Salisbury Press

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

We’ve watched enough crime dramas to know that those accused of a crime must be given their “Miranda warnings.”

“You have the right to remain silent; whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of law …” etc.

Critics often complain that victims and their families are accorded no similar protections, but that, of course, is an oversimplification.

Nonetheless, when you and other voters go to the polls in Pennsylvania on Nov. 5, you will be asked to approve...

Fall-winter event through Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kids Closet Sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, is holding its fall-winter sale.

The sale will take place through Sept. 26 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The public sale will begin 9 a.m. Sept. 25 and the half price sale on most items 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

“It’s going to be a big sale,” Jennifer Benninger, advertising director at the Times News, said. “There will be plenty of items for all sizes, lots of toys...


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There is a new trend these days across the United States called lunch shaming, where unpaid lunch bills in school districts are making the news.

In July, the Wyoming Valley West School District, in Luzerne County, threatened to have children placed in foster care if their parents didn’t pay an outstanding lunch debt of $22,476.

Todd Carmichael, the CEO and co-founder of La Colombe Coffee Roasters, offered to pay the debt. The school board president refused.



Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Dustin Grow is the new Salisbury Township fire services director.

Grow has been lead fire inspector for Salisbury Township where he has been administrator of the township fire inspection program, having worked for the township since April 3, 2014.

The township board of commissioners voted 3-0, with one commissioner absent and one commissioner seat vacant, to approve a resolution to appoint Grow.

Township Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion, seconded by Commissioner...


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

In order to better inform citizens of Lehigh County on current issues, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the new voting machines in Lehigh County for its Sept. 9 Hot Topis Luncheon. Speakers Timothy A. Benyo, chief clerk to the Lehigh County Elections Board and Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk, provided a clear and enlightening explanation of the new voting process.

Because Pennsylvania is considered a “swing state” in national elections, it is a potential target...


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Police, EMS and fire first responders gathered to greet their fans and encourage youngsters to inspect their equipment and sit in the driver’s seat at the 19th annual Heroes Night event Sept. 5 in the Emmaus Public Library parking area.

The Emmaus Public Library staff planned the first Community Heroes Day shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on America to reassure youngsters not all the country’s police, fire and EMS heroes had been involved in the tragic events of the terrorist...

Kevin Soberick takes oath as Salisbury Township police chief; promises ‘a new chapter’ and more involvement with residents

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

It was standing-room only for the swearing in of Salisbury Township Chief of Police Kevin J. Soberick.

As fellow police chiefs, township police officers, township firemen, officials and friends filled the meeting room of the Salisbury Township municipal building, Soberick took the oath of office administered by District Judge Michael J. Pochron.

Soberick raised his right hand and put his left hand on a Bible. Standing with Soberick at the front of the room was his mother,...


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Historic Hotel Bethlehem recently was selected by USA TODAY for the 2019 annual Readers Choice Awards: 10 best Historic Hotels.

One of 20 country-wide hotels nominated, Hotel Bethlehem was chosen by a panel of historic hotel experts.

Hotel Bethlehem affiliated with Historic Hotels of America in 2004.

It is the first time the hotel has been nominated.

Hotel Bethlehem is ranked third on the list.

For information, visit...


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

The back to school events are slowly coming to an end and hopefully everyone is falling back into the routine. There are still a number of events going on, and fundraisers are in full swing or awaiting delivery.

A HOPE presentation, developed in response to the growing concern about heroin and opioid abuse in the Lehigh Valley, will be held at Salisbury High School 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17. The presentation will be made by The Center for Humanistic Change. Attendees will learn how...