Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Five candidates are seeking four seats on the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners.

Philip Ginder, Jeffrey J. Warren, Charles G. Fisher, Randy Atiyeh and LoriAnn Fehnel are vying for four-year terms.

We asked the candidates the following question:

What qualities do you believe voters are looking for in a commissioner?

Democrat/Republican

Philip Ginder

Local races have no contests

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

WHITEHALL/ COPLAY

The following races in the Whitehall and Coplay areas have just one candidate on the ballot, having been decided in the May primary.

Magisterial district judge (31-1-07): Todd P. Heffelfinger, Democrat/Republican

Coplay Borough Council: Janet A. Eisenhauer, Democrat; Mark A. Molitoris, Democrat; Richard W. Kern Jr., Democrat

Whitehall Township mayor: Michael P. Harakal Jr., Democrat/Republican

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 14

Stations 35, 36, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Whitehall Mall.

A gas leak at 75 Seventh St. was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 3503.

OCT. 15

Stations 36 and 3501 handled a smoke scare at 2203 North First Ave.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Delphi Drive was addressed by Stations 36, 37 and 3503.

OCT. 16

Stations 35 and 38 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2998 MacArthur Road.

A combustible liquid spill brought Station 39 to MacArthur Road.

County has new voting system

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the county’s new voting machines at its Sept. 9 Hot Topics luncheon. Speakers Timothy A. Benyo, chief clerk to the Lehigh County Elections Board, and Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk, provided a clear explanation of the new voting process.

To promote election security, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered that all counties must have new, secure voting machines by 2020.