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Robber caught

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a 24-year-old man during an investigation and search following an armed robbery of a Linden Street gas station.

Around 1:50 p.m. Aug. 5, a pistol-wielding man with a purple cloth covering his face robbed the Express Gas and Food Mart and fled in a green Volvo.

The following day city and Allentown police followed tips to Andrew Bilheimer of Baeufort Drive, who was discovered in the Redner's Market parking lot on Airport Road.

Bilheimer is charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property and theft.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members, instructors, action team members, event coordinators and office administration. Contact Robert Duld, 610-865-4400, ext. 229,

DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION has several volunteer opportunities for the Southside Bike Show Aug. 18. Contact Loly Reynolds, 484-554-5229,

SPECIAL OLYMPICS BETHLEHEM is looking for a recording/corresponding secretary. Contact Robert Sehee, 610-419-3285,

Anna T. Nickles

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Fountain Hill

Anna T. Nickles, 65, of Bethlehem, died July 22, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Wallace H. and Rose L. (Dunnevant) Heft. She was the wife of Rudolph R. Nickles for 19 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty HS.

She retired from Kraft Foods.

She is survived by two daughters, Anna-Marie and her husband John H. Bryk Jr. of Whitehall and Patricia and her husband Anthony Tocci of Newburgh, Maine; three grandchildren, Kayla, Sarah and Emily; and a sister, Nancy L. Mory of Allentown.

Beatrice "Dolly" A. Unger

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Freemansburg

Beatrice "Dolly" A. Unger, 82, formerly of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Aug. 3, 2012, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Keiser) Bender. She was the wife of the late Royal A. Unger.

She was a 1947 graduate of Liberty HS.

She played trumpet and drums as a member of the Swingettes, an all girl orchestra in the 1950s.

She was a former member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She was a former treasurer of the North West Little League in the 1960s and a volunteer at the refreshment stand.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested two men for fighting over $20 on Mechanic Street around 2 a.m. Aug. 1.

According to police, one Pablo Hidalgo arrived in the 1000 block to confront 49-year-old Samuel Hernandez about the money and they began to fight in the street.

Hidalgo was struck several times with a curtain rod and golf club, and Hernandez is charged with simple assault.

Joseph L. McLaughlin

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

project manager

Joseph L. McLaughlin, 74, of Bethlehem, died July 26, 2012, having battled multiple myeloma for seven years. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Edith (Jones) McLaughlin. He was the husband of Sylvia (Bogdan) McLaughlin for 48 years.

He graduated from Reading Central Catholic HS and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University.

Elmer A. Parton

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart Catholic Church member

Elmer A. Parton, 87, of Bethlehem, died July 31, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Elmer and Florence (Ziegler) Parton. He was the husband of Lorraine (Pfeffer) Reiser Parton for 17 years. and of the late Anna (Romanick) Parton.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was with the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II.

He was a carpenter for Bethlehem Steel for many years, retiring in 1986.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NCC radiography pinning ceremony

Northampton Community College recently held the 35th annual radiography pinning ceremony. The event also honored Zoland Zile, director of the radiography program, on his retirment.

Recipients of pins and their hometowns include Samuel Christian, Christopher Dectis, Jared Flodin, Michael Fonzo, Donna Kocher, Erin Machain (Mallinckrodt Award for outstanding leadership and academic excellence) and Nancy McCadden, all of Bethlehem; and Alison Erdman from Hellertown.

University of Scranton grad in Jesuit Corps

Union Cemetery

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Tours to be held Aug. 16, 17

In conjunction with the Aug. 18 Community Day event in Hellertown, there will be guided tours of the Union Cemetery. The walks will begin every eight to 10 minutes from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17.

Interested persons should meet at the Cremation Gardens, 89 Main St. There will be narrations by Hellertown's past distinguished citizens, such as Warren Eckert, Bessie Shiffer, Russel Mauch, Herbert Weisel and Nicholas Zenkof, who will talk about their lives and events.