Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News

DEC. 31

Stations 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3502 (deputy chief) responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 1012 Fairmont Ave.

JAN. 2

A motor vehicle accident on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35 and 39.

Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency on Ruchsville Road.

JAN. 3

An unintentional alarm system activation at 3 Maryland Circle brought out Stations 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3501.

JAN. 5

Station 39 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 4305 Farm Drive.

Richard A. Kohler

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Richard A. Kohler, 56, of Whitehall, died Dec. 29, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Agnes (Janenko) of Whitehall and the late Robert Kohler.

He was a 1981 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

He was employed by the city of Allentown streets department. He was a union representative for many years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by Tracie Corr Kohler; two daughters, Lauren and Kayla; six sisters, Barb, Kate, Cindy, Bert, Lucy and Ria; and extended family.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

Officers investigated the theft of a motor vehicle in the 400 block of Mickley Run.

The unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 200 block of Fifth Street was reported.

Police responded to thefts on Center Street and Fernhill Lane.

A report of harassment in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was investigated.

Officers were on the scene of an attempted burglary in the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.

Police responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 200 block of Orchard Drive.

Hokendauqua: Scholarships offered

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

In continuation of the Bob Warke-Dale Horn Scholarship program, Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will again be awarding two $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a Class of 2020 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2020, have participated in the HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs and have completed the scholarship application form and returned it to the HPPA before Feb. 29.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and the HPPA website, hokeypark.com.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 23

On Railroad Street, a registration plate was seized and the driver cited.

In the 200 block of Limestone Street, an issue with a home appliance occurred. The case was referred to the landlord.

A hit and run to a parked car in the 100 block of Bridge Street took place.

On North Second Street, officers and the department’s K-9 assisted Coplay police during a traffic stop.

Police attempted to make contact for Palmer Township officers in the 400 block of Race Street.

Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.

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The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.

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The borough is reminding residents who live near fire hydrants to remove snow from around the hydrant, so the fire department can access them if needed.

Another View

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Seeking mental health care should not come with a stigma attached

Everyone, from time to time, experiences emotional ups and downs caused by events in his or her life or from more severe clinical mental health conditions.

Many individuals suffer in silence and do not seek help from mental health care professionals for fear of being judged by family, friends or co-workers.

Oprah recently discussed mental health issues with singer Lady Gaga during the first of several interviews in Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” cross-country tour.

John J. Schneck Sr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 member

John J. Schneck Sr., 87, of Northampton, died Jan. 4, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Jane (Keppel) Schneck for 54 years.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Aurel and Catherine (Nederostek) Schneck.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an inspector for Tarkett, Whitehall, for more than 40 years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.