Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Betty Crouthamel

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Sparrow Blouse Mill

Betty Crouthamel, 88, formerly of Plainfield Township, died July 2, 2013, in Holy Family Manor. She was the wife of the late Kenneth M. Crouthamel.

Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Viola (Campbell) Bennett.

She worked at the former Orr's Department Store as a manager in the cosmetic department. She retired from the former Sparrow Blouse Mill, Nazareth.

She was a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth.

Whitehall High School Awards

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School student body, faculty and adminsitration take this opportunity to congratulate the recipients of the various awards and also to express their gratitude to the many faithful supporters of Whitehall High School who have contributed of their means to make these awards possible.

Outstanding Family & Consumer Science Student: Nour Achi

DeSales University Trustee Merit Scholarship: Angela Anatalio

Whitehall Class of 1963 Dr. Frank Farrell Award: Christopher Anderson

The Woman's Club of Whitehall Township Award: Reem Azar

Wheels turning on IRT

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Research revealed a historic caboose had been sitting on the wrong wheels.

The IRT caboose No. 6 sat for many years at the Whitehall Parkway before the Ironton Rail-Trail Oversight Commission took on the project of restoring it.

Wanting to make the restoration as authentic as possible, IRT members researched the caboose and discovered it was actually sitting on wheels intended for a boxcar, said commission member Joseph Bundra, who is also Coplay mayor.

Fire calls

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

July 10

· Stations 35 and 36 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and a spill at MacArthur Road and Mickley Road south, 10:35 p.m.

July 11

· A fire alarm at the Family Thrift Shop, 1025 MacArthur Road, caused by a child pulling the fire alarm, brought out Stations 36 and 37, 2:11 p.m.

July 12

· Stations 36 and 37 responded to a detector alarm at St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., found to be caused by a worker, 11:58 a.m.

Leon E. Creyer Sr.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired mechanic

Leon E. Creyer Sr., 91, of Beersville, died July 15, 2013, at Alexandria Manor, Bath. He was the husband of Betty Jean (Hummel) Creyer for 65 years.

Born in Seemsville, he was a son of the late William Sr. and Jennie (Michael) Creyer.

He was in the U.S. Army 614th Ordnance Ammunition Company during World War II in the South Pacific and Philippines.

He worked for the former J.M. Snyder Sales and Service, Neffs, as a mechanic for many years until he retired in 1965.

He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, Danielsville.

Coplay police

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Argument reported

Coplay Police on Friday reported responding to a North Third Street residence for a call about a dispute between a mother and daughter.

Police said the mother and girl were arguing over a dollar bill taken from her daughter's room by a younger sister.

Police said they were able to to diffuse the situation between the two.

Assault reported

Coplay Police said on Monday they are continuing an investigation into an incident that occurred July 16.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Cypress Street.


· The theft of a registration plate brought police to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.


· A parking complaint brought officers to the 600 block of Green Street.

· Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Howertown Road and Chapel Street.


Another view

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Zimmerman verdict sparks debate and action

The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has generated much public comment.

On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.

The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman was legally justified in defending himself.