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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Children's Dyslexia Center of Allentown is having a book fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20, at Barnes and Noble at The Promenade Shops, Center Valley.

Events include book signings by Author Eli Kowalski, appearance by Kushka, the real-life dog from the book "Kushka, the Dog Named Cat," musical performance by Ryan Leaver 1 to 2 p.m.; special story times; crafts; face painting and a store scavenger hunt.

Shop at any Barnes & Noble nationwide between April 20 and 22 and the...

Editor's View

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I watched in disbelief a recent report on The Today Show showing 4-year-old children opening safety caps on various types of medication.

Not shocked, though, as we experienced the same thing in our own home many years ago.

When my oldest son was about 5 years old, he pulled a chair over to a kitchen cabinet, climbed up on the counter and found a bottle of vitamins, which in his mind, I suppose, looked like candy.

After a short period of time, my husband found him with...


Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Shane O'Connor, 22, of Pt. Pleasant, N.J., was taken into custody for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound, Salisbury Township, 3:59 a.m. April 4. O'Connor was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Judd Schneider, 51, of Slatington, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol during a crash occurring in the 4900 block of Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:14 p.m. April 4. Schneider's vehicle struck a tree on the side of the road. He was taken to...

COUGAR COMMENT We're at home in Catasauqua

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Christian High School would like to thank our wonderful neighbors for their cooperation in clearing the parking lot when we celebrated our 25th anniversary last month. We are also thankful to the Catasauqua borough, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hartzell's Pharmacy for allowing us additional parking space for that event. What a pleasure it has been to be located in this wonderful community! And we recently were notified by Mayor Barbara Schlegel the Shade Tree...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Food service workers raise awareness to board's pending decision to outsource food management

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Parents and concerned citizens alike appeared before the East Penn School Board April 8, but the directors made no action on issues garnering public attention in recent weeks – the pending fate of 64 district-employed cafeteria workers and a slew of comments from board director Julian Stolz on both his Twitter account and recently created blog that have incited district parents.

Food service workers appeared at the meeting together to show solidarity and raise awareness of the board's...

5K classic

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Women's 5K Classic is holding a T-shirt design contest. All entries must be camera ready, be original and include specific information found on the website www.womens5kclassic.org. All entries must be submitted by May 17. The winner will have their design and name printed on the front of the participant and volunteer T-shirts. The winner will also receive a sweatshirt with the design. The winner will be announced after judging. For additional...


Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Relay For Life of Macungie will hold its final regular meeting for participants April 11 at the Macungie Institute on Main Street. The planning committee meets 6:15 p.m. and teams/participants meet 7 to 8 p.m.

Relay For Life of Macungie's main spring event will be held 4 p.m. May 3 to 4 p.m. May 4. This year's theme is a carnival and there will be activities at this 24-hour event for all ages, including two moon bounces, a balloon-animal clown, a caricature artist, a magician and...

Emmaus police

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Stolen firearm

An employee at Impress Industries, 726 Broad St., reported a Keltec .380 calibur handgun was stolen from his locked vehicle while at work March 15. The firearm has been entered as stolen and the investigation continues.

Stolen laptop

An employee at Impress Industries, 726 Broad St., reported an ACER laptop valued at $600 was stolen from an office March 20.


Jose Nazario Mendez, 30, of Allentown, has been charged with alleged DUI after a...


Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, is offering "Running for Life" for youngsters ages 8-12 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 10 through May 29 at LCCC's main campus.

Students will learn good nutrition and track their exercise and healthy snacking in a journal.

Kids are asked to wear comfortable clothes, sneakers, and to bring a water bottle.

There is a materials fee for the journal, along with a course fee.

To register or for more...