Parkland Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Post prom festivities provide revelers with safe party fun

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland students lined up at the high school starting around 11:30 p.m. May 12 following the 2018 Prom at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks.

Post prom events and activities, at the high school, were geared by the Post Prom Committee to hold their interest until 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

Some of the activities included a karaoke sound station set up in the driver room, and Tapsnap in the library conference room.

New Jersey woman charged

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 17 a New Jersey woman has been charged in relation to an overdose death which occurred in 2016.

Meredith Corbet, 28, of 909 Adrienne Avenue, Greenwich Township, Warren County, N.J., was charged with one count each of drug delivery resulting in death and conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, both felonies of the first degree.

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Friday, May 11, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers welcome new advertising director

Friday, April 6, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Business Showcase

Terry Plinke has been named the new advertising director for the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

Plinke started her career in medical laboratory sales in 1976.

She and her husband, Richard, worked together in Outdoor Marketing Systems, creating transit advertising for bus shelters and on buses.

Born and raised in Reading, Berks County, the mother of three adult sons and her husband live in the West End of Allentown.

Fire damages Bagel Bunch

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Day’s legislative office temporarily closed

A devastating fire, which broke out just before 8 p.m. March 22, has severely damaged the Bagel Bunch restaurant, and temporarily closed the legislative office of state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th.

Both are located in Star Plaza at the intersection of Routes 309 and 100, Heidelberg Township.

According to Lehigh County Assessment records, the strip mall is owned by DDDT, LLC, Allentown.

Chief Jay Scheffler of the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, spoke with The Press on March 26.

Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Esterly awaits extradition from Florida

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy is back home.”

Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.

Allentown Police Chief Dorney to lead S. Whitehall department

Friday, March 23, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Police Chief Glen Dorney will be leaving his position as Allentown’s top cop to take the reins of the South Whitehall Police Department.

Dorney emailed the Parkland Press on March 23.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Dorney wrote. “South Whitehall is a great community and a great department.

“I have been very impressed with the leadership in the township and the true dedication that the entire board of commissioners has. I can’t wait to get started in the township.”

Dorney said his first day with the South Whitehall Police Department will be April 9.

Crime Stoppers offering reward in connection with robbery at Weis

Friday, February 2, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers is offering cash reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the man wanted in connection with a robbery at Weis Market, Schnecksville.

According to Lehigh Valley Crime Stoppers, troopers responded at 4:45 p.m. Jan. 31 to the Weis Market, 5020 Route 873, North Whitehall Township, for the report of robbery.

Police say an older gentleman was standing in front of a lottery kiosk at the front of the store and a white male was standing behind the him.

Teens face hearing after possible threats made at Parkland High School

Monday, December 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Two 15-year-old boys are being detained in a juvenile facility after the Parkland School District received information Dec. 4 of possible threatening action to be initiated by two students at the high school before the Christmas break.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and South Whitehall Township Chief John Christman announced the investigation regarding the threat via email on Dec. 11.

According to Martin’s office, information concerning this threat was given to South Whitehall police Dec. 4, and an immediate investigation was begun.