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Sunday, August 18, 2019


Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.


Former Parkland teacher waives preliminary hearing

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, 39, of Coopersburg, will be heading directly to trial for allegedly sexually assaulting female students at both schools.

According to court documents obtained Aug. 5, Willman waived his right to a preliminary hearing Aug. 1 in a Bucks County courtroom.

On June 27, Lehigh and Bucks County District Attorneys Jim Martin and Matt Weintraub announced during a joint news conference additional charges had been filed against...

Township adds attractions in Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The people in the park were walking alone or in couples, some with dogs or with babies in strollers.

They wanted to take advantage of the early morning coolness.

Homer Snyder built and then operated Ontelaunee Park in Lynn Township, for 37 years until 1966.

After serving as a music venue, the park was abandoned and became home to weeds and a swamp.

The township bought the land and the first project was to clear the area and create a master plan to resuscitate the...

Three warehouses OK’d for South Whitehall Twp

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have granted final approval to Allentown DC LLC, also known as Black Creek Group, for construction of three warehouses totaling 907,205 square feet along Crackersport and Eck roads.

Commissioners Matt Mulqueen, Christina “Tori” Morgan and Mark Pinsley voted to approve the project at their June 5 meeting.

Board members Glenn Block and David Bond were absent.

Under consideration for three years, the plan will develop properties on the 90-acre...

Article By: KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Township resident Richard Seltzer told Upper Macungie supervisors at their July meeting he has been waiting five years for someone to cut down a tree near his property along Farm Bureau Road.

He claims the tree is only about three feet from the roadway.

“The township has done nothing,” Seltzer stated.

During the discussion, Supervisor Kathy Rader noted the tree is on a neighbor’s property.

Supervisor Jim Brunell told Seltzer the township does not have the right to...

Rail Trail Commission meets in North Whitehall Township

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Ironton Rail-Trail Oversight Commission plans to set up a committee of its members to come up with ideas and recommendations for the board to consider and implement as it moves forward, taking into account many are charter members and appointees.

Ray Deutsch of North Whitehall Township said during the July meeting, that looking ahead 10- to 15 years, changes are likely to occur as its fold has most members in the 60- and 70-year-old age bracket.

Unlike most organizations,...

Upper Macungie Township police highlights

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Multiple police agencies participated in an Operation Safe Driver Week coordinated Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement detail as part of the Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways (CRASH) Program. The multi-agency detail was conducted July 17, 2019 in Berks and Lehigh Counties on and around State Route 222 and included municipal law enforcement agencies along with the Pennsylvania State Police.

The following results were reported for the enforcement detail.


Dual enrollment meetings scheduled

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold two special orientation sessions for high school students who will be dual enrolled in college courses at LCCC this fall. Students and parents will learn about what to expect as a dual enrollment student and be able to ask questions about the upcoming semester.

Sessions are scheduled 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Register online at https://...

PPL Center welcomes Browne’s Family and Community Expo

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Although in its 13th year, 2019 is the first time state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, has hosted his Family and Community Expo at the PPL Center, 701 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The Aug. 1 indoor event provided area children an opportunity to stock up on school supplies, and for their families to stock up on knowledge about the services available at various Lehigh Valley government offices and community organizations.

Previous expos took place at Bucky Boyle Park.

“This is...