Parkland Press

Monday, March 30, 2020

Student in career night

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania baseball team, in conjunction with the Department of Alumni and Professional Engagement, recently hosted the program’s second annual baseball career night at Jamison Elementary School, Jamison.

Tyler Wiik of Fogelsville, a criminal justice major, was one of 30 Bloomsburg student athletes who participated in the Jan. 8 event.

The event allowed current BU baseball players to network with university alumni and other team affiliated mentors as they prepare for professional careers.

BREAKING NEWS: Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Effective immediately, Lehigh County will be postponing its Household Hazardous Waste collection event until further notice.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to be monitored, Lehigh County is taking every precaution to protect all residents, staff, and volunteers from infection.

The decision was made by County Executive Armstrong along with General Services Director Rick Molchany with the community’s healthy and safety in mind.

Be advised there are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Lehigh County.

Valley residents

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in

Boston Univ.

Benjamin R. Braun, Sabrina Ghosh and Samantha A. Rodriguez, all of Allentown, were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Boston University.

Students recognized for this honor include: each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the dean’s list, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student.

Ronald C. Christman

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Grace United Church of Christ

Ronald C. Christman, 72, of Orefield, died March 6, 2020, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Haring) Christman.

Born Dec. 19, 1947, in Orefield, he was the son of the late Alexander M. and Goldie B (Roth) Christman.

He was an operations manager at Weyerhaeuser Building Supplies, Allentown, for 10 years before retiring in 1992.

Before that, he worked for the former U.S. Plywood, Allentown, for 22 years.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Local students honored

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in


Harrison Hall, of New Tripoli, a biology major, was named to the president’s list for the fall 2019 semester at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Sage Barnett, of Breinigsville, a communication studies major, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.

Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above.

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Union Lutheran Church deals with COVID-19

To the Editor:

We have continued to monitor the recommendations of the CDC and health officials and know the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has continued to spread globally as well as in our region.

In light of all of the developments and in keeping in accord with the recommendations of health officials we are canceling in-person worship through March 30.

In addition, the building will be closed to all committees and organizations, including all outside groups. Any events planned during that time will be postponed or canceled.

Parkland C.A.R.E.S pantry to have drive-thru food distribution

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry will be having a distribution from 4:30-7 p.m. March 18.

The distribution will take place at Kernsville Elementary School, 5051 Kernsville Road, Orefield.

This will be a drive-thru pantry only.

Families must stay in their cars at all times.

Arrive no earlier than 4:15 p.m. and bring your ID.

The food will be distributed based upon availability as supplies last.

All cars must enter off Kernsville Road and follow instructions on where to proceed.

St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7


The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The hotline is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or, when necessary, medical attention.

LVHN sets up COVID-19 test centers in region

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has established designated, stand-alone COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Lehigh Valley the region.

For those who think they have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, LVHN officials advise staying at home.

LVHN is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 1-888-402-LVHN or complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.

BREAKING NEWS: PPL Electric Utilities pandemic plan focuses on service, customer assistance

Monday, March 16, 2020 by The Press in Local News

As the coronavirus pandemic deepens, PPL Electric Utilities issued a statement March 16 saying it wants customers to know it is well prepared to maintain reliable electric service.

“Those we serve in central and eastern Pennsylvania depend on us and we’ll continue to deliver for them,” said PPL Electric Utilities President Greg Dudkin. “Efforts over the past decade to develop a more reliant, resilient and smarter grid, coupled with effective pandemic planning and emergency management, will help us weather this health crisis. We have the backs of our customers and communities.”