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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

"It's a love story," Senior Vice President, Operations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network Jim Geiger said at a press conference March 19 following a shooting 1:03 p.m. in the hospice care center.

According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, "Three hospital staff members on the fourth floor of Lehigh Valley Hospital at 17th and Chew streets in Allentown were attracted to a room by what they perceived to be gunshots. When they entered the room, the patient, who was a female,...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

What happened on South Fifth Street in Emmaus on Sunday March 17 was a tragedy. Four Emmaus residents lost their lives in a horrific apartment building fire.

The tragedy has numerous tentacles.

Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, workmates, classmates, church family, friends and relatives mourn their loved ones.

Many have heartache that time will help diminish but will never ever heal.

A community mourns the tragedy happened in their small...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The state police have informed Upper Milford Township the cell tower they have asked to erect near the township building will have to be 160 feet tall instead of the 140-foot tower supervisors approved last year.

At their March 21 meeting, supervisors were told the police have offered to increase the lease fee for the tower from $2,000 to $3,000, so supervisors voted 2-1 to ask the township fire chiefs and medevac whether a light would now be needed on top of the tower.


Civil war

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania will be hosting historian and re-enactor Dick Simpson April 2 at Day's Inn, 3400 Airport Road, Allentown.

He will be discussing "Vermont Brigade at Gettysburg."

Dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m.

Reservations are required for the dinner and must be made by March 28.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program.

For reservations and information, contact Jeff Stocker at 610-867-5178, email...

Day-Timer ends production at Lower Macungie facility

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley will lose a production facility that has been a regional presence for several decades when the Day-Timer facility in the Village of East Texas, Lower Macungie Township, ends production March 29. The facility will remain open with minimal staff until June 28.

ACCO Brands Corporation, the parent company of Day-Timer brand products, is moving production from the Lower Macungie facility primarily to a much larger facility owned by ACCO in Sidney, N.Y. Sidney is located...

Emmaus Run Inn holds grand reopening

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News


The Emmaus Run Inn hosted a grand reopening March 15. Pictured at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are Ron Eichenberg, Emmaus Main Street Partners; Bob Schwelm, Emmaus Run Inn; State Rep. Ryan McKenzie, R-134th; Chris Schmidt, Emmaus Run Inn; Ed Schmidt, Emmaus Run Inn; Mayor Winfield Iobst; Sean Linehan, Emmaus Run Inn; Gene Clock, Emmaus Main Street Partners, Cassie Schmidt, Emmaus Run Inn; and Teri Madison, Emmaus Main Street Partners. Employees fill...

Class of '43

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown High School Class of 1943 will be having its 70th reunion on May 23 at Brookside Country Club, Macungie.

Socializing will be noon-1:15 p.m. when a meal of giant shrimp cocktail, choice of chicken or roast beef and peach melba dessert will be served.

Entertainment will be by a classmate dubbed "King of the Banjo" at the 1760 House, Trexlertown, and the former Village Inn.

Reservations are required by April 1.

For more information, call Alan Raber at 610-...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

The 2012-2013 CCHS winter sports award ceremony was held March 14 in Rockne Hall. All varsity letter winners and team MVPs were recognized. This year's MVPs include: Jackie Fronheiser, girls basketball; Maria Holstrom, girls swimming; Nicole Sagl, girls diving; Emily Smith, cheerleading; Fernando Rios, boys swimming; Nick Crouse, boys diving; Mike Rodgers, wrestling and Muhammed-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, boys basketball.

A special congratulations was also given to the boys basketball team...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

With storm damage prevalent in certain areas, the commissioners talked about fraudulent contractors at their meeting March 21.

They reminded residents all contractors should have identification and Garrett Rhoads said all contractors should be carrying a license from the state. Be sure to ask for identification and license to avoid any fraudulent work.

Holly Edinger, director of Envision Lehigh Valley Project and Status, talked about various organizations developing a...