Parkland Press

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ceremony is not marred by arrest

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The arrest of a 2011 Parkland graduate did not disrupt the June 12 graduation ceremony of Parkland High School's class of 2013, according to a statement released the next day by the school district.

According to Lehigh University's police crime log Richard Costello, no age or address listed, was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct 7:19 p.m. June 12 in Stabler Arena after allegedly being involved in a fight during the graduation ceremony.

Former Parkland teacher writes young adult novel

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Claire Janosik Griffin's first book, "Nowhere to Run," was recently published.

Griffin, a former Parkland, Emmaus and Macungie school teacher, said she wanted to write a book her students at Montgomery College in Washington, D.C., would be interested in reading.

"That meant it had to be a story about kids like them," she said. "I realized, as I got to know my students, friendship was very important in their lives because many of them did not come from families that gave them a lot of support.

Parkland graduate charged with threatening student

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 19-year-old Breinigsville man was arrested June 5 after he allegedly threatened to kill a male student at Parkland High School, South Whitehall .

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall, Police Officer Benjamin Porobenski, school resource officer, said he was notified around 7:40 a.m. that day Nicholas Luke Ibarra of 1307 Windmill Lane was on school property and a female student was upset by his presence.

Tulip gardens grace Trexler Funeral Home

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

For centuries, tulips have graced gardens and homesteads all across Europe and America and one local location is no exception.

For 83 years, tulips have been planted on the grounds at the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St. Allentown.

The tulips were originally planted by the Charles F. and Rachel Marie Yost Neuweiler family, Carl Schmoyer said.

The building was originally constructed in 1908 by Clinton N.J. and Anna Furler Roth.

Parkland graduate charged with threatening student

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 19-year-old Breinigsville man was arrested June 5 after he allegedly threatened to kill a male student at Parkland High School, South Whitehall .

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall, Police Officer Benjamin Porobenski, school resource officer, said he was notified around 7:40 a.m. that day Nicholas Luke Ibarra of 1307 Windmill Lane was on school property and a female student was upset by his presence.

County honors seniors for their gift of time, talents

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of Older Americans Month, 15 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services' 13th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have exhibited exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Margaret Teitsworth, a resident of Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, Dean Cunfer of Slatington and Paul Barna of Coplay.

Valley emergency crews drill at Dorney Park

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, and South Whitehall Township partnered with numerous Lehigh County emergency responders May 13 for a mass casualty emergency prepareness drill.

"This drill is part of Dorney Park and South Whitehall Township's ongoing readiness training and involves a fictional emergency incident at the park," said Bernard Bonuccelli, sales and marketing director for Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.

He said the drill was designed to serve as a valuable training tool for both Dorney Park staff and emergency response personnel.

Missing college student last seen in Breinigsville

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The missing 21-year-old University of Rhode Island student traveling to his home in Montgomery County was last seen in surveillance video May 17 at a gas station at I-78 and Route 100, Breinigsville.

According to State Police Troop K Skippack, Matthew R. Royer, who left his school apartment at the University of Rhode Island around 6:30 p.m. May 16, failed to arrive at his Skippack Township home.

Royer is 6 feet 1 inch tall. He has brown hair, blue eyes and weighs 160 pounds.

North Whitehall Twp. man dies following crash

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 52-year-old Schnecksville man died after sustaining injuries in a crash 2:53 p.m. May 17 along Park Avenue, Washington Township.

Timothy Elton Reichard, 5709 Route 873, died from blunt force trauma to the torso, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Corner Paul Hoffman told The Press.

Hoffman said Reichard was pronounced dead at 3:46 p.m. last Friday in the emergency room of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autospy was performed May 18, Hoffman said, adding Reichard's death was ruled an accident.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pet first aid class offered May 25

Parkland Community Library will be hosting psychic medium Lauri Moore 7-8:30 p.m. May 22 at Lone Lane Pavilion, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

Tickets are available at the library for a per person donation.

This event is for adults only. Readings are for entertainment purposes only. Those to be read will be chosen by random.

Friends of the Parkland Community Library, Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is having a used book sale on the porch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 22.