Salisbury Press

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Top 10 students recognized

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by JIM MARSH in School

The 10 Salisbury High School graduating seniors with the highest grade-point averages were recognized May 23 with a breakfast for the students and their parents in the school cafeteria.

The students, in alphabetical order, not class ranking, are:

•Emmy Cogill, who will be attending Kutztown University with a teaching major.

•Thomas Croft, who will attend Lehigh Carbon Community College as an engineering major.

•Katherine Gilligan, who will attend Penn State as a political science major.

Area firefighters drill procedures in hospital aircraft down exercise

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The tones activated the morning of April 24 on the pagers of four area fire companies were both ominous and reassuring at the same time. While preceded by the audio “This is a drill,” the message followed that the training exercise involved a simulated “aircraft crash,” an alert for the type of emergency a first responder dreads.

But, that does not mean they dreaded the training. Simulations are designed to provide a practiced response, so the real thing would produce a professional and effective rescue effort.

Retiring Congressman Charlie Dent feted at Lehigh Country Club event

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

After answering questions posed by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Tony Ianelli during a live taping of the weekly half-hour Business Matters television program, retiring U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was feted at an informal “thank you” reception March 28 at Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The show aired April 2 on WFMZ Lehigh Valley television, channel 69.


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Salisbury Youth Association wins!

Salisbury Police officers were overrun by the youthful players fielded by the Salisbury Youth Association at a charity basketball game held March 24 at Salisbury High School. The event was a benefit to raise money for the National Night Out community gathering to be held Aug. 7 at Salisbury Middle School.

Youth won out at the final buzzer and the crowd was exuberant at the 58-48 win posted by the SYA team.

Hot dogs and pizza were on sale, with a 50-50 raffle and a gift basket raffle adding to the proceeds to help put the final benefit total at $527.

Lehigh Valley firefighters form honor guard for two fallen York comrades

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

As first responders do, firefighters, police and EMS personnel from across the Lehigh Valley gathered at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, March 23, to salute and stand post for two York firefighters who lost their lives March 22 in the line of duty. The remains of the two firefighters arrived at the hospital Friday morning to be autopsied, and in the afternoon were given an honor escort back to their hometown for memorial, funeral and burial services.

PPL crews return from month rebuilding lines in Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.

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.