East Penn Press

Saturday, June 15, 2019

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

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

A. I live with my father Michael, my mother Patricia, my twin brother Jeremy and my adorable dog Kirby.

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

A. My favorite part about being a senior was seeing where both all of my friends and I will go in the next chapter of our lives. All of us have worked so hard over these 12 years of schooling to get where we are now and it excites me...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

June 13

The American Lung Association’s fifth annual LUNG FORCE Walk Allentown will attract over 200 people, aiming to raise vital awareness and $25,000 in funds for research and advocacy for lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the U.S. The walk around the Lehigh Parkway will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration begins 5:30 p.m.; opening ceremony starts 6:15 p.m. Walk starts 6:30 p.m. Register for the event and learn more at lungforce.org/Allentown.

June 14

The...

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

In 2018, the police blotter published in the April 18 edition of the East Penn Press included an accident report from Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville of a man getting hurt when his vehicle drifted off the road, hit a ditch and two trees, overturned and struck a pickup parked in a driveway.

The reason?

According to police, the driver took his eyes off the road while trying to retrieve his cellphone from the floor where he dropped it while pulling it from a cup holder in...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

Members of the Pennsylvania State Police investigated 755 traffic crashes during the four-day Memorial Day driving period, May 24 to 27. The crashes resulted in nine fatalities and 216 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in 65 of the crashes, including two fatal collisions, according to police.

Troopers made 582 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 14,226 speeding citations over the holiday weekend.

State police also cited 1,469...

HOMETOWN NEWS

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

U.S. AIR FORCE

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniela Carmona, of Emmaus, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Carmona completed an intensive, eight-week program including training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree...

Congratulations Viking Class of 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School students had a busy and exciting last month of school.

The drama club embarked on their annual trip to New York City May 26. The club enjoyed free time in the city and a performance of the Broadway musical “Beetlejuice.”

The track and field team held its end-of-the-year picnic and senior recognition May 28 at Lone Lane Park in Allentown. Seniors included Jamilie Atiyeh, Vincent Bet, Morgan Dietz, Lizbeth Dominguez, Sydni Ernst, Michael...

FAIR QUEEN

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition...

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 23-year-old male, of Allentown and a 27-year-old female, of Coplay, were arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop at Lower Macungie and Brookside roads, Lower Macungie Township, 2:53 a.m. May 18, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. A search of the vehicle uncovered controlled substances belonging to both people, police said.

A 19-year-old male, of Macungie, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic...

VETERANS

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans in the application process to obtain a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military; and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities (arms/hands or legs/feet) as a...