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Hornet Happenings

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in Columns

Spring has sprung at Emmaus High School, which means a lighter wardrobe, the start of the spring season, the spring musical, proms and the annual Shave for the Brave event.

Shave for the Brave will be held 5 p.m. March 22 in the EHS gymnasium, and is a fundraiser through the St. Baldrick's Foundation to benefit pediatric cancer research. Volunteers, including students and staff alike, get their heads shaved by designated "shavees" and also collect monetary donations.

Since 2010...


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


An unknown actor stole three metal buckets from Yeakel Roofing, 29 Ridge Street, Emmaus, overnight March 5. The buckets are valued at approximately $450.

Incident response

The Emmaus Police Department responded to an incident at Emmaus High School 12:27 p.m. March 12. The incident was not related to the Dec. 21, 2012 bomb threat. No one was injured and students and faculty were not disrupted. The investigation is ongoing. School officials are in the process of...


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Philip Krupka, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Marist College. Krupka is majoring in biomedical sciences.

Anto Martinovic, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Marist College. Martinovic is majoring in business administration with an emphasis in international business.

Trevor Schneck announces candidacy for Emmaus Borough Council

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Trevor Schneck, 33, a lifelong resident of Emmaus and a graduate of the Emmaus High School class of 1998, is announcing his candidacy for Emmaus Borough Council. Schneck is co-owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment and resides in Emmaus with his wife Amanda where they own a home and are raising their two children, Peyton and Brady.

"I'm running for council because Emmaus is my hometown. It's where I grew up and where I've chosen to maintain my roots and raise my family, I'm...

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP Emergency plan discussed

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

A roundtable meeting was held March 12 at the township building for the purposes of discussing the establishment of an emergency plan.

The board members also discussed fire services and hazardous materials cost recovery billing services.

The meeting brought Upper Milford's two fire departments together, as well as the Emmaus ambulance director and the emergency management coordinator.

In attendance were Bill and Bernadine Stahler, director and assistant director of Upper...

Editor's View

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

As I finished the pages for this week's Parkland Press early Tuesday morning, I had one eye and ear cast in the direction of the television.

Pope Francis was being installed as the new Bishop of Rome; the spiritual leader of some 1.2 billion Roman Catholics worldwide and the head of state of the Vatican.

Such power and authority could easily turn the head of many a man.

Former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, however, does not appear to be one of those men....

Jean Stoneback and her house, Circa 1820

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Editor's Note: The Press is running a 3-part series on former Press writer Jean Stoneback. Stoneback was a columnist with The Press for many years, writing about life on "The Patch" in Alburtis. Readers enjoyed hearing about Stoneback's family and life on the farm. In this series, we will learn about the family history, her house and the renovations to the home.

Jean Caroline Butz Stoneback, born in 1920, passed away at the age of 90 Sept. 2, 2010.

The house she lived in most...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lehigh County Authority charter extension denied

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners voted 5-4 against extending the Lehigh County Authority's charter at its March 13 meeting.

The Lehigh County Authority was seeking an extension on its current charter so it could put in a bid for Allentown's proposed 50-year water and sewage system lease. The city is in need of $150 to $200 million to help pay for its underfunded employee pension program. LCA's current charter expires in 36 years.

Chairwoman Lisa Scheller called the vote...