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Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in Police Log


The Pennsylvania State Police released data on actions taken March 30 against non-life-sustaining businesses failing to comply with Gov. Tom Wolf’s order closing their physical locations.

Enforcement began March 23.

The governor has directed the following state agencies and local officials to enforce the closure orders to the full extent of the law:

• Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

• Department of Health

• Department of...


Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


While more and more Americans are getting laid off due to the coronavirus crisis, fraudsters are working overtime to con you out of your money and your identity, reports the Association of Mature Americans.

Recently Robert Charles, a spokesperson for AMAC, issued a warning for seniors to be on alert for cybercrooks. It’s a warning we should all heed and for which we should all be prepared, Rebecca Weber, the Association’s chief executive officer said.

“It’s bad...


Thursday, April 30, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Toni Hess Fillman has so many stories that she has been encouraged to write a book.

“Maybe I will,” she said playfully.

Fillman has played many roles in her life: wife; mother; grandmother; PTO-PLUS leader; businesswoman; dog breeder; public speaker; investigator; Scout leader; and general encourager.

But, dressing up in storybook costumes and taking joy into Whitehall-Coplay School District schools has been her hallmark and her most cherished role.

“My mother was...


Thursday, April 30, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

First came the pain of being furloughed from her full-time job at Hobby Lobby in March. Then arrived the worse pain of learning her 66-year-old father in Naples, Italy, just passed away from Stage IV cancer. This has been a rough spring for Lina Troutman and her family.

A procession of more than a dozen vehicles filled with friends, coworkers and former coworkers came to their emotional rescue.

Organized by Dani Turner and Barb Stein, the well-wishers met at the Trexlertown...


Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Due to the evolving and fluid situation surrounding COVID-19 and its impact, associations, clubs, committees, volunteer groups and other organizations are canceling events, meetings and other potential gatherings.

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus has canceled the May 18 celebration of the Girls of the Month. In addition, all club meetings are canceled until fall 2020.

Upper Milford Western District Fire Company No. 1 has canceled its chicken barbecue scheduled for...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP sd Superintendent annnounces retirement

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by LARISSA NEMETH in Local News

A special school board meeting was held via Zoom April 27 where it was announced Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss will retire effective Jan. 1, 2021.

His letter of resignation states:

“It has been a memorable career spanning the course of three decades. At the time of my retirement, I will have served the Salisbury Township School District for 15 years, as director of data and technology, assistant superintendent and superintendent. Serving the educators and families in the...

Salisbury High School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in School

Salisbury High School has announced the names of students named to the third quarter honor roll.


Grade 9: Zeven Adamcik, Ella DeFazio, Damian Emerich, Grace Kelly, Noah Kichline, William Korn, Jackson Kramp, Mikayla Lighting, Sarah Mendez, Olivia Ringholm, Kendall Schaffer, Elizabeth Sterner, Katherine Updegrove, Carlee Ziegenfus

Grade 10: Ifrahim Ansari, George Barbounis, Hariklia Barbounis, Andrew Hines, Nicholas Jewell, Gabriella Lozada, Kaitlyn Macauley,...

Adopt a senior program launched

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


A Facebook group has been formed to honor Salisbury High School senior students by “adopting” them. Seniors will be showcased in this group and “adopted” by a member of the community. Supporters can brighten the student’s day by sending them graduation cards, gift cards, decorated posters, food deliveries, care packages, etc. (with approval of their parent/guardian). The group hopes to help spread positivity during this hectic time, to make their senior year...

Legislator contacts

Thursday, April 30, 2020 by The Press in Opinion


Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office: 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123


Rep. Bob Freeman, D-...