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Fire Calls

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

August 6

· Stations 39 and 40 responded to an automobile fire on MacArthur Road northbound between Chestnut Street and Fornaciari Drive, found to be an antifreeze leak, 10:10 p.m.

August 8

· A motor vehicle accident with injuries at Pine Street and First Avenue brought out Stations 35 and 37, 5:59 a.m.

· Mutual aid to South Whitehall for a drill at Parkland High School requesting Station 36 for manpower and fire police for traffic control for a drill, 10:42 a.m.

August 9

Catasauqua police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUGUST 6

· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Front Street.

· Police responded to a theft in the 800 block of Race Street.

· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 700 block of Second Street.

AUGUST 7

· Officers were called to the 200 block of Bridge Street to investigate a report of suspicious activity.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 500 block of American Street.

· Police responded to a report of harassment in the 700 block of Front Street.

Camp Jefferson column: Campers learn about animals

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Week eight of camp started off on Monday like most days during the summer – bright sunshine, lots of games and many more smiles.

The morning began with a competitive round of knock out at the basketball courts followed with more excitement indoors with a dodge ball tournament. The day also included free time, crafts and water games. The children were thankful for the break from the heat when it was time to go to the pool. Many of the campers put an end to the day with a game of water polo.

Coplay police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Car windshield damaged

A resident of Whitehall reported to borough police on Aug. 9 the windshield of her 2001 Buick Century was damaged.

She told police Andre Ehly-Young, no address given, had her cell phone and when she asked that he return the cell phone to her, he threw it against the car's windshield, causing it to crack, police said.

Ehly-Young was cited with criminal mischief, police said.

Damage to the windshield was estimated at $264.

GPS unit stolen

Richard G. Engler

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel retiree

Richard G. Engler, 90, of Whitehall, formerly of Catasauqua, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth D. (Sullivan) Engler of Whitehall for 69 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Winfield and Ellen (Thomas) Engler.

He was an administrative assistant to the chief metallurgist at Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 42 years before retiring.

He was a former secretary of the Catasauqua Club and served on the Catasauqua Library Board.

William T. Ettl

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Lutheran Church member

William T. Ettl, 78, Catasauqua, died Aug. 9, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Loretta Mae (Siegfried) Ettl.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis V. and Frances Ida (Miller) Ettl.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He worked at Western Electric for many years before retiring.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Whitehall where he played dart baseball for many years.

He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion and the Telephone Pioneers.

Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bass Masters member

Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer, 73, of Wescosville and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 4, 2012, in his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Fritts) Reimer for 47 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late Lester A. and Esther M. (Shover) Reimer.

He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks for 34 years.

He was a former member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Letter to the editor: Thank you for successful 'night out'

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

To the Editor:

Thank you to the more than 250 residents who attended the 18th Annual Coplay Town Watch "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration Aug. 7. A large thank you goes to the more than 30 volunteers who ran the event.

The American Club of Coplay hosted the event at their beautiful pavilion. It was a great night.

Thank you to the National Association of Town Watch for their near 30 years of work helping to keep the nation safe. The CTW has been part of NATW since 1996.

Olga Chaply

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian member

Olga Chaply, 88, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehab Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Chaply.

Born in Lvov, Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Stefan and Katerina Kuzyk.

She was a sewing machine operator for various garment mills in the Lehigh Valley until retiring in 1973.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang in the choir for many years.