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Thursday, November 8, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Torrential rains which fell in Salisbury Township neighborhoods in the 10 p.m. hour Nov. 2, caused severe flash flood conditions along Lehigh Street at the South Mall, overwhelming drivers and trapping occupants in waters that rose to roof level in the vehicles.

Observers said rushing waters filled the intersection from all directions, rising so rapidly that vehicles started to float and drivers could not navigate the intersection. Firefighter/rescue personnel from Western Salisbury...

East penn school district

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

UPDATE: Emmaus High School will be closed Nov. 8 and 9. The restoration process will continue throughout the weekend. Please note the following cancellations: World Languages Honor Society Induction Ceremony scheduled for Nov. 8 has been canceled. Students will receive their certificates in class upon return. Broadway Night scheduled for Nov. 9 has been canceled. Picture retake day has been rescheduled for Nov. 19 and Saturday’s Kid Science Camp has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. Pending...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My parents, Betsy (mother) and Don (stepfather), Barry (father) and Amie (stepmother); siblings: Brynn, Julia, Tina, Jimmy and Lena and pets Gabby (golden doodle) and Riley (beagle).

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior?

A. There are many perks to being a senior. There are too many benefits to choose just one. I like visiting different college campuses in order to decide where I will be spending the next four years of my life. I am...

Lunch bunch looking for new friends

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

ridge manor

Come join the lunch bunch at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, where activities and a hot, nutritious meal are provided. A donation for the meal – whatever amount you feel you can afford is requested. The program is open to all residents and individuals from the community. Contact Rachel, center manager, at 610-965-2171 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Thanks to an East Penn Press subscriber, a retired science teacher, who let us know the photo on the front page of the Oct. 31 East Penn Press issue regarding Lower Macungie Middle School students raising money for breast cancer had an incorrect word. The Press said the students posed in the shape of a beaker. Our reader pointed out the students were actually in the shape of an Erlenmeyer flask. The Press apologizes for the error.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 64-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested Oct. 6 for driving under the influence and accidents involving unattended property in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

An 18-year-old male and a 19-year-old male, both of Allentown, were arrested Sept. 3 for theft from a motor vehicle and other related charges in the 500 block of North Third Street, according to Emmaus police. Both were transported to...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 2 two persons have been charged with animal cruelty and neglect.

Melanie Rehrig, 33 and Jason Wieder, 39, both of the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South, Macungie, are both charged with five counts of alleged aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony of the third degree; six counts of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor of the second degree; six counts of neglect of animals, a misdemeanor of the third degree and 86 counts of...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Macungie Borough Council meeting Nov. 5, the ordinance for rental inspection was approved. All rental units must be registered and then inspected. Macungie used the International Maintenance Property Code as a guide.

Residents told council members about homeowners who do not take care of their properties. Uncut grass, broken fences and other unkempt situations brings wildlife to neighboring properties. Poorly kept properties devalue neighbors’ properties. The recent event with...