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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 26 7 .788

St. Paul’s 19 11 .633

Bath Lutheran 19 14 .576

Christ UCC 18 15 .545

Emmanuel 17 16 .515

Ebenezer 16 17 .485

St. Stephen’s 14 19 .424

Light of Christ 14 19 .424

Dryland 13 20 .394

Farmersville 11 19 .367

Salem UCC 10 20 .333

Week 12

Farmersville (6-2) at

St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)

SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10, Zach Kern 4-12, HRs - Tom Unger, Amber Gross.

Hokendauqua: Walking tour has been postponed

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The walking tour of the historic Thomas Iron Works area of Hokendauqua that was scheduled for Oct. 27 has been postponed until the spring.

The event is hosted by Whitehall Historical Preservation Society.

More than 40 people had registered.


During the 10:30 a.m. worship service Dec. 16, Sunday school classes at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will present “The Christmas Carol — Special Report,” a Simple Plus program celebrating Christmas carols around the world.


Resident turns self in after 2017 robbery

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh Township

Steven Poliquin, 29, of Lehigh Township, has been arrested for a 2017 armed robbery at Turkey Hill in Cherryville.

Lehigh Township Police Department said Poliquin contacted Lehigh Township police to turn himself in for the armed robbery that occurred approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 17, 2017, at the market, located at the intersection of Blue Mountain Drive and Lehigh Drive.

The initial police report stated a male subject wearing a mask and brandishing a firearm entered the store and held up the clerk.

Coplay police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

Police assisted a citizen with an eviction issue in the unit block of North Third Street.

Officers assisted a citizen with a parking issue in the unit block of North Second Street.

The department addressed parking complaints in the unit blocks of North Second and North Front streets.

NOV. 20

A reckless driver in the unit block of North Second Street was investigated.

Police investigated damage to property in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 12

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., officers assisted a resident who fell.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers in the 1200 block of Eighth Street for a report of an open door.

In the 100 block of Wood Street, police investigated a disturbance report. Members of the department gave advice regarding the domestic issue.

Simon Antipas, 35, of Catasauqua, was arrested for simple assault and physical harassment and contact in the 100 block of Wood Street.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

When the snow is glistening in the lane, be prepared

You know it is bad when a tweet like this appears in your feed.

“Statewide PENNDOT update. Speed Restrictions. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph throughout PA.”

Twitter users received that message Nov. 15 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation when a powerful snowstorm blasted into the state.

Drivers experienced the pounding weather firsthand.

Area roadways went from snow dusted to covered to dangerously slippery in what seemed like a flash.

Roads and highways closed.

Northampton: Borough council to meet Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 and canceled due to the weather has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 29, at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the movie is a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.


Catasauqua: Holiday event set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will have an old-fashioned Christmas 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be crafts, carolers, house tours, cookies, hot chocolate, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and more.

There is a cost, but children age 3 and under eat for free.

There will also be crafts.