Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers investigated a report of debit card fraud in the unit block of West 21st Street.

A reportable accident, involving three vehicles, occurred at Howertown Road and East Fourth Street.

MAY 20

Police responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance in the 2300 block of Dewey Avenue.

MAY 22

Members of the department checked on the welfare of a female in the 2000 block of Center Street.

MAY 25

John P. Gaul

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Bethlehem

John P. Gaul, 68, died May 30, 2018. He was the husband of Margaret A. (Miner) Gaul for 46 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late James Emery and Josephine (Muscler) Gaul.

He earned an associate degree in history from Northampton Community College.

He was a district manager for The Morning Call newspaper for many years until he took retirement.

He was involved with the YMCA Indian Guides and Boy Scout Troop 329.

Mary Kreglow

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Mary (Shelak) Kreglow, 90, of Northampton, died May 29, 2018. She was the wife of the late Rowland E. Kreglow.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Shelak and Theresa (Roman) Shelak.

She was a sewing machine operator for more than 40 years at Tama Manufacturing, Northampton.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

Stiles: Pools open June 16

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our township pools will be opening June 16.

We are lucky to have three fabulous pools where we can cool off and have fun. Choose from Jefferson (in Fullerton), Parkview (in Hokendauqua) and Cementon pools.


With school coming to an end soon, please be aware of children playing in our neighborhoods in the morning and afternoon.

Have a safe summer!


Now that the weather is warming up, there is a lot of activity seen on the Ironton Rail Trail. Neighbors, be sure to use our beautiful trail to walk, run or bike.

The Reverend Monsignor Anthony D. Muntone

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary pastor emeritus

The Reverend Monsignor Anthony D. Muntone, 81, died May 30, 2018, at Holy Family Villa for Priests, Bethlehem.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Anthony and Assunta (Bruno) Muntone.

He was a graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah. He studied at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, and earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy.

He was ordained to the priesthood July 12, 1964, by the Most Reverend Filippo Pocci at the Church of the Twelve Apostles, Rome, Italy.

District news: School ends June 12; have a great summer, WCSD students!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in School

The last day of school for Whitehall-Coplay School District students is June 12.

June 7, 8, 11 and 12 are half days for students. No lunches will be served.


Reminder: Don’t forget to grab your 2018 Whitehall High School yearbook. Extra yearbooks are available as well.

If you have questions or would like to purchase a yearbook after school, see Mr. Walsh in room D116.


Students, check the lost and found tables at your school. There are many backpacks, books, lunch bags and clothing items.