Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

K-9 Judge seeks your vote

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Allentown Fire Department’s K-9 Judge is a finalist in the 2016 American Hero Dog contest.

A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, he joined the department in 2011. Fire Chief Lee Laubach is Judge’s handler.

State Farm’s Arson Dog Scholarship program donated Judge to the city. He is the first State Farm Arson Dog in city history and was the first in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey in several years.

Judge already has been designated as Hero Dog in the arson category. He is now vying with seven other dogs for top honors from American Humane Association.

WCSD honors Graduates of Distinction

Thursday, June 2, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District honored four alumni as Graduates of Distinction during a ceremony April 21 in the Whitehall High School auditorium.

The Class of 2016 honorees were Donald R. Marushak ‘59, Michael J. Bednar ‘66, Gail Zimmerman Thomas ‘67 and Adam G. Armbruster ‘79. They were chosen based on their personal and professional achievements, which have made significant contributions to their field of endeavor and to society.

Man charged with burglaries in Lehigh, Northampton counties

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A 24-year-old man has been charged with breaking into multiple homes, some of which were occupied, during a four-day period in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Andrew Patrick Miller, who has no current address, was charged May 19 after an investigation by a detective with Lehigh County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force.

FBLA members attend state leadership conference

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Five members of Whitehall High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and adviser Carol Jo Reitz attended the 2016 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference April 11-13 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

During the regional competition held at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville Jan. 5, Matt Dobeck, Andrew Hawk and Eric Smith placed first in sport and entertainment management; Isis Lassiter placed first in public speaking II; and Dimple Pinnam came away with fifth place in accounting I — qualifying all of them for the state competition.

Jabir is named Girl of the Month

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Woman’s Club of Whitehall has chosen Gazal Jabir as Girl of the Month for April.

A Whitehall High School senior, she is the daughter of Yousif Jabir and Houida Alnamous.

Jabir has earned high honor roll for all marking periods of high school.

She is president of the Class of 2016.

She is a member of Student Council, Debate Team, SERVE Club, Human Rights Club, Drama Club, Book Club, Model UN, Science Olympiad, Muslim Students Association and Prom Committee (chairperson). She is also a staff member of the school newspaper.

Bethlehem man charged in 2014 fatal crash in Whitehall Twp.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A Bethlehem man has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and other offenses in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township in 2014.

Jose Rivera, 44, of 555 Ontario St., Bethlehem, has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol, recklessly endangering other people, and summary offenses of reckless and careless driving resulting in a death, driving at an unsafe speed and a red light violation.