Salisbury Press

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rodale transition now complete, hopes high for new employer

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe last week said there is a lot of anxiety in the community about the sale of Rodale magazines to Hearst magazines, in New York City, but community leaders hold out hope that another major employer could fill the space being vacated by the former Rodale organization.

While he could not identify the firm, Pepe said that a “prospect,” with the potential of being a major employer, had shown interest in purchasing the Rodale office property.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JIM MARSH in School

Unofficial bowling team competes against Emmaus

Even though they are not an officially recognized extracurricular sporting group, a band of Salisbury High School bowlers are taking to the lanes and competing independently in unofficial matches with other valley youth.

Salisbury math and physics teacher Paul Koba, unofficial advisor to the students, has been a bowler for five decades and recognizes the exercise, competitive and social advantages of the sport. He is hoping to get Salisbury education officials behind the effort to make bowling, and the group of student enthusiasts, a recognized school activity club.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Three Troop 439 Scouts receive Eagle honors in St. Thomas More honor court ceremony

Three St. Thomas More parish Scouts recently were awarded Scouting’s highest designation at an Eagle Court of Honor at the St.Thomas More family center.

Derek Basta, David Carolan and Braden Damitz were the guests of honor while family and friends heard details of the long road traveled to earn the Eagle Scout designation.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Female firefighter, EMT, second-year med student ‘just one of the crew’

“Look, mom, it’s a girl.”

It’s an exclamation heard more than once at public events when female firefighter Jenna Littmann bends down to allow a youngster to try on her protective turnout gear.

Littmann never takes such comments as anything but childish awe at seeing a woman in a role too often stereotyped as a male profession.

“I hear those comments with a sense of pride. I was rather shy as a child and never considered that I might someday be a role-model for youngsters.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Scholars compete in brainy quest for turkey toss bragging rights

With football season and its gridiron heroes behind, Salisbury High School physics instructor Paul Koba each year challenges his physics class scholars to put what they are learning to practical use in the school’s annual pre-Thanksgiving turkey toss competition utilizing the principles they have learned about the use of simple medieval warfare machines.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Noah Waterman fulfills first responder dream

Noah Waterman displays the epitome of youthful enthusiasm in his first responder duties as a firefighter with Eastern Salisbury Fire Department.

It’s that enthusiasm and devotion to duty that compels Waterman, not yet a motor vehicle operator, to grab a flashlight and bicycle to the fire station for a nighttime fire call, hoping to get there in time to be on the first engine out.

First responders stage silent parade to show support for wounded trooper

Friday, November 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some two dozen fire, police and EMS units from across Lehigh and Northampton counties staged a silent parade Nov. 12, with red lights flashing, but no sirens, past the St. Luke’s University Hospital, Fountain Hill, in a show of support for Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly who is recovering in that hospital after being seriously wounded in a shootout with a motorist stopped for a traffic violation in Plainfield Township Nov. 7.