East Penn Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Career fair planned

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The East Penn School District and the Emmaus High School guidance department will host the inaugural 2018 Career Exploration Fair Oct. 4.

The event is open to all Lehigh Valley fifth to 12th grade students and focuses on degree and non-degree professions. Students will have an opportunity to speak with over 50 career professionals who will share what path they took, the education required and what a typical day looks like within their fields.

Companies such as, New...

Nomination deadline Sept. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. The winners will be recognized for their contributions to the community based on service hours and commitment.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards will be given to the winners at an event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.

Barry Dobil Sr., from Josh Early Candies, is the honorary chair. The 2018...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Jerome William Callaway, 49, of Allentown, allegedly pushed, kicked and punched an individual at a location on South Seventh Street, Upper Milford Township, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Martin Thomas Vranicar, 62, of Allentown, was taken into custody after he allegedly attempted to remove merchandise valued at $180.73 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:01 p.m. Aug. 27, according to Pennsylvania State Police...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 15

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under six are admitted at no charge. For more information, call the church office at 610-966-3601 or Darlene at 610-966-5115.

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schubert-Graber cabin, 6516 Powder Valley Road, Upper Milford Township. A gathering at the cabin will include information...

‘Unopposed’ is key word in state House races

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In a year when both major political parties are underscoring the importance of the midterm elections, 41 percent of all Pennsylvania House of Representatives seats are not contested going into the Nov. 6 general election. That’s right: 83 of the 203 seats have just one candidate, usually the incumbent (the person already holding the office).

The Democrats have been much more successful than the Republicans in filling ballot positions. The rate has been 2 to 1.

There are no...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School began the 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27 for freshmen and Aug. 28 for all students.

Summer was full of exciting events and achievements for CCHS students.

The cheer squad saw success at the Pine Forest Competition Camp in mid-August. Their awards included first place for overall small varsity, first place for cheer routine, second place for sideline cheer and the most improved award.

Students were also academically involved over the...