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Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early morning below freezing temperatures.

Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.

Twigs and branches lay scattered across the backyard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.

Contrary to what the calendar says, spring did not...


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

The National Honor Society Induction ceremony was held April 4 at Salisbury High School. Over 30 students were inducted into the Salisbury chapter of NHS. In order to be a part of NHS, students must demonstrate their qualifications through portraying the values of scholarship, leadership, service and character – the four pillars of NHS. Members of NHS complete 15 hours of community service a year, maintain a grade average of 93 and are available to peer tutor. Congratulations!



Thursday, April 12, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

Salisbury Township School District has used six weather emergency days this year according to Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss.

The following changes have been made to the school calendar: June 7 and 8 will be full days for all students. June 11 will be an early dismissal for all students with a 12:15 p.m. dismissal for Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School and a 1 p.m. dismissal for Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School.



Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Director of Special Education for the Salisbury Township School District Tracey Jacobi, presented the Special Education Plan Report for July 1 through June 30, 2021 at the March 26 curriculum and technology meeting.

Jacobi explained to board members this is a comprehensive plan which is revisited every three years – it is an action plan on what programs and services will be provided within the district and those utilized outside of the district.

Jacobi said the board will need...


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

On Jan. 4, 2016, Joseph N. Hanna took the oath of office as Lehigh County Sheriff, following Sheriff Ronald Rossi who had held the office for 24 years and chose not to run for a seventh term.

Hanna, of Lower Macungie Township, was elected to a 4-year term and immediately surrounded himself with an experienced team of professionals committed to serving the residents and visitors to Lehigh County.

In addition to two chief deputies – Chief Deputy Troy Evans and Chief Deputy David...


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Karin Cardenas, 31, of Allentown, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following an alleged disturbance at the Arts Academy Charter Middle School, 1610 E. Emmaus Ave., 9:30 p.m. March 13.

Javier Gonzalez-Ortiz, 31, of Allentown, was charged with allegedly providing false identification, inspection violation and driving while under suspension following a traffic stop in the 3000 block of South Pike Avenue 12:06 p.m. March 30. Police also determined there was an outstanding...


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Rotary Club will host a motorcycle poker run to benefit Pennsylvania veterans.

The run is scheduled May 12 with a rain date of May 13.

Riders will participate in a 150 kilometer/93 mile ride 9 a.m. to noon. Misson BBQ will provide a catered lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m. Musicians Sarah Ayers with James Supra will perform 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will start and finish at Alburtis Park, 328 S. Main St., Alburtis.

Event highlights also include a...