Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Court allows county seal to be displayed

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.

In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community.’”

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 8

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

MONDAY 12

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 13

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

WEDNESDAY 14

Sheetz to seek conditional liquor license

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Sheetz will be back before Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners Aug. 12 in its quest for a liquor license at its Whitehall location.

However, this time, the gas station and convenience store at 5001 MacArthur Road is seeking a conditional license agreement that addresses township concerns.

Sheetz had asked for approval of a liquor license transfer from Homeslate Sports Bar & Grille in Slatington at the township’s April board meeting. The request was turned down when commissioners voted 5-1 to deny the resolution.

Fire calls

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JULY 29

Stations 35, 36, 37, 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs) responded to an outside rubbish fire at 2122 N. Lehigh Ave.

JULY 30

A malfunctioning alarm system at 828 Third St. brought out Stations 36, 37 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37 and 3501 responded to an unintentional alarm system activation at 1988 Schadt Ave.

A false alarm on Spruce Street was handled by Stations 35, 39, 40 and 3501.