Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 21

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of CWSA, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 26

Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 27

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 11

An adult male was charged with the unauthorized use of a vehicle in the unit block of South Seventh Street.

A small white dog was reported running loose in the unit block of North Front Street.

Police responded to an alarm in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

Two silver rings were found in the ladies bathroom at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Officers assisted with a protection-from-abuse service in the 200 block of South Front Street.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

In the 200 block of Front Street, officers investigated a harassment by communications report.

The department said cars were racing engines in the 100 block of Milton Street.

Police responded to a report of harassment via Instagram in the 200 block of Poplar Street.

At Sheckler Elementary School, 201 N. 14th St., a problem with a student occurred.

An investigation is continuing for a juvenile complaint that occurred at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

Fire calls

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEB. 4

Stations 35, 36 and 3501 responded to a water problem at 2106 Lincoln Ave.

A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Presidential Drive brought out Stations 35 and 3501.

A water problem at 1151 Front St. was handled by Station 38.

FEB. 5

Stations 35, 36 and 3501 handled an outside rubbish or trash fire at 928 Sixth St.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 4114 Alice Lane brought out Stations 36 and 39.

Stations 35 and 36 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 1280 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

Police were on the scene of a child abuse call in the 2900 block of Zephyr Boulevard.

Officers investigated domestic offenses against family on Juniper Circle, Main Street and MacArthur Road.

Mental health calls were responded to on MacArthur Road and Pine Street.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road were reported.

The department investigated burglaries on South Ruch Street and North Fifth Avenue.

A report of fraud in the 1200 block of Davies Drive was addressed by police.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 10

Police were on the scene of a DUI and drug call at Fourth and Main streets.

Officers responded to a complaint regarding dirt bikes in the 1100 block of Front Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

Assistance was provided to Catasauqua police on Bridge Street.

FEB. 11

A theft was investigated in the 800 block of Chapel Street.

Police responded to a report of harassment in the 300 block of Cypress Street.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Oh, the lessons we’ve learned

The story goes that one man challenged a second man to write a children’s book using only 50 different words.

The first man was Bennett Cerf, founder of the Random House publishing company. The second man was Theodor Geisel, author, political cartoonist and animator.

The outcome of the bet: $50 in Geisel’s pocket and a little book titled “Green Eggs and Ham.”

The challenge was a win-win really. Random House, in 1960, published the work, which has sold more than 8 million copies.