Salisbury Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Election Policy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.



Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Sherman Nathaniel Glasco Jr., 37, of Piscataway, N.J., allegedly was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of marijuana after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 West at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 12:57 a.m. March 23, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville in a report provided to The Press.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Spring continues to be an eventful time at Allentown Central Catholic.

Students Neil Maydick (percussion) and Maria Romero (clarinet) performed in the New York Invitational Music Festival at Carnegie Hall April 4 with Dieruff High School’s band. The students were invited by Dieruff director Lawrence Flynn. The performance featured groups from Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Bishop Alfred Schlert celebrated Mass in Rockne Hall April 6. Mass was followed by a...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Rotary Club will host a motorcycle poker run to benefit Pennsylvania veterans.

The run is scheduled May 12 with a rain date of May 13.

Riders will participate in a 150 kilometer/93 mile ride 9 a.m. to noon. Misson BBQ will provide a catered lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m. Musicians Sarah Ayers with James Supra will perform 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will start and finish at Alburtis Park, 328 S. Main St., Alburtis.

Event highlights also include a...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is right around the corner – April 30 to June 4 and many volunteers are needed to make this annual fundraiser successful. Volunteers are needed for setup, donation drop-offs, sale days and break down. To learn specifics about various volunteer opportunities, Call Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7556 or email

GREATER VALLEY YMCA, Allentown, needs volunteers to help with registration,...

YWCA honors Women & Teens of the Year

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

YWCA Bethlehem celebrated the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 43rd annual Women & Teens of the Year award ceremony April 12 at the Event Center at Blue.

A silent auction was held with proceeds benefiting the YWCA Bethlehem’s Adult Day Services Center and the YWCA’s Women and Girls’ Empowerment programs.

The YWCA presented special awards: the Golden Laurel Award, the Women of the Year Award, the Mission Award and the Teens of the Year Award.


THE SWAIN SCHOOL School hosts inaugural oratory contest

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Recognizing that public speaking is a critical life skill for all, The Swain School initiated an oratory contest for grades six through eight to give students a forum to practice public speaking. The event was open to all students in the Lehigh Valley.

The event drew 17 contestants to the school, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township, April 13. Students selected their speeches from among those listed on the Famous American Speeches website. Each student was evaluated on poise, delivery...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Second of four parts

Reports of crime in Salisbury Township appear to be have declined slightly in a year-to-year comparison in the Uniform Crime Report.

However, overall reports increased in 2017, compared to 2016.

By category, assault increased slightly, sexual assault increased significantly, drug arrests more than doubled and vehicle stops under the Lehigh County Casino Grant increased significantly.

Criminal investigation activity was stable in most major...

Congressman to resign

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the legislative...