Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

LCCC vice president for finance appointed

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Vance E. Powers has been appointed vice president for finance and administrative services at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC).

In his position at LCCC, he will have responsibility for human resources, the business office, maintenance and facilities, and public safety.

“Mr. Powers brings a strong background in finance and depth of experience in a range of functions that will undergird core services at the college,” LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber said.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Bethlehem Inter-Church Dart Baseball league

In Memory of Barry Christman, St. Matthews Lutheran

Standings Week 2-5

Bethany UCC 10 2 .833

College Hill 8 4 .667

Holy Cross 8 4 .667

WS Edgeboro 9 6 .600

First UCC 7 5 .583

Fritz Wesleyan 8 7 .533

East Hills 6 6 .500

St. Peters 6 6 .500

Christ Lutheran 5 7 .417

Trinity UCC 1 5 .167

Christ UCC 5 10 .333

*Star of Beth 5 10 .333

Schoenersville 3 9 .250

*First half champ


Schoenersville @ First UCC 3-4 (10), 3-0, 1-3

Reading and leading

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Representative Jeanne McNeill read to Mrs. Susan Walker’s 2nd grade Class at Calypso ES recently as part of the “Teach a Girl to Lead” reading project by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Women Legislators from across the country were asked to read “Grace for President” to young students to “inspire girls to follow in the footsteps of women leaders, and to help boys grow up with more inclusive ideas about who can lead.” McNeill then donated the book to Calypso’s library. For more information on Teach a Girl to Lead, visit

Charter Arts hosts honors breakfast

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in School

The Lehigh Valley Charter HS for the Arts (Charter Arts) held its annual Senior Breakfast Feb. 5, during which members of the class of 2019 were honored for their overall academic achievements. Some legislator representatives were also present at the event, including Mick Dee on behalf of Rep. Jeanne McNeill, William Royer on behalf of Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, and Steve Strella on behalf of Rep. Zachary Mako.


Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Suicide prevention show Feb. 19

Northampton Community College (NCC) will offer a three-part event on suicide prevention on Tuesday, February 19, at the Bethlehem and Monroe Campuses. It will be held at the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Bethlehem Campus, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and at the Monroe Campus, Room 108, Pocono Hall, in Tannersville from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

STUDENT PROFILE - Lean Fastenau, Freedom HS - by Julia Swan

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Jean Fastenau (mom), Joel Fastenau (dad), Kamrin Fastenau (sister)

Favorite subject: Calculus because it was such a joy to take – the teacher (Mr. Young) was great and most of my friends were in my class. Math has always been my strongest subject and calculus came very naturally to me. I’m also enjoying taking American Sign Language. It’s such an intriguing class, learning not only signs, but also about deaf culture.

Registration opens for recovery HS

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Diocese of Allentown has begun to accept applications for admission to Kolbe Academy, its new high school for students in recovery from addiction.

Kolbe Academy, the nation’s first faith-based recovery high school, will open in September in Hanover Township, Pa., near Bethlehem.

Admission is open to any high school student who is in recovery from substance addiction. The school will serve students of all faiths from a broad geographic region, including all five counties of the Diocese: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill, and beyond.

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Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police reported numerous man-on-woman incidents Feb 4. leading to harassment charges.

Around 9:40 a.m. police arrested 29-year-old Jose Bermudez of Seventh Street in Freemansburg for allegedly assaulting a woman, leaving unspecified marks on her body. He is also charged with simple assault.

Around 11:50 a.m. police cited Corey Cousins, 22, of Jersey City, N.J. While at an East Fairvew Street residence he allegedly pulled his girlfriend out of bed suddenly enough she struck the floor.

Around 12:20 p.m. a man was cited for pinching the cheek of his wife at Westgate Mall.