Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Shooting under investigation at Walmart Supercenter, Lower Macungie Township

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

An investigation continues in the shooting of a suspected shoplifter at the Walmart Supercenter, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, March 28.

In a press conference March 29, Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Richard H. D’Ambrosio, commanding officer of Troop M., Bethlehem, provided details of the incident.

“At approximately 8:50 p.m., a subject entered the Walmart wearing a mask and a wig,” D’Ambrosio said.

Longtime pastor retires from First Presbyterian Church

Monday, January 8, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Drake retired in fall 2017 from First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

Drake, who was raised in Greenville, is the son of a Presbyterian father and a Methodist mother.

He studied piano and organ as a child and was involved in church school and youth groups.

A music major at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, he started to contemplate a career in the church, perhaps as an associate pastor and minister of music.

He then enrolled in Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for his pastoral training.

Santa answers readers’ questions

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

We asked Santa Claus questions from some of our youngest readers who responded to our request on our Facebook page. What follows are the questions and Santa’s answers.

Q. What is your favorite cookie?

A. Chocolate chip.

Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

A. The Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2 and Santa Clause 3.

Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?

A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.

Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?

Hearst and Rodale make major announcement

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey.

The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received.

Terms have not been disclosed.

Audrey Penn Family members remember her as a strong, loving woman

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

She was a strong, independent woman.

“She learned how to be strong,” LaFond said about her mother. “She told us not to depend on anyone but yourself. Take one day at a time and pray on it. Do the best you can. She worried about me because I was the only girl.”

“I learned a good work ethic from my mom,” son Karl said. “She often told me not to depend on someone else. She also taught me how to clean.”

“I really appreciate that,” Karl’s wife Tracey said.

Audrey Penn Family members remember her as a strong, loving woman

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

She was a strong, independent woman.

“ learned how to be strong,” LaFond said about her mother. “She told us not to depend on anyone but yourself. Take one day at a time and pray on it. Do the best you can. She worried about me because I was the only girl.”

“I learned a good work ethic from my mom,” son Karl said. “She often told me not to depend on someone else. She also taught me how to clean.”

“I really appreciate that,” Karl’s wife Tracey said.

Family questions go unanswered

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.

Family questions go unanswered

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.