Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, July 21, 2019

CWSA’s solar power application begins to dim

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Board to review costs for Eberhart Rd. pump station project at next meeting

At its regular meeting June 20, Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board examined the solar power project for the Eberhart Road pump station.

The project was originally conceived as a way to reduce electrical power provided by power plants and replace it with solar power.

Youngiefest sets eyes on the future

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)

When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.

“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”

This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.

Fire calls

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE 19

A motor vehicle accident on Mauch Chunk Road was handled by Stations 35 and 37.

JUNE 20

Station 39 responded to a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 1613 Shiloh Court.

An outside rubbish fire at 310 Seventh St. was handled by Stations 37 and 3503 (deputy chief).

JUNE 21

Stations 35, 36, 37, 3502 (deputy chief) and 3503 responded to a passenger vehicle fire on Fullerton Avenue.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road brought out Stations 35, 37 and 3503.

Board talks first steps for new complex

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Commissioners to vote on asbestos removal plan for municipal building

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners discussed an ordinance July 1 to accept a proposal for asbestos abatement consulting, which is one of the preliminary steps for the construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

At the board’s workshop meeting, Deputy Mayor John D. Meyers said the basement of the municipal building has asbestos around the pipes and in other areas and needs remediation.

“It’s the first thing we need to do this fall,” he said.

Teacher, mentor hosts Youngiefest

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.

Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.

Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Police lieutenant details use of Project Lifesaver

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Commissioners move forward on sidewalk agreement with PennDOT

Before the start of the June 10 regular meeting, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners watched a demonstration of a new electronic device that is available to help families who have a family member who wanders because of a medical condition.

Township police Lt. Greg Bealer demonstrated Project Lifesaver’s personal locator system, a radio frequency-based tracking system, at the meeting. He said the system was designed to help locate people who might wander and get lost because of conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism.

Fire calls

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE 9

A brush fire brought Stations 36 and 37 to 2161 N. First Ave.

JUNE 10

Stations 37 and 3501 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2123 S. Lehigh Ave.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35, 40 and 3501.

Stations 35, 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2180 MacArthur Road.

JUNE 11

A motor vehicle accident with injuries brought Stations 35, 36, 38 and 3501 to 3690 Lehigh St.

JUNE 12

Stiles resident will again be put on transplant list

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by MICHELE KERN in Local News

Amanda Steitz Williams in need of kidney

At any given time, there are vast amounts of people who are awaiting an organ transplant so they can live a longer and healthier life.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a living donor can donate one kidney; a lung; or a portion of the liver, pancreas or intestine. Certainly, blood and blood platelet donations can also be donated by living donors and are desperately needed to help save lives.