Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, February 17, 2020

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Herman R. Holderman

Mr. Herman Holderman was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School in 1978, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kids wrestling team. Upon graduation, he worked for Allentown Sanitation.

His cement career at Lafarge started in 1995.

He recalls, “I started on the tire dock, later worked on the labor gang, then moved to the maintenance department.”

Dave Tomasic, his former supervisor, was highly respected at the plant and shared his lifetime experiences with Herman.

In honor of local servicemen

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

VFW auxiliary raises funds to foster two service dogs

Donald S. Reinert Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293 Auxiliary, Egypt, held a special check presentation ceremony Feb. 4 at the VFW headquarters, 5209 Springmill Road.

Since January 2019, the Post’s auxiliary has been gathering funds to raise a service dog through Tails of Valor, a Coopersburg-based organization that trains therapy dogs to serve military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


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


Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Board fills vacant commissioners seat

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Michael Dee, chief of staff for Rep. McNeill, will fulfill remaining two years

At the Feb. 10 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners began the meeting with a vote to appoint Michael Dee to a vacancy on the board, left after Commissioner Shawn Clary resigned at the end of last year.

Dee, who works as chief of staff for state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, will serve for the remaining two years of Clary’s four-year term, which started in 2018.

Before the vote, board Secretary Thomas Slonaker thanked the other applicants who were interviewed for the position and said the final decision took a lot of deliberation.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 19

Stations 38 and 39 responded to a carbon monoxide detector malfunction at 3254 Clay St.

A malfunctioning carbon monoxide detector brought Stations 36 and 37 to 228 Grape St.

JAN. 20

Stations 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3501 were on the scene of a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 1335 N. 13th St.

JAN. 21

A motor vehicle accident on Schadt Avenue brought out Stations 37 and 3502 (deputy chief).

Stations 36, 37 and 3502 responded to a water or steam leak at 1938 Sunset Drive.

JAN. 22

Juveniles charged

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Inciting riot is a felony

The four juveniles involved in the incident Jan. 28 at Whitehall High School, in which area police removed what they called “disruptive” students, have been charged in juvenile court with numerous offenses, including inciting a riot — a felony.

A hearing was held Jan. 29 at Lehigh County Courthouse. Members of the media could not be present. According to reports, the juveniles have also been charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of the administration of the law, all misdemeanors, and are under house arrest.