Salisbury Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Police Department is offering active-shooter training to the public.

The class, “Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events,” which is free of charge, is 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Salisbury police headquarters, 3000 S. Pike Ave. Parking is available at the adjacent township municipal building parking lot, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles announced at the Jan. 24 board of commissioners’ meeting that those interested in...

Letter to the editor

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I believe we need to establish minimum requirements for our elected politicians and hold them accountable for each item listed.

•All politicians should be held to term limits.

•They should be required to attend a minimum 95 percent of scheduled voting of legislatures.

•If they fail to meet the 95 percent bench mark, their compensation is adjusted and forfeited accordingly to the percentage shortfall (this includes salary, pensions, medical...

STATE POLICE

Sunday, February 3, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

An Allentown male was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and associated paraphernalia in a traffic stop along South Cedar Crest Boulevard at Lincoln Avenue, Salisbury Township, 2:18 a.m. Jan. 10.

The man, who was not named by authorities, also was found to have an active arrest warrant from the U.S. Marshal Service.

The man was processed for extradition for the warrant, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

A 26-year-old driver was arrested for...

Accepting race

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

pediatric

cancer

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

The run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle. Also visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

An 11-year-old student at Arts Academy Charter Middle School, 1610 E. Emmaus Ave., brought a pocket knife into school 9:29 a.m. Jan. 17. The student will be disciplined by the school and will be referred to the community justice panel for juveniles.

Embassy Bank, 1142 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., reported 3 p.m. Jan. 17, a man made a fraudulent deposit in the amount of $2,388 and returned the following day and withdrew $2,300. This is currently under investigation.

Police were called...

Book Nook now open

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Friends of the epl

Thanks to the expansion of the Emmaus Public Library, the EPL Friends can now offer quality books at affordable prices year-round at the Book Nook, located between the DVD section and the door of the Margaret Knoll Garden Community Room.

The price dot guide on display indicates most books are specially priced.

Books are sorted by category including recent fiction, biographies, general fiction, history/government/law and humor. There is a good selection...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 2

Emmaus Arts Commission’s 13th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, noon to 7 p.m. in Emmaus. Activities will take place at Triangle Park, Emmaus Public Library and various venues throughout town. Free parking is available along Main Street, upper and lower lots along Railroad Street and Jubilee Street. For more information, visit www.emmausarts.org.

Feb. 7

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church,...

Thomas Capehart announces candidacy for judge Cites almost 30 years of broad-based legal experience

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.

“My active involvement in our...