Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Aaron Campbell, 38, of Salisbury, was charged with simple assault and harassment, 8:30 p.m. July 25 following an alleged incident in the 1000 block of East Susquehanna Street. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Lauren Deary, 28, no known address, was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, 4:15 p.m. July 29 following an alleged incident at Lehigh Valley Health Network — Cedar Crest.

A 23-year-old man, of Macungie, was charged with possession...

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Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

DMVA

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants service members across the commonwealth to know they are not alone when it comes to facing this summer’s wrath like heat waves or flooding. The DMVA oversees the Military Family Relief Assistance Program that provides financial assistance to eligible service members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

“The extreme heat and heavy rains bring about...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Police Department has its share of vehicle crashes to investigate, especially in the portion of Interstate 78 that traverses Summit Lawn on South Mountain and where the busy interstate crosses Lehigh Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard in the township.

Crashes also occur in the casino corridor, which includes East Susquehanna Street, Emmaus Avenue and Seidersville Road.

With an agreement approved by a 4-0 vote, with one commissioner absent at the July 11...

Explorers Day Camp Aug. 22

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY 4-H

Join Lehigh County 4-H at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center for a day full of excellent AG-ventures.

On Aug. 22, the Lehigh County Extension office will hold a 4-H Ag Explorers Day Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is open to youth ages 8-18.

The day is full of different agricultural adventures as youth learn about the world around them. Learning about different farm animals and how to make butter are examples of what the campers will participate in....

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s Sunday afternoon, and my phone has already rung a handful of times.

It could be Microsoft, alerting me that my software license has expired.

Or PECO, suggesting I stay on the line to talk to a representative about lowering my energy bill.

Or a credit card company, stressing that my credit is fine but I might be able to lower my interest rate.

Or the federal government, advising me that I owe income taxes and a warrant has been issued for my arrest.

It’...

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, needs volunteers to help at its 12th Annual Run Wild 5K/10K for animal conservation. Volunteers are needed 6:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Volunteers will be helping with stations such as registration, check-in, water/snack stands, timing and awards, course guides and trail safety and more. Call Julia Seeley at 610-799-4171 or email jseeley@lvzoo.org.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Allentown, is gearing up for its Great...

Is the Western Salisbury Fire Department a fire or a medical unit?

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sometimes things get a little blurry when looking at the roster of the Western Salisbury Fire Department.

Some see a medical unit that also fights fires – while some see a fire unit that also runs medical calls.

On the roster are the chief’s designation as an emergency medical responder, 10 emergency medical technicians and two professional paramedics.

Of those, one is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was in charge of the Army’s Pennsylvania medical service, a...