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Worker opposed to union dues withdrawal

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

It’s not often that U. S. Supreme Court decisions are cited in the chambers of the Lehigh County Commissioners, but county employee Francisco Molina did exactly that June 27 when he addressed the board during the public comment part of the agenda.

Medina, who has work for the county since 2004 and for the Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth since 2006, said he does not want the county to provide his banking information to Service Employees International Union so the union can...


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the...


Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The June 28 tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues.

Brad Simpson, chief financial officer, PA NewsMedia Association, Robin Quillon, publisher of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and I were meeting in a conference room just outside of the newsroom at the same newspaper that would be the topic of breaking news just a couple of hours later.

I remember one victim who walked by me. Sunglasses, hat and a grumpy hello and...

Road dedication

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


A portion of Route 100 will be dedicated in honor of Capt. Mark T. Resh, 10 a.m. July 14 at Key Bank, 861 Route 100 (corner of Route 100 and Tilghman), Upper Macungie Township.

Resh was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

The section of highway being dedicated will be from the intersection of Main and Tilghman streets, and the intersection of Claussville and Kernsville roads, Lowhill Township.

State Rep Gary Day, R-187th, authored legislation...

Union Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has elected the Rev. Gordon A. Camp as its new full-time pastor.

Camp graduated from Temple University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and film.

He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1995, and served his internship year at St. Paul’s, Catasauqua, with the Rev. Herb Gifford, who is now a member of Union Lutheran.

Camp’s wife, Cindy, is also a Lutheran...

guest view II

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As a liberal Democrat, I’ve been appalled by the potential harm done to our country by President Donald Trump’s administration, particularly to the environment and to our relationships with the rest of the world.

But I agree with the Trump supporters who have decried the attacks on administration officials in restaurants and other areas of their private lives.

There’s no excuse for asking people to leave a restaurant because you don’t agree with their policies, or for harassing...

Parkland presents check to two Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School siblings Collin and Kyleigh Duff, LEO Club member Ishita Nar and school staff members presented a check for $20,000 to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Fla. to help with recovery efforts following February’s shooting which took 17 lives.

Dan Duff, cousin to Collin and Kyleigh, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, survived the onslaught. He and friend Ryan Servaites accepted the check via Skype on June 22.

The money was raised from sales of...

A sad but avoidable end

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Administrator Layne Turner have announced “a very sad event” which occurred during the administration of the Blue Guardian Program.

Blue Guardian is an initiative between the district attorney, the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center, county police departments and the county department of drug and alcohol.

The program attempts to use relationships between police and communities to assist...