The Woman's Club of Whitehall has selected Whitehall High School student Duyen Tran as the January Girl of the Month.
Tran, the daughter of Mr. Mong Tran and Mrs. Tin, of Whitehall, has achieved honor roll all marking periods.
She is a member of the concert band, concert choir, theater club, Leo Club and German Club. She also serves as the stage manager for the theater department and was the production assistant for the school's 2012 fall play.
Tran is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Lehigh County band.
· Stations 35, 36 and 37 responded to a reported carbon monoxide alarm, found to be a pellet stove and a blocked chimney, at 5 Eisenhower Circle, 3:21 p.m.
· Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a smoke detector that was activated at the Haircut Place, 3690 Lehigh St., 4:07 p.m.
· A carbon monoxide alarm sounding at 1053 Third St. brought out Stations 35, 36 and 37, 5:36 p.m.
· Reported smoke in the basement of 2140 N. First Ave., found to be smoke from a plumbers torch just minutes after the plumber left, brought out Stations 35, 36 and 37, 7:29 p.m.
Zorro, Northampton Police Department's K-9, will not be at risk as much when entering smoke filled buildings or structures with toxic materials now that the police department has acquired pet oxygen masks. Northampton K-9 Officer John Mullner and Zorro join Anita Patterson, a volunteer with Lehigh Valley County Animal Rescue Team, which conducted a pet oxygen mask donation campaign. Slatington resident Howard Paul made the donation to Northampton police.
David F. Cressman, 76, of Allentown, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Doris (Reppert) Cressman for 51 years.
Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Hilda (Frantz) Cressman.
He was an U.S. Army veteran.
He operated Ironton Livery & Coach for the past 25 years. Before that, he was a carpenter. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Orefield.
He was a member of Carriage Operators of North America and the American Morgan Horse Association.
Timothy "Pop" J. Lansky Sr., 88, of Coplay, died Jan. 22, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of the late Margaret J. (Kiss) Lansky.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Alexander and Susanna (Onkotz) Lansky.
He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant during World War II.
He was the owner and operator of T.J. Lansky & Son, Coplay. Before that, he worked for Mack Truck.
He is survived by a son, Timothy J. II; a daughter, Susan C. and her husband Steven Shafer; and two grandchildren, Tim III and Karen E. Shafer.
State police reported on Jan. 20 at 6:01 p.m. a man used offensive language and punched another person in the face at the Carmike Cinemas, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Charges of harassment and disorderly conduct will be filed against the man, police said.
On Jan. 2 at 5:23 p.m. state police were called to Sam's Club, 901 Airport Center Drive, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to investigate a retail theft.
William H. Globosits Sr., 79, of Hokendau-qua, died Jan. 26, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Janice A. (Oakes) Globosits.
Born in Limeport, he was a son of the late Louis and Theresa (Yost) Globosits.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He retired after 43 years as an inspector for UGI, Bethlehem.
He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 300 block of Fairview Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 500 block of Third Street.
· A report of a mirror broken off a vehicle brought police to the 400 block of Second Street.
· Police responded to an alarm at Hartzell's Pharmacy, 300 American St.
· An altercation between two juveniles brought police to the Medical Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road.
For the past several weekends, Girl Scouts have been spotted around the area offering their cookies for sale.
Anthony P. Stanz, 97, of Coplay, died Jan. 23, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Agnes H. (Geosits) Stanz for 61 years.
Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Gizella (Csekits) Stanz.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the military police.
He was a precious metals purchaser for the former Western Electric Company, Allentown, for 30 years. He was the proprietor of Tony's Hobby Shop, Coplay.