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Saturday, March 28, 2020

School closure extended

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced March 23 all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts, according to Senate Appropriations Chairman state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th.

The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, according to PDE.

“During this public health crisis, the safety of our children needs to be one of our...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

March 28

Free shredder event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, with Richter Mobile. Papers should be boxed or bagged and the limit is two large bags or boxes per person. Call 215-536-4115 for more information.

April 4

“Seussical the Musical Jr.” 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, Emmaus, in the school gymnasiium. Also 1 p.m. April 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school.

April 11

Kiwanis Club of Emmaus’...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

In a media release provided to The Press, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, detailed the following in response to concerns about the coronavirus and COVID-19:

“At this point, there has been no change to state police field operations. As the situation evolves, there are plans in place to shift resources as necessary to meet operational needs. This may involve shifting manpower from other stations and/or troops to support a station...

Emmaus High School second marking period honor roll

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in School

Emmaus High School has announced the names of students named to the second marking period honor roll.

PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL

Grade 9: Nadia Zainab Anthony, Ariba Asghar, Mayra Avila-Perez, Jackson Cole Barbarics, Isaiah JaeHoon Beiler, Zachary Vint Bernhart, Ryan Jason Boulrice, Keziah Angel Brantley, Reagan Xavier Breisch, Alexander Joseph Briglia, Liam David Brown, Nicholas Michael Brown, Abigail Ruth Burnett, Macy Sage Butler, Madeline Leigh Carlson, Edward Michael Chow,...

Sodexo worker tests positive for COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

CEDARBROOK

As of March 20, a food service employee, who works at the Allentown campus, tested positive for COVID-19. That employee has not been on campus since March 15. The employee works for Sodexo, the contracted food service provider for both Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation facilities. Lehigh County and Sodexo have been informed of the situation and are both coordinating with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The investigation conducted by the Department of...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Concerns of the mother of a Lehigh County Jail inmate about how the Lehigh County Corrections Department is handling the coronavirus crisis may have resuscitated the long-dead idea of establishing a regional health bureau.

Lehigh County Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty suggested toward the end of the Lehigh County Commissioners meeting March 11 this might be a good time to revisit the plan that gained momentum among local Lehigh Valley governments and various stakeholders around 2008...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Robert Anthony Prohaska III, 42, of Macungie, allegedly was found to be in possession of methamphetamine after police responded to a residence in the 5200 block of Brunswick Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 1:51 p.m. Feb. 3 according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 45-year-old male, of Reading, allegedly removed $89.05 worth of men’s clothing and miscellaneous food items from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:01 p.m. Feb. 4. According to Pennsylvania...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. I have a father, Brian, a mother, Kathryn, a brother, Patrick and two sisters, Elizabeth and Kathleen.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. My classes this year as a senior have been very enjoyable, as they are very interesting to me. My teachers are great and I get to spend a lot of time with my friends in these classes.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why...