Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Lifeguards, manager hired for Coplay pool

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Borough Council approved hiring lifeguards and appointed Tiffany Benson as manager of Parkway Pool during its meeting May 14. Benson also serves as assistant secretary for the borough. She has worked out a schedule that allows her to perform both duties. The Bacon Strip will handle the pool concession stand.

Chris Gibbons was hired as financial adviser for the borough.

Coplay council teams up with Arc to assist disabled workers

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Kathleen Slane and Jesse Velarde stepped to the podium at Coplay Borough Council’s workshop session May 7 to discuss the Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) program.

“The program is designed to transition people with disabilities like autism and Down syndrome into the work force. We train them for specific tasks based on the needs that businesses have. These are good workers, and there are restrictions on what they can do, but they come to your municipality ready to work,” Slane said.

Memorial Day services planned

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Memorial Day services are planned across the region. The public is invited to attend the programs, organized by local veterans groups to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and protect our freedoms.


• Stanley W. Reinhard American Legion Post 426 will hold services May 26 at the following locations:

Noon — Coplay Saengerbund memorial, South Fifth Street

12:10 p.m. — St. Peter cemetery, South Fifth Street

12:20 p.m. — St. John’s cemetery, South Ruch Street, Stiles

12:30 p.m. — Stiles memorial, Chestnut Street

Troop M honors fallen brethren

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Active duty and retired Pennsylvania State Police officers united ranks May 2 in front of their red brick barracks in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to honor their dead. Family members and guests came in support.

The men and women were there for the Pennsylvania State Police Memorial Day ceremony hosted by Troop M, Bethlehem, headquarters commanded by Captain Richard H. D’Ambrosio.

Lafarge marks 120 years with picnic, open house

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

LafargeHolcim Cement Company celebrated its 120th anniversary May 18 with a picnic and open house for employees, retirees and the public to enjoy.

The company has boasted continuous quality cement manufacturing at the Cementon plant in Whitehall Township since 1899.

For many decades, the plant operated under the Whitehall Cement Company name until Lafarge took the helm.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Stuart H. Guinther

Mr. Stuart Guinther was born in Boston, moving to Kutztown in his youth and graduating from Kutztown High School in 1980.

He recalled, “I enjoyed all the math courses; they were taught by Mr. Gougler, a real perfectionist.”

Stuart pursued his education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., earning a degree in chemistry.

Mr. Guinther’s remarkable cement odyssey started as a chemist at Lone Star in Nazareth. He then moved to Michigan and was hired as a process engineer at St. Mary’s Peerless Cement Company.