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Tragic St. Patrick's Day fire leaves four people dead

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

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...

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBORS Sheriff Ronald W. Rossi personifies exemplary leadership in law enforcement

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

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–...


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


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.

Simple assault

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...

Article By: Gawlas-Walsh

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Gawlas-Walsh in Social News

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.



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

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,...

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Bicycles will now be allowed in borough parks

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

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...