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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the disbursal of pre-disaster mitigation grant money at its March 27 meeting.

The grant will give $89,179 to the Whitehall Township Authority, $74,180 to Lower Macungie Township, $51,682 to the Borough of Macungie and $18,750 to Allentown for generator acquisition and installation projects.

The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company and the Borough of Fountain Hill will also receive money for generator acquisition and...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus Main Street Partners President Gene Clock told borough council the group plans to hold a run benefiting the survivors of the March 17 fire on S. 5th Street.

Clock told council members at the April 1 meeting they plan on holding "The Emmaus Survivors Benefit Run" 3 p.m. May 11 through the borough streets. He said the run would be about two and a half miles in length.

"We want to create an event to do everything we can to help these people who suffered much loss," Clock...

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On March 23, Garrett Rhoads and the Eastern Pa. Business Owners sponsored an electronics recycling event at Willow Lane Elementary School.

At a meeting of the Angel Networks of the East Penn schools, Mr. Rhoads offered to collect donations on their behalf at the recycling event, which he presented solely as a service to the community.

However, Mr. Rhoads used the event to campaign, both verbally and with literature distribution, for the East Penn school...

Penn State student receives Purple Heart scholarship

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in School


Vince Morin, Emmaus High School graduate and now a freshman at Penn State Berks is awarded a check for $1,000 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Lehigh Valley Chapter 190 March 25. Morin, a freshman, received the check because his grandfather, Chuck Jackson, was a Purple Heart recipient. Morin lives in Lower Macungie Township with his mother, sister and grandfather, Jackson. He is majoring in European history. Pictured are Mike Mescavage,...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus and Upper Milford Environmental Advisory Council is presenting an interesting and informative series of programs called "South Mountain: Our Backyard: Past, Today and Tomorrow" 7 to 9 p.m. Scheduled presentations include April 16, in the Upper Milford Township building auditorium: "Today's Landscape: Uses and Values: From biking to hiking, from water to biodiversity," on May 21 in the Emmaus High School multimedia room (enter at flagpoles on Macungie Avenue near Pine Street, then...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is math. Math has always been my favorite subject because I like the real life applications of what I was learning in school and being able to apply that knowledge in my life. Math has come naturally to me for years which made it fun and easy.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have received awards...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.

The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. Application deadline is April 10.

Call Paula Evans at 610-261-4072 or Jane Gambone at 610-435-0120 for information.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

While Macungie Borough Council is continuing to look into the costs and benefits of a loan versus a bond for capital financing projects, it's still in early stages. Council president Chris Becker said they are doing the right thing in being prudent and taking their time. Council member Joe Sikorski continued to urge council to consider a loan because of low interest rates, but Jean Nagle questioned the plausibility of paying on a million dollar loan.

The projects involve the...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Shawnquan Davis, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 61, Upper Saucon Township, 1:16 p.m. March 26. Davis was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance. Terry Lewis, 22, of Charleston, W.Va., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with paraphernalia as a result of this traffic stop.

Antoine Johnson, 23, of Easton, was involved in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 78 at mile marker 56.7,...