Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Author to talk

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

New York Times best-selling author Peter Stark Speaks on “Why Pennsylvania Isn’t the End of the Road: Joseph Brant, Christian Post, Tecumseh and the ‘Indian Barrier State’ That Would Stop the Western Movement in Early America,” 1 p.m. Nov. 16, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Few Americans today realize how close Pennsylvania came to being the nation’s westernmost state,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports



Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 19 5 .792

Dryland 19 8 .704

Salem UCC 13 11 .542

Light of Christ 14 13 .519

Bath Luth 14 13 .519

Emmanuel 13 14 .481

St. Paul’s 13 14 .481

St. Stephen’s 10 14 .417

Christ UCC 11 16 .407

Farmersville 10 17 .370

Ebenezer 8 19 .296

St. Paul’s at

Ebenezer 6-5, 3-2, 4-2

SP - Rich Kern 8-13, Kevin Gross, Dave Clark 6-13, Brett Remel 5-12.

Eb - Vic Pacchioni 5-12, Roman Lugo 4-12, Carol Voortman HR, Robert McDonald HR.

Fernandez honored

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DeSales Seniors Morghan Shoemaker of Central and Cristal Fernandez of Whitehall and sophomore Audrey Wolfe were all honored recently being named to the All-MAC Freedom Team as announced by the conference office and as voted on by the eight MAC Freedom coaches.

Shoemaker earned First-Team honors while both Fernandez and Wolfe were named to the All-MAC Freedom Second-Team.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County voters choose winners in Nov. 5 race

The following list shows the results of Lehigh County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

The names marked with an asterisk are the winning candidates.

Note that the results remain unofficial, per Lehigh County.

• Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners

Philip Ginder, Democrat/Republican

Jeffrey J Warren, Democrat/Republican

Charles G Fisher, Democrat

Randy Atiyeh, Democrat/Republican

LoriAnn Fehnel, Republican

• Lehigh County Board of Commissioners

Dan Hartzell, Democrat

Zakiya Smalls, Democrat

Cementon/Egypt: Church youth group hosts lunch Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The youth group of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is hosting a roast beef lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 4331 Main St. Lunch includes beef, potatoes, two vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Tickets may be available on the day of the lunch, but order now by calling Lisa at 610-262-4053 to guarantee a seat.

Northampton man arrested on several charges

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh Township

Zachary Thomas Pammer, 24, of Northampton, was arrested on several charges after an incident Nov. 7 in Lehigh Township.

According to the report, at approximately 9:05 p.m., Lehigh Township Police Department was dispatched to the 1100 block of Quince Road for a woman screaming and a naked male, reportedly covered in blood, jumping on her car. Officers said they were also advised a nearby residence was on fire.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Meeting your childhood idol

Do you have a childhood idol? Someone you would like to meet?

My sister, Donna, has a childhood idol — Gene London, who was the host of the children’s show “Cartoon Corners” or “The Gene London Show.” It was based out of Philadelphia and was on WCAU-TV Channel 10 from 1959 to 1977.

During his show, London would tell stories and use a large drawing pad to illustrate key scenes and characters.

Then there was the theme song:

“Come right on in to the General Store,

We have licorice, gumdrops and sourballs;

Anything that you’re hankering for,