Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in School

BASD: Vaccination requirements explained

The Bethlehem Area School District health services has announced vaccination requirements for all grades.

On the first day of school, unless the student had a medical or religious / philosophical exemption, the attendee must have had at least one dose of the following vaccinations or risk exclusion: four doses of polio and of tetanus, diptheria and acellular pertussis; three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella (chicken pox) or evidence of immunity and of measles, mumps and rubella immunizations.

Louis L. Szoke, worked in coke oven division

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Louis L. Szoke, 71, of Walnutport, died July 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Eva (Polok) Szoke. He was the husband of the late Joyce M. (Hansler) Szoke.

He was a 1950 graduate of Palmerton HS. He was a corporal (T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.

He worked in the coke oven division of the former Bethlehem Steel for 36 years until he retired in 1985.

He was a member of St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Berlinsville.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, July 26

Bethlehem Township Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, canceled.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Tuesday, August 1

City of Bethlehem Special Activities, 2 to 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St. Must R.S.V.P. to 610-865-7079.

Bethlehem City Council, 7 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

There may be costs and registration restrictions / deadlines. Visit or call the organization as listed for more information.

July 31 to August 4

“Proof Pirates” for ages three to completed grade five. Monday through Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Finding the treasure of God’s amazing grace. First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St. To register: visit or call 610-865-4600.

August 7 to 11

Kirkwood Day Camp, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Games, songs, learning about the bible. Ages four to 11.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

College named to national tech top 10

Northampton Community College was named by The Center for Digital Education as one of the top 10 large community colleges for its effective deployment of technology in a 2016-17 survey.

This is the fourth consecutive year the school was in the top 10 based on how the college used technology to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

Drug arrest

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Wayne Supeck, 57, of 1431 Monocacy St., on drug charges June 14.

According to police, Supeck was under surveillance and was apprehended without incident when he returned to his home.

Serving a warrant, officers entered the residence and found almost 200 packets containing heroin, approximately four grams of methamphetamine, two ounces of marijuana, several digital scales and over 600 unused packets. Detectives also seized approximately $2,000 in cash.

VALLEY National Night Out set for Aug. 1

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be several National Night Out events on Aug. 1. They are:

Bethlehem Township: Events, activities and games from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road. Call 610-332-1900 or visit

Freemansburg: Police Department and Fire Company Annual National Night Out Against Crime, 5 to 8 p.m. Cambria and Washington streets, Freemansburg.

Helen Valerie Yob, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen Valerie Yob, 82, of Bethlehem, died July 14, 2017, at the Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center in Virginia. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Douglas) Stern. She was the wife of the late Louis Yob.

She is survived by a sister, Catherine Oliver and her daughters Barbara, Sharon, Debra and Stacy and their families; two stepsons, Louie and Brian; a godson, Phillip; nieces; nephews, great-nieces; great-nephews; and three step-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109.

ADOPTION Public information session July 26

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

A free informational session on child and youth foster care and adoption will be held at 6 p.m. July 26 in the social room of St. Peter Lutheran Church, 474 Vine St., Bethlehem.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child. The program includes information about children available for adoption as well as the foster-to-adopt program and medically fragile foster care.

For additional information or to register, call Sandy Schreffler at 1-888-582-2230.