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Leiner kicks off congressional campaign

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.

The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.

Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then addressed the crowd.

Liquor license transfer approved

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

In-store dining also part of plan for Coplay’s Giant

On Dec. 5, Ellen Freeman, attorney for Giant Foods, and Josh Erb, Giant’s project manager for in-house restaurants, attended Coplay Borough Council’s public hearing regarding transferring a liquor license to the supermarket at Second and Chestnut streets.

Last month, council members had a host of concerns about how the business was working with the borough. Violations of certain ordinances were pointed out. The prime critic was Councilman Charles Sodl. He cited several instances and asked for a separate conference to discuss the details.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 11

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 12

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

WEDNESDAY 13

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall resident launches hurricane relief effort

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For Ricardo Menendez, a paramedic at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the memories of when he had been deployed to Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy as a member of the Cetronia Strike Team came rushing back when the recent string of hurricanes devastated so many lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.

During Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy, Menendez, of Whitehall, was on the front lines of the devastation and even shared quarters with families affected by the disaster.

Service news

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Dinh graduates

U.S. Air Force National Guard

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Huy H. Dinh has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Harley-Davidson eager to develop

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Proposed co-occupant along Eberhart Road is looking at other options

In the metaphorical race to develop the land along Eberhart Road, no one can keep up with Harley-Davidson.

At the Dec. 4 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners workshop meeting, township Engineer Frank Clark told the board Harley-Davidson is ready to proceed with development plans along Route 145, but the proposed co-occupant of that parcel has slowed momentum.

FIRE CALLS

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

NOV. 19

Stations 35, 39 and 40 responded to a flammable liquid spill at 5455 Summit St.

An unintentional alarm at Lehigh Valley Mall brought Stations 36, 37 and 38 to the scene.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Grape Street was responded to by Stations 35 and 36.

NOV. 20

Stations 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) offered EMS assistance at 1239 Ellisworth Drive.

Stations 35, 36 and 3503 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.