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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Foundation receives

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and the LCCC Foundation have received a donation of $75,000 from the Arcadia Foundation to support student scholarships and general financial assistance to students in their pursuit of higher education.

“With the incredible support from our community, we have been able to provide funds that enable our students to pursue their dreams,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber. “That support demonstrates the commitment to these students and how important higher education is to our community.”


Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Male, of Moore Township, announce the engagement of their daughter Valerie to Justin Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Smith, of Lower Nazareth Township.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and Moravian College. She works for Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Her fiance is a graduate of Nazareth Area High School. He works for Barker & Barker Paving, Bethlehem.

The couple is planning an Oct. 11 wedding.

Program approved

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) newest workforce development program, Certified Production Technician Plus (CPT+), has been approved as a registered pre-apprenticeship by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The CPT+ program at LCCC is connected to registered apprenticeship programs at Mack Trucks and Ocean Spray.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

For some, stay at home is not always safe at home

As the political battles continue about reopening municipalities, counties, states and the nation in the face of the spread of COVID-19, other confrontations are on the rise closer to home.

According to the United Nations Population Fund in data made available in late April, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to contribute to “an estimated 2 million additional instances of intimate partner violence in 2020-2021” worldwide.

Coplay: St. Peter Catholic Church to open doors for in-person services

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will open its doors for in-person Mass this week.

According to the Rev. Msgr. John J. Martin, pastor, masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed. There will be markings on the pews and aisles to assist with maintaining distance.

The chapel remains closed until further notice.


More the 200 chicken dinners were picked up May 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

This was the church’s first curbside dinner.


Another View

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Racism, unequal rights need to stop for good

As America is trying to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, a new battle has erupted over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis.

Last week, I watched in horror on social media and news broadcasts as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, placed his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds as Floyd cried out, “I can’t breathe,” and asked for his mother before taking his last breath and dying.

College Corner

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in

Kroboth inducted into honor society

Lebanon Valley College

Jessica Kroboth, of Whitehall, was recently inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society at Lebanon Valley College. Kroboth, a graduate of Whitehall High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science.

Sigma Alpha Pi is the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. The society serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. Students are selected for induction based upon their GPA and level of involvement.