Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Teachers, staff, administrators welcomed to 2018-2019 school year

Salisbury Township School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn Fuini-Hetten planned an opening convocation Aug. 22 at Salisbury High School for every employee of the school district.

All employees were treated to a breakfast of homemade blueberry and chocolate chip muffins and build your own parfait with yogurt and strawberries, blueberries, graham cracker and granola toppings.

DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of minor, while serving with Allentown Church

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21, said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lehigh Parkway North residents petition to end deer herd problem

Legend has it the Sheriff of Nottingham, in Nottinghamshire, north of London, England, was the arch nemesis of Robin Hood because the sheriff wanted to prevent the outlaw from poaching the king’s deer in Sherwood Forest.

The good residents of Nottingham Road in Lehigh Parkway North, Salisbury Township, theoretically might wish for an archer such as Robin Hood in their battle with what they say are herds of deer trampling their homes’ landscaped lawns and eating their properties’ flower gardens.

Nothstein Press Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Candidate cleared by SafeSport of misconduct allegations

Lehigh Valley congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced Aug. 24 in a news conference, he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports. It generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.

In an Aug. 23 email from SafeSport Director of Investigations Michael Henry, Nothstein was told, “The center is not proceeding with any further proceedings at this time and the matter is now closed.”

Pope Francis’ apology, call for solidarity and reform

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Vatican’s communications office released a statement by Pope Francis last week in response to the many allegations of abuse compiled in Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s nearly 900-page grand jury report. It detailed nearly seven decades of manipulative, corrupt and abusive acts by hundreds of priests throughout the state, including dozens who served in the local Diocese of Allentown.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).