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Artist creates painting for IRT

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

A Coplay artist has donated a painting to the Ironton Rail-Trail Commission.

Rocky Petzuk, a neighbor of Coplay Mayor Joseph Bundra, took a picture of the recently restored caboose before the lettering was completed. He called Bundra, requesting a photo of the historic rail car with the lettering finished.

Bundra suggested Petzuk paint a picture of the caboose but Petzuk said he didn't have time. Bundra knew that meant his neighbor was already working on the painting.

Library has group of friends

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Friends of the Whitehall Public Library is an organization that's been in existence since 1985.

It's purpose, said group President Nick Potenzi, is to help raise funds for the library and actively participate in the community.

"We meet to plan and participate in community activities in support of the library and its services," Potenzi said. "Our number one money making project is the running of the book sale which is open every day the library is open."

College Corner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Ritter receives scholarship

Joshua M. Ritter of Catasauqua recently was awarded the Ralphine and Gary Gentzler Scholarship.

Ritter, a student at Shippensburg University majoring in mid-level science and math education, is the son of Michael and Stephanie Ritter of Catasauqua.

He is a 2012 graduate of Catasauqua High School.




Adam Travis Bierman of Catasauqua graduated Dec. 16 with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Millersville University.

Fire department releases report

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Local News

Coplay Fire Department recorded 10 incidents for the month of January.

· Jan. 3 at 9:06 p.m. a call was received for a smoke detector sounding in a vacant apartment at 136 S. Front St.

· Jan. 3 at 9:23 p.m. an EMS lift assist was requested at 11 N. Front St.

· Jan. 11 at 7:32 p.m. an EMS assist was requested to gain entry to a residence at 853 Catherine Drive.

· Jan. 16 at 2:48 p.m. a call was received for an odor of smoke investigation inside Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit located at 52 N. Second St.

Local residents enjoy Souper Bowl

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua business wins prize

A new Super Bowl Champion was crowned on Feb. 3 when the Baltimore Ravens of the east coast played the San Francisco 49ers from the west coast.

The week before, ArtsQuest sponsored Souper Bowl IV on the former Bethlehem Steel property in south Bethlehem. Restaurant and pub chefs from across the Lehigh Valley showcased their soup creations with the ultimate goal of being named "Souper Bowl Champs."

More than 450 soup tasting attendees sampled 35 different soups presented by 20 Lehigh Valley restaurants.

Businesses fail to pay taxes

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Approximately 150 businesses based in the township failed to file their local service tax.

Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. announced Monday to the board of commissioners that the Deputy Mayor Jack Meyers and Berkheimer Tax Collectors conducted an investigation into the matter. They determined 150 businesses failed to report and remit quarterly payments for the tax collected from their employees.

Fire calls

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 31

· A fire alarm at 3070 Birch Circle West, found to be the result of a power failure, brought out Stations 35, 38 and 39, 2:04 p.m.

· Stations 36, 38 and 39 responded to a fire alarm at 3361 St. John's Drive, found to be the result of a power failure, 2:08 p.m.

· A fire alarm at 3081 N. Birch St., found to be the result of a power outage, brought out Stations 36, 37 and 38, 2:17 p.m.

· A reported fire alarm at 4116 Spring Mill Road, found to be a cooking accident, brought out Stations 36, 39 and 40, 2:29 p.m.

Feb. 1