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Friday, November 22, 2019

ELECTION 2019

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

Lehigh County voters choose winners in Nov. 5 race

The following list shows the results of Lehigh County’s contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.

The names marked with an asterisk are the winning candidates.

Note that the results remain unofficial, per Lehigh County.

• Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners

Philip Ginder, Democrat/Republican

Jeffrey J Warren, Democrat/Republican

Charles G Fisher, Democrat

Randy Atiyeh, Democrat/Republican

LoriAnn Fehnel, Republican

• Lehigh County Board of Commissioners

Dan Hartzell, Democrat

Zakiya Smalls, Democrat

Three school board members recognized

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

Awards ‘a way of showing our appreciation for their dedication to service’

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Nov. 11, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association honor roll awards were presented to three board members for their years of service.

Patty Gaugler (eight years), Tina Koren (16 years) and Owen Eberhardt Jr. (26 years) received awards. It was also Eberhardt’s last school board meeting.

Rap of the Gavel

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

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 14

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township 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

Local business gives back

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

Reph’s Complete Auto Care, 102 S. Second St., Coplay, celebrated its fifth anniversary Sept. 28 as a business in the borough.

Councilman Steve Burker read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Dean Molitoris, who was away on business.

Burker also commented on how fortunate the 1-square-mile community is to have a business like Reph’s. Burker spoke about how Coplay does not have the luxury and resources that larger municipalities do, so it is important for the locals to help each other.

Harley, Dave & Buster’s to open in 2020

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Cycle dealership set for Eberhart Rd.; sports bar, arcade in works by mall

At the Nov. 11 meeting, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners heard updates on two high-profile retail projects in the township.

“Keystone Harley is on its way in the near future,” Whitehall Township Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. said.

Keystone Harley-Davidson, which is located in Carbon County at 770 State Road, Parryville, has been looking to move to a location in the Lehigh Valley for several years. In October, the dealership bought 3 acres at 2800 Eberhart Road, where it plans to build a new 25,000-square-foot building.

Whitehall mother who left baby on bus not facing charges

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

DA asks instead for mental health evaluation

A Whitehall Township woman who left her infant son with a LANTA bus driver is no longer facing charges in that matter.

Ashley Leann Walters, 26, was charged with reckless endangerment after leaving her 32-day-old baby with a bus driver at the Guetter Street, Bethlehem, stop Oct. 26. But Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli has directed the charges be dismissed. Instead of a jail cell, Walters’ mental state is being evaluated at a local hospital.

Rap of the Gavel

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

NOVEMBER

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. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Board discusses fence removal at condo complex

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Eastern white cedars to be planted; indemnification agreement addressed

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met quickly during the Nov. 4 workshop meeting to prepare for the Nov. 11 regular meeting.

Lisa Pereira, an attorney representing Belmont Glen Condominium Association, once again addressed commissioners about a fence on the Egypt property.

The township required the split-rail fence when the development was built to keep pedestrians from wandering into an overflow swale. However, over the years, the fence has deteriorated, and members of the condominium association want it removed.