Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, January 17, 2020

Commissioners lauded for service

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Board honors area veteran on state VFW designation

At the final meeting of the year held Dec. 9, the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners said thank you and farewell to three members whose terms are coming to an end.

In his closing statement, board member Shawn Clary announced he would be resigning from the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners due to family issues, and this would be his last meeting.

Coplay Borough preparing for new year

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council makes reappointments, selects banker, accepts NBMA offer

At its last regular meeting for 2019, held Dec. 10, Coplay Borough Council made a slew of appointments to get ready for the new year.

The reorganization meeting will be 6 p.m. Jan. 6, 2020. Richard Kern, newly elected councilman, will be serving his first term on council.

Council reappointed the following people to positions in the borough: Jane Gillespie and Melvin Procanyn, library board; Ronald Golley, zoning hearing board; and Gene Gyecsek, president of the Civil Service Commission.

Fire calls

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DEC. 4

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Station 38.

DEC. 5

A building fire at Bonefish Grill, Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center, was handled by Stations 36, 37, 38, 39, 3501 and 3502 (deputy chief).

Stations 35, 36, 37 and 3502 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 248 Fifth St.

DEC. 6

Station 37 was on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22 westbound.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22 westbound was handled by Stations 36 and 37.

Faith ends plans for extra day care

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Tiffany Henne is one of the parents who had her children enrolled in day care at the former St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, and who hoped to continue her children’s early education and care at a school at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

The day care is now not going forward as planned, leaving parents and teachers at the school in search of child care and work.