Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 8

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

MONDAY 12

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 13

Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 14

183rd Legislative District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Incumbent Mako faces challenge in race

Incumbent Republican Zach Mako and Democrat Jason Ruff are vying for the Pennsylvania House seat to represent the 183rd Legislative District.

The district includes, in Lehigh County, townships of South Whitehall (districts 5, 6 and 8), Washington and Whitehall (districts 7, 10 and 11) and Borough of Slatington and, in Northampton County, townships of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (districts of Beersville and Klecknersville) and boroughs of North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport.

The winning candiate will serve a two-year term in office.

133rd Legislative District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Incumbent McNeill is unopposed

Democrat Jeanne McNeill will retain her seat representing the 133rd Legislative District.

The incumbent won a 2017 special election, replacing her late husband, Daniel, who had held the office since 2012.

The district includes Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs and the Lehigh County portions of the city of Bethlehem, Hanover Township and parts of Salisbury and Whitehall townships.

15th District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Special election will be held

The winner of this race will serve until Jan. 3, 2019, finishing the term of U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, who represented the current 15th Congressional District.

The candidates — Democrat Susan Wild, Republican Marty Nothstein and Libertarian Tim Silfies — are the same as those running to represent the new 7th Congressional District for two years in the next Congress.

7th Congressional District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Three seek seat to represent new district

Three candidates are vying for the seat to represent the newly created 7th Congressional District.

Democrat Susan Wild, Republican Marty Nothstein and Libertarian Tim Silfies will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.

Following a court-ordered redrawing of the Pennsylvania congressional map in February 2018, the new 7th District is mainly comprised of the old 15th District, represented by former Congressman Charlie Dent.

The district, based around Allentown, also includes portions of the former 10th and 17th districts.

18th Senatorial District

Friday, November 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Incembent Boscola is unopposed

Incumbent state Sen. Lisa Boscola is unopposed in the race for the 18th District.

A Democrat, she is currently serving her fifth term in office.

The 18th District includes, in Lehigh County, boroughs of Catasauqua, Coplay, Emmaus and Fountain Hill, city of Bethlehem and townships of Hanover, Salisbury and Whitehall; and in Northampton County, boroughs of Freemansburg, Glendon, Hellertown, North Catasauqua, Northampton, Stockertown, Tatamy, West Easton and Wilson, cities of Bethlehem and Easton and townships of Bethlehem, Lower Saucon, Palmer and Williams.

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 22

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 responded to a trash fire at 3349 Gail Lane.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on West Street brought out Stations 35 and 39.

Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency on Lehigh Street.

OCT. 23

A malfunctioning smoke detector at 1421 Grape St. was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 3502 (deputy chief).

Station 36 was dispatched and canceled en route to 112 Front St.

A false alarm at 482 Mickley Road brought out Stations 36, 37 and 3501.

OCT. 24