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High-def cameras discussed at Coplay Town Watch meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Coplay Town Watch (CTW) Vice President Kevin Keppel gave a presentation about wireless, high-definition cameras at a recent CTW meeting. He had one on-hand to demonstrate.

“This is the future of home safety,” Keppel said. “I have one, and I urge everyone here to consider getting one. A camera like this will help the police find the criminal.”

Coplay Police Chief Vince Genovese attended the meeting and endorsed the camera concept for safety.

“High-def is the way to go,” Genovese said.

LCTI to get new executive director

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute officials have named the school’s next executive director.

Thomas J. “Tim” Rushton IV has been tapped to replace Executive Director Sandra Himes, who plans to retire this fall. He currently serves as LCTI’s director of career and technical education and has held that position since 2013.

Rushton is slated to assume his new role Oct. 5.

Red Cross offers tips for emergencies

Thursday, September 17, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Disasters can strike at any time, and the most common disaster threat people face across the country is a fire in their home. The American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, encourages everyone to be ready for emergencies like home fires by creating a disaster plan for their household during National Preparedness Month.

As part of its home fire campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years, the Red Cross urges households to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with everyone in their home.

Parking issues discussed

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Carol Olsen and Dan Casey of Baseball Info Solutions, Inc. (BIS) presented how their organization benefits young people during the July Coplay Town Watch meeting.

BIS is a data collection company that collects Major League Baseball information from televised baseball games.

It then sells the data to Major League Baseball teams. It offers opportunities for young people, recent college graduates and college students as employees and paid interns to break into the baseball industry.

It has been housed in the old Ritz Theater on South Second Street since 2008.

Drug collection event to be held Sept. 12

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Logs

The 10th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.

Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at eight sites in Lehigh County. They can dispose of capsules, pills — including pet medications — and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last nine collections, and no questions will be asked.

Properties of Merit voting to end Monday

Thursday, September 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ten properties have been selected in Coplay to participate in the 2015 Properties of Merit (POM) program. The program is sponsored by the Coplay Town Watch.

POM began in 2007 with the goal of recognizing properties that are well maintained. Last year the program expanded to include two Chair’s Awards.

This year, for the first time in the program’s history a business, was selected. That Chair’s Award was given to The Bacon Strip Restaurant, 18 N. Second St. The second Chair Award is a South Third Street property.


Thursday, September 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Blood bank issues challenge

Miller-Keystone Blood Center and the American Cancer Society are inviting everyone to turn hope into action by donating blood, platelets or plasma at the first-ever “Relay Blood Challenge” 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.

According to Pete Castagna, president and CEO, Miller-Keystone Blood Center, voluntary blood donation plays a crucial role in the treatment of cancer patients.

Lions Club’s sweepstakes drawing fundraiser is under way

Thursday, September 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Whitehall Lions Club’s 2015-16 fiscal year began July 1. Many activities are scheduled, which include supporting the Center for Vision Loss, collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids, providing eye exams and glasses for those who qualify, providing trophies and scholarship money to high school students and supporting the Whitehall Township Public Library and the Whitehall Food Bank.

McNeill leads rally for responsible budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, led officials from across the Lehigh Valley in calling for a responsible state budget during a rally Wednesday evening at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem.

McNeill was joined by Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Northampton County Councilman Scott Parsons. Also in attendance were teachers, labor members and leaders, and senior citizens who are concerned about the lack of progress in passing a responsible budget.

Community comes out against crime

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Coplay Town Watch hosts annual event

The Coplay Town Watch (CTW) continued its 2015 transformation by putting a new spin on its annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNO).

Held Aug. 4 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, the NNO event traditionally celebrated law enforcement by presenting law enforcement organizations and officials to the community.

This year's NNO instead highlighted 15 diverse vendors who were encouraged to actively present their organization's goals to attendees. Attendees were asked to take time to listen to the vendors' presentations. Communication was the goal.