Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Tavern plans ribbon cutting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Log Cabin Tavern, a landmark in Coplay Borough for more than eight decades, has been revitalized with new owners and a new name — while maintaining the atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern.

Matt and Mark Hartman, brothers with roots in the borough, opened the establishment as the 2nd St. Tavern April 24, following a remake of the iconic tavern and while keeping intact its features. Those features include interior logged walls, a working fireplace and a long L-shaped bar with beveled wooden trim and the original concrete support.

Borough, social club extend noise pact

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Coplay Borough Council’s regular meeting June 11, Attorney Lisa Pereira notified council of Coplay Saengerbund’s request to continue operating under the borough’s noise ordinance.

Five years ago, Coplay went through an exaggerated process to explain the legal differences between noise defined by the Liquor Control Board and noise defined by the borough’s ordinance.

The discussion was prompted by noise claims from homeowners near the Saengerbund.

Coplay puts Quick Ticket plan in motion

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough police will ‘red tag’ location to warn property owner of violation

At Coplay Borough Council’s workshop meeting June 4, Councilman Charles Sodl detailed how the borough’s Quick Ticket program was designed to work. Sodl asked Ron Helman, the borough’s building code enforcement officer, to move the program forward during the May 14 regular meeting of council.

The borough has issued several tickets, following a standard procedure, and achieved outstanding results.

Fire calls

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MAY 17

A malfunctioning smoke detector brought Stations 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) to 411 Carolina Ave.

MAY 19

Stations 38, 40, 3502 (deputy chief) and 3503 handled a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 49 S. Second St.

MAY 27

Stations 37 and 38 responded to a carbon monoxide detector activation at 812 Sixth St.

A motor vehicle accident with no injuries at 2108 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 35 and 37.

MAY 28

Station 37 was on the scene of a malfunctioning extinguishing system at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

Board gets update on complex

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Emergency services building project could go out for bid by end of year

Whitehall Township’s proposed emergency services complex could go out for bid by the end of the year, the board of commissioners learned at its June 10 meeting.

The construction timeline was one of the updates commissioners heard from Kelly, Clough, Bucher and Associates Inc., Hatfield, which is providing architect services, and D’Huy Engineering, Bethlehem, which is providing construction management services on the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township building on the current township municipal site, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Graduates of Distinction

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Whitehall High School alumni are honored

The 2019 Zephyr Graduates of Distinction for Whitehall-Coplay School District were recognized May 2 at a ceremony at Whitehall High School.

Robert L. Gilly, Class of 1966; F. Todd Polinchock, Class of 1981; Kristine Marakovits Roddick, Class of 1992; and Douglas M. Lieberman, Class of 1993, were all recognized for their personal and professional achievements.

Gilly attended Kutztown University and Lehigh University. He also received his principal certification and superintendent’s letter of eligibility from Lehigh University.

Whitehall woman dies in Dominican

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

A Whitehall Township woman is one of a reported six people who died recently while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.

Forty-one-year-old Miranda Schaup-Werner died May 25, according to spokespersons at the resort she and her husband were staying in. Reports indicate the couple checked in that day at Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, La Romana. Schaup-Werner collapsed soon after she had a drink from the minibar.

Five days later, a Maryland couple was found dead in their room at Grand Bahia Principe, also in La Romana.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


2019 primary election results

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Following is a list of winning candidates in the primary election.

The names of the winners are bolded.


• Council, four-year term

Janet A. Eisenhauer, Democrat, 221 votes

Mark A. Molitoris, Democrat, 201 votes

Richard W. Kern Jr., Democrat, 132 votes

Dean R. Hermany, Democrat, 127 votes


• Judge, 10-year term

Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks, Democrat, 4,409 votes

Zachary Cohen, Democrat, 4,229 votes

Rashid Santiago, Democrat, 3,339 votes

Jared J. Hanna, Democrat, 1,820 votes