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Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Addresses not exempt when seeking 911 response logs

While the legal battle over release of public-school employee home addresses has continued to rage in Pennsylvania's appellate courts, another aspect of the home address debate is settled.

In Czech v. County of York, a unanimous panel of the Commonwealth Court clarified the parameters of the Right-to-Know Law's exemption for 911 records and information, holding that the law does not exempt address information from "time response logs."


Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in School

Applications being accepted

The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.

The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. The application deadline is April 10.

Call Paula Evans at 610-261-4072, or Jane Gambone at 610-435-0120, for information.

James R. Lynch, D.D.S.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Orefield dentist

James R. Lynch, D.D.S., 61, died Feb. 27, 2013, in Fellowship Community, Whitehall. He was the husband of Mary L. (Raymond) Lynch for 25 years.

Born in Titusville, he was a son of William W. Lynch of Pittsburgh and the late Martha (Madden) Lynch.

He was a graduate of Titusville High School, the University of Pittsburgh and Temple Dental School.

He was a dentist in Orefield from 1990 until retiring in 2011 due to his illness.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Crane Street.

· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought officers to Railroad and Birch streets.

· Police were called to Seventh and Hunter streets to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle.


· A report of a wire down brought officers to the 700 block of Grove Street.


· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department along the Ironton Rail-Trail.


Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in School

Program helps save for college

Pennsylvanians can open and contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program in order to help pay college costs in the future.

The PA 529 GSP is designed to help savings grow to meet the future cost of education, said Senator Pat Browne (R-16). When used for qualified higher education expenses, PA 529 GSP contributions grow at the rate of tuition inflation, subject to fees and premiums. For example, if you save enough for a semester at one of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education universities today, you will have enough for a semester there in the future.

Lewis "Butch" J. Weber Jr.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired truck driver

Lewis "Butch" J. Weber Jr., 70, of Northampton, died Feb. 27, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lois J. (Fenstermacher) Weber.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lewis J. Sr. and Irene M. (Bundy) Weber.

He was a truck driver for many years, retiring in 2004.

He attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coplay.

He was a member of the Bath Volunteer Fire Company.

Michael P. Vitushinsky

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Agere Systems retiree

Michael P. Vitushinsky, 58, of Coplay, died March 1, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Juanita M. Sivak-Vitushinsky for 12 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Stella (Gulka) Vitushinsky.

He was a 1974 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

He worked in the polishing department of Agere Systems, Allentown, for 25 years, retiring in 2003.

He attended Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.

Bill Walton set to speak at Via banquet

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Via of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce the keynote speaker sponsored by the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Basketball Banquet, an sports event honoring the finest basketball talent from the 35 high schools in the greater Lehigh Valley. Bill Walton, all-star basketball legend, two time NBA and NCAA Champion, and NBA MVP, is the keynote speaker for what promises to be an exciting night to honor Lehigh Valley basketball. The banquet will take place Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available until Monday, March 18.