Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police investigated reports of criminal mischief on Delphi Drive, Forest Road and Hill Road.

A road rage incident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought officers to the scene.

The department responded to a fire in the 3100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

A threat in the 200 block of Mickley Run was investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 500 block of Spruce Street was reported.

Officers responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Basswood Lane.

Janice L. Wasko

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Catholic Church member

Janice L. Wasko, 71, of Whitehall, died April 3, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Paul G. Wasko Jr. for 46 years.

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Merrit and Stella (Hayes) Needham.

She was a senior project manager at Parexel International, where she had worked for 25 years.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Whitehall man dies in crash

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


A Whitehall Township man died Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.

According to reports, Richard J. Pasko, 26, of Grape Street, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 3 Mile Lane and closed a section of the highway.

Pasko was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, who said the death was ruled an accident.

According to reports, a woman was injured in the crash.

District news: Alexander Eddinger moves on to National Chemistry Olympiad

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

On March 17, three of Whitehall High School’s top chemistry students participated in the local Chemistry Olympiad Competition at Muhlenberg College. Alexander Eddinger, Samantha Ganser and Caterine Yunez-Cosme all participated in the event, which consisted of a paper exam.

Alexander scored high enough on the exam to be invited to take part in the national exam, which will be held at Muhlenberg College April 21. He will represent the Lehigh Valley section of the American Chemical Society in the 2018 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.


Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


A dispute between brothers occurred in the 700 block of Crane Street.

In the 500 block of Race Street, a cellphone was stolen.

Officers conducted a welfare check on Second Street for a problem with other juveniles.

Police checked on the welfare of a person with mental health issues in the 100 block of Front Street.

The department said an investigation is continuing for a reckless driver complaint on Bridge Street.


Catasauqua: Church to host vendor fair April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a vendor, flea, craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Breakfast and lunch will be available.


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season 9 a.m.-noon April 15.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are suggested, so call the club at 610-264-1771.