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Jared Hanna running for judge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced he is running for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

“I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley announced she would be taking senior status....

LCTI breaks ground for center

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute administrators, staff and students and local school administrators broke ground March 14 for a new $4.25 million welding technology center. Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included LCTI Executive Director Dr. Thomas J. Rushton, Director of Career and Technical Education Kurt Adam, Joint Operating Committee Vice Chairman Gary Fedorcha, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani...

School board approves changes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

It was a skeleton crew at the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education meeting April 9. There were three board members physically attending the meeting — Duane Deitrich, Jason Bashaw and Lauren Cieslak. Superintendent Robert Spengler called Stephen Becker and Donald Panto, and they participated in the meeting via conference call. Lois Reed, district business supervisor, and David Knerr, district solicitor, rounded out those in attendance.

The board approved the 2019-20...

Sheckler News: Sheckler students to perform program

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in School

Sheckler Elementary School second-grade students will present their “Bugs” program 7 p.m. April 25.


Students in third and fourth grade will be taking PSSAs in math April 29 and 30. PSSA testing in science will take place May 1 and 2 for students in fourth grade.

Students should get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast, as well as avoid being absent or tardy on testing days.


Sheckler Home and School will hold its meeting 6 p.m. May 1 in...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

WHITEHALL Shots fired on Pennsylvania St.

Whitehall Township police are investigating a report of shots fired in the early morning of April 19 on Pennsylvania Street between Mickley Road and Congress Street.

According to Lt. Greg Bealer, the call came in just before 5 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found spent shell casings in the roadway.

Police found no victims and received no reports of injuries or property damage.

Detectives ask that anyone with...

Roughies Report: Devon Troxell receives award

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in School

On April 11, Devon Troxell was recognized as the Catasauqua High School recipient for the Altruism Award, sponsored by Travelers Protective Association. Devon was honored at a banquet at Northampton Banquet and Event Center.

Congratulations, Devon!


All college-bound seniors should have taken the SAT tests during their junior year. If you have not yet taken these tests and are planning to attend a four-year college, please register to take these tests as soon as...

CMS News: CMS holds Hickory Grove fundraiser

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in School

The vouchers for the Hickory Grove Greenhouses fundraiser will be handed out April 29. Each voucher is good for either one tray of bedding flowers or vegetables or a flowering hanging basket and must be redeemed May 1-26.

The fundraiser benefits the student activity fund.


Reminder: There will be PSSA perfect attendance rewards April 26 and May 3.


The PSSA testing dates continue as follows:

• Math: April 29 and 30

• Science: May 1 and 2...

Upgraded Tot Lot is unveiled

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

North Catasauqua Mayor William Molchany covered the borough’s Tot Lot at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St., April 18, hoping to surprise youngsters with some changes at the playground. The cover did not last long as the tarp was removed well before the ceremony.

“We got a Community Development Block Grant,” Molchany said. “Lamont McClure (Northampton County executive) and Frank Brooks pushed to get the funding. The borough’s public works crew, under...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


The department responded to a report of harassment on Pine Street.

A burglary in the 600 block of Maryland Street was reported.

Officers investigated a theft from a vehicle in the unit block of Maryland Circle.


Police investigated a report of a missing juvenile in the 500 block of Sixth Street.

A report of an overdose brought police to the 1500 block of MacArthur...

Catasauqua: Last chance to see ‘The Addams Family’ April 26-28

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family” will run 7 p.m. April 26 and 2 p.m. April 27 and 28.

The performances are held in the Catasauqua High School auditorium, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

To order tickets, visit or call 610-841-3747.


Catasauqua will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 27 at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to noteworthy citizens and/or...