East Penn Press

Thursday, January 17, 2019

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007...

Council attends to normal business

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Commissioners conducted routine business Dec. 12, approving the appointment of Kyle A. Russell to the position of warden of the county jail. Last week the board signaled approval of the appointment by voting for Russell’s appointment in a preliminary or first hearing vote.

Sarah Andrew was reappointed to the Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council while Patrick Palmer was appointed to the council. The votes were unanimous except for Commissioner Percy Dougherty, who was absent....

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PBS39

PBS39 recently announced the winners of its Artist of the Month Contest for 2019.

This annual contest, gives young artists in kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to be featured by PBS39 on air, on Facebook and on the station’s website.

This year’s student submissions included music, fine art, writing, digital media and performing arts.

The 2019 PBS39 Artists of the Month include 13 students from area schools (there was a tie in the middle school...

Cookbook now available

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN

Allentown Public Library is offering an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The centennial cookbook is priced to sell.

The spiral-bound book contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

There also is an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes, modern dishes and tried-and-true favorites, including German potato salad, chicken divan, pork barbecue and Moravian sugar...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been District Attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Commissioners to succeed Judge

Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2OO3...

Hanna announces re-election bid

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election for sheriff of Lehigh County.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.

Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34 year career with the Allentown Police, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.

During his tenure as sheriff, Hanna is proud of the innovations he has brought to the office. Among them is the creation of new policy and...

EMMAUS POLICE

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Seth Grim, 25, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged simple assault and harassment Jan. 3 after a disturbance in the 500 block of Evergreen Street, according to Emmaus police.

Cathryn Vansant Buskirk, 28, of Emmaus, was arrested for alleged credit card fraud Dec. 4, 2018, after allegedly using another person’s debit card multiple times without consent, according to Emmaus police.

A 19-year-old male, of Alburtis, was arrested at Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave., for...

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to discuss “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott. The book for March is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert.

In preparation...

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Dear reader:

I am concerned about Lily.

Last month Sesame Street, the beloved children’s program responsible for lessons on topics such as numbers, letters and rubber duckies, revealed to online viewers one of its cast members, a deep fuchsia plush muppet with long hair named Lily, was dealing with homelessness.

Lily, who is described as about 7 years old, and her family lost their apartment and moved in with Lily’s teacher and friend Miss Sofia.

In several videos...