East Penn Press

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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...

What is best for families?

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thirty-five years ago, my husband and I attended a weekend retreat for engaged couples, a prerequisite for getting married in our church.

A total of 23 couples participated in the event at a cozy sanctuary in the woods. Veteran married couples led the activities that weekend, which included lecture, discussion, couple reflection time and worship.

When the retreat commenced on that Friday, we were introduced to a decorated box with an opening on top. We were encouraged to jot...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 7 to discuss “The Last Castle” by Denise Kiernan. The book for April 4 will be “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance.

Carly’s Craft Corner will offer a re-purposed card and envelope craft activity 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 for ages 13 and older.

Teen Advisory Board members are invited to sign up for an interactive murder mystery party lock-in 5 to 8 p.m. March 2. Dinner and dessert are provided. Contact Youth Services...