Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Saylor Park project discontinued

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council makes final attempts to save plan but can’t overcome estimates

Coplay Borough Council took some last-minute actions over the past week to try and save the renovation plan proposed for Saylor Park. In the end, members made the decision April 9 to discontinue the project.

“We originally started with the idea that this was going to be a $500,000 project. We bid it out, and the number was closer to a million. We cut back the scope of the project and got a lot of help from local trade unions, but we were still around $800,000,” Councilman Charles Sodl said during the council meeting.

Fire calls

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Stations 37, 38 and 3501 responded to a carbon monoxide detector activation at 2115 Third Ave.

A motor vehicle accident at 1155 Schadt Ave. brought out Stations 35, 37 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 responded to a malfunctioning smoke detector activation at 3020 Fellowship Drive.


An unintentional alarm activation at 1177 Sixth St. was handled by Stations 36, 39 and 3501.


Stations 36, 39, 40 and 3501 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 5228 Lincoln Ave.


Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County coroner

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006. By 2007, he was a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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

Kids Closet Sale has something for everyone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by AMY MILLER in Local News

Do you children need a new wardrobe?

How about a new toy?

Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?

The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.

The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.