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Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors selected two new members June 11 during a special public school board meeting.

Emmaus resident Seth Flanders and Macungie resident Allan Byrd were chosen from 10 applicants to replace two school board members who gave up their seats because they were moving out of the district. The other candidates interviewed at the special meeting were David Heiser, Craig Hochbein, Jeffrey Jankowski, Kevin Kelly, Kenneth Klicker, Joshua Levinson, Terry...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in School

Emmaus High School held its 128th commencement ceremony June 10 at Stabler Arena, honoring the 659 graduates.

This year’s graduation remembered and honored Dr. Herman Corradetti, a past principal of the high school. In his memory, the Hall of Fame will be renamed the Dr. Herman Corradetti Hall of Fame.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductee is Sandhya Sriram. Sriram has scholastic achievements as well as volunteerism and athleticism. She was described as personable and self-...


Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Pedro Cruz-Avila, 27, of Brunswick, N.J., was arrested for allegedly receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after an incident at the Bieber Bus Terminal, Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 6:25 p.m. May 28.

According to a media release from Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, troopers responded to the bus terminal for a report of a person with a firearm. Cruz-Avila allegedly...


Thursday, June 14, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

An agreement was approved for the multi municipal main line cured in place pipe lining sanitary sewer line rehabilitation project at the June 7 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

This project includes Upper Macungie, Salisbury, Coplay, Whitehall and Lower Macungie Township and makes the costs of this project much more reasonable than doing it by each municipality. There were six bids received with Insituform being the lowest. The total amount for all...

Video contest ends June 8

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Anyone participating in Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania is reminded to submit an entry in the video contest.

To participate, send Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful a 60-second video of your Great American Cleanup of PA event showing individuals, groups, children and adults having fun making our communities clean, beautiful and vibrant. Be sure to mention the Great American Cleanup of PA in your video.

Cash prizes...


Thursday, June 14, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the May 30 meeting, members of Alburtis Borough Council made a decision about mailboxes along Franklin Street.

Council President Ron DeIaco received an email from Allen Oswald, a borough resident, saying he is against making permanent mailboxes along Franklin Street instead of regular boxes because when crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plow snow they hit mailboxes. DeIaco agreed with Oswald.

Following a discussion, council asked Borough Manager Sharon...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School seniors celebrated their last day of school May 25, where they enjoyed breakfast, shirt signing and a water balloon fight in the school parking lot.

Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated by Bishop Alfred Schlert at St. Thomas More Church, Salisbury Township, May 31. During Mass, the distinguished alumni awards were presented. Graduation was held in Rockne Hall June 1 and featured speeches by Olivia Luchetti, valedictorian and Valerie Kline,...