Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The power of simplicity for children

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing children learn a plethora of critical life skills in less than an hour’s time. I spent part of my morning volunteering at the summer breakfast camp in Coplay.

This free program is open to any child residing in Whitehall or Coplay, and it is fully staffed by volunteers. Individuals, organizations, businesses and faith communities come each day from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to interact with children in small- and large-group activities that...

‘The perpetrators of these murders are cowards’

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are the latest, horrific examples of the violent scourge that is gripping America.

“The perpetrators of these murders are cowards.

“We must do more to keep guns out of the hands of psychopaths.

“While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it’s time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer.

“We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to expand...

Rental property scams

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Renting a home is often a big expense and an even bigger one when the rental is a scam.

Scammers look for easy cash by collecting first month’s rent, deposits and application and background check fees and then bolt before handing over the keys.

Numerous versions of rental frauds abound: some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.

Leasing based on units similar to a model unit and...


Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who came to our assistance after our SUV was hit by a truck at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Cedar Crest Boulevard July 26.

Immediately people came to try to help us but our SUV was on its side and we were trapped.

One gentleman was able to open the back of our SUV and crawl inside, lowering the back seats and supported me so I was not hanging by my seat belt. The Western...


Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

According to Salisbury Township School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss, start of school information, including schedules for secondary students, teacher assignments for elementary students and bus assignments for all students will be available in the community portal Aug. 15. Visit at that time to access student information. Ziegenfuss noted an internal error opened the portal for access prior to everything being...


Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Aaron Campbell, 38, of Salisbury, was charged with simple assault and harassment, 8:30 p.m. July 25 following an alleged incident in the 1000 block of East Susquehanna Street. He was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Lauren Deary, 28, no known address, was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment, 4:15 p.m. July 29 following an alleged incident at Lehigh Valley Health Network — Cedar Crest.

A 23-year-old man, of Macungie, was charged with possession...

Help available

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants service members across the commonwealth to know they are not alone when it comes to facing this summer’s wrath like heat waves or flooding. The DMVA oversees the Military Family Relief Assistance Program that provides financial assistance to eligible service members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control.

“The extreme heat and heavy rains bring about...


Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio –mass shooting in historic district, nine dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas – mass shooting in Walmart, 22 dead, 24 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md. – domestic shooting, three dead, one injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va. – multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year,...