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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Western Salisbury Fire Department was dispatched for a “spill” at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest campus about 9:30 p.m. May 22. Such calls are usually routine and indicate that anti-freeze or other fluids are leaking from a vehicle after a fender-bender.

What WSFD Chief Joshua Wells found, as the first responder to arrive at the campus, was definitely not routine.

Hospital staffers caught in the midst of the spill inside the lobby and hallway at the main entrance to...

Lehigh County Office of Aging pays tribute to Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County office of Aging and Adult Services’ 19th annual tribute to unsung heroes at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Building, Whitehall.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Linda E. Hengeveld, Ann E....


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Local News

In a May 15 opinion piece regarding poppies offered by veterans and in a photo May 22 regarding veterans and poppies, The Press made reference to the poppies being sold by veterans. The veterans do not sell the poppies; they are offered for a donation. The Press apologizes for the errors.

AAA East Central

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Currently, a record 42 million adults aged 65 and older are driving, which is expected to increase substantially over the next decade and may make them the largest driving population.

AAA encourages older drivers to ask their doctors and pharmacists as many questions as necessary to ensure they understand...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School prom, Sunset Beach, was held at DeSales University May 11. The senior prom court consisted of King Alex Abouafech, Queen Sam Austin, John Cardiges, Erin Chlebove, Michael Fleck, Natasha Kuklis, Gracia Rother, Tomasz Zukowski, Brendan Kern, Rhyan Joyce, Nick Amsler and Lily Atiyeh.

The junior prom court consisted of King George Hlavac, Queen Emma Luchetti, Jack Yen, John Fenstermacher, Christopher Clifford, Christina Lipovsky, JayVian Boston,...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Special Education teacher Michael Vacaro began the May 20 curriculum and technology meeting with a presentation outlining the achievements and progress the work-based learning program has made during the school year. There are approximately 180 students in the program and the district partners with 165 local businesses throughout Lehigh and Carbon counties to help match students with appropriate employment.

The aim of the program is to expand vocational skills and help aid in the...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

With Memorial Day 2019 in the books, that means we are officially in the home stretch of the school year. Everything seems to be winding down, but in some sense, things are starting to get a little more crazy.

On May 30, students in the gifted program will present in the Harry S Truman Elementary School gym. Look for information to be coming home with your student if they are in the gifted program.

June 1 is the annual HST PTO Ice Cream Festival noon to 4 p.m. This event is...


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Last of four parts

In its sixth year, the Salisbury Township Fire Inspector Program again posted an increase in the number of fire inspections, an increase in the fees revenue and an increase in the program’s deficit.

There were 404 fire inspections in 2018, an increase from 364 fire inspections in 2017, an increase from 356 fire inspections in 2016 and an increase from 296 fire inspections in 2015.

There were 65 public complaint responses in 2018, an increase from 52...