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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Who gets to decide the legitimacy of the media?

Recently, newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump has been questioning and bashing the media for its reporting of his administration.

Trump calls the media that has done its job by asking the hard questions “fake news.”

Just this past week, the White House barred The New York Times and CNN from press briefings.

I don’t know about you, but I find Trump’s criticism and excluding media outlets from briefings alarming...

Clean out meds on March 11

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

DA’s office

District Attorney Jim Martin is asking citizens to clean out their medicine cabinets when they change their clocks for daylight savings time on March 11 / 12.

Residents should identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications by dropping them at a permanent medication collection box site.

The City of Bethlehem location is open Monday‐through Friday, excluding holidays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethlehem Police...

Hanna O’Connor

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Wendy (mom), Michael (dad), Caitlin and Allison (sisters)

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects are probably chemistry and world history. I’m fascinated with archaeology and anthropology and these classes give me a good opportunity to learn about them.

Activities: I took martial arts for four years. I am the soundboard operator/sound designer for my school’s theater department. I often hike with my school’s outdoor education program.


Article By: The Press

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

VALLEY FHS cellist to receive award

The Allentown Music Club has announced that Freedom HS senior Ryan Bailis, cellist, has won the club’s 2017 string award. The award is part of the National Federation of Music Clubs Crusade for Strings. Club president Bob Premecz will present Bailis with the $400 scholarship award during the free, open to the public 3 p.m. “A World of Music” program March 5 at Jordan U.C.C., 1837 Church Road, Allentown.

There will be a free will offering. For...


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police responded to a report of shots fired at Fiot and Sioux streets around 1:45 a.m. Feb. 8.

About two blocks from the scene they found an unresponsive woman who was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds by Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek.

Lysek confirmed the 19-year-old woman’s name was Teayahe Glover, but additional information is unavailable as the investigation continues.

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM Parade of Shamrocks March 11

The Celtic Cultural Alliance’s Best Legs in a Kilt contest will be held at 11 a.m. at Donegal Square, 534 Main St. Contestants must pre-register by calling 610-866-3244.

The CCA’s free seventh annual Parade of Shamrocks will begin at 1 p.m. at 10th Ave. and W. Broad streets. The participants proceed east on Broad St., turn right on to Main St., head south on Main St. and end under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge.

William Billowitch, CCA’s...

Nitschmann student, team tops

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by CARLA JONES in School

The Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® regional competition was held at Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley, Feb. 11.

The event included 268 middle school students from 28 schools from across the region. This is the 33rd year for the program, which is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers. The events’ goal is to promote a mathematical interest in middle school students.

In the morning, students registered and competed written testing....

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SOUTHSIDE Annual cleanup set for April 8

The South Side Task Force will hold the annual south Side cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, on April 8. All interested in helping should meet at Farrington Square, Morton and New streets. Breakfast will be provided at 9:30 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Mayor’s South Side Task Force, Alpha Phi Omega, Community Service Office, Lehigh In Town and the Lehigh University Eco-Reps.