Bethlehem Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

NORCO Election forum set for Oct. 26

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton County executive candidates Democrat Lamont G. McClure and Republican John Brown will be election forum guests at a 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, followed by a 7 p.m. forum, on Oct. 26 in room 220 of the College Center building, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road.

McClure, an attorney, has 10 years experience on the Northampton County Council. He has resided in Bethlehem Township for 15 years.

Brown is a former Bangor mayor and a graduate of Bangor Area...

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, October 11

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

Thursday, October 12

Bethlehem Authority, 3:30 p.m., city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Planning Commission, 4 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

Monday, October 16

BASD Finances and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m., Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Historic Conservation Commission, 6 p.m. Banana Factory, 25 E...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Health care plan would have hurt families

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Dear Editor:

The proposed Graham-Cassidy bill would have negatively affected millions of Americans and their families. Before the proposed bill failed, the Congressional Budget Office stated that the plan would cause a 20 percent premium spike and would increase the number of uninsured by 16 million Americans.

In addition to higher premiums, high deductibles would have forced more people to pay out of pocket expenses and that would have impacted low-income families especially...

Becahi tournament: Let’s Par-Tee!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by MARISA LINSKY in School

Bethlehem Catholic HS held its annual Golf Outing Sept. 15 at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Club. The weather was beautiful, the greens were fast and the golf pants were crazy.

A total of 144 golfers, including 36 alumni, came out to support Bethlehem Catholic’s sports teams. The proceeds of this year’s event will be used to buy new uniforms for the girls and boys soccer teams, the girls basketball team, and new banners for the gymnasium.

The winning quad of the four-golfer scramble...

Sophia Carpenter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 11

Family members: Renell (mother), Will (father), Ryah (sister)

Favorite subject(s): My favorite subjects are social studies and math. I have always enjoyed learning about history but I never really liked math until I took geometry my sophomore year with Mr. Frank and everything clicked. So far precalculus has been great this year and I plan to take both trigonometry and calculus next year, both of which I never imagined myself looking forward to.

Activities:...

BASD Towpath event on Oct. 12, 16 to 19

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

There will be several “Tales of the Towpath” field trips for Bethlehem Area School District fourth graders from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and Oct. 16 to 19 at the Freemansburg Canal Education Center. The center is prepared and maintained by the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

After studying “Tales of the Towpath”, a book by D&L education manager, Dennis Scholl, the students have an opportunity to rotate through eight “hands on” stations at the FECE. The...

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, October 11

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

Thursday, October 12

Bethlehem Authority meeting, 3:30 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Planning Commission, 4 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

Monday, October 16

BASD Finances and Human Resources committee meetings, 6 p.m., Edgeboro room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

H.C.C.meeting, 6 p.m. Banana Factory, 25 E....

One dead in cherryville

Friday, October 6, 2017 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A Bushkill Township man suspected of a double shooting in Lehigh Township Wednesday night is in custody.

According to a source at the scene and scanner reports, John Hann, 61, of Cherry Court, was found by officers on Clearfield Road in Bethlehem around 8 a.m.

One of his victims had allegedly identified him to police, and they had watched his home over night.

Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township and state police were at the scene.

When found, Hann allegedly had his...

Man charged in Lehigh Township shooting

Friday, October 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

John Michael Hann, 61, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges of homicide and attempted homicide in connection with a shooting in Lehigh Township on Wednesday night.

Hann is accused of shooting and killing his cousin, Joseph F. Mullner, 64.

Mullner’s wife Melinda, who called police at 6:26 p.m. on Wednesday to report what had happened, was also shot.

She is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Lehigh Township police found her husband’s body in the...