East Penn Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Seniors have a hot time with fire chief, arson K-9 Judge

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Allentown Fire Chief Lee Laubach Jr. and Arson K-9, Judge, were the hot items on the agenda Feb. 1 at the monthly meeting of AARP Chapter 5415.

The fire safety presentation at St. Timothy’s Church, Allentown, provided the senior citizens with information on how Judge can actually sniff out a potential fire before it begins.

Judge demonstrated his skills by sniffing through a line of aluminum cans in search of the one containing an accelerant.

When Judge found the...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will honor the accomplishments of the Girls of the Month at its March meeting. The club meets 7 p.m. March 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Church St. The honorees have been selected by the specific curricular departments within Emmaus High School. The girls to be honored are Julia Norelli (music); Andrea Klick (journalism); Clair Boty (art); Lindsey Miller (family and consumer science); Talyn Wimmer (business and computer science); Grace Flood (drama);...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

The health and wellness/fitness club will host a dodgeball tournament 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 in the main and auxiliary gyms at the school. Come out and support your favorite team! There is a cost for spectators and tickets will be available at the door. Students who are playing in the tournament are asked to meet 5:30 p.m. for team check-in and rules.

The next Buzz magazine meeting will be held 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the learning lab.

The Emmaus High School Hornet Ambassadors...

Take a trip through the looking glass

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Whatever one may wish to be, dreams and imagination often provide an escape from reality for a moment.

Eventually, however, everyone learns to appreciate whatever one already has.

Stagemakers at the J presented “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” an enchanting musical about a girl named Alice who escapes into a world of her own imagination she believes will be better than where she is currently.

After having several madcap adventures with a variety of colorful characters, Alice...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence at the beginning of the Feb. 26 meeting in memory of the victims of the most recent school shooting.

During a request to address the board, three residents discussed their concerns about school safety in light of the massacre of 17 students and faculty in Parkland, Fla.

Emmaus High School junior Tanaya Mukherjee asked, “How are you planning to make sure that we are safe and we feel safe and nothing like...

Establishing congressional term limits

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In recent years, we have heard much debate and discussion regarding both term limits for elected officials and the Article V convention process for amending the U.S. Constitution.

Many people support term limits as a means for bringing fresh ideas and perspectives into legislative bodies and for giving voters more candidate choices over time. A number of resolutions introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly during this session and the previous session propose that the...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Crystal Shanae Wise, 28, of Allentown and Tiheed Anthony Wise, 30, of Allentown, were taken into custody after they allegedly under scanned 27 different items among other items they actually bought at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, Feb. 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The value of the merchandise not scanned was $153.21, according to police.

Magdalena Mateia- Bitlan, 41, of Macungie and a 17-year-old male, no address given, are accused...