Salisbury Press

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 20

The East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers will host “What is Sustainable Building Envelope Technology?” with a tour of ATAS International, Inc., 6612 Snowdrift Road, Allentown. Registration and buffet lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to noon. Program and tour begins noon. Register at There is a cost to attend.

Emmaus Historical Society program “Stories About The 1803 House” 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets. Ordered soup can be picked up beginning 4 p.m.

Sept. 21

Bob Curcio keeps things moving at Eastern Salisbury FD

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

Bob Curcio, chief engineer at Eastern Salisbury Fire Department, admits he was a very busy guy back in the middle decades of his life.

“Having four kids growing up in a community like Salisbury, it just seemed natural to be involved with them in sports, Scouts and church activities,” Curcio said.

“And it seems that the busiest people always run into other busy people who want to help you be even more busy,” Curcio said about how he became involved as a first responder with the east side’s fire department.

Derbe Eckhart again charged with animal cruelty

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced Derbe Eckhart, of Heidelberg Township, has been charged with multiple counts of cruelty to animals.

Eckhart, 49, of 6587 Central Road, was charged with 58 counts of cruelty to animals, six of which are graded as misdemeanors of the third degree and 52 as summary offenses.

The six counts are charged as misdemeanors as a result of factors which include Eckhart’s prior convictions of cruelty to animals.

Missing Salisbury woman’s body found in Lower Macungie


Nearly one month after a woman was reported missing from a home for senior citizens in Salisbury Township, the search is over.

Audrey Penn, 78, was pronounced dead 3:44 p.m. Sept. 17 by Deputy Coroner Jack Fliter after her body was found in a drainage ditch in the area of Hamilton Boulevard and Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township.

Initially identified as Jane Doe by Fliter, she was positively identified as Penn in a news release to the media 9 p.m. Sept. 18 following testing earlier in the day.

An autopsy was performed Sept. 19 to determine the cause of death.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Alumni Wall of Honor recipients announced at Homecoming game Oct. 13

Salisbury Township School District Board President Frank Frankenfield opened the Sept. 13 meeting with a moment of silence to recognize the passing of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, Sept. 8. Frankenfield noted the support McNeill showed to the district which was very much appreciated.

Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss provided an update on the opening of school, current and upcoming events in the district.

Administrators planto schedule meetings with state and federal policymakers and to create a student social media advisory council.