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Saturday, March 28, 2020

NOT GUILTY

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

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...

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.

“While this may sound like we...

Education department cancels PSSA, Keystones, PASA exams

Friday, March 27, 2020 by DEBRA PALMIERI in School

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced on March 19 the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19.

This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment.

“Our school communities are operating within unprecedented conditions,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “Schools are making extraordinary efforts to remain connected to students and families, to provide food service and to put...

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...

PBS39-WLVT launches distance learning for kids

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

PBS39 has announced it has worked with educators locally and nationally to create Lehigh Valley Learns — an over-the-air educational offering, launching March 30.

Lehigh Valley Learns will broadcast over PBS39’s channels in the mornings, with grade specific programming at the same time each weekday.

Recognizing that a portion of the community does not have access to the Internet, the sole medium that can reach nearly 100 percent of students is broadcast television.

By...

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...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHP: Churches cancel programs, services due to COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, has canceled its Lenten evening prayer services through March 31.

Morning Lenten confession and prayer is scheduled until April 1 and the youth egg coloring and community Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 3 and 4 is also canceled.

Pastor Nelson Quinones may still be reached in case of any emergencies by calling the church office.

For any type of assistance (groceries, errands, etc.), do not hesitate to call the...

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.

Ramona, a black Labrador, is used to bring comfort and companionship to victims and witnesses,...

Turkey to go:

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...