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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I don’t want an automatic pet feeder.

I wouldn’t mind making engraved items at home or receiving a luxury car rental coupon.

“Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?” was in my email today. I don’t want to be fat. Do they think I’m fat?

Yes, I want to sleep better, and I don’t need a levitating moon lamp.

And yes, today, I received several messages on how to safely remove earwax.

Did I ask for these messages? Absolutely not.

Even with the best Internet...

State Police Beat

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Tyler John Dugan reported a safe and a green Canik semi-automatic 9 mm handgun model TP9SFX with serial number 18BC12831 was stolen.

The theft occurred between 11 p.m. Feb. 2 and 4 a.m. the next day from a bedroom in an occupied trailer in the 4500 block of Homestead Drive, North Whitehall Township.

According to police, a window mounted air conditioner unit was removed to gain entry to the trailer.

Anyone with information about this...

All aboard!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Allentown Train Meet Association recently celebrated its 40th year at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex.

Hundreds of tables were filled with a large variety of model trains with the iconic Lionel brand the most prevalent.

Prices ranged from just a few dollars for small parts up to the thousand dollar range for highly collectible and desirable train engines.

ATMA members set up a large train display in the complex, much to the delight of children and adults alike....

Berks, Lehigh properties, added to farmland preservation program

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently safeguarded 1,974 additional acres on 28 farms in 14 counties through the state’s nation-leading farmland preservation program.

“There are people on both sides of the food equation: producers and consumers.

“They rarely interact but are deeply intertwined,” Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. “Without farmers, we would have no farmland, but without the millions of Pennsylvanians who have shown support for our...

Springhouse, Orefield middle school students win at MATHCOUNTS

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

Math was cool — at least for a few hours during the MATHCOUNTS Lehigh Valley Regional 35th annual Competition held recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.

The Saturday event had a bunch of kids out of bed and away from televisions and social media, while being excited about math.

Kevin Campbell of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, sponsor of the event spoke with The Press.

“Math is the foundation to being a good engineer ......

REAL IDs now available for Pennsylvania residents

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.

A federally-accepted form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, a military ID, etc., must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after Oct. 1,...

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County Coroner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.

By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been...

Jason Henry named a 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Parkland School District Secondary Curriculum Supervisor Jason Henry has been accepted as one of 31 ambassadors in the Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador program.

This program aims to shape the future of STEM education in the commonwealth by targeting vital policy conversations to legislative leadership in the areas of STEM learning, ecosystems, computer science, state and federal policy for formal and informal education, and workforce needs.

“I am honored to be selected as one of...

Consortium offering cooperative police testing

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6. The physical agility test will be offered April 20.

Participating agencies include: police departments in the Boroughs of Catasauqua, Coplay, Coopersburg and Emmaus; and the townships of South Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Upper Saucon and Whitehall.