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Monday, November 12, 2018

Driver identified in fatal South Whitehall crash

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 37-year-old Carbon County man was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash around 9:08 p.m. Oct. 21 in the 1700 block of Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall Township.

A South Whitehall police spokesperson talked with The Press Oct. 23.

“We know who the driver is but are not releasing the name,” the spokesperson said. “It is still under investigation.”

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Scott T. White of Palmerton was pronounced dead 9:38 p.m. Sunday by Deputy Coroner...

PLCB having poster contest

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in School

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is encouraging students from across the commonwealth to participate in the 27th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.

The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are home-schooled or in private or parochial schools.

Students may enter through their schools, clubs or Scout troops, or individually.

Entries must feature a clear no-use message about underage drinking and may...

Group to meet on Nov. 1

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

HAM RADIO

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “The K3LR Amateur Radio Superstation” by Tim Duffy, live via Skype.

Ham radio operators and others interested in ham radio are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.

Chosen Words

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

She comes in all sizes and shapes

Her figure may be pudgy or skinny

She may sprout chin hairs

Or a boil on her nose

But what I propose

Is a sight to behold

For she conjures up magical feasts

In her cauldron you’ll find

Soups of all kinds

Whether pureed or diced to perfection

There are sumptuous platters of

pheasant or pork

Of venison, beef, and fried chicken

Accompaniments of all kinds just

...

County taxes remain steady

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners passed an amendment to the 2019 budget that keeps the millage rate at 3.64, opposing the administration’s plan to raise taxes during a four-hour meeting Oct. 10.

The amendment, sponsored by Commissioner Brad Osborne, a Republican and recent contender for the office of Lehigh County executive, passed along party lines 6-3.

The amendment specifies the millage rate shall be reduced in an amount representing $4,448,840 in 2019 real estate tax value....

Paranormal expert on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Library

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will host author and expert of the paranormal Charles J. Adams III 2 p.m. Oct. 27 for a bewitching presentation on “Ghosts, Legends, and Folklore of the Lehigh Valley.”

Adams has written such books as “Ghost Stories of the Lehigh Valley,” “Philadelphia Ghost Stories,” and “Ghost Stories of Berks County.”

No ticket is required and admission is free.

For information, visit allentownpl.org or call 610-...

KU Council of Trustees names new officers for 2018-2020

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Kutztown University Council of Trustees has appointed new officers for the 2018-20 academic years.

Jim Ludlow of Fogelsville was appointed vice chair. He has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2013.

He is president of Liquid Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Allentown.

His company specializes in digital strategy, technology and design, including marketing, web design and e-commerce solutions.

Before that, Ludlow served Air Products and...