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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Mary Smith, 27, of Emmaus, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence 1 p.m. Dec. 21, 2017, following an accident in the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard. Smith was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Edward Acevedo, 34, of Emmaus, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop in the 3100 block of Lehigh Street 2:43 a.m. Jan. 1. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

A 19-year-old man, of Bethlehem, was...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is history because it’s interesting to see how events and decisions in the past influence us in the present.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I think this would be the only special recognition that I’ve gotten.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular...

Cookie Crunch set for Feb. 25

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA and ArtsQuest will host the annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch fundraiser 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event benefits both the Girl Scouts and ArtsQuest’s Art Education Fund which provides quality arts and education programs for area students.

Regional chefs and restaurants will create dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Attendees will be able to vote for their...

Volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION – Allentown School District Health Service is looking for RNs and/or LPNs to volunteer for their screening team. All school districts in Pennsylvania are mandated to perform screenings on their students from kindergarten to 12th grade every school year. Screenings consist of height, weight, vision, hearing and scoliosis. Call Dr. Kim Brannan at 484-765-4059 or email


Guest View

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

If you want to know how many items come up when you enter “manure” in the search box on the Penn State Extension home page, the answer is 61.

That is just between the various agricultural programs that provide education to farmers and growers. Really, there should be more.

Manure is a “nice” word or technical term for something else we also call fertilizer. But let’s face it — even in family relationships, sometimes things can get pretty ... well, you know.

While this is...

‘Seussical’ Stagemakers at the J

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Having faith in one’s friends, making an effort to be unique and fighting for what you believe in transpires beautifully in the musical “Seussical Jr.” performed recently at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22 St., Allentown.

Based on characters created by children’s writer and author Dr. Seuss, “Seussical Jr.” creates a story of courage and loyalty.

The musical was written by Stephen Ahrens and Lynn Flaherty.

The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Small businessman and Lower Macungie Township Commissioner Ronald W. Beitler recently announced his decision to enter the race to succeed State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie in the 134th State House district.

Mackenzie will run for the seat of Charlie Dent who will not seek an eighth term in the 15th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“By now, it’s no secret that Harrisburg is a mess. What has been a well-kept secret is that the problems can be fixed by...

Another view

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

On Jan. 10, 1878, the amendment granting women the right to vote was first proposed. This right wasn’t permitted for women until the passing of the 19th Amendment Aug. 18, 1920. I know there is a lengthy process for such changes, but 42 years seems excessive.

It’s worth noting Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism.”

According to a Dec. 13, 2017 article on BBC News, the spike in interest for this particular word originated from the increase in women’s marches,...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Three St. Thomas More parish Scouts recently were awarded Scouting’s highest designation at an Eagle Court of Honor at the St.Thomas More family center.

Derek Basta, David Carolan and Braden Damitz were the guests of honor while family and friends heard details of the long road traveled to earn the Eagle Scout designation.

Basta, son of William and Wendy Basta, of Salisbury Township, became a Scout in February 2011. He earned 40 merit badges in various disciplines and served in...