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Service Corner  Pocono Record

Zayas reenlists in N.Y. Army National GuardMaj. Gen. Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National ...

The week in obituaries: 39 with local ties remembered

The following loved ones, friends and neighbors died recently.

Prom after-parties a dwindling tradition  San Francisco Chronicle

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When it comes to convincing throngs of high school students to show up to an alcohol-free party stretching until dawn after prom night, ...

Faces of Game Night: Pen Argyl's John Smith can't stay away ... and his wife is thrilled  Allentown Morning Call

Faces of Game Night: Pen Argyl's John Smith came back to head coaching at age 65, shortly after becoming eligible for Medicare. He has no regrets, and his ...

Police: Pen Argyl high school students report threat; student charged  Allentown Morning Call

Police say students at Pen Argyl Area High School reported a student who allegedly made threats.

Which Lehigh Valley schools need to improve? Pennsylvania releases list  Allentown Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has named the schools that need to improve and will be seeking additional resources to help students do better.

Pen Argyl selects former principal John C. Smith as new football coach  Allentown Morning Call

John C. Smith, who celebrated his 65th birthday on Monday, was approved as the football coach at Pen Argyl Area High School during a board meeting ...

Pen Argyl Area High School graduation 2017 (PHOTOS)

Pen Argyl Area High School held its 2017 commencement ceremony at the school.

Former Pen Argyl QB and cancer survivor Ryan Hunt continues to make his family proud  Allentown Morning Call

Al Hunt was proud of everything his grandson, Ryan, did as a baseball and football player at Pen Argyl High School. There was plenty to be proud of.

Colin Kessler named new Bangor boys basketball coach  Allentown Morning Call

Colin Kessler has been named new boys basketball coach at Bangor.

Coroner rules Pen Argyl student's death an accident  WFMZ Allentown

The Lehigh County Coroner says the cause of death was attributed to severe head injuries and the manner of death was ruled an accident.

Armed security officers to be stationed in Pen Argyl schools  WFMZ Allentown

Armed guards in schools, it's the new reality for the Pen Argyl District and it starts on Monday.

Wind Gap man, brothers from E. Stroudsburg died in Monroe crash, coroner says

A 20-year-old Wind Gap man and brothers from East Stroudsburg were the people who died in a fiery crash Sunday night in Monroe County, Coroner Tom ...

Bowman should be on Pen Argyl's wall of fame | Letter

The Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association board put Woody Petchel, class of 1972, in its wall of fame, which is focused more on academic achievements.

Prom after-parties a dwindling tradition in the Lehigh Valley amid rising costs, low attendance  Allentown Morning Call

Parkland is just one of a handful of school districts in the Lehigh Valley that still hosts the prom after-party ― a tradition dating to the 1980s that has dwindled in ...

Paul Reduzzi resigns as Pen Argyl's football coach; ending 11-year run  Allentown Morning Call

Paul Reduzzi resigns as Pen Argyl's football coach, ending an 11-year run. He went 66-59 in his tenure and won back-to-back District 11 championships in 2011 ...

The week in obituaries: 36 with local ties remembered

The following loved ones, friends and neighbors died recently.

Iraq War vet pays tribute to his World War I brothers in arms  Allentown Morning Call

Iraq War vet in Pen Argyl pays tribute to his WWI brothers in arms.

Pen Argyl gives Notre Dame its first loss of the season  Allentown Morning Call

The Pen Argyl football team became the first team this season to defeat Notre Dame-Green Pond with a 35-14 victory at Alumni Stadium on Saturday afternoon ...

Pen Argyl Area High School appoints two coaches, athletic director  The Express Times -

The Pen Argyl Area School Board didn't have to look far to fill three vacancies -- two coaches and the athletic director's job -- during Tuesday night's meeting.

Wrestler Tom McKeough follows idols, leads Slaters over rival Green Knights  Allentown Morning Call

Tom McKeough follows idols, leads Bangor over rival Pen Argyl in pivotal Colonial League wrestling match.

Lehigh Valley schools faced uptick in threats in month after Parkland massacre  Allentown Morning Call

Lehigh Valley schools receive more threats in month after Parkland shooting than rest of school year combined, a Morning Call investigation finds.

Scott Kupec, Pen Argyl Area School District teacher and former coach, charged with drunken driving  The Express Times -

Scott Kupec, 33, had a blood-alcohol *content* more than three times the legal limit, according to police. The superintendent says his job is not in jeopardy.

Area bassoonist Milton Focht celebrates 90th birthday with a buzz  Allentown Morning Call

Milton Focht celebrated his 90th birthday by giving a concert on Sunday with a dozen other area bassonists at Luther Crest in Allentown. He is a veteran of the ...

Superintendent: Northampton Area student made threats against other students, police involved  Allentown Morning Call

Northampton Area School District said a high school student created a hit list with the names of other students — the latest in a spate of threats at area high ...

Pen Argyl artist Bob Doney made lasting impressions on friends, colleagues  The Express Times -

Doney, of Pen Argyl, died Monday at the age of 89.

NCAA Champ, Olympic Alternate, Zach Rey wrestles with Green Knights  My MMA

VIDEO - Zach Rey, a former NCAA Division I champ for Lehigh University held a two day wrestling clinic for the Green Knight Wrestling Club in Pen Argyl, Pa.

Tom Toth to remain Bangor's head football coach  Allentown Morning Call

Bangor Area High School has named Tom Toth its head football coach after he finished this past season as the interim head coach.

Lehigh Valley Memorial Day weekend events  Allentown Morning Call

MONDAY. •The Charles Nelson Lobb American Legion Post 502 in Pen Argyl will hold a *service* at 9 a.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Plainfield Township.

Catching Up With: Pen Argyl and Penn State gridiron star Bob Parsons  The Express Times -

Name: Bob Parsons. Local Connection: Pen Argyl High School (1968). Notables: Scored 136 points in his senior season as Pen Argyl quarterback. Inducted into ...

Elwood Petchel leaves imprint on Pen Argyl, Lehigh Valley athletics  The Express Times -

The 84-year-old, who died Tuesday, starred at Wilson High School and Penn State.

Pa. Native Gets Olympic Medal 10 Years Later  NBC Philadelphia

Nearly 10 years after her big moment in Sydney, Kristen Maloney can finally call herself an Olympic medalist. The Pennsylvania native will be awarded a bronze ...

Wind Gap area being evacuated because of hazardous substance wreck  The Express Times -

People within a one-mile radius of where a truck carrying hydrofluoric acid overturned are being told to leave the area, and Route 33 is closed between Route ...

Taxes going up in Southern Lehigh  Allentown Morning Call

Property owners in the Southern Lehigh School District will see their school taxes rise by 1.2 percent in 2017-18 under $64.9 million budget that was adopted.

One Medicare program pays nearly $1 billion to treat heart failure in Pennsylvania  Allentown Morning Call

Heart failure is one of the most expensive health conditions for Pennsylvanians, costing Medicare almost $1 billion. Half of the expenses are for hospitalizations, ...

Lehigh Valley prom schedule 2017: See our photos  Allentown Morning Call

When is prom in the Lehigh Valley? Here is the 2017 schedule for area high schools; check back to see our photo galleries.

John Compardo was more than just a basketball coach  Allentown Morning Call

Former Allentown Central Catholic state title-winning boys basketball coach and longtime Allentown College (DeSales University) athletic director John ...

Lehigh Valley prom schedule 2016  Allentown Morning Call

When is prom in the Lehigh Valley? Here is the 2016 schedule for area high schools; check back to see our photo galleries.

Local jazz artist Eric Doney dies at 62  Pocono Record

If one picture is worth a thousand words, then the official website for the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts says it all.“R.I.P. Eric Doney,” is what visitors ...

These high school kids dance the night away for THON (PHOTOS)

They were hopping and bobbing and dancing the night away. The student body of Notre Dame High School started at 5:30 p.m. Friday and planned to keep ...

Brown Daub Kia like a family  Allentown Morning Call

Hospital staffers had a mystery on their hands as they wheeled their patient down the corridor. Having just undergone major neck surgery, Gary Lee Eckley, ...

Lehigh Valley area events marking Memorial Day  Allentown Morning Call

TODAY. Third annual Taps over Bethlehem 2016 begins at 8 a.m. Trumpeters and buglers, led by the American Legion Band, perform taps continuously in the ...

Memorial Day events in the Lehigh Valley  Allentown Morning Call

MAY 29. American Legion Post 16, Slatington, will visit the following cemeteries: Williamstown, 8:10 a.m.; Jacksonville, 9:15 a.m.; Heidelberg UCC, 9:45 a.m.; ...

At least one dead in Bucks County crash involving two motorcycles, police say  Allentown Morning Call

State police are investigating a fatal crash involving two motorcycles and a pickup truck near Palisades High School in Bucks County. Emergency dispatches ...

Sean Lees named wrestling coach at Ephrata, Cedar Crest selects Chris Voshell, John Walizer earns promotion at Hempfield  LancasterOnline

In February 1989 the Ephrata wrestling team traveled to Manheim Central to battle the Barons for the championship of Section One.

What you need to know before seeing 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'  Allentown Morning Call

The magic is almost back on the big screen. The second installment to J.K. Rowling's “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise hits theaters on Friday and moves forward ...

World War II veteran Morris Metz recalls growing up in Great Depression, Battle of the Bulge  Allentown Morning Call

When Morris Metz was about 6, his father lost his job in a lumber mill, so the family of six baked bread, Dutch cakes and cinnamon buns to sell. They had ...

Paul Muschick: Bring back death penalty and use it to prosecute Pittsburgh synagogue shooter  Allentown Morning Call

A high school student interviewed me last week about my thoughts on the death penalty. She was doing research for an article and asked to speak with me after ...

Runaway tanker rail car rumbles through the Lehigh Valley  Allentown Morning Call

A detached tanker, loaded with paraffin wax, rumbled through the Lehigh Valley without incident over the weekend.

Northampton man, 28, is killed in Whitehall two-car crash  Allentown Morning Call

A 28-year-old Northampton man was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving collided with a vehicle in the rain and landed in a Whitehall ...

Bethlehem Township man, 65, dies from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle wreck in Bushkill Township  Allentown Morning Call

The driver of a vehicle involved in a three-car crash last week in Bushkill Township has died from his injuries. Charles Bolash, 65, of Bethlehem Township was ...

Holiday train displays chugging through the Valley  Allentown Morning Call

Every year, local model train enthusiasts and organizations play their part to add joy to the holiday season. Their train displays are don't-miss-attractions of the ...

Lehigh wrestling concludes stormy season with 3 all-Americans at NCAA championships  Allentown Morning Call

The Lehigh wrestling team battled injuries and lineup changes all season. But after starting 0-7, the Mountain Hawks rallied for a top-15 finish at the NCAA ...

Woman killed in motorcycle accident in Upper Macungie  Allentown Morning Call

A 48-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday during a collision with a car at an intersection in Upper Macungie, township police said.

Sullivan's confession: Grace Packer looked to mom for help during rape  Allentown Morning Call

Editor's note: This story contains *content* that may be disturbing to some readers. [More News] Money Rules Everything gang linked to Bethlehem burned body ...

Authorities say man was under the influence of meth in N. Whitehall crash that injured several people  Allentown Morning Call

Lehigh County authorities say a Slatington man was under the influence of methamphetamine in a December crash that seriously injured several people.

Route 33 crash leads three cars into embankments, one medevac  Allentown Morning Call

A domino-effect accident on Route 33 ended with three vehicles striking embankments and one person requiring a medevac Monday afternoon, state police ...

Palmer Township man sentenced in fatal drowsy driving crash  Allentown Morning Call

A 67-year-old Palmer Township man who fell asleep behind the wheel on Route 309, causing a fatal head-on crash, was sentenced Monday to six to 23 months ...

After Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, fresh thoughts on giving thanks  Allentown Morning Call

It's barely three weeks after the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history and people in the Pittsburgh neighborhood where it happened are getting ready for ...

Three were injured in Weisenberg Twp. 3-car crash, state police report  Allentown Morning Call

Three people were injured, one seriously, in a three-car crash two weekends ago on Holbens Valley Road in Weisenberg Township, state police said Monday.

Steel Chairman Arthur B. Homer to retire in 1963 - Almanac Nov. 2, 2013  The Express Times -

The Wind Gap Halloween parade finished with prizes given to children in 1988.

Eagles inactives: Carson Wentz out — not expected back next week either  Allentown Morning Call

It's no surprise that Carson Wentz is out for the Philadelphia Eagles' season opener against Atlanta, and Wentz reportedly won't be back for a few more weeks.

Report: Carson Wentz expected to be fully healthy for April workouts  Allentown Morning Call

Carson Wentz, who missed the Eagles' last five games (including playoffs) with a fractured vertebra in his back, is expected to be ready to fully participate when ...

See how they run: Six Democrats compete to replace U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent  Allentown Morning Call

Six Democrats are competing for the chance to run to represent the Lehigh Valley in Congress. Here's how each hopes to win it.

Eagles injury update: Derek Barnett, Darren Sproles out vs. Vikings  Allentown Morning Call

The Eagles will be without both defensive end Derek Barnett and running back Darren Sproles on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial ...

India Heritage Day: A new event to celebrate a rich culture  Allentown Morning Call

A new free event is to debut in Allentown that pays tribute and celebrates the rich culture and heritage of India. India Heritage Day will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Who is the Stanford professor tapped to redraw Pa.'s congressional districts?  Allentown Morning Call

With Gov. Tom Wolf announcing that he's rejecting a new congressional map drawn by top Republican legislative leaders, a new set of district boundaries is ...

Eagles Camp Notes: Rookie Dallas Goedert can't sing  Allentown Morning Call

Rookie tight end Dallas Goedert made quite and impression at the Eagles' rookie talent show, and O-lineman Jordan Mailata is learning the game — slowly but ...

NFL 2018: 6 under-the-radar rookies who could make a difference  Allentown Morning Call

Six rookies who could have a big impact on their team.

Retiring Chase Utley will be forever revered by Phillies, their fans  Allentown Morning Call

Retiring Chase Utley will be forever revered by Phillies and their fans because of his dedication to his craft and willingness to play every game like it was his last.

Kevin Esterly extradited to Lehigh County, held on $500,000 bail  Allentown Morning Call

Police extradited Kevin Esterly to Lehigh County on Saturday to face charges that he fled to Mexico with 16-year-old Amy Yu.

Masked shoplifter killed after firing at state trooper in Walmart parking lot, police say  Allentown Morning Call

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot and killed a man suspected of shoplifting outside the Walmart in Lower Macungie after the man pulled a gun on the ...

Allentown woman dies week after hit-and-run crash, family says  Allentown Morning Call

Ruby Marrero, the Allentown woman struck by a hit-and-run driver last week as she walked to the store, died Tuesday morning her family said.

'Ragtime' cast announced for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival  Allentown Morning Call

Veteran artists from Broadway, film and television will star in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of the musical “Ragtime,” which opens its ...

Palmerton High duo take different paths to similar success as senior wrestlers  Allentown Morning Call

Jared Mooney wastes little time when talking about his wrestling exploits. An interview with the Palmerton 182-pounder lasts about as long as.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM OF THE YEAR: High-flying Canaries energized the basketball community  Allentown Morning Call

The Allen basketball team created lots of excitement, produced big crowds and a championship.

Sentencing in Bill Cosby's sex assault case set for Sept. 24  Allentown Morning Call

Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24 — five months after he was convicted of sexual assault.

Bethlehem police release photos of hit-and-run suspect vehicle  Allentown Morning Call

Bethlehem police released several photos of a truck they say was involved in a hit-and-run crash.

Doctor says Penn State frat pledge may have lived if help was called sooner  Allentown Morning Call

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had ...

Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke of plot  Allentown Morning Call

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in ...

Allentown homicide suspect was trying to rob Johnny Lopez when shots fired, police say  Allentown Morning Call

Marquis N. Bannister admitted he took a handgun to Ninth and Liberty streets in Allentown the night of Oct. 4 with the intention of robbing someone, according to ...

Man hurt seriously in Heidelberg Twp. as car crashes into tree at curve  Allentown Morning Call

A man was injured seriously Thursday night in northern Lehigh County when his car went off a road at a curve and crashed into a pine tree. He was flown to a ...

Group says Wehr's Dam should come down  Allentown Morning Call

Call to remove Wehr's Dam in South Whitehall has residents fighting the Wildlands Conservancy, which is pushing for dam removals across the Lehigh Valley.

What you need to know about the North Korea showdown  Allentown Morning Call

Trying to follow the latest steps in the tension between the United States and North Korea? Here's some background on the conflict's origins, the players and the ...

Trial begins on excessive force claims by Allentown 'street singer'  Allentown Morning Call

James W. Ochse made a deal with police about his singing on Center City streets, the Allentown man told jurors Tuesday in the trial over his excessive force ...

At Bethlehem Trump rally, Congress and liberals remain the problem  Allentown Morning Call

Supporters of President Trump rallied Saturday outside the Bethlehem Area Public Library.

Jail staff trained to use narcan to prevent opioid overdoses  Allentown Morning Call

Jail staff in Lehigh and Northampton counties are armed with narcan to prevent opioid overdoses.

Scene: Thomas Williams' birthday bash benefits leukemia society  Allentown Morning Call

A young Allentown businessman recently used his birthday party as part of his ongoing quest to help make a wish come true — the ending of all blood cancers.

No worries: PennDOT will pick up tab for highway-roving tow trucks on 78 and 22  Allentown Morning Call

The Lehigh Valley's Freeway *Service* Patrols now cost more than $1 million a year, but state officials say the headaches it prevents are well worth it.

Statute of Limitations Lobbying Over Top  Allentown Morning Call

My column today is about the Catholic Church's intensifying efforts to convince the faithful to pressure Pennsylvania legislators to oppose statute of limitations ...

Tall ship in NYC returning to its birthplace in Germany  Allentown Morning Call

The Peking, a tall ship once based at The Seaport in New York, is returning to Germany.

"Hawaii Five-0" to celebrate 100th episode with special song by Five for Fighting  Allentown Morning Call

Grammy Award-nominated artist John Ondrasik, of Five For Fighting, created a brand new song for the 100th episode of "Hawaii Five-0," which stars Former ...

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, son of former Allentown Central Catholic star Ed, showing off versatility  Allentown Morning Call

Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey takes snaps at running back, receiver and wildcat QB.

Allentown residents can mix recyclables starting Sunday  Allentown Morning Call

Allentown residents will no longer need to sort their recyclables as of Sunday as the city moves to single-stream recycling.

Rodgers works Hail Mary magic, Packers beat Giants 38-13  Allentown Morning Call

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers, master of the Hail Mary pass, struck again in another big moment. Rodgers overcame a sluggish start and finished with ...

Snow and mud doesn't slow down Northampton in 33-14 win over Catasauqua  Allentown Morning Call

Northampton plays at Catasauqua in their annual Thanksgiving morning game.

Mike Tomlin not alarmed as Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ponders future  Allentown Morning Call

As a general philosophy, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin treats each individual season as its own unique entity, with no direct through line from one to.

Bad Company pulls together good band for Camden concert  Allentown Morning Call

One day after announcing that the band, Bad Company, would tour this summer with Joe Walsh, the group encountered an unexpected obstacle — guitarist Mick ...

What if you dial 911 and nobody shows up?  Allentown Morning Call

Volunteer firefighters in shorter supply, writes Morning Call columnist Bill White.

Meat processor recalls 90,000 pounds of ground beef patties sold at Wal-Mart  Allentown Morning Call

A meat processor is recalling nearly 90,000 pounds of ground beef patties sold at Wal-Mart stores due to possible contamination with wood. The recall involves ...

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