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Friday, July 20, 2018

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel fights back for tie

Trailing by a goal, Bethlehem Steel FC fought back with a second-half strike to extend its unbeaten streak at home to eight, drawing North Carolina FC, 1-1.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem provided the equalizing strike, offsetting a first half goal from North Carolina FC’s Marcel Kandziora. The goal was Najem’s second as a member of Steel FC and the fourth of his USL career. On the tying goal, Steel FC rookie Drew Skundrich collected his second assist in as many home games.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

Catasauqua Borough Civil Service Commission meets 7 p.m. in the borough hall community room, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Middle School honor roll

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2017-18 academic year.


Grade 8: Emily Abbott, Kathryn Bischof, Trisha Bloszinsky, Lucy Brubaker, Jorry Cene, Randy Costenbader, Kaleb Croft, Valerie Davidheiser, Caylyne Eck, Sydney Gebhardt, Julianna Grate, Madison Harth, Taylor Hicks, Hannah Kurczeski, Maya Moussa, Chloe Moyer, Bronwyn Pacchioli, Katherine Parks, Ashley Ritter, Eddie Seidel, Haleigh Toto

Donald A. Lobach

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Manor resident

Donald “Don” A. Lobach, 77, of Whitehall, died July 3, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Anna Lee (Waypa) for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Albert G. and Emma E. (Reiger) Lobach.

He was a 1959 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis aboard the U.S.S. Davis.

He owned Don’s Doors and Windows, Allentown, for over 20 years. He previously worked at Exide Batteries, Allentown.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Learn the dangers of swimming

After the excessive heat wave in the Lehigh Valley, I overheard some of my neighbors talking about taking their kids to a local water park.

Shortly after hearing that conversation, I received an alert from about an article titled “July Is Peak Time for Illness from Feces in Pools.”

The article, dated June 28 and written by E.J. Mundell, talked about the safety of recreational swimming in summer.

Summer is a time when many Americans spend their days swimming at water parks, community and family pools, lakes and ponds.