Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

College Corner

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Local students serve university

The following students are currently serving Wilkes University in leadership positions.

Kayla Gradwohl of Bath is a freshman electrical engineering major and the freshman class treasurer. Gradwohl serves on the budget, Casino Week and capital projects committees. She is the daughter of David Gradwohl and Linda Leschinger.

Richard J. Gilliard

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired engineering mechanic

Richard J. Gilliard, 74, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 14, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sandra (Bernini) for 50 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frederick W. and Anna C. (Milkovitz) Gilliard.

He was a Central Catholic High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education at Millersville University.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and was in the 82nd Airborne paratroopers from 1958 to 1961.

lunch menus

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 31: Elem.–Turkey sub or PB&J, sweet potato tots, banana, milk. M.S.–Beef barbecue sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, banana, orange, milk. H.S.–Beef barbecue sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli salad, banana, orange, milk.

Friday, Nov. 1: Elem.–Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, apple wedges, milk.

State police

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Motorist flees police

State police responded Oct. 2 to a report of a motorist fleeing officers on East Race Street at Willowbrook Road, Hanover Township.

According to police, Kenneth Charles Conklin was stopped by officers for an expired registration. Conklin then proceeded to flee in the vehicle while traveling into a field off the roadway, police said. The pursuit ended as the vehicle was left abandoned in the area of 10 Fashion Drive and Conklin fled on foot.

Police later apprehended Conklin.

Theft from vehicle

Janet C. Klobosits

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Janet C. Klobosits, 78, of Cementon, died Oct. 18, 2013, at home. She was the wife of John E. Klobosits for 56 years.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Gladish) Soroka.

She worked for Cross Country Clothes, Northampton.

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

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John Jr. of Allentown; two daughters, Rose of Coplay and Michele and her husband Mark D'Antonio of Schnecksville, and five grandchildren, Derek, Caitlin, Krysta, Alyssa and Zachary.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers were called to the 800 block of Hunter Street to investigate a report of harassment.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Grove Street.


· A report of a suspicious activity brought police to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

· Officers responded to a report of wires down in the 1200 block of Second Street.

· An alarm summoned police to the 1200 block of Eighth Street.


Schlossberg's bill updates Megan's Law to include Internet

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Pennsylvania's version of Megan's Law first became effective in 1996.

The law required convicted sexual predators register on a database held by the state.

The database would be publicly available, insuring a community would know when a convicted sexual predator lived in the neighborhood.

This was 1996, when America Online, Prodigy and CompuServe were the Internet giants.

There was no Facebook, no Twitter, and if you told someone to Google something, they would look at you like you had three heads.

'All politics is local'

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Despite some of the flaws in America, we are a lucky group of folks.

Take for instance a right we, as citizens of this country, possess: the right to vote.

Politics continues to turn into an acrimonious, dirty battle between two warring parties. Regardless of where your political loyalty lies, every vote, not only in theory but also in practice, counts.

Even voting at the lower levels of government, at the municipal, township and county levels, is crucial and plays a pivotal role in determining the national agenda and the overall national political climate.