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South Whitehall police seek help to identify pickup truck

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are seeking the public’s help to identify the owner or business that owns a truck involved in an incident that occurred around 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 2018, in the 2500 block of Highland St., South Whitehall.

This case is under active investigation and no other details can be released at this time, police say.

Anyone who may be able to identify the business or owner of the pickup truck or has information regarding this investigation, is asked to...

Springhouse Middle School First Marking Period High Honor Roll

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: Mohit Agrawal, Yugen Akamatsu, Mostafa Adam Badereldin Ali, Reyhan Shaikh Abdullah Ali, Andrea Nicolle Aplicano, Genevieve Anne Appnel, Katelyn Rose Attieh, Max Eli Averbach, Zoe Claire Averbach, Alyssa Beatrice Cinco Avila, Makayla Ann Bailey, Olivia Jean Barkanic, Benjamin James Barnes, Nicholas Mark Bauer, Aamina Bhanji, Amogh Bhati, Jacob David Billowitch, Rosella June Birns, Maansi Madhur Birru, Nicholas Bruce Bowser, Alexandria Rose Brower, Marcel Lavar...

A sweet win for B104

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, hosted its 11th Ice Cream Wars competition on Jan. 5.

Nine local businesses — ATAS International, B. Braun, radio station B104, Cedar Crest College, PPL, St. Luke’s University Hospital, UGI, WFMZ Channel 69 and Weidenhammer entered the contest this year.

B104 won for the second year in a row with its creation of “Dirt Ice Cream.”

The recipe included whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreos...

Rep. Schlossberg begins fourth term in office

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin his fourth term representing the 132nd Legislative District.

“I am honored to again represent the 132nd Legislative District in the General Assembly,” Schlossberg said. “I look forward to continuing to fight for the issues important to Allentown and South Whitehall so we can build a stronger Pennsylvania.”

The state House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January,...

Discussion on Jan. 14

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Electoral College and Electoral Reform” by Dr. Kellen Gracey 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Superior Restaurant, 102 State Ave., Emmaus.

Dr. Gracey joined the DeSales political science faculty after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

His research interests include religion and politics, electoral systems, and political behavior in both American and comparative contexts.

The fee for the buffet...

Schweyer begins third term as state representative

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Peter Schweyer began his third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will represent the people living in the 22nd Legislative District during the 2019-20 legislative session.

Schweyer’s legislative priorities include protecting and expanding access to health insurance, appropriately funding Pennsylvania’s public schools and supporting the creation of more family-sustaining jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

He supports increasing Pennsylvania’s minimum...

Scholarships available

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college.

The annual program has awarded more than $250,000 in college scholarships since its inception.

The essay competition asks high school seniors to describe how Alzheimer’s has affected their lives, as well as share how they plan to make a...

A Pennsylvania Dutch New Year’s Wish

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

En Glee Bissell des un Sell

Ich winsh dier un dein’ra Fraw; Boova un Techter un all dee os in dei ‘m

House nei un rous gehna, en Glick-sealiches Neies Yohr.

Gott sull eich dess gewwa; ich huff’s werrt wohr.

Mier winsha eich feel gute Glick, un all Um-glick weit tzurick. Weil now des Nei Yohr kumm’t rei, in nawma Yeasus Chrisht.

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta. Darrich...


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News


JAN. 10

·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 meets 8-9 p...