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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new building for a painting contractor’s headquarters along South Pike Avenue has been recommended for approval by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

By a vote of 5 to 0, with two members absent, planners recommended the preliminary-final land development plan be approved for a 2,100-squre-foot building with 14 parking spaces and entrance driveway on 1.135 acres on the west side of South Pike Avenue.

The planning commission is a recommending body that forwards its...

Seeking information on cold cases

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

State police Troop m

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M has released information regarding 16 unsolved homicides on the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers website,

Some of the cases from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties are decades old, with one dating back to the 1950s.

Some of the highlighted cases are:

•Kelly McBride was residing in her home in Northampton Borough at the time of her murder. Her husband was convicted of her...

Another view

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

April is National Autism Awareness Month. There are many ways people spread awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder, such as hosting special fundraisers, wearing blue or posting photos of the iconic colorful puzzle pieces.

On World Autism Awareness Day, which was April 2 this year, Sesame Place decided to kick it up a notch and announce it is officially designated as a Certified Autism Center.

The Bucks County children’s amusement park is the first theme park in the world to...

Frank Yelinko event May 5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

golf tournament

The 19th annual Frank Yelinko Memorial Fund Golf Tournament will be held May 5 at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, Allentown, with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Frank Yelinko was a teacher and coach for 35 years in the Salisbury Township School District.

The Frank Yelinko Scholarship Fund at Salisbury High School provides one male and one female athlete with a $1,000 scholarship per year for up for four years.

The cost per golfer...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

The close relationship between the Salisbury Township School District, Salisbury Township and the Salisbury Township Police Department dates back to the 1995 when the township witnessed its first triple murder carried out by two brothers who attended Salisbury High School.

Chief Allen W. Stiles addressed members of the operations committee during the April 9 meeting and recalled that pivotal time in the district.

“We provided a police officer at the high school and officers...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

George Howard, 55, of Salisbury, was charged with alleged possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to law enforcement following a traffic stop on Juniata Street 9:34 p.m. April 4. Howard was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Earl Depass, 48, of Allentown, was charged with alleged possession of a small amount of marijuana, driving without a license and driving an unregistered vehicle following a traffic stop along South Cedar Crest Boulevard 9:34 a.m....

Open house is planned

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is holding a spring open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28.

It will be held at 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

Guests are invited to a question-and-answer session to learn about Islam and Muslim culture, visit cultural stations, sample cuisine, take guided tours of the center and more.

Modest dress is requested of guests. Casual pants, jeans and long skirts are acceptable.

For more...


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School will have an early dismissal 12:15 p.m. April 20. The elementary schools will dismiss at their regular times.

The next school board meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. April 18 in the administration building.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO is currently running its annual Mother’s Day flower sale. This year the PTO is offering 10-inch hanging baskets, annual flats and 16-inch Impatiens Bag of Blooms. Also available are...

Election Policy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.