Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Routes 145, 329 intersection improvements are underway

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that work has begun to improve the intersection of Route 145 (MacArthur Road) and Route 329 (Main Street) in Egypt. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution while driving through the area.

Sporadic lane restrictions will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Motorists are encouraged to check 511PA.com before their trip for information on lane restrictions.

‘Honey for Heroes’ benefits Gold Star Mothers programs

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Through the efforts of Vietnam Veteran Blaine Holden and the support of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, a new program was introduced in 2015 encouraging association members to donate pound containers of honey from own their hives to be sold as a fundraiser by the local Gold Star Mothers chapter to assist with their outreach to needy veterans in our area.

LCTI students win top prizes at competition

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI) students recently qualified for the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America 2016 State Leadership Conference during its regional contest at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

Students from the administrative office technology and accounting, computer and networking technology, and web design and programming programs scored top three finishes in eight categories at the Region 28 Leadership Conference to secure berths in the state event in Hershey April 11-13.

Whitehall student has artwork on display at SteelStacks

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Katie Lutterschmidt, a sophomore at Whitehall High School, has artwork exhibited at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks after her entry in the ArtPop Billboard Competition was named a top 10 student entry.

Katie’s work in colored pencil, titled “In the Distance,” is on display through March 13 at ArtsQuest Center’s Alvin H. Butz Gallery, located on the second floor of the performing arts center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

January is Radon Action Month

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

January is Nation Radon Action Month, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has devised an initiative to bring the dangers of radon to the forefront. Radon is a naturally occurring carcinogen with many case studies showing a direct correlation to lung cancer and other possible diseases. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium, thorium and radium in rock and soil. With no scent or taste and being invisible, radon is a silent killer that seeps into building structures and does not discriminate against its victims.

Harhart to retire from House of Representatives

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, has decided her 11th term in office, which will end with the 2015-16 session, will be her final term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“It has been an honor and privilege to represent the residents of the 183rd District in the state House,” Harhart said. “In doing so, I have made many friends, both in the General Assembly and the surrounding community, that I will miss tremendously. They have helped to make public service, while challenging, one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.”

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers attacks

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Citrus County, Fla., board of directors met during a recent monthly meeting and presented Bill Leiner Sr., former longtime Coplay resident, with an award as the last living Pearl Harbor survivor in Citrus County.

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 186 of Citrus County has held annual events for the past 20 years to honor those who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Twenty years ago, there were 19 survivors. Today, there is only one.

Two RenewLV board members appointed to planning positions

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

RenewLV recently announced that board members Julie Thomases and Ron Beitler were appointed to two important planning boards.

Thomases, an Allentown native, was appointed to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Beitler, a Lower Macungie Township commissioner, was appointed to Lehigh County’s Sterling Raber Farmland Preservation Board.

Lehigh County commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint both board members.

Thomases joins about 30 planners from Lehigh and Northampton counties on the LVPC, and Beitler is one of nine members of the preservation board.

Emick named October Girl of the Month

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Emily Emick has been named Girl of the Month for October by the Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Emick of Whitehall.

Emick is involved in many activities at Whitehall High School. She is a member of concert choir, serving as president and a part of the chorale choir, gospel choir and the spring musical

Emick also enjoys her time with the Leo Club, organizing blood drives; Scholastic Scrimmage, serving as captain; Model UN; Student Forum; and the varsity swim team.