Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A man wanted for the armed robbery of a local bank this summer was found dead following a standoff with police Nov. 21.

According to a statement by Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, uniformed officers, assisting detectives, went to 416 Hickory St., where the man was observed, and attempted to make contact. He came to the door, displayed and brandished a firearm, and refused to come out of the residence. Officers spoke with the man and three juveniles were able to leave the house.

A personal Eagle project ‘Gifts from angels’

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Two years ago, Christopher Fereno earned his Eagle Scout badge, the highest rank attainable. Now it’s his brother Zachary’s turn.

Zachary did his project in honor of his cousin, who passed away at York Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) when she was just 2 months old. It’s called “Gifts from Angels: In Memory of Audrey Grace.”


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in School

Opioid Community Forum Dec. 1

There will be a community round table forum on ending the opioid epidemic with Ryan Hampton and community leaders from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at Liberty HS, 1115 Linden St. Inclement weather date is from 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Register for free ticket at Donations accepted for the Ben Miller Scholarship Fund at Kolbe Academy, Lehigh Valley addiction recovery high school.

Asking church, BES: Be good neighbors

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the editor,

I am writing in response to Gary Marsh’s letter to the Press this week regarding the homeless shelter run last winter by Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering at Christ UCC on Market Street. I am one of a group of neighbors who recently delivered a letter to Bethlehem City Council which described many troubling incidents that occurred last winter, and which Mr. Marsh denies actually happened.

Mary Frances Scheidel Bethlehem Catholic HS

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 11

Family members: My parents are Jason and Jackie Scheidel, and my younger siblings are Catherine, Rebecca, Sarah, Thomas, Joanna, and Joseph.

Activities: Band, field hockey, cross country, Debate Team, Scholastic Scrimmage, theater, and Mock Trial, to name a few.

Next steps (after high school): After high school I intend to go to college.

Career goals: Attend graduate school, although I’m undecided as to what for.

Heroes: My younger sister Joanna, who has been battling heart disease her entire life.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Northampton Co. Council - proposed budget hearing, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

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

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

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

Monday, December 3

BASD Board Facilities & Curriculum committees, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

‘Thomas and Friends’

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Thomas the Tank Engine “Fun Room,” complete with an operating model train, opens 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and continues through Dec. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy travel the rails. Children can color pictures of Thomas, play with a wooden Thomas train set, and enjoy other railroad crafts and activities.

Information:; 610-435-1074