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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Mrowka in Social News

Couple celebrates 60 years

Edward and Catherine Mrowka of Northampton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

The couple was married in Shamokin June 14, 1952.

They are the proud parents of Cindy Miles and her husband, David, and Edward Mrowka Jr. and his wife, Carol.

They have four grandchildren: Marcy Miles Tremblay, and her husband, James; Kristy Miles Valladares, and her husband, Bryan; Eddie Mrowka III, and his wife, Mindy; and Danny Mrowka. They...

Volunteer firefighters take fire safety message to St. Thomas More School

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.

"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.

"We have brought our program to children who are now adults and have...

Lehigh professor says al-Qaida obsession masks danger of other terror sources

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Dr. Ziad Munson, an associate professor of sociology at Lehigh University, recently gave a lecture at the Emmaus Library about how the collective American preoccupation with al-Qaida has taken our focus away from the most likely – and most preventable – terrorism of the future.

"The bulk of research on terrorism over the past decade has focused on either individual level factors or larger structure factors responsible for generating and sustaining political violence," Munson said....


Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Salisbury Township School Board President Russell Giordano said he was "thrilled" to introduce Michael Roth as the district's new superintendent at a special meeting Oct. 3.

Roth, who is currently an assistant superintendent in the Nazareth Area School District, will take over for Interim Superintendent Louise Beauchemin Nov. 1.

"Salisbury has always struck me as a community that is very supportive of its schools," Roth said. "Having interacted with many of the teachers,...

K-9 Trials benefit three fallen officers

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

Handlers, their K-9 partners and spectators gathered Sept. 23 at Salisbury High School, for the 2012 Police K-9 Trials hosted by the Salisbury Township Police Department.

The day was dedicated to the memory of Berks County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly, who was shot and killed in the line of duty June 29, 2011 in Albany Township; Officer Brad Fox, K-9 handler killed Sept. 13 in the line of duty in Plymouth Township; and Robert Lasso, killed Aug. 11, 2011 in the line of duty in...

'Bodies Revealed' comes to the Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's new exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process removing all of the water from an organ or system while...

Two-alarm fire destroys vacant home; arson cited

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

A fire which called out Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments 2 a.m. Oct. 4, destroyed a vacant home at 1456 Lehigh Ave. Police said they are investigating the fire as an arson case.

Sergeant Donald Sabo, the township's fire marshal, was at the scene and a specially trained Allentown K-9 dog was brought in to sniff out traces of an unknown accelerant police said. Samples were taken and sent to the Pa. State Police Crime Lab.

"The home was completely engulfed and flames...