Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Saylor Park project could be in jeopardy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

New cost still too high; borough will request more time to find funding

At Coplay Borough Council’s workshop meeting April 2, Engineer Daniel Witczak presented the latest round of bids on the Saylor Park renovations that the borough has been working on for three years. Even with reductions in the scope of the project, the total cost may be too high.

The park has been billed as the centerpiece of the borough’s 150th anniversary, which kicks off Saturday. See schedule of events at right.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Kickoff gala event: American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St. Tickets are required and will not be sold at the door.

• 3 p.m. — opening of the time capsule buried at the veterans memorial on Chestnut Street

• 4-5 p.m. — cocktail hour. Dress is business casual or semiformal.

• 5-6 p.m. — family-style dinner including hors d’oeuvres, roast chicken, pot roast, salad, vegetables and desserts prepared by Samuel Owens Restaurant. Beer and wine are included. There will be a cash bar.

• 6-7 p.m. — featured speakers including Lt. Gov. John Fetterman

Fire Calls

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News


A hazardous condition at 5108 Second St. was handled by Stations 35, 38, 39, 40 and 3502 (deputy chief).

Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 5201 Main St.


A building fire at 11 N. Front St. brought Station 38 to the scene.

Stations 36, 39 and 3501 addressed a chimney or flue fire at 4560 Bank Circle.

A malfunctioning alarm system at 3231 Clear Stream Drive brought out Stations 38, 39 and 3501.

Stations 36 and 39 handled an unintentional sprinkler activation at Lehigh Valley Mall.

Former councilman announces campaign for district judge

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Nathan D. Kromer has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge representing District 31-1-07, which encompasses Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough.

Kromer, 37, served as a Coplay Borough councilman in 2008, chairing the finance committee and serving on the police and administration committees. He also served as a judge of elections for Coplay District 2.

CWSA meets EPA stormwater reduction requirements

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Measures meant to preserve wastewater plant capacity, reduce overflows

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority Chairman John Schreiner read a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency at the authority’s regular meeting March 21, stating that required measures to reduce stormwater infiltration have been met.

“Based on the information provided in semiannual reports, EPA finds that the respondents have completed the requirements set forth in the administrative orders,” wrote Rebecca Crane, EPA Region III, water protection division.