Whitehall-Coplay Press

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High school clubs are highlighted

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Board hears about Student Council, Aevidum, chorale

At the Dec. 9 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting, Nathan Davidson, Whitehall High School principal, discussed WHS clubs and activities, including Student Council and Aevidum.

Student Council teaches leadership skills and provides opportunities for students to participate in conferences such as the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils, where attendees discovered new ideas for fundraising and mini-THON events. They also had the opportunity to hear speakers, attend workshops and enjoy a banquet.

Coplay Sports plans annual Christmas parade for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Every year, with the support from Coplay Borough officials, Coplay Sports sponsors the annual Christmas parade. This year’s event is scheduled for Dec. 15, starting 10:30 a.m.

The parade runs through the borough starting at Front and Hokendauqua streets and traveling through to the Echo Manor and Parkway West neighborhoods.

Coplay Fire Department will lead the parade as it winds across the town. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be aboard a sleigh.

Fire calls

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

NOV. 25

Stations 38, 39 and 3501 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 3519 Carbon St.

NOV. 26

Stations 36 and 3501 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 1135 Howertown Road.

NOV. 27

A vehicle accident and general cleanup on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35 and 38.

NOV. 28

Stations 35 and 37 were on the scene of a brush fire at 2177 MacArthur Road.

A bomb scare, determined to be unfounded, at 2601 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 37, 3501 and 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs).

Whitehall detective receives award

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A detective with the Whitehall Township Police Department was presented with an award for his service at a luncheon of Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association held Nov. 12 at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Whitehall Township Chief of Police Michael Marks presented the Police Officer of the Year Award to Detective Corporal Jeffrey Bruchak.

Coplay remembers police secretary

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough budget numbers unchanged after review

Council President Louis Bodish opened the Dec. 3 Coplay Borough Council meeting with a moment of silence to remember the contributions of Gloria Reinert, police secretary, who died recently.

In a discussion on the borough budget, Janet Eisenhauer, finance chair, reported there was no change in the borough’s budget after its final review. The $2 million-plus budget will require a 0.7-mill tax increase. The increase will bring property taxes up to 6.19 mills.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


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

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


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

School board members take oaths of office

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Grim, Fonzone re-elected as president, VP; Williams named CLIU trustee

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board reorganization meeting held Dec. 3, Patty Gaugler, Dr. Nichole Hartman (replacing Owen Eberhardt Jr.), Tina Koren, William Leiner and George Makhoul took the oaths of office as elected board members.

Wayne Grim was re-elected president of the board, with William Fonzone Sr. also retaining his seat as vice president. Both votes were unanimous.

At the special school board meeting that followed, the board approved the appointment of school board member George Williams to the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 Board of Trustees.

State officials announce $190,000 in grants for trail projects

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, and state Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a total of $190,000 to Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Bethlehem City in recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), specifically for trail projects.