Parkland Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mary E. Schmidt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Mary E. Schmidt, 74, of Upper Macungie Township, died Oct. 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Mary E. (Steidinger) Bill.

A food service manager for the Allentown School District for 25 years until retiring, she was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

Michael A. Moll Sr.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished trombone player

Michael A. Moll Sr., 69, of South Whitehall Township, died Oct. 16, 2017, in Hospice House of the VNA.

He and his wife Patricia A. (Myers) celebrated more than 50 years of marriage last December.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin and Irene (Maron) Moll.

After retiring as a truck driver for nine years from Distribution Technology, he remained semiretired and worked for Hunter the last four years.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown.

Reuel G.C. Oswald

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

payload operator

Reuel G.C. Oswald, 88, of Trexlertown, died Oct. 6, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Marjorie (Hartman) Oswald were married 63 years in January.

Born in Berks County he was a son of the late Reuel S. and Estella T. (Moyer) Oswald.

A payload operator for 45 years for Eastern Industries, Kutztown, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Writer supports Brad Osborne for Lehigh County executive

To the Editor:

I am writing as a Democrat to encourage everyone to vote for Brad Osborne as the next Lehigh County executive.

As a lifelong resident of Lehigh County and most of my life in South Whitehall, I have never met a “politician” with more integrity, class and civility.

Brad has paid his dues as a South Whitehall Township commissioner as well as a Lehigh County commissioner and is ready, willing and able to lead.

An even better person than a politician, Brad recently became a sounding board for my recently passed brother, Raymond, at Cedarbrook.

Simmons announces bid for Congressional seat

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, has announced, through a video on his website, he is seeking the office now held by Charlie Dent in the 15th Congressional District.

Dent recently announced he would not seek re-election.

“Like many Republicans, I used to support Charlie Dent but in the past year, Charlie Dent has completely gone off the rails, Simmons said. “Dent has been on the wrong side of every major issue from Obamacare, spending, border security and the list goes on.

Turnpike Northeast Extension reopens ahead of schedule

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened ahead of schedule to traffic between the Lehigh Valley Exit (No. 56) and the Mahoning Valley Exit (No. 74) after a bridge replacement.

Crews worked very diligently between Oct. 13 and 16 to reopen the roadway ahead of schedule, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Oct. 16.

The southbound lanes opened at 1 a.m. The northbound lanes opened at 2 a.m. Oct. 16.

Every construction task involved in the process was accomplished smoothly and ahead of time.

District News

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Oct. 26: Orefield and Springhouse middle schools’ fall plays, 7 p.m. OMS will do “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” SMS will perform “Camp Paradise.”

Oct. 28: OMS play at 2 p.m., SMS play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Oct. 29: OMS play, at 2 p.m.

Oct. 27: Halloween parades at all elementary schools, 2:15 p.m.

Oct. 27: The President’s Own Marine Band, Parkland High School, 7:30 p.m. This is a free performance but tickets are required. For free tickets, go to and request tickets.