Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Candy maker donating sweets

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

If you were the owner of South Whitehall Township’s popular Josh Early Candies, what would you do with all the Easter chocolates you made for the upcoming holiday but could not sell due to the coronavirus sweeping the country?

How about donate it all to the employees and physicians working at the Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network? That’s exactly what Barry Dobil Sr., current owner of the family-run business, is doing.

Cetronia receives therapy dog visit

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were visited Dec. 16 by a group of happy dogs from the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs.

Knowing the stress that first responders are subject to, Kim Blichar, director of marketing and public relations with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, invited the group to bring their dogs to the operations center on Broadway Street, South Whitehall Township.

The dogs visited with employees in the finance department, the dispatch center and the crew room where paramedics, emergency medical technicians and paratransit drivers await assignments.

Solehi student chosen Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Focus

McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus was crowned the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Queen during The Lehigh County Agriculture Society (LCAS) 10th annual Great Allentown Fair Queen Contest Aug. 12 at Christopher’s Restaurant, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

She will be introduced at the Allentown Fair opening ceremonies, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds’ west end along Liberty Street.

Zentz receives Scouting award

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Robert Zentz, president and CEO of Fellowship Community, was honored Oct. 20 by Minsi Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America during its Friends of Scouting recognition dinner.

Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. was the master of ceremonies for the event, which was held at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

Zentz, BSN, MSA, RN, NHA, was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award. He was recognized by area Scouts, as well as business and community leaders, for his achievements and service to the community.

Wounded Warrior football team plays area police department

Thursday, August 4, 2016 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team took on the “NFL Alumni,” made up of mostly Allentown Police Department officers, at the PPL Arena July 9 following an Arena Football League game between the Philadelphia Soul and the Cleveland Gladiators.

The WWAFT was founded to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior members and their families.

It is also a testimony to the perseverance of this group of veterans to excel in spite of their physical challenges.

And, they have a 15-0 record on the field.