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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Salisbury Middle School will hold its winter semi-formal dance 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

Can you believe we are almost halfway through this school year already? Jan. 22 is the end of the second marking period for the middle school and high school students.

The Western Salisbury Elementary School PTA will hold its monthly restaurant night 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Louie’s restaurant.

Salisbury Township schools will have an early dismissal Jan. 26. WSE and Harry S Truman...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The East Penn School District’s 2018 spring community education classes are now open for registration. Visit the district website at and click on the district and community news tab to register for classes. The registration deadline is Jan. 19 and most of the classes begin the week of Feb. 5. If you do not have access to a computer, call 610-966-8335 to register.

Most classes begin the week of Feb. 5 and meet for...

Guest view

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The viability of local newspapers, including the one that you are reading now, is being challenged by the proposed newspaper tariff on the import of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada — the type that is used to print this newspaper and others across Pennsylvania.

Simply put, newspapers in the commonwealth cannot absorb the additional financial burden this proposed tariff is sure to create. If passed, the resulting hardship could lead to thousands of job losses in the newspaper...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs




The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley offers the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in January. These programs are offered free of charge to people affected by cancer.

Call 610-861-7555 to register.

Gentle Yoga

9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 23 and 30

Practice mild stretching accompanied with breathing techniques to quiet the mind and promote healing. The...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

How’s the New Year’s resolution coming along? Not so great, you say?

You’re not alone.

This is about the time the frustration sets in and the giving up begins, according to researchers.

Approximately 50 percent of the population makes a resolution to start the new year. Jan. 1 signifies a new beginning. We start the year with super hero-sized powers to do things differently than the year before. There’s a special kind of energy that comes with a chance for change.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Crime Victims Council will offer a new trauma processing yoga group for female adolescent survivors of interpersonal violence.

In addition to counseling, physical activity such as yoga can help a survivor heal. This program will focus on breathing, movement and mindfulness to help heal the mind and body.

All classes will be held at Kula Heart Yoga and Wellness, 3400 Bath Pike Suite 201, Bethlehem.

The group will meet 6 p.m. every Tuesday...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Yohen Miranda, 35, of Hagerstown, Md. and Terrell Christopher Godbold, 22, of New York City, N.Y., each face a charge of alleged possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and other related charges after a traffic stop along Interstate 78 west at mile marker 56.1, Salisbury Township, 7:48 a.m. Dec. 31, 2017. Upon making contact with the operators of the vehicle a strong odor of marijuana was detected emanating from inside the vehicle, according to police. A search of the vehicle was...

Former Salisbury resident celebrates 100 years

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Mary Elizabeth Thiel celebrated her 100th birthday recently with her family.

Mary Thiel was born Nov. 18, 1917 on Vine Street in Bethlehem to parents Thomas Eddinger and Irene Paul. She was the eldest of four, including siblings Doris, Sara and Alvin.

Mary Thiel graduated from Liberty High School and went on to St. Luke’s School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1941. She married Paul Thiel and together they had two children – Margaret “Peggy” and Thomas “Tommy.” As a family,...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin announced Jan. 5 that a Salisbury High School student has been charged in relation to threats he allegedly posted on Snapchat.

Oliver Stewart, 18, of the 1700 block of Piccadilly Circle, Salisbury Township, has been charged by a complaint filed in the office of Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Pochron with one count each of terroristic threats, a misdemeanor of the first degree and harassment, a summary offense.

A warrant was issued and Stewart...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Robert Martucci Jr. was elected president, Debra Brinton was elected vice president and James Seagreaves was elected president pro tempore of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the reorganization meeting Jan. 2.

The board is required to hold its reorganization meeting during the first week of the year. Commissioners next meet 7 p.m. Jan. 11 and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the township municipal building, 2900 South Pike Ave.

Martucci, previously board of commissioners vice...