Northampton Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hearst acquires Rodale magazine, book businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.

According to the Hearst announcement, “Upon completion of the acquisition, Rodale’s multiplatform content...

Gogel, Frantz reappointed to lead school board

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The president and vice president of Northampton Area School District Board of Education were re-elected at the annual reorganization meeting Dec. 4.

David Gogel was re-elected board president. Chuck Frantz was re-elected board vice president. The vote for each position was unanimous, 9-0, at the meeting.

Frantz, re-elected to a four-year term in the November general election, took the oath of office, administered by Denise Vilkauskas, NASD secretary to the superintendent and...

Allen board OKs two warehouses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Allen Township Board of Supervisors gave its stamp of approval Nov. 28 to allow the construction of two warehouses that will be built next to the FedEx Ground hub on 80 acres near Willowbrook Road.

According to Johanna Chervak, real estate development director for Rockefeller Group, improvements being sought include left turn lanes onto Race Street, Airport Road and the Race Street intersection as well as stormwater improvements.

Lot No. 5 was unanimously approved by the board...

Service news

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

U.S. Air Force National Guard

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Huy H. Dinh has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied...

Bath: Basket social set for Dec. 10

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, will be having a basket social 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10.

Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a bake sale and 50/50 drawing as well.

For more information, call 610-261-2210 after 4 p.m.


Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas concert in the Wolf Academy on the society’s grounds, 6600 Jacksonville Road, 7 p.m. Dec. 10. There is a suggested donation.

The Celtic band...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I have known Bill Leiner Jr. all my life. As children, we played together. As teenagers, we raised a little hell together. And, as adults, we worked at Bethlehem Steel together.

For as long as I can remember, Bill has always had a passion for politics. More importantly, he has always had a compassion for the little guy — the working man. And, as the son of a 95-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, I know Bill would never do anything to dishonor his father.


Northampton police

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 24

A domestic dispute between two males and a female occurred in the 2200 block of Main Street.

NOV. 25

At Wyandotte and Ridge streets, Officer Buchanan and the department K-9 assisted North Catasauqua police in the search of a vehicle.

NOV. 26

A male harassing a female in the 300 block of Main Street was reported.

Police responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 500...

The perils of cancer treatment

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My strong advice to anyone going through chemotherapy treatment, or about to go through it, is listen to professional advice and heed any research you may uncover.

I finished my second chemotherapy treatment Oct. 4. I personally didn’t think the treatment varied much from the first until a few days later.

Rather than try to be as active as I possibly could, much of what I did involved sleeping a great deal. The excess sleep ultimately led to a short hospital stay — luckily, a...