East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Patrick Nicholas Price, 41, of Bethlehem, was arrested April 14 for allegedly driving under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to drive within a lane and possession of a small amount of marijuana in the 300 block of State Road, according to police. He was transported to Lehigh DUI Center for processing.

Jimmy Martinez Ramos, 29, of Allentown, was arrested April 9 for theft from a motor vehicle after allegedly removing two tires and wheels, valued at $500, from a vehicle...

Seeking information on cold cases

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

State police Troop m

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website, crimewatchpa.com/crimestoppers/316.

Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.

Some of the highlighted cases are:

• Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her...

Motorcycle enthusiasts rally to battle addiction

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SHERI BAYNE in Local News

Alburtis Park and Alburtis Fire Company recently hosted the second annual Wheels for H.O.P.E. event. It was a motorcycle event geared toward aiding in the recovery of those addicted to heroin and opiates. H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Heroin Opioid Prevention Education.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Center for Humanistic Change, Allentown.

The event included a road rally, guest speakers, vendors, a catered lunch, presentations and performances by the Chelsea Lyn Meyer band...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We mourn the recent death of our friend, Dr. Donald Jaffe. As a member, treasurer and benefactor of the Shelter House Society and numerous other civic and community service to other organizations he served with distinction and honor for the well-being of the East Penn community.

Two marked Jaffe benches and his inscribed name on our meritorious service plaque at the Shelter House bear witness to his service, to our country and the Emmaus and East Penn community...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

The band concert was held at Emmaus High School May 1. All of the bands did an excellent job. Congratulations!

On May 2, all of the students, faculty and staff participated in a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events drill. The purpose of this drill was different than a normal lockdown.

According to the district, “Teachers will discuss with students the basics of the CRASE training. Emphasis will be placed on action(s) to take during an active shooter event, dependent upon...

Another view

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”

— “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

As I sit down to start this another view piece on a Thursday when I’m not in the office, my 13-month-old son and I have already read five books, enjoyed breakfast and a snack, did a Target run, played with blocks, toys and a push cart and listened to the “Moana” soundtrack twice. I’ll throw in there a poopy diaper, too.

And it’s only 10:38 a.m. But this is a good morning — no mild temper...