11 hrs ago
Mayor Iobst Wins Primary, But Will Stolz Challenge?
Incumbent Winfield Iobst defeated challenger John F. Belin Jr. in Tuesday's Democratic Primary race for Emmaus mayor, according to unofficial tallies.
15 hrs ago
Seven Gen Student: It's Time for a Hazardous Waste Collection
Special to Emmaus Patch by Brooke Zacker Picture paint in the landfill soaking down into a family's aquifer, then soaking into a family's well.
Wed May 22, 2013
$1K in Jewelry Stolen from Emmaus Home, Police Say
Most of us have likely heard a disgruntled homeowner describe a less-than-ideal home repair project as "money flying out the window." Heck, some of us may have even used that expression ourselves at one time or another.
How Emmaus Can Help Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a two-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma .
What Happens Next With Emmaus Council Race?
With five candidates battling for three open seats, it was known going into Tuesday's primary race that all five candidates for Emmaus Borough Council could be on the ballot in November-provided the candidate got at least one vote this time around.
Emmaus Pool Passes on Sale Wednesday
To get a jump on the crowds hoping to jump into the Emmaus Community Park swimming pool over the Memorial Day weekend holiday, pool-goers can head over to the pool office Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and purchase their pool passes in advance of opening day, according to the Borough of Emmaus website .
Bail Set for Alleged South Whitehall Embezzlers
William J. Tonkins, a former South Whitehall Township police officer, who, along with his wife, is accused of stealing $850,000 from South Whitehall over 13 years, was arraigned Wednesday by District Judge David Howells.
Barrett, Schware Win Nods for Lehigh County Commissioner, District 5
Michael Schware won the Republican nomination for a Lehigh County Commissioner seat in District 5, and Wesley Barrett won the Democratic nomination, according to unofficial tallies from Lehigh County.
Tue May 21, 2013
Former South Whitehall Employee, Husband Charged with Embezzling Nearly $1M from Township
Updated 2 p.m. Former South Whitehall recycling coordinator and utility supervisor Nancy Tonkin and her husband, a former township police officer, conspired to embezzle $854,497 from township coffers for more than a decade, according to Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin.
Driver Cited in 2-Car Crash, Police Say
A 30-year-old Emmaus man was cited for failure to yield following a two-car accident Tuesday morning at the intersection of Route 100 and Schaefer Run Road, according to Upper Macungie Police.
Mon May 20, 2013
Allentown school's fundraising golf tournament named for...
The Zachi Telesha/Mustang Open Golf Classic will be held at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course, 3400 Tilghman Street, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $100 per golfer.
Sun May 19, 2013
Emmaus Bank, Church Damanged by Vandals, Police Say
Wells Fargo in Emmaus was recently damaged by vandals who spray-painted an exterior bank wall, according to a report by the Emmaus Police Department .
Who's Running for Emmaus Council?
Five candidates -- two Republicans and three Democrats -- are running for three open Emmaus Borough Council seats in the May 21 primary election.
Costco Gets Closer, Macungie Mayor's Move Top Local News
Lower Macungie Township is Tired of False Alarms The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners is looking into less tolerance and stricter penalties for false alarms that needlessly call the fire department into action.
Fri May 17, 2013
Which Seat Does Julian Stolz Really Want?
Controversial East Penn School Board member Julian Stolz will be on Tuesday's primary ballot running for both Emmaus mayor and Emmaus Borough Council.
6 Seek Lehigh County Commissioner Seat in District 5
In one of the most contested races in the May 21 primary, four Republican candidates are seeking their party's nomination for a Lehigh County Commissioner seat in District 5. On the Democratic side, two candidates are seeking their party's nod for the seat.
Thu May 16, 2013
Judge: Pa. Molester Doesn't Have To Buy House
The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl sexually molested by a neighbor are facing a setback in their legal effort to force the man to buy their house.
Mayor Candidates Do Not Respond to Patch Questions
Two candidates, Incumbent Winfield Iobst and Challenger John F. Belin, Jr. , are on the ballot for the May 21 Democratic primary for Emmaus mayor.
Wed May 15, 2013
Powerball Jackpot Hits $360M: Buy Tickets in Emmaus
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $360 million-the third highest Powerball prize of all time.
Copper Piping Stolen from Emmaus Homes, Police Say
Someone may have been confused about exactly what was for sale recently when it came to two empty homes in Emmaus.