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Nothstein Press Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Candidate cleared by SafeSport of misconduct allegations

Lehigh Valley congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced Aug. 24 in a news conference, he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports. It generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.

In an Aug. 23 email from SafeSport Director of Investigations Michael Henry, Nothstein was told, “The center is not proceeding with any further proceedings at this time and the matter is now closed.”

Pope Francis’ apology, call for solidarity and reform

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Vatican’s communications office released a statement by Pope Francis last week in response to the many allegations of abuse compiled in Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s nearly 900-page grand jury report. It detailed nearly seven decades of manipulative, corrupt and abusive acts by hundreds of priests throughout the state, including dozens who served in the local Diocese of Allentown.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by VICTORIA SMITH in Local News

Residents encouraged to contact township about flooding damage or loss

The Lower Milford Township Supervisor’s meeting Aug. 16 went late into the night as administrative staff addressed pressing concerns throughout the area.

The supervisors met prior to the meeting for an executive session for litigation purposes.

Assistant Township Manager Zach Cooperman reported on the flash flooding damage which occurred over the past weekend.


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Board gets connected to tech plan updates

The East Penn School Board was given an update on the district’s technology plan at the Aug. 27 meeting. Leading the tech team’s presentation was Superintendent of Schools Kristen Campbell, Technology Integration Specialist Heather Moser, Eyer Middle School Assistant Principal Erin Murphy, Business Administrator Robert Saul and Director of Technology Michael Mohn.

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.