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Hyman apologizes for letter sent to tenants

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Valley developer Nat Hyman has apologized for a letter sent March 23 threatening his tenants with eviction if they do not pay their rent.

According to an anonymous email sent to The Press Monday evening, the letter to tenants reads, in part, as follows:

“We understand that these are difficult times and some of you may have lost your jobs and/or be on unemployment. Despite these circumstances, you are required to pay your rent on time.

Article By: SARIT LASCHINSKY Special to The Press

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

Turkey to go:

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Jaindl Farms offering curbside pickup

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

Coloring book helps child victims, witnesses

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the creation of a coloring book aimed at helping child victim/witnesses to learn more about the court process and make it less intimidating.

The book titled, “What Happens in Court?” will be issued by members of the District Attorney’s Victim/Witness Unit and features Ramona, a courthouse companion dog who joined the staff in 2017.

NOT GUILTY

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Shooting by former South Whitehall police officer was justified, jury says

Jurors deliberated almost six hours before delivering the verdict around 6:45 p.m. March 19.

After being acquitted, Roselle was escorted by cheering friends, family and supporters from the courthouse.

Closing Arguments

Earlier in the day, jurors heard closing arguments from Roselle’s defense and prosecutors.

His attorney, Gavin Holihan, said the “fundamental bottom line” was Roselle’s actions were reasonable, justifiable and legal, and thus could not constitute a crime.

Food service worker positive for COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

A food service worker at Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee of Sodexo, the food service provider for both Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facilities, had not been on campus since March 15.

The investigation conducted by the Department of Health and Lehigh County determined there was no direct resident contact by the employee.

Sodexo employees identified as having possible exposure were notified and are quarantined at home.

LVHN COMMUNITY PARTNER

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Retired art teacher performs as Chump the Clown for more than three decades

As a youth growing up in Orefield, Robert Schantz never dreamed clowning around was in his future.

He wasn’t the class clown and he does not recall any of his teachers in the Parkland School District ever telling him to stop clowning around.

But as an adult, retired art teacher Schantz, now living in Lower Macungie Township, has spent more than three decades entertaining, amusing and teaching religious lessons through his persona as Chump the Clown.

Schantz has been attending Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, since he was 2 years old.

New vehicles ordered for police

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The South Whitehall Police Department will be obtaining six new vehicles and associated equipment at a total cost of $397,083.

All Fords, three will be marked patrol units, and three will be unmarked command vehicles.

Equipment will include license plate readers, in-car camera systems, and mobile radios and computers.

Police Chief Glen Dorney commented on the need for the vehicles during the Feb. 19 meeting.

“Eight of our cars have over 100,000 miles,” Dorney said. “This project will lower maintenance costs and extend the life of the fleet.”

Indian American organizations host first Lehigh Valley Consular Service Camp

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Members of the local Indian American community looking for consular assistance visited the Coldwater Crossing Clubhouse, Breinigsville, Feb. 15 to attend the first Lehigh Valley Consular Services Camp.

The event was organized as a collaboration between local Indian American organizations including the Indian American Association of the Lehigh Valley, Hindu Temple Society and Indian American PAC of the Lehigh Valley, among others, and the Consulate General of India in New York City.