Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

WHS band marches to victory

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Music in Motion home show set for Oct. 20

Whitehall-Coplay residents are accustomed to cheering the Whitehall High School sports teams to victory, and now, there’s a new medal winner in town.

The Whitehall Marching Zephyr Band (MZB) is making great strides in the marching band world. The unit competes in the Cavalcade of Bands circuit in the American Open Class category.

Northampton man killed in Whitehall Twp. collision

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Police Log

A Northampton man was killed Oct. 11 in a two-vehicle crash in Whitehall Township.

According to Whitehall police, the motor vehicle accident occurred approximately 3:30 p.m. on Ruchsville Road, between South Church and Bridge streets.

Brock Weiss, 28, was the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the scene, Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Raymond Anthony said.

Anthony ruled the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death as an accident.

Fun for all in the fall

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Festivities begin this weekend

The fall season is upon us, and Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough are ready to celebrate the cooler weather and upcoming Halloween holiday.

Oct. 6 is a big day in Whitehall Township.

The township will host three fun-filled events — the annual parade, car show and fall festival.

Whitehall’s fall parade begins 10 a.m. This year, the parade will feature a Halloween theme and will be held rain or shine.

PAYS data analysis continues

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Communities That Care (CTC) continued its in-depth look at the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data during the Sept. 21 meeting. This allows the group, which is made up of school district and law enforcement personnel as well as a variety of community members, to identify potential risk factors for youths. They discuss different preventive measures and methods of positively affecting the lives of the students.

The survey was taken by sixth- and eighth-grade students, as well as sophomores and seniors at the high school. It is taken every two years.

Communities That Care group analyzes PAYS data

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

One of the primary focuses of the Communities That Care (CTC) group is to analyze the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data gathered and find ways to address potential risk factors. The group continued with its in-depth discussions at the Aug. 17 meeting, held in the public meeting room of the Whitehall Township Municipal Building.

Denise Continenza, the group’s coordinator, initiated the conversation by pointing out specific areas of the survey, which was given to sixth-, eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade students in the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

CTC group reviews data from youth survey

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

One of the largest topics of conversation at the Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) meeting, held May 18, was an overview of the recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data.

Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, handed out information on understanding the data and different uses for the information learned. The group is planning on extensively reviewing the 115-page report at the June meeting; however, some of the school district personnel have already begun analyzing the data.

McNeill presents check to Communities That Care group

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, presented Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) with a check for $1,335 at the April 20 meeting, held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. CTC is this year’s recipient of the fundraising from McNeill’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, started by her husband, the late Daniel McNeill. Every year, the proceeds from the Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle go toward a worthy cause or prevention program. McNeill believes strongly in the work that CTC does year-round and wanted to show her support.