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Homeland Security, ICE join search for missing teen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed to The Press that, according to ICE officials, the Philadelphia HSI office is involved in the case of missing 16-year-old Allentown teen, Amy Yu, but would not comment further on the investigation.

Allentown Police are attempting to locate Yu and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, who remain missing since March 5.

According to the Allentown Police Department Facebook page, Yu and Kevin Michael Esterly could have traveled together in a...

Another view

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I’m one happy Gap customer. Not only do the company’s jeans fit me well, its ad posted online featuring a mother breast-feeding her child made me especially happy and proud.

During a recent photo shoot, Adaora Akubilo, the model in the photo, paused a moment during the shoot to breast-feed her son Arinze, who got hungry while she was working. The mother and son moment was posted on Instagram Feb. 22 with two photos and the hashtag #LoveByGapBody.

Some of the comments to the...

Parkland student named 2018 global teen leader

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in School

We Are Family Foundation has announced the 2018 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders, representing 11 countries on five continents.

Parkland High School student Aryaman Khandelwal is one of 33 teens innovating technology to improve health care, develop agricultural solutions to increase food security, promote unity and tolerance to bridge the current political divide and equalize education access for students everywhere.

These teen leaders are addressing some of the world’s most...

Dinner offered on March 16

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

U.L. Lions

Upper Lehigh Lions Club, Schnecksville, will be cooking up an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-8 p.m. March 16 at the Schnecksville Fire Company pavilion.

Meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad bar, homemade dessert and a beverage.

Proceeds will benefit the roof collapse rebuilding fund for the fire company.

For more information, call 610-398-2619.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

If interested, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Equi-Librium Inc., Nazareth, needs volunteers age 14 and older to be horse leaders and side helpers to assist during...


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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, meets 8-9 p.m....

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ to go swimmingly at OMS

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Orefield Middle School Drama Club students have been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for the community March 8-10.

This two-act musical tells the story of Ariel, a 16-year-old mermaid who longs to become human and leave the ocean.

The musical is based on Disney’s 1989 animated feature film and Hans Christian Andersen’s Danish fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.”

Emily Bachl, who portrays Ariel, and Jacob Greening, who plays...

‘High School Musical’ onstage at Springhouse

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Springhouse Middle School thespians will perform “High School Musical” March 8-10.

This musical is about two high school juniors Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student, who try out for the lead roles in the school’s musical despite their classmates’ attempts to thwart their dreams of singing onstage at East High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The musical is based on the original Disney Channel movie “High School Musical”...

Guest view

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I want to provide constituents of the 40th Senate District with the latest update regarding the school property tax elimination fight in Harrisburg and what to expect in the near future.

Citizens across the commonwealth voted Nov. 7, 2017, to support the expansion of the state’s existing Homestead Exclusion program, allowing for up to 100 percent elimination of school property taxes on owner-occupied homes. Passage of the referendum was the first step in providing this critical...