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Thursday, March 1, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution to allow the borough to apply for a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant at its Feb. 20 council meeting.

If awarded, this grant will support the borough in funding the studying to evaluate the nine parks and trail systems, which in turn will help council determine a long-term plan on what improvements and remodeling needs to be done.

Borough Manager Shane Pepe said the grant will be an...

Another view

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In today’s world, it is so easy to focus on the negatives and only look at the unfortunate events.

I personally choose to look past the sadness and heartbreak for the little glimmer of hope and goodness that always follows a tragedy.

The dance world is a tight-knit community. This was made especially clear after the tragic shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Dancers from all around the world came together after the shooting to honor...

Public defender warns of telephone scammers

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

According to a press release from Lehigh County Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul, numerous individuals have reported receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be an attorney with the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Office.

The caller claims the individual’s child/grandchild has been charged with a crime and bail money must be sent to the attorney immediately.

He then directs them to wire the money, often through Walmart, to a third person.

The caller is...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is computer science because I love the problem-solving aspects and collaborating with my friends on our code.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I was a National Merit Semifinalist and a National AP Scholar.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular...


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...

Emmaus High School Honor Roll

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in School

Emmaus High School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll for the second marking period.


Grade 9: Aya Osama Abdelfatah, Sonia Maria Abolik, Isabella Rami Adams, Tess Marie Adams, Natasha Marea Adrienne, Ali Yasser Ahmed, Lindsey Rose Aiken, Kailey Ann Alderfer, Benjamin Scott Allen, Evan Nickolas Amey, Sophia Theresa Anderson, Tovi Grant Anderson, Natalie Marie Angelella, Lauren Jude Aubry, Kayllen Brianne Barnette, Katie Isabel Bashus...


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

Danasia Darcy, 21, of Allentown, was arrested Jan. 20 for allegedly driving under the influence and careless driving after she was stopped for a traffic violation in the 300 block of Main Street, according to police. She was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed, according to police.

Craig Middlebrooks, 61, of New York, N.Y., was arrested Jan. 26 for forgery, theft, unauthorized use of a credit card, identity theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh warns as tax-filing season has begun, be aware of possible tax identity theft.

Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job.

Johnston-Walsh said if the Internal Revenue Service receives a duplicate tax return filing using your Social Security number, will be sent a written notice through the mail.

Likewise, the IRS will send a...