Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Athletic director, training staff earn award

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

National honor received for ensuring safety of district’s student athletes

Whitehall Athletic Director Bob Hartman and the Zephyrs athletic training staff received a national honor at the Sept. 11 meeting of Whitehall-Coplay School Board.

John Hauth, of St. Luke’s University Health Network, presented Hartman and the athletic department with the Safe Sports School Award from the National Athletic Trainer Association.

“It’s really a recognition of what this board, this administration, the coaching staff, the field maintenance crew and equipment managers all do to ensure the safety of the student athletes,” Hauth said.

A ‘beacon’ goes out

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Charlie Dent announces retirement from Congress

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a news release last week he is not seeking re-election in 2018. He has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.

The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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Stations 3501 and 36 responded to a citizen complaint at 812 Fernhill Lane.

A motor vehicle accident on MacArthur Road brought out Station 37 and fire police.


Stations 3501, 36, 38, 40 and fire police assisted with an incident at Sixth Street and Sumner Avenue.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2267 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36, 37 and fire police.

Station 37 and fire police responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Schadt Avenue.

Township officer shot during burglary call

Monday, September 11, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Homeowner reports intruder, fires weapon upon police arrival

A Whitehall Township police officer was shot while responding to a burglary call early Saturday morning.

Township police Chief Michael Marks said, during a news conference later that afternoon, township police were dispatched 2 a.m. to 4117 Main St. for a report of a burglary in progress.

The owner of the unoccupied home, William Sturtevant, 46, of 3007 Hokendauqua St., reported to Lehigh County Radio Dispatch he was at the home, intruders were in the home and he was armed and hiding inside a closet.

Commissioners get estimate for new DEP program

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

State-mandated plan to reduce pollutants in waterways to cost millions

During a meeting Aug. 14, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners got a surprising answer to the question of cost for a state-mandated program of reducing pollutants in its waterways.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) initiative could top the $5 million mark during the five-year cycle.

The DEP’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System program — also known as MS4 — is expected to reduce the discharge of pollutants that get into streams and minimize the negative impact of stormwater runoff.

Da Vinci’s aquarium is topic of town hall

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Allentown’s Da Vinci Science Center would like to reinvent itself in Easton. Thanks in no small part to a $30 million pledge by Easton Mayor Sal Panto, the science center, now near Cedar Crest College, plans to transform into a $130 million aquarium, complete with an event center and even an immersion theater, in the City of Easton.

But who will pay for it?

Toomey holds town hall meeting in Bethlehem

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Fairly or unfairly, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., has come under heavy criticism for refusing to meet his constituents at one of those increasingly raucous town halls. One group calling itself Tuesdays with Toomey actually camps outside his legislative offices weekly. On Aug. 31, it was Thursday with Toomey. It was a one-hour televised town hall at the Steelstacks’ PBS39 studios before a small crowd of 54 people and nine reporters and photographers.