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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s been a big week in space, so to speak.

An American astronaut was found to have altered his genes through space travel, the science and space savvy the world over celebrated the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, and a luminary scientist left us for worlds unknown.

Not that earthbound news did not keep headline readers and writers busy.

Stories of disasters such as the pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida, protests of elections in Russia, warfare in Syria, firings...

Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News, Police Log

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy...

Group to meet on April 5

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. April 5 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Deep Space Communications” by Ken/KB3MDT.

Hams and others interested in ham radio are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to or call 610-432-8286.

Local police officer named 2018 A-Treat Hero winner

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A-Treat recently announced the 2018 A-Treat Hero winner is Officer Scott Rothrock with Catasauqua Police Department.

Rothrock received over 2,000 of the 6,000 total votes during the campaign.

He will be donating his $10,000 to the Fraternal Order of Police LE-Hampton No. 35.

Two of the six finalists from their first A-Treat Heroes campaign, which was launched in January were Donna Jacobsen, of Orefield, and Matthew Brett of Lenhartsville.

According to A-Treats...

Guest View

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Sen. Joe Scarnati, as the Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore, and I, as speaker of the Pennsylvania House, filed an emergency application for a stay with the United States Supreme Court on Feb. 21.

Our application makes clear the Pennsylvania Supreme Court did not have the power to invalidate the constitutional, democratically passed congressional map.

In allowing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to invalidate federal congressional lines and to draw lines of their own, the U.S....

Board deals with various issues at meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall Township supervisors recently adopted a resolution supporting the effort underway against gerrymandering of election districts.

In other matters at their March meeting, Township Manager Jeff Bartlett complimented the public works department on its handling of the early March snow-storm.

A resident has requested the township take over a streetlight that was installed and paid for privately.

The owner is now deceased and the street light affects eight...

People Say

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by DANA GRUBB in Opinion

Pennsylvania ranks in the top two states for the number of structurally deficient bridges: A truck driver was killed recently by a falling object in the Lehigh Tunnel, and this week a new bridge collapsed in Florida. How concerned are you about our transportation infrastructure?

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 22: Elem.: Chicken and cheese quesadilla, hot dog on roll, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, cucumber slices with dip, corn. M.S., H.S.: Chicken and cheese quesadilla, hot dog on roll, tortilla chips with salsa, cucumber slices with dip, corn.

Friday, March 23: Elem.: Turkey sausage patty, yogurt, salad bar, cereal meal, French toast sticks, Tater Tots, Fruitables juice. M.S., H.S.: Egg McTrojan, yogurt, French toast sticks, Tater Tots.

Monday, March 26: M.S...

Historical society given presentation on Leaser Lake

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Gloria Zimmerman, president of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, introduced Carl Zvanut as the speaker for the quarterly historical society meeting.

Zvanut recently spoke at a Rotary Club of Allentown West meeting, which Zimmerman attended.

She asked him to a historical society picnic and Zvanut was scheduled twice to talk at the lake but both times the event was rained out.

Zvanut brought a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate his talk at this meeting...