 auditoriums that show first-run hits, family-friendly releases and cinema from independent producers.

Premium alcoholic beverages are offered as well as the traditional popcorn, candy and soda beverage staples.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Two officers promoted; refuse bids received

Officers Robert Alburger and Vincent Murante III were promoted to police sergeants at the Emmaus Borough Council Aug. 20.

These promotions are contingent upon a successful completion of a one year term of probation.

“I think the residents of this town are genuinely proud of their police department,” Councilman Wesley Barrett said. “Hearing the general chatter, the department is very happy and the residents are very happy with the performance of those two individuals and department as a whole.”


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Indian Creek bridge closed until Aug. 23

The bridge over Indian Creek between Batman Road and Tollgate Road on the Route 100/Route 29 (Kings Highway) will be closed until Aug. 23 while the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and contractors replace the bridge.

According to Upper Milford Township Secretary and Treasurer Jessi O’Donald, extensive preparation for the replacement has already been completed. The bridge will be closed while the final span is finished.