Parkland Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Editor’s View

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Lest we forget!

Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., the Pentagon in Arlington County, Va., and the crash of Flight 93 into a field in Shanksville, Somerset County.

On July 25, the remains of a 26-year-old man who worked at the World Trade Center were identified as a result of advanced DNA testing.

The remains of Scott Michael Johnson, which were recovered after the attack, were identified by the forensic biology division of the New York City medical examiner’s office.

Guest View

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

More than 80 percent of older drivers aren’t talking about driving safety

Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Of the small percentage of families who do have the conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred, which could be too late.

Due to their fragility, older drivers are at a greater risk of death and injury if involved in a crash.

In 2016, more than 200,000 drivers ages 65 and older were injured in a traffic crash and more than 3,500 were killed.

Voya Financial honors Parkland teacher with $2,000 grant

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Eric Gopen, a Parkland High School teacher, has received a $2,000 grant as part of 2018 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition.

Voya Financial Inc. is a leading provider of workplace retirement solutions.

Gopen’s innovative teaching idea, “Emergency Medical Technician,” focuses on providing students with the opportunity to earn a national registry EMT certification that can be used to work on an ambulance anywhere in the country.

With the Voya grant, students will learn about the human body and how to handle medical and traumatic emergencies.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Center For Vision Loss, Allentown, needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley Mall 9-10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Current FBI criminal background check is required.

Student receives honors award

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in


Weston Conner, Class of 2018, received the Lucille Cafouros Award in anthropology at Muhlenberg College’s annual honors convocation designed to honor and celebrate leadership and scholarly excellence and achievement.

The awards recognize select members of the faculty and student body for their contributions to the college, to their peers and to their disciplines.

This is awarded for the most outstanding contribution to the study of anthropology.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Handgun reported stolen

Upper Macungie Township police say a 25-year-old male from the 1000 block of Mosser Road reported to them on Sept. 5 a Smith and Wesson Shield 9 mm handgun was stolen from his apartment.

According to police, the handgun was last seen 8-9 months ago.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Township police.

Police say a father from the 1500 block of Silo Hill Lane, Upper Macungie Township, called 10:02 a.m. Sept. 3 to report online harassment of his 11-year-old son.

This investigation is ongoing, police say.

Breakfast offered

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of United Church of Christ Greenawalds, 2325 Albright Ave, South Whitehall, are cooking up an S.O.S. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. on Sept. 15.

The menu will include creamed dried beef on toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, toast, fruit, pastry and beverages.

A freewill offering will be taken.

Proceeds will benefit the Fellowship Hall flooring project and UCC Disaster Ministries.

For more information, call the church office at 610-435-1763.

Laurys’ man

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in

Fairleigh Dickinson

Michael Warg, of Laurys Station, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, Madison, N.J. was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

Warg was also inducted into the Phi Zeta Kappa honor society for the spring 2017 semester.