Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Whitehall High School grad named ‘Chopped’ champion

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A Whitehall High School and Pennsylvania College of Technology graduate was named a “Chopped” champion after the popular television show’s judges deemed her dishes the most creative, tasty and well prepared.

Kristina Wisneski, executive chef of Amis Trattoria in Devon, a Philadelphia suburb, watched the show for years with her family before making her appearance in an episode titled “Wonton Wonder” that premiered on the Food Network Feb. 12.

Martin announces re-election bid as Lehigh County’s DA

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been district attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.

Whitehall resident running for magisterial district judge

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Maza Middle Eastern Cuisine in Whitehall, Alberta Scarfaro announced her candidacy for magisterial district judge in Whitehall’s District 31-1-07. Scarfaro discussed her family’s history in the Lehigh Valley and emphasized the role the Whitehall community has played in her life and in the life of her family.

Harrington to run for at-large seat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Dave Harrington, president of Lehigh Valley For All, has announced his bid for a Lehigh County at-large commissioner seat.

He said he is running to ensure that Lehigh County government is focused on community, transparency and justice.

Harrington grew up in the Lehigh Valley and currently lives in Coopersburg. He works in Allentown as an immigration attorney, protecting the rights of his clients and fighting for them to see their day in court.

Whitehall police officer announces bid for judge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Kenneth P. Stephens Jr. has announced his candidacy for the upcoming magisterial district judge race in the 31-1-07 Judicial District, which encompasses Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay.

Stephens was born in Allentown in 1964. He graduated from William Allen High School in 1982 and Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 1986.

He has lived in Whitehall since 1990 with his wife, Donna, and their three children, Zachary, Dylan and Taylor.

Michael Harakal enters race for mayor

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Mayor Michael P. Harakal Jr. has announced his candidacy for election to the office of mayor of Whitehall.

He was appointed to the position in April of 2018 to fill the term of former Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. after Hozza resigned to take the position of Lehigh County director of administration.

He mentioned he originally intended only to finish out Hozza’s term but has since changed his intentions.

Former police officer enters race for district judge position

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Todd P. Heffelfinger, a retired Whitehall Township police officer, has announced his candidacy for the upcoming magisterial district judge race in the 31-1-07 Judicial District, which encompasses Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay. Heffelfinger received his certificate as a magisterial district judge in December of 2017.

Heffelfinger, 56, is a 25-1/2-year veteran of Whitehall Township Police Department. Since retiring in December 2015, Heffelfinger has been employed by Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department as a full-time deputy sheriff.

Ochoa is named Girl of the Month

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Nashelit Ochoa as the Girl of the Month for December 2018.

She is the daughter of Ms. Patricia Jaramillo and Mr. Elias Ochoa, of Whitehall.

Ochoa has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She is a member of SERVE Club (president), Art Club (secretary), Leo Club (president), Interact (president), London Club and German Club.

She is president of National Honor Society and belongs to Mu Alpha Theta and the Science and English honor societies.

Capehart will run for judge

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Thomas Capehart has announced his candidacy for judge of Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.

“My active involvement in our community, coupled with my nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of the law, makes me uniquely qualified to effectively deal with the issues that come before the court,” he said.