Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

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.

Hotel Bethlehem: 97 and going strong

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Several hundred well-wishers crowded into the Hotel Bethlehem Oct. 6 to help the landmark celebrate its 97th birthday and its recent selection as the third best historic hotel in the country by readers of USA Today.

The birthday bash included free food and hors d’oeuvres, cupcakes, tours, musical entertainment and presentations on the history of the hotel. Guests were greeted by hospitality girls in white knee-high boots, a flashback to 1968.

Boscola announces school safety grants

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced that $251,884.81 in competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted grants were awarded in her district through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools.

“These grants will provide important equipment and program materials to ensure safe schools here in the Lehigh Valley and throughout the commonwealth,” Boscola said. “We have made assisting our school districts in ensuring a safe learning environment for our children and our educators a priority and these grant awards will aid in those efforts.”

Police continue homicide investigation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Jeffrey Werner shot, killed inside his Fullerton home

The investigation continues into a shooting that claimed the life of a Whitehall Township man in the early-morning hours of Oct. 18.

Jeffrey Werner, 53, was killed inside his Pennsylvania Street, Fullerton, home.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric D. Minnich, Werner died of gunshot wounds. Minnich ruled the death a homicide. An autopsy was completed Oct. 19.

According to reports, emergency personnel were called to 626 Pennsylvania St. approximately 4:15 a.m.