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Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

An unknown person removed a black Ruger Security 9 handgun from a vehicle parked in the 7700 block of Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, between 1:30 and 11 p.m. Dec. 12. Anyone with information about the above incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville at 610-395-1438.

An unknown person removed cash from several unlocked vehicles parked at residences along Spring Ridge West Drive, Spring Ridge East Drive and Dartmouth Drive, Lower Macungie Township, overnight Nov...


Friday, December 28, 2018 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019. Time seems to fly by.

Weather played an important role in our lives in 2018. Remember the 14-day stretch of sub-freezing weather that ended Jan. 8? Remember the 13 days of snowfall in February, with an 8-inch snowfall on Feb. 17? Then on Feb. 21 we hit a record high temperature of 80 degrees.

In March we were hit by three Nor’easters.

Do you remember the 15-inch snowfall on the first day of spring...

Another view

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Christmas is a time of giving and love. For many, the giving has overpowered the love and hidden the true meaning of the season.

During Christmas, we give gifts to show our loved ones we appreciate them and love having them in our lives. This is why we give. However, with events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we, as a society, tend to focus on buying the best new gadgets or getting a great price on those expensive toys. We focus more on what we are buying and not why. The...


Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Melissa Renee Biddle, 40, of Emmaus, was arrested Dec. 2 for allegedly driving under the influence and careless driving in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street, according to Emmaus police. She was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Nikolai Anthony Regan, 27, of Jim Thorpe, was arrested Dec. 12 in the 500 block of Harrison Street on two counts of alleged criminal trespass, harassment and criminal mischief, according to Emmaus police. He was transported to Lehigh...


Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Dec. 30

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with organ, harp and flute, 5 p.m., Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Visit www.nativitycathedral.org.

10th annual Peepsfest: Family Disco Lounge, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Mascot Dash and Kids Fun Run, noon; Peeps in the Kitchen cooking demos, PBS39, noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; Peeps sculptures created by local artists; fireworks, 5:15 p.m.; live animal presentations/Wildlands...


Friday, December 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My dad Kevin, my mom Deb, my sisters Kristin, Katelyn, Kelsey and Sydney and my dogs Zoey and Max.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. I enjoy being able to relax because I’ve achieved what I needed to for college.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. Math, because I think very logically and I enjoy working with numbers and equations.

Q. Have you received any special awards of...

Joseph Zeller A man for all seasons dies at age 100

Friday, December 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Joseph “Joe” Richard Zeller, 100, a dedicated public servant, always willing to share his century spanning life experiences with young or old, has departed from his Earthly mission.

Joe, born Sept. 19, 1918, in the tiny town of Campus, Ill., was the son of Carl and Frances (Kunkel) Zeller.

He died Dec. 12, 2018, in his favorite room of the house he proudly built in Lowhill Township.

Joe believed being positive would achieve personal goals and every generation would meet...