In what was a tragic St. Patrick's Day in Emmaus, four people died in a South 5th Street fire which started just before noon March 17.
The initial call to the Lehigh County Communications Center reporting the fire was received approximately 11:52 a.m. and the fire quickly spread throughout the multi-dwelling home at 36 through 38 South 5th Street.
The Emmaus Fire Department, Emmaus Police Department and Emmaus Ambulance Corps responded with Wescosville, Lower Macungie, Vera...
The Lehigh County Sheriff's Office is an extremely busy place. Administrative assistants respond to phones and faxes; a deputy sheriff monitors courthouse surveillance screens; deputies and security guards report and depart. The hub of this activity is the office of Sheriff Ronald W. Rossi, a man who effortlessly blends dignity and affability.
A Luzerne County native, Rossi graduated from high school in 1954 and entered the U.S. military. His choice to join the Marines proved easy–...
Gonzalo Chauca, 52, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 60.8, Upper Saucon Township, 3:58 a.m. March 9. Chauca was stopped for a traffic violation and allegedly exhibited indicators of intoxication. Charges are pending results of a blood test.
Keith Gorton, 56, of Allentown, was charged with simple assault on Timberknoll Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 5:23 p.m. March 8. Gorton allegedly injured his wife's...
Carla Ramirez, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at The Ohio State University in The College of Education and Human Ecology.
Couple to wed
on July 6
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Gawlas of Hanover Township, Luzerne County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Gawlas, to Colin James Walsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Walsh of Northampton.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and King's College.
She is a first-grade teacher in Loudoun County, Va.
Her fiance is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and King's College.
Katherine Larson, daughter of Egon and Jane Larson, made the dean's list at Temple University. Larson, a 2011 graduate of Emmaus High School, is an art major in Temple's Tyler School of Arts and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world– France, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, China, Thailand and many others. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. The students are personable, academically selected, conversant in English, bright, curious and excited to learn about America by living as part of your family,...
Caitlin Young, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Texas State University.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Emmaus Borough Council approved the use of bicycles in borough parks at the March 18 meeting.
Bicycles will be prohibited in Triangle Park and in pavilions located in borough parks but visitors will now be able to ride on trails and throughout recreational areas. Riders are suggested to use caution of any walkers and move slowly to promote the safety of all park visitors.
Grinding and vandalism of borough property will not be tolerated.
Council also passed a resolution...