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Panelist warns about incomplete information

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

Second of two parts on a presentation on the events at Sandy Hook. The first part dealt with observations of a school guidance counselor and pastor. This part deals with the reactions of a psychologist.

To understand the events at Sandy Hook, it's important to remember Columbine.

Bradley R. Beckwith, MS, LPC, considers the massacre at Columbine High School to be "the best example in our national history: what happened and what we've learned from it."

St. John's hosts Sandy Hook panel

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

Pastor, guidance counselor discuss school violence

This is the first of a two-part series.

Very rarely is Rev. Becky J. Beckwith in an elementary school.

Yet, that is where she found herself on the morning of the shooting in Sandy Hook. The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton had gone to volunteer for a few hours at the school in Salisbury where her daughter, Jill Williams, works.

Tea party helps raise awareness of bone disorder

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

It was a tea party laced with knowledge.

The second annual Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) awareness event was held Nov. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.

The function was hosted by family and friends of Coplay resident Bradley Koch, who was born with OI, or "brittle bone disorder," which causes fragile bones and other connective tissue symptoms. He was diagnosed at 4 months old, and by that time he had already had 15 broken bones, many of them occurring at birth.

Civil Air Patrol teaches high school students leadership skills

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

"Boy Scouts with airplanes" is how Lt. Bob Sacco describes the cadets of the Lehigh Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.

The Cadets, aged 12-20 years old, are part of a U.S. Air Force auxiliary. They hosted an open house Oct. 16 at their headquarters at the Egypt Fire Company.