Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, November 20, 2017

Coplay library sending letters to thank our troops

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Coplay Public Library is working in conjunction with Operation Gratitude on a letter-writing campaign for servicemen and women.

The library will be collecting letters, drawings and cards until 7 p.m. Nov. 30. All of the letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude to be added to care packages Dec. 1.

Operation Gratitude sends 200,000-plus care packages each year to deployed troops, veterans, new recruits and first responders. Of all the items included in these packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation.

Election results

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The unofficial results of the municipal election Nov. 7, per Lehigh County Voter Registration, as of Nov. 15, follow. The winners’ names appear in bold.

Lehigh County executive

Phillips Armstrong (D), 24,675 votes

Brad Osborne (R), 22,116 votes

Lehigh County commissioner, District 1

Bob Elbich (D), 4,523 votes

Marc Grammes (R), 6,125 votes

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners

Shawn E. Clary (D), 2,075 votes

Thomas Slonaker (D), 1,944 votes

Joseph J. Marx Jr. (D), 1,876 votes

Antonio A. Pineda (R), 1,494 votes

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 16

Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 23

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 22

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Fire Calls

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOV. 9

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on South First Avenue was responded to by Station 3503 (deputy chief).

NOV. 11

Smoke or odor removal at 2570 MacArthur Towne Center brought out Stations 36, 37 and 38.

NOV. 12

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 950 Lehigh Lifestyle Center.

Eberhardt honored at Scouting dinner

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Eric Eberhardt was given a standing ovation on his selection as the recipient for the Minsi Trails Council 2017 Good Scout Award at the Whitehall, Coplay, Parkland Friends of Scouting dinner, held Oct. 26 at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

The Friends of Scouting dinner program began with the Color Guard from Boy Scout Troop 59, which meets at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt, and Troop 79, which meets at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

Commissioners plan for capital projects

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Emergency services building, LED streetlights on the list

At its Nov. 13 meeting, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners authorized and directed the township to enter into the issuance of a $3,037,000 general obligation note to fund capital projects, such as a proposed emergency services building, which would house a new police station and replace the present site on Lehigh Street.

In addition, the proceeds of the sale of the general obligation note will be applied to the current refunding of the 2011 general obligation bonds. Deputy Mayor Jack Meyers said that figure is $1.75 million.