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Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Sherie Lee Datis, 59, of Coopersburg, was taken into custody after she allegedly struck a 16-year-old female during an argument at a residence in the 7700 block of Lone Lane, Lower Milford Township, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Datis allegedly struck the teenager in the face with a closed fist.

A 36-year-old male, of Allentown, allegedly entered Kohl’s department store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, 2:03 p.m. Sept. 11 and...

Parents, residents address bullying

Monday, November 25, 2019 by CHRISTOPHER HARING in Local News

The Nov. 12 meeting will be remembered as a tense, contentious one, addressing bullying and harassment concerns initially posed at the prior meeting by district parent David Clarke.

Clarke, who has two children that attended (and have since been removed from) district schools, returned to follow up his criticism with the district’s addressing, or lack thereof, of his complaints, which were first brought to the attention of the board Oct. 22. He expressed his dismay at what he...

Lack of privacy at polls criticized

Monday, November 25, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Citizens came to tell the Lehigh County Commissioners that they were not happy with how the election was conducted.

“No privacy,” was the chief complaint. Mark Spengler of Lower Macungie Township also questioned the restriction on having cell phones in the voting area.

In many cases as local polling places, voters were directed to an open table to fill out their paper ballot. There was no screened-off area to ensure privacy. Once a ballot was ready to be scanned by the newly...


Monday, November 25, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in School

The annual Career Exploration Fair was held recently at Emmaus High School in the main gymnasium. The Career Exploration Fair, organized by the EPSD Education Foundation in conjunction with the EHS Counseling Department, was open to all students and families in the Lehigh Valley. The fair was designed to give students an opportunity to explore career options and talk to workers in the industry to help steer them on a good path for their future.

Bree Sladovnik of Welder Training and...

Winter emergency plans detailed

Monday, November 25, 2019 by CHARONE FRANKEL in Local News

Plows and salt spreaders are being inspected and readied, advised Freemansburg Public Works Chair Jim Smith during the council meeting Nov. 6. Also reporting on winter weather preparations was Emergency Management Coordinator Jonathan Rossi, who said the borough is publishing an official response guide. “We put an action plan into place,” Rossi said, listing examples, “... if we need power outages, if we need to form a warming station, charging station... what are the hazards, and how is...

Charges filed in shooting at elementary school

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 22, charges have been filed in relation to the June 12 shooting which occurred at the Jefferson Elementary School, 520 Elm St., Emmaus.

Kian Deater, 16, of 1044 Crawford St., Bethlehem, is charged with three counts each of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault, both felonies of the first degree. He is also charged with one count of discharge of a firearm, a felony of the third degree. Deater is being...

‘It starts from the top’

Monday, November 18, 2019 by THERESA O’BRIEN in Local News

In June, BASD selected Broughal MS for a Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI) plan, based on the school’s three-year average of math and English Language Arts (ELA) scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests administered annually to eighth-graders. Broughal’s CSI plan, using $545,000 of Title I federal funds, encompasses three main areas: culture and mindset; instruction and assessment; and professional development. Today’s feature – part three in a series...

Resident honored by for supporting serving employees

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced that Michael Detwiler of Bayada Health Care was honored Nov. 1 with a Patriot Award in recognition of his exceptional support of employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserves.

According to Roslyn Schroeder, Pennsylvania East Central Area ESGR volunteer, “the Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and...