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Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

United States women’s national soccer team, USWNT, earned a record fourth title win when they faced off against the Netherlands, the European champions, July 7 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This 2-0 win marks the culmination of the immense skill and hard work demonstrated by these athletes over the years.

The USWNT has now won four World Cup titles, including the first one in 1991. The team has also won four Olympic gold medals. The USWNT has medaled in every World Cup and Olympic...


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Editor’s Note: This is an edited version with corrections to the article printed in the July 10 edition of The Press.

President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo Melissa Borland sounded excited and happy as she reported a series of good news milestones to the Lehigh County Commissioners at the June 26 meeting.

She reported revenue increased from $1 million in 2014 to $4.1 million in 2018.

Recertification by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is expected. This indicates...


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

John Nebinski, 43, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged simple assault and harassment after an altercation June 19 at Turkey Hill Minit Market, 602 Chestnut St., according to Emmaus police. Nebinski was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center.

Lukasz Slodkowski, 28, of Macungie, was arrested for alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and required registration June 26, according to Emmaus police. Slodkowski was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center.

Israel Soto...

Accident in Lower Milford

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries after his motorcycle and a sports car collided in the intersection of Chestnut Hill Church Road and Shady Drive, Lower Milford Township, July 5.

According to a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center, Shawn Wasiewicz, 45, of Emmaus, was pronounced dead 1:57 p.m. July 5 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus.

The cause of death was determined to be multiple traumatic injuries. The manner of death...

Eyer Middle School End of Year Honor Roll

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Eyer Middle School has announced the names of students named to the end of year honor roll.


Grade 6: Aryel Amoros, Ryan Blawn, Elizabeth Burns, Payton Campbell, Olivia Candy, Michael Carter, Ian Cederberg, Natalie Cheplick, Alyssa Chu, Nicholas De Santis, Avery DeFanti, Cassandra Doemling, Emily Doran, Mallory Farnand, Gavin Germain, Katie Gross, Mathilde Guillon, Sadie Haefeli, Serenity Heffelfinger, Wilhelmina Hennessy, Landon Hinnerschietz, Reid Hoffman,...


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

July 4 used to mean celebrating our freedom, family picnics and beautiful fireworks. Now, all it is, is loud bangs, booms, aggravation and being a prisoner in our own home.

Even if “you” wanted to have a picnic, you can’t because of someone setting off the loud fireworks. The M80s, half sticks are deafening!

The holiday lasts for too many days! The fourth does not mean the same as it has in the past because of ignorant people.

The bangs are giving...


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Every year the Lower Macungie Garden Club’s budget supports a $1,500 scholarship fund awarded as three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors residing in Lower Macungie Township who will pursue further study in such fields as biology, environmental science, horticulture or agriculture in keeping with the club’s area of interest.

This is a commitment to education that the Lower Macungie Garden Club is pleased to be able to continue yearly.

Three Emmaus High School seniors...


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

An Apple Air 2 white iPad with a silver frame, valued at $200, a black carry-on luggage bag with multiple zipper pouches, valued at $100 and miscellaneous clothing items valued at $150 were reported removed from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 5000 block of Pine Grove Circle, Lower Macungie Township, between 1 and 9 a.m. June 18, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Ray-Ban sunglasses, valued at $80 and a black 8 inch flashlight, valued at $50, were reported removed...