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Thursday, January 23, 2020


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.

Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.

Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.

I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Anthony Gennaro Strain, 31, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 7 for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and disorderly conduct after an altercation at Volpe’s Sports Bar, 501 Broad St., according to Emmaus police.

Eric Dean Johnson, 18, of Emmaus, was arrested Jan. 12 for alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the unit block of Ridge Street, according to Emmaus police.

Julio Angel Amezquita, 37, of Allentown, was...


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Filomeno Adame-Adame, 42, of Mertztown, was taken into custody after she allegedly attempted to leave Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, without paying for 18 miscellaneous items, with a total value of $288.45, 1:53 p.m. Dec. 22, 2019, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Adame-Adame was transported to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center, Allentown.

An unknown male entered Dries Do It Center, 3580 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 1:41 p...


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Editor’s Note: This is a correction version of the article in the Jan. 22 issue of The Press.

On Jan. 20 Macungie Borough Council met to discuss some borough issues and ongoing projects.

The Macungie Police Department gave council the 2019 department report.

The police department consists of four full-time officers, one 30-hour officer and several part-time officers. The department personnel represents over 100 years of combined law enforcement experience.


Watch out for package theft

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The holidays may be over, but porch pirate season never ends.

While at-home deliveries are at their highest over the holiday season, direct-to-home shopping happens every day around the country.

Here are some simple steps you can take to safeguard your orders: schedule deliveries for times when you are home, ask neighbors to pick up packages for you if you can’t be home, ask the shipper to put packages out of sight, like on a side porch or under a bush and use...


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School girls basketball played against Pocono Mountain West High School Jan. 10.

The Vikettes won 33-30 and marked their 1,000th win with Coach Mike Kopp.

Coach Kopp has had a distinguished career of service and accomplishment as an ACCHS teacher, athletic director from 2002-2015 and basketball coach. Among his many accomplishments is being named the National High School Coaches Association National Girls Basketball Coach of The Year in 2014...


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 26

A Red Cross blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside Entrance #18, near the Garden Center. Appointments are preferred, but not needed. Register online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code qmart or call 1-800-REDCROSS. All blood types are needed.

Jan. 30

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Old Zionsville...