Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

School board hears of successful Zephyr fundraiser

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Book company chooses Steckel Elementary for Feb. 28 visit by author

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Feb. 11, PTO Plus president Toni Fillman discussed the Scholastic book fair bingo, held Feb. 8 at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School. Fillman credited book fair coordinator and volunteer Tracey Corteen, members of Whitehall High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society and PTO Plus volunteers with the success of the event, which was a fundraiser for Zephyr Elementary School.

Feeling lucky?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Copolopoly board game will be raffled off at anniversary kickoff

Coplay will begin its 150th anniversary celebration April 6 — and what better way to commemorate the event than with a locally themed board game highlighting the borough’s community, civic and business greats?

In 2014, two Whitehall natives, Justin Sommer and Benjamin Bush, thought it would be fun to create a Coplay-inspired version of Monopoly for residents to enjoy. They called it Copolopoly. Their goal was to put a twist on the traditional Monopoly game, while representing the small borough of Coplay and the businesses it has to offer.

CWSA considers new system at proposed subdivision

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With detailed planning underway for public sewer improvements along Summit and Prospect streets, Bud Newton, of Newton Engineering, presented Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority with a new concept at the authority’s regular meeting Jan. 17.

Newton represents developers who are interested in an age-qualified development on Mauch Chunk Road and Schadt Avenue. The proposed development is a town house subdivision near Fellowship Community. The new development is not served by CWSA, and the developer proposes tying into CWSA’s system at an end-of-the-line manhole on Schadt Avenue.

CEMENT WORKER OF THE MONTH

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Bruce Keim

Mr. Bruce Keim was raised in Bethlehem, graduating in 1972 from Liberty High School, where he was a member of the track and field team. One of his favorite teachers was Mr. George Pavlinski, who taught math and motivated the students.

Upon graduating, he enrolled at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. During the summer, he was employed at Bethlehem Steel, where his father and relatives were employed.

Fire calls

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 29

Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency on Mauch Chunk Road.

Station 39 offered assistance to police or another governmental agency at 3338 Winchester Road.

JAN. 30

A gas leak at 1325 Fairmont St. was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3501.

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

JAN. 31

Assistance was provided to police or another governmental agency at 3150 Grape St. by Stations 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 14

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

TUESDAY 19

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

WEDNESDAY 20

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.

THURSDAY 21

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 11

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

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

TUESDAY 12

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

WEDNESDAY 13

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall police officer announces bid for judge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Kenneth P. Stephens Jr. has announced his candidacy for the upcoming magisterial district judge race in the 31-1-07 Judicial District, which encompasses Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay.

Stephens was born in Allentown in 1964. He graduated from William Allen High School in 1982 and Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 1986.

He has lived in Whitehall since 1990 with his wife, Donna, and their three children, Zachary, Dylan and Taylor.