Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Whitehall library: Simply Play program is on Wednesdays

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

We have a new program for children called Simply Play, held 1 p.m. Wednesdays in January and February. The program is learning through playtime with the new toys we received with a state grant.

Legos and other items are available, and stories will be read, too.


Reminder: Come in from the cold and register for the adult winter reading program. Our theme this year is “Book Your Winter Getaway!”

Sign-ups started Jan. 15 and continue until March 15, either online or at the front circulation desk.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 31

Officers were called to Arch Street to unlock a car door.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

JAN. 1

A report of trespassing in the 500 block of Wyandotte Street brought police to the scene.

Police performed a traffic stop at Fifth and Arch streets.

The department investigated the report of a wanted individual in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

A domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Fifth Street was reported.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 25

A reportable motor vehicle accident occurred in the 5100 block of Fornaciari Drive.

Police investigated domestic offenses against family on MacArthur Road and Olympic Circle South.

A disturbance brought officers to the 4500 block of Main Street.

The department investigated a harassment report in the 4100 block of Reliance Street.

A suspicious person on the Ironton Rail Trail was reported.

DEC. 26

Officers investigated an overdose at Lehigh Valley Mall.

Fullerton: Get your cookies this weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

It’s that time of year again! Girl Scout Troop 63402 will be selling cookies after all masses Jan. 20 and 21 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave.

All your favorites will be available: Carmel Delites, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-a-Lot, Smore’s, Lemonades, Shortbread and gluten-free cookies.


St. Elizabeth’s would like to inform parents of students preparing for the sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist that they are expected to attend the meeting 6:15 p.m. Jan. 22 at the church.

Stiles: Stay safe, warm in this weather

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Groundhog Day isn’t for two more weeks. Chances are we will be seeing a good amount of chilly weather yet — and possibly snow.

Remember to be safe when you are clearing your driveways and sidewalks of snow. Do not overexert yourself while shoveling. Even using a snowblower can be strenuous and exhausting. Take breaks, and keep yourself hydrated!


Also, remember to check on your elderly friends and neighbors to make sure they are safely indoors with heat.


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be holding its annual tricky tray again this February.

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 5

A motor vehicle accident with no injuries on MacArthur Road brought Station 37 to the scene.

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a system malfunction at 2451 Main St.

JAN. 6

A system malfunction at 1 Maryland Circle brought out Stations 37 and 38.

JAN. 7

A downed power line at 3273 Water St. brought Stations 37, 38 and 3503 to the scene.

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 3 Maryland Circle.

Keith Allen Borst

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

audio/video engineer

Keith Allen Borst, 22, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 7, 2018, at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Roy A. and Cindy (Strode) Borst of Bethlehem.

He was a graduate of Liberty High School, where he was involved with the Vo-Tech program; the Academy of Media Production, Gettysburg; and Northampton Community College.

He was an audio/video engineer for Clark Media, Bethlehem.

Surviving along with his parents are his brother, Mitchell Borst; maternal grandmother, Judith Strode; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Harold W. Fabian

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Camel’s Hump Farm operator

Harold W. Fabian, 97, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Ritter) Fabian.

Born in North Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Warren and Eva (Moyer) Fabian.

He was a self-employed farmer for 45 years and operated Camel’s Hump Farm, Bethlehem Township, until he retired in 1987.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, where he was a former council member for 24 years and president of the church property committee for 45 years.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Toomey’s response ‘cowardly’

To the Editor:

Another day, another opportunity for Sen. Toomey to show us his true colors.

In response to President Trump’s blatantly racist remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti, Sen. Toomey produced yet another cowardly and spineless response.

Rather than outright condemn President Trump’s remarks, as anyone with some integrity would do, Sen. Toomey writes how he “hopes” the president will retract the statements “attributed to him” about countries of which “he was accused of describing disparagingly.”