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State Police Beat

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Orchard View Swim Club, 4525 Game Preserve Road, North Whitehall Township, reported the sign at the front entrance was damaged sometime between 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Police say spot lights that illuminate the sign were also knocked over and damaged.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026 and refer to incident number PA2019-205525.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say...

on the homefront

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A funny tale pops up when people talk about marriage and anniversaries: A couple was celebrating their golden anniversary by renewing their vows. At the conclusion of the little ceremony their pastor congratulated them on 50 years of marriage and posed to them one question. “At any point along the way, did divorce ever cross your minds?”

The husband responded with a quick “No, never.” The wife nodded in agreement and said, “Divorce, no. Murder, yes.”

And such is the stuff that...

Hope Community Church hosts annual Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the recent Hope Community Church Sportsmen’s Banquet members of the congregation showed a great deal of respect toward each other, and courtesy, civility and helpfulness to each other and to the dinner guests.

This yearly event brings the community together and is a good distraction from the winter cold, snow and ice.

The Sportsmen’s Banquet is a time to greet old friends and make some new ones.

After the introduction by Bill Vanartsdalen and the invocation by...

Police investigate homicide at Upper Macungie warehouse

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office and Lehigh County Homicide Task Force are investigating the homicide of a 44-year-old Allentown man which occurred 11 p.m. Feb. 24 at Customized Distribution Services Inc., 8400 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Nester Ortiz Deleon was pronounced dead 11:53 p.m. that day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Feb. 26 and...

Another View

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

When was the last time you used a credit card to make a purchase? Was it last week? A couple days ago? Or was it even sometime today?

According to a cnbc.com Jan. 23, 2018, article titled “Credit card debt hits a record high. It’s time to pay off your debt,” Jessica Dickler writes, “The average American has a credit card balance of $6,375, up from nearly 3 percent from [2017], according to Experian’s annual study on the state of credit and debt in America.

“Total credit card...

SangriaFest coming to Upper Macungie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

If all goes well, ArtsQuest SangriaFest will be coming to Upper Macungie Township’s Grange Park in addition to the yearly event at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

ArtsQuest Chief Operating Officer Curt Mosel attended the Upper Macungie supervisors’ Feb. 7 meeting to give them an overview of the project.

Board members then had a lengthy discussion on his request.

The vote was 2-1 in favor of allowing ArtsQuest to set up at the park. Supervisor Jim Brunell was the lone “no” vote...

Life is but a dream

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I don’t remember the man’s name, but I will never forget his words.

A model railroad fanatic since childhood, he dreamt he would someday own a miniature, outdoor train system that was fully operational.

He had to wait until his 60s to fully realize his passion but he achieved his dream.

“You can’t get old and say, I wish I had …” he began. “You want to get old and say, I’m glad I did …”

Life is so short, so fragile. If you have a dream, chase it.

Dreams do...