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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I wasn’t sure what to think or ultimately expect, despite the radiation oncologist and other medical professionals explaining the process to me.

My first radiation appointment two weeks ago at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, included meeting with the doctor and reviewing the goals of treatment and its side effects.

The doctor then escorted me into the radiation room.

As with most rooms reserved for running tests and conducting treatments on patients, this...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Canines have had a special bond with humans since the first wolf pup found its way from the garbage dump into the heart of early man more than 15,000 years ago.

According to documented studies, the first domesticated species appeared by the end of the Late Pleistocene era, scavenging on animal remains left behind by early hunters.

These less aggressive wolves, attracted to the campsites by the smell of the hunters’ cooking meat, soon included these areas within their...

Movie to be shown in park

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park series continues Aug. 4 at Roosevelt Park with a concert and movie screening of “Zootopia.”

The approximately 108-minute show will begin around 8:30 p.m.

The movie will be preceded by an installment of the Parks and Recreation Department Summer Concert Series featuring the Municipal Band of Allentown performing at 6:30 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 5.

In case of inclement weather, call the...

Hanna warns of phone scam

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Sheriff Joe Hanna says residents have reported receiving telephone calls from a man professing to be Sgt. Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller admonishes the resident for failure to appear for jury duty or respond to a warrant and then advises him or her failure to pay the fine will result in apprehension and incarceration.

He then directs the person to purchase a disposable debit card and call him with the access and pin...

Orefield man charged after road rage incident

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

An 18-year-old Orefield man was charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident just before 8 p.m. July 29 on I-78 East, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, say troopers were dispatched to the area after a 67-year-old Whitehall man reported a passenger in another vehicle, later identified as Frank John Clark V, 18, allegedly showed a handgun during the incident.

Police say the...

S. Whitehall Police Department earns PLEAC accreditation

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Local News

South Whitehall Township Police Chief John Christman and Capt. Jason Negron have announced the department has received accreditation from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

PLEAC’s evaluation of the South Whitehall Township Police Department included a thorough review of the physical facility and an examination of proofs of compliance with 132 standards.

“PLEAC interviewed our officers and staff and conducted a review of organizational documents,...

Coroner seeks family of woman killed in Upper Macungie motorcycle crash

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim is seeking the next of kin of Yvonne Suzette Rohrbach, a 51-year-old Hamburg, Berks County woman killed after she was thrown from the 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on which she was a passenger around 11:30 p.m. on July 30 at the intersection of Route 222, North, at Mill Creek Road, Upper Macungie.

Grim said the woman was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. July 31 by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim told The Press on Aug. 1 her...

Wildlands Conservancy hosts Envirothon

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by AARON BERGER in School

Lehigh County Conservation District hosted its annual Envirothon this past school year at the Wildlands Conservancy’s Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus. The Envirothon is a competitive environmental education program conducted across Pennsylvania which engages high school and middle school students in hands-on learning.

Five teams composed of 25 students from Northern Lehigh, Parkland, Southern Lehigh, and Whitehall high schools competed by rotating through different testing stations...

Police investigate bank robbery in South Whitehall Township

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A white male wearing a mask robbed Provident Bank, 4285 Tilghman St., South Whitehall Township, just before noon July 29.

South Whitehall Township Police Detective Timothy Shoudt said in a news release officers responded to the bank for a holdup alarm.

Shoudt said the man entered the bank with his hand covering his face and an object in his hand.

The man, standing approximately 6 feet tall with a slender build, removed his hand and revealed he was wearing a light-color...