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Catasauqua police

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of vehicle seats and a dashboard stripped from the interior of a vehicle brought police to the M&B Market, 410 Second St.

· Officers responded to threats made on Facebook toward a juvenile in the 600 block of Limestone Street.

· A report of a fire brought police to the 800 block of Walnut Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 200 block of Front Street.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 800 block of Walnut Street.

Guest View

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Prom, graduation dangerous times for teen drivers, SADD says

Prom and graduation season, the Fourth of July and summer vacation give pause to parents of teenagers everywhere.


Because celebration paired with newfound freedom can trigger tragedy on our roads and highways.

Indeed, young people themselves report that these times of the year are the most dangerous when it comes to driving. Alcohol and other drugs are the primary reasons.

Cecilia Panny

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Stiles

Cecilia Panny, 86, formerly of Coplay and Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton, died May 4, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Leonard Panny.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Rose (Keppel) Sacks.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles and of its Altar and Rosary Society and its choir.

She is survived by a sister, Mary and her husband John Sommer of Whitehall; a brother, Alex and his wife Rose Sacks of Bergenfield, N.J.; nieces; nephews.

Coplay police

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police called about note on door

Coplay Police were called shortly before 1 a.m. May 2 to a residence in the unit block of South Second Street.

The caller told police a note had been glued to the back door of her apartment.

It was not known when the note was placed on the door, but the resident said she believes the note was put there by her ex-boyfriend, police said.

Police did not disclose the content of the note.

Alarm sounds

Police were dispatched Saturday morning to a warehouse at 114 Coplay St.

Letter to the editor

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Reader disagrees with Editor's View

To the Editor:

Deb Palmieri's fatuous comments regarding the Boston bombings [Editorial, May 1 issue] reveal a dearth of historical insight. They're also racist.

For her, all Muslims are "them" – the ones who want to destroy "our" way of life. Her bizarre link between the construction of a mosque and a piece of 9-11 airplane wreckage indicates she feels all Muslims bear responsibility for the work of a couple dozen terrorists.

Fire Calls

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Local News

April 19

· Stations 35 and 36 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Kay Drive at Fernhill Lane near 1 Maryland Circle, 6:02 p.m.

· A motor vehicle accident with a spill in the Pets Supply Plus lot brought out Station 37, 8:04 p.m.

April 20

· Station 37 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on the Walmart parking lot, 4:04 p.m.

· A motor vehicle accident with a car into the woods off Range Road near Walmart's rear entrance brought out Station 37, 5:02 p.m.

April 21

St. Elizabeth honor roll

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in School

St. Elizabeth Regional School in Whitehall has released the names of students named to the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2012-13 school year.



Eighth grade: Brielle Fiore, Mark Garger, Andrea Potylycki, Megan Stewart, Maria Tran and Dillon West.

Seventh grade: Mackenzie Lewis.

Sixth grade: Alissa Le.

Fifth grade: Alan Garger.

First honors

Eighth grade: Casey Scheuren.

Seventh grade: Alexandra Evans, Alyssa Quiteles and Carly Sponsel.

Sixth grade: Justin Kayal and Anthony Wilson.

Tran named girl of the month

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School student Christian Tran has been named as the Woman's Club of Whitehall Girl of the Month for March.

Tran, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thanh Tran, has attained high honor roll and honor roll all marking periods. She is a member of the Leo, Art and Ski clubs, along with the Math League.

She also serves as the treasurer of the National Honor Society, historian of the Spanish National Honor Society and is a member of Mu Alpha Theta. She was also named as the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Group TNTT of the Month and a ninth grade Student of the Month.