Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - Officers honored for standoff response

Monday, January 8, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

On Dec. 22, shortly before students were being released from school, Justin Kephart, age 35, emptied 11 bullets into his mother, Marylouise Meixell-Moyer, as she left a family home on Dennis Street. Officer John Meehan was the first police officer on the scene, along with neighbor Douglas Wallace. They were forced to duck behind a car as they both began taking fire.

One of the bullets fired at Meehan whizzed between his hand and head.

‘A story wanting to be told’

Monday, January 8, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

“Once upon a time, there was a story that wanted to be told. This story was new, this story was old. This story was alive, this story was true, this story was about me, this story was about you.”

Such began the talk given by award-winning author Crescent Dragonwagon in the Bob Cohen Room of the Bethlehem Area Public Library Dec. 12. The talk, whose title matched its opening line, focused on the power of literature and storytelling.