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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

In 2018, the police blotter published in the April 18 edition of the East Penn Press included an accident report from Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville of a man getting hurt when his vehicle drifted off the road, hit a ditch and two trees, overturned and struck a pickup parked in a driveway.

The reason?

According to police, the driver took his eyes off the road while trying to retrieve his cellphone from the floor where he dropped it while pulling it from a cup holder in...

American flag raising, concert and patriotic address, June 14

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.

This will be followed 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. The concert rain site is in the auditorium of William Allen High School.

At the...

Lung Force

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Lung Association’s fifth annual Lung Force Walk Allentown will be held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 13 at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown. Registration is 5:30 p.m. with a short welcome program 6:15 p.m.. The walk steps off 6:30 p.m.

The event, which celebrates valley lung cancer survivors, advocates and caregivers, is to raise vital awareness and $25,000 in funds for lung cancer research and advocacy.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by JIM MARSH in School

Sixty-three St. Thomas More School students participated in a hands-on healthcare educational demonstration at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest June 3.

The students were able to practice hands-on robotics surgery simulation based on an accuracy and dexterity grading system that had them competing for recognition as proficient in the robotics equipment.

They also viewed a demonstration of robotic coronary surgery and were instructed in first aid techniques to stop the bleeding...


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 20-year-old male, of Allentown, was taken into custody for driving under the influence of marijuana after a traffic stop along South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township, 12:22 a.m. April 20. According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, an odor of marijuana was detected when a trooper stopped a vehicle and a subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle revealed marijuana.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

June 13

The American Lung Association’s fifth annual LUNG FORCE Walk Allentown will attract over 200 people, aiming to raise vital awareness and $25,000 in funds for research and advocacy for lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the U.S. The walk around the Lehigh Parkway will be held 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration begins 5:30 p.m.; opening ceremony starts 6:15 p.m. Walk starts 6:30 p.m. Register for the event and learn more at

June 14



Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Eighteen years with ESFD fire police grew

from desire to serve after 9/11

The sign in front of the Eastern Salisbury Fire Department fire station along East Emmaus Avenue, at Honeysuckle Road, almost always displays the message “Volunteers Needed.”

The sign caught the attention of Angel Rodriguez as he drove along Emmaus Avenue shortly after the 9/11 attack on America. The patriotic fervor felt by so many Americans after that tragic day was strong in Rodriguez also, and...