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Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On March 23, Garrett Rhoads and the Eastern Pa. Business Owners sponsored an electronics recycling event at Willow Lane Elementary School.

At a meeting of the Angel Networks of the East Penn schools, Mr. Rhoads offered to collect donations on their behalf at the recycling event, which he presented solely as a service to the community.

However, Mr. Rhoads used the event to campaign, both verbally and with literature distribution, for the East Penn school...

Penn State student receives Purple Heart scholarship

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in School


Vince Morin, Emmaus High School graduate and now a freshman at Penn State Berks is awarded a check for $1,000 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Lehigh Valley Chapter 190 March 25. Morin, a freshman, received the check because his grandfather, Chuck Jackson, was a Purple Heart recipient. Morin lives in Lower Macungie Township with his mother, sister and grandfather, Jackson. He is majoring in European history. Pictured are Mike Mescavage,...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus and Upper Milford Environmental Advisory Council is presenting an interesting and informative series of programs called "South Mountain: Our Backyard: Past, Today and Tomorrow" 7 to 9 p.m. Scheduled presentations include April 16, in the Upper Milford Township building auditorium: "Today's Landscape: Uses and Values: From biking to hiking, from water to biodiversity," on May 21 in the Emmaus High School multimedia room (enter at flagpoles on Macungie Avenue near Pine Street, then...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is math. Math has always been my favorite subject because I like the real life applications of what I was learning in school and being able to apply that knowledge in my life. Math has come naturally to me for years which made it fun and easy.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have received awards...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.

The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. Application deadline is April 10.

Call Paula Evans at 610-261-4072 or Jane Gambone at 610-435-0120 for information.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

While Macungie Borough Council is continuing to look into the costs and benefits of a loan versus a bond for capital financing projects, it's still in early stages. Council president Chris Becker said they are doing the right thing in being prudent and taking their time. Council member Joe Sikorski continued to urge council to consider a loan because of low interest rates, but Jean Nagle questioned the plausibility of paying on a million dollar loan.

The projects involve the...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Shawnquan Davis, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 61, Upper Saucon Township, 1:16 p.m. March 26. Davis was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance. Terry Lewis, 22, of Charleston, W.Va., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with paraphernalia as a result of this traffic stop.

Antoine Johnson, 23, of Easton, was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 78 at mile marker 56.7,...

Donations accepted to assist fire victims

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Three funds have been established to help the families of the Emmaus fire victims.

Memorial donations are being directed to the Twining/Jenkins Memorial Fund, The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 South Cedar Crest Blvd, Emmaus, 18049; the proceeds of which will be used to help the victims of this past week's fire in Emmaus. Any residual monies will be directed to the Rejoicing Spirits Ministry at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit. Every effort is being made to emotionally...

Emmaus fire labeled 'not suspicious'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Emmaus Police Department, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals Unit, representatives from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, has determined the fire at 36-38 South 5th Street, Emmaus March 17 is not suspicious in nature.

"No indication of criminal activity was found during the course of the investigation," a statement from the police department noted. "The fire was...