Parkland Press

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'Deep Blue Destiny' prom, post-prom party May 11-12

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Members of Parkland High School Class of 2013 will spend a memorable evening May 11 at their "Deep Blue Destiny" prom and post-prom party.

The prom will take place 6-11 p.m. at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

At 11:30 p.m. that night, the post prom party begins in the high school. Free shuttle service will be available from the high school parking lot to the Palace Center.

The fun continues until 5 a.m. the next morning, for the seniors and their guests.

Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Youth group of St. John's UCC having garage sale on May 4

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is offering a basic computer class 9-10 a.m. May 4.

The class will cover job searching, how to complete an application, uploading resumes, interviews, thank-you notes and more.

Participants must have or be able to use email and be comfortable at browsing the web or have taken an email or Internet course prior to attending the class.

Class is limited to five students.

The library will be having baby storytimes from 10:30-11 a.m. May 8 and May 15 for newborns to 1 year olds.

New Tripoli man, S. Whitehall couple charged in drug ring

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nineteen Lehigh Valley residents have been arrested and charged with drug offenses after a 15-month investigation by state narcotics agents.

According to State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, narcotics agents arrested a total of 23 people and broke up a $7 million crystal methamphetamine ring stretching from Mexico to the Lehigh Valley.

Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged drug trafficking was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended criminal charges be filed.

Police investigating attempted arsons at law office

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall police are investigating two suspicious overnight fires that occurred March 10 and 18 at the Orloski Law Office, 111 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Investigator Jerome Cramer, both fires were incendiary in nature.

Cramer told The Press on April 26, he could not confirm what type of incendiary devices were used.

Crews respond to suspicious package at office

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Several people reported becoming ill after a package was discovered around 9:30 a.m. April 26 at a medical office building at 3080 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Township Police Sgt. Michael A. Sorrentino, the initial report was the package emitted an odor and may have caused a non-specific medical irritation to several office personnel.

Sorrentino said the package was removed from the office by staff prior to arrival of emergency service providers.

Whitehall Twp. man dies in 2-car Route 145 crash

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A Whitehall man died April 18 following a two-vehicle crash along Route 145, North Whitehall

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim says Ronald J. Toribio, 24, of Whitehall, died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred around 10:22 p.m. in front of 5416 Route 145.

Grim said Toribio, of 1951 Schadt Ave, was pronounced dead 1:36 a.m. April 19 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

"I ruled the manner of death an accident," Grim said.

Paramedic, EMT reunited with newborn they delivered

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

What began as a typical day for Northern Valley EMS Paramedic Jonathan Pfleegor and EMT Bill Edinger ended with the exciting birth of Camille Rose Gelinas Williams.

A month after delivering the baby girl inside their ambulance 4:20 p.m. March 10, the team was formally introduced to Camille Rose April 10 at their Ormrod headquarters.

Pfleegor, who at the time of the delivery was a paramedic for 15 months, and Edinger, who has been an EMT for 20 years, both said this was their first delivery.

God, reflective pool save life of Orefield teacher at marathon

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephen Ott, an Orefield Middle School teacher and assistant track coach, had just finished running his second Boston Marathon when bombs exploded at the finish line April 15.

Ott finished the marathon around 1:30 p.m. but ran another two-and-a-half to three blocks after the finish line to the station where he received his medal.

"The last six miles of the marathon were hard because I pulled a hamstring," he said.

Ott said after 20 to 30 minutes and picking up his gear, he planned to return to the finish line.

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Players of the Stage to present play April 25-27

The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.

Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.

As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Becky Thatcher, and goes on adventures with his friend Huckleberry Finn.

Rabbi returns from marathon

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Rabbi Seth Phillips of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown, was running his second Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded near the finish line.

"I had just finished, and was collecting my medal when I heard a boom behind me," Phillips told The Press the day after the April 15 tragedy. "I turned around and saw a huge amount of smoke, then the second explosion.

"I was too far away to hear the screams or crowd sounds."

As the last group of runners were approaching the finish line around 2:50 p.m., a bomb exploded near Boylston and Exeter streets.