Whitehall-Coplay Press

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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

MAY

THURSDAY 11

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

TUESDAY 16

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

WEDNESDAY 17

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 of the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

THURSDAY 18

Stamp Out Hunger food drive taking place this Saturday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

This Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Local members of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will Stamp Out Hunger May 13 and collect nonperishable food donations along their regular postal routes and deliver them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania and its network of member agencies. Food then will be distributed to the families who need it most.

Uncontested races in county, municipalities

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

There are plenty of local uncontested races in the May 16 primary election.

• Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 1 (includes Whitehall Township):

Democrat Bob Elbich

Republican Marc J. Grammes

• Coplay Borough mayor:

Democrat Dean Molitoris

There is no Republican candidate.

• Coplay Borough Council (voters will choose no more than four):

Democrat Louis L. Bodish

Democrat Carl Luckenbach

Democrat Charles Sodl

Democrat Stephen J. Burker

There are no Republican candidates.

Just a few contests in primary election

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Voters will choose tax collector, two inspectors

Two Democrats are facing off in the May 16 primary election for the Whitehall Township tax collector position.

Voters will choose either Colleen Gober or Edward F. Koren.

There is no Republican candidate on the ballot.

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There are two contests for inspector of elections posts, one serving Coplay Borough’s second district and one serving Whitehall Township’s 12th district.

In Coplay, voters will choose either Jocelyn Wedge or Joan Witko. Both are Democrats.

In Whitehall, voters will choose either Howard Hamm or Arlene Hamm. Both are Democrats.

Atlas Cement museum to open this Sunday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the cement industry, with over 3,000 artifacts, photographs and hands-on exhibits, will open for the 2017 season this Sunday at 1401 Laubach Ave.

Observing its 21st anniversary, the museum, free to the public, will be open on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 1-3 p.m., through September.

Board approves Harley dealership

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Business gets conditional

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners, at its meeting Monday night, granted conditional approval for Keystone Harley Davidson to put a motorcycle dealership and warehouse on an undeveloped tract on Eberhart Road at Seventh Street.

Lidl Grocery, a German-based chain, also is projected to have a store at the site, just north of Gilboy Ford on MacArthur Road.

Keystone Harley Davidson is the only such business in the township. More than three decades ago, there was a foreign-made motorcycle store north on MacArthur Road.

Couple charged with fire company theft

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Former board members used W. Catty social club funds for personal purchases

A Whitehall Township couple has been charged with the theft of more than $6,000 from the West Catasauqua Fire Company social club.

According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, Harrison E. Bruder Jr., 53, and his wife, Brenda L. Bruder, 52, of 2016 S. First Ave., were charged May 8 with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy — felonies of the third degree.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mike P. Newhall Keystone Cement Co.

Mr. Mike Newhall graduated from Liberty High School in 1975.

He recalled, “I especially enjoyed a new course as computers became part of the curriculum.”

The young graduate started at Keystone Cement Company in the laboratory as summer help.

He said, “I worked with Al Brobst and Ernie Jacoby, old-timers who taught me laboratory procedures.”

This led to a full-time position in 1978.

As a mix chemist later, he progressed to assistant physical tester. In 1988, Mike was promoted to physical tester.

Local business offers clients ‘one-stop shop’ medical needs

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Twelve years ago, physical therapist Rowena “Row” Solomon decided to pursue her dream of owning a business that would offer a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitation services, along with other medical and general daily assistance all under one roof. She hoped to create a business that would be a “one-stop shop,” allowing her patients access to numerous services tailored specifically to meet each individual’s needs.