Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, June 24, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News


A swift water rescue on West 21st Street was handled by Stations 40 and 3502 (deputy chief).


Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency on 17th Street.


A building fire at 1005 Chestnut St. brought out Stations 36, 38, 40, 3501, 3502 and 3503 (deputy chief).

Stations 35 and 38 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Lehigh Street.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22 brought Station 3501 to the scene.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


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.

CWSA promotes staff members

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its monthly meeting May 16, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority announced two promotions. Michael Melosky and Scott Stoisits were both promoted at the meeting.

Melosky will fill the position of operations manager vacated by the untimely passing of Jeff Gerhard. He is a 1983 graduate of Northampton High School. He is married with two children and two dogs. He did a stint at Valley Forge Military Academy with the idea of a football career at University of Pittsburgh, but it did not work out. He joined CWSA in 1987, starting in maintenance and moving to foreman in 2007.

Tavern plans ribbon cutting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Log Cabin Tavern, a landmark in Coplay Borough for more than eight decades, has been revitalized with new owners and a new name — while maintaining the atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern.

Matt and Mark Hartman, brothers with roots in the borough, opened the establishment as the 2nd St. Tavern April 24, following a remake of the iconic tavern and while keeping intact its features. Those features include interior logged walls, a working fireplace and a long L-shaped bar with beveled wooden trim and the original concrete support.

Borough, social club extend noise pact

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Coplay Borough Council’s regular meeting June 11, Attorney Lisa Pereira notified council of Coplay Saengerbund’s request to continue operating under the borough’s noise ordinance.

Five years ago, Coplay went through an exaggerated process to explain the legal differences between noise defined by the Liquor Control Board and noise defined by the borough’s ordinance.

The discussion was prompted by noise claims from homeowners near the Saengerbund.