Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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.

Legath receives Coplay scholarship

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

Bret Legath, of Coplay, received a $500 scholarship from the Coplay Scholarship Fund following a brief ceremony Dec. 26, 2018, at Paulie’s Family Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Legath is a freshman at Shippensburg University. The 2018 Whitehall High School graduate is also a member of the Shippensburg football team. An elementary education major, he plans a career as an educator.

He resides on Fifth Street with his parents, Rich and Lisa.

Legath was required to submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words, answering the prompt “What Local Government Means to Me.”

Chehade named Girl of the Month

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Joelle Chehade as the Girl of the Month for November.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dany Chehade of Whitehall.

Chehade has earned high honor roll.

She is a member of Art Club, Interact Club, Ski Club, SERVE Club, Spanish Club and Zephyr Nation.

Chehade is part of the English, Spanish and science honor societies, as well as National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

She was a National Merit semifinalist and a Zephyr Academy Artist of the Month. She took part in the High School Scholars program at Lehigh University.

Cedar Hill to take part in Wreaths Across America day

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.

Submit applications for scholarships

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Junior League of the Lehigh Valley Inc. will award two nonrenewable $1,000 scholarships. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 14.

The first scholarship seeks to award a graduating female high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties. The candidate must be a first-generation college attendee and pursuing a career in one of the STEM disciplines.

The second scholarship is open to all graduating female high school seniors who reside in Lehigh or Northampton counties. The candidate must be pursuing a career in one of the STEM disciplines.

LEHIGH TOWNSHIP

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Dump truck hits car at Municipal Road, Lehigh Drive

A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.

Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.

According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was owned by NS Paving of Lehighton and operated by Corey Mann, 49, of East Stroudsburg.

Ganser is Girl of the Month

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Samantha Ganser as the Girl of the Month for October.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ganser, of Whitehall.

Ganser has received high honor roll all marking periods during her time at Whitehall High School.

She is a member of Science Olympiad, president; Leo Club, vice president; SERVE Club; and Scholastic Scrimmage. Ganser has received more than 20 Science Olympiad medals at invitational, regional and state levels.

Officials celebrate completion of Greenway section

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Project is expected to eventually connect Allentown to Appalachian Trail

Whitehall Township officials celebrated the completion of a section of the Jordan Creek Greenway during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 17.

This newly completed section of trail, 0.9 miles and located between MacArthur and Mickley roads, was funded by a $1.3 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Alternatives Program and a $233,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program.