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Catasauqua police

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted a man in the 100 block of Wood Street.

· Police were called to the 700 block of Limestone Street to investigate a domestic dispute.

· Officers responded to a juvenile assault in the 100 block of Front Street.

· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 800 block of Mulberry Street.


· Police responded to a parking complaint in the 200 block of Front Street.

Henry "Hank" R. Swasing

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Navy veteran

Henry "Hank" R. Swasing, 93, of Levittown, died Aug. 30, 2012, at Cornerstone Assisted Living, New Tripoli. He was the husband of the late Elsie A. (Kopp) Swasing.

Born in Rosebud, he was a son of the late Karl and Wilhemina (Bortz) Swasing.

He was a 1936 graduate of Beccaria Area Senior High School, Clearfield County.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a chief petty officer aboard the USS Saratoga, Henderson and Ranger in the Pacific theater.

Plaque for pennies

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in School

The Colonel John Siegfried Elementary School, Northampton, was presented a plaque Friday by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pennsylvania/Lehigh Valley Branch, for its outstanding "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser. Students at the school raised more than $6,500, the second highest of 700 schools which participated in the project the past school year. Pamela Formica, campaign manager for the Lehigh Valley-based society, center, presents a plaque noting the distinction to teacher and student council advisor Gary Pierzga, right.

Della "Tootsie" G. Smith

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Durkee Foods retiree

Della "Tootsie" G. Smith, 86, of Northampton, died Sept. 5, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. Smith.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Stancato) Basilone.

She was last employed at Durkee Foods, Bethlehem, in the coconut department, for several years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked for Pet Foods and Friehofers Bakery, both in Allentown.

She was of a Lutheran background.

Coplay police

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police issue DUI citation

A traffic stop by borough police Sept. 15 resulted in the arrest of Kyle Miller, 32, of 17 W. Tenth St., Northampton.

Miller was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported by police to the Lehigh County Central Booking Center, Allentown, for processing.

Tricycle stolen

Jonathan Schlager of 110 S. Seventh St., Coplay, reported on Sept. 15 the theft of a tricycle.

Described as a red and white Hendstrom tricycle, the tricycle was stolen off the back porch at the Seventh Street property.

Sigmund Levin

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

owned clothing shop

Sigmund Levin, 81, a longtime resident of Allentown, died Sept. 8, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mary (Sadler) Levin for 37 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Mary (Siegal) Levin.

He was an owner of Gentry Men's Clothing Shop and an investment banker throughout his time.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

Recycle items

Lehigh County is holding free "anything with a plug" recycling 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville; Olympus Corporate Headquarters, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley; and Lowe's Home Im-provement, 1235 Martin Court, Bethlehem.

Items accepted include computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Spirituality topic

"Spirituality and the Twelve Steps," 7- 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Bahnson Center of Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, is the latest in a once per semester seminar offered by the seminary's Office of Enrollment.

The seminar highlights the role of the 12 steps in the development of spirituality for the recovering person and its impact on the family.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested:

Information: Ann Gibson, Director of Enrollment,, 610-861-1512