Salisbury Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 16

Church of the Good Shepherd of Alburtis, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold its annual craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafts, attic treasures, a gift basket auction, baked goods and refreshments.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under age six can enjoy breakfast at no charge. For more information, call 610-966-3601.

March 17

Warren G. Buss

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

East Penn School District employee

Warren G. Buss, 65, of Emmaus, died March 10, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of Robin R. (Eckley) Buss. They were married for 16 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Jeanette (Dries) and Howard J. Buss Jr.

He was a 1971 graduate of Emmaus HIgh School.

He worked in the maintenance department at East Penn School District, retiring in 2013.

He was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club and was a past Post Master of Wheels of Time.

He loved to hunt, fish and restore automobiles.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

Angel Rivera, 33, no known address, was charged with retail theft and false identification to law enforcement 12:05 p.m. Feb. 28 following an alleged theft at Stein Mart, 3300 Lehigh St. Rivera allegedly was found wearing a belt with a price tag on it and gave a fake name to police. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Carolyn Detwiler, 58, of Macungie, was charged with retail theft 5:38 p.m. March 5 following an alleged theft from the pharmacy in the Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest.

Erwin R. Schmid

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Erwin R. Schmid, 97, of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home. Born in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid. He left Germany at the age of eight to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France and moved to New York City at the age of 16 where he completed his high school education.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Stephen Ewanev

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie

Stephen Ewanev, 93, of Lower Macungie, died peacefully March 7, 2019. He was the husband of Kathleen (Weber) Luchansky. They celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in October. He was the son of the late Harry and Catherine (Harbove) Ewanev.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

He served in the U.S. Navy as an EMP2 during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He worked as an electrician for Bethlehem Steel and also independently.

Margaret Martha Vince Ortt

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Emmaus resident

Margaret “Peggy” Martha Vince Ortt, 100, died Feb. 28, 2019, at The Gardens, Poplar Estates, Columbia, Tenn. She was the wife of the late Roswell Ortt who died in March 2017. They were married for 74 years. Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Bukczar Vince.

She was raised on a beloved farm in Vera Cruz and was a longtime resident of Emmaus.

She was employed at Emmaus Manufacturing and retired from Genesco Corporation, Allentown, in 1982 and moved to Tennessee for a short time and then to Spring Hill, Fla. for 29 years.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘Truth-seeking journalism is alive and well’

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted.

As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking journalism is alive and well and should be celebrated.

Journalists, as the eyes and ears of the public, rely on public access laws to keep you informed and great reporting begins with government transparency.

Shoe collection

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Saucon Valley Community Center is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through March 21 to raise funds for building renovation and programming. The shoe donations may be dropped off at the SVCC, 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, call 610-838-0722 for other locations or for more information, visit

The donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs will issue to SVCC a check for the collected shoes.