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

A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead 3:20 p.m. May 4 by Deputy Coroner Michael Bartholomew, according to a media release from the Lehigh County Office of the Coroner and Forensics Center.

The man was identified as James E. Heminitz, of Macungie, Berks County. Heminitz was pronounced dead on the railroad tracks to the rear of a residence in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street.

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, the Emmaus Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police are...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The May 1 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission began with the introduction of Nathan Jones as the assistant planning director. The position will take effect later this month. Jones previously worked as the planning director in Bethlehem Township and is originally from Bucks County.

During the meeting, the planning commission discussed uses allowed in the commercial district. There were questions about whether golf courses should be in the same category as pool...


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

May 10

The Allentown Garden Club will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. at the Allentown Public Library – lower level. The program “Everything You Want to Know About Birds in the Lehigh Valley” will be presented by Barbara Malt, vice president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society. Malt will introduce the club to the beautiful and varied birds of our region, when and where to look for them and how to bring more birds to the backyard with bird-friendly garden features. For more...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

The Plan Southwest Lehigh is a drafted, multi-municipality agreement between Lower Macungie Township, Lower Milford Township, Upper Milford Township, Alburtis Borough, Macungie Borough and Emmaus Borough. This plan would allow municipalities to “enter into an agreement with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission to assist with the development of an updated multi-municipality comprehensive plan.”

As stated in the document, this plan would “enable municipalities to jointly cooperate in...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Residents attended the Upper Milford Township Supervisor’s meeting May 3 to quiz a developer about issues, including stormwater drainage, which have them concerned. Alan Severance, treasurer of the Mink Estates Home Owner’s Association, was one of the residents.

Severance, who said he and others had unsuccessfully tried to prevent the sale of the property to the developers, were primarily there to make sure the developers “follow all of the rules.”

Scott McMackin, of Cowan and...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Cambridge Analytica is closing.

In May 2 headlines in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively shut down.

Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.

In the British edition of the digital magazine WIRED, writer Christopher Stokel-Walker, reports...


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?​​

A. I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is calculus because I love learning how concepts I was taught in previous math and physics classes are what they are because of applications of calculus.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. Throughout my four years in high school I’ve received numerous academic awards for my...