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Roman enters race for district judge seat

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Local News

Andy Roman has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge in Whitehall’s District 31-1-07.

Roman has been circulating petitions to cross-file on both the Republican and Democrat ballots.

Roman, elected as Whitehall constable in 2015, has indicated his desire to fulfill the magistrate office responsibilities.

“I worked with (the late) Bob Halal and would like to continue his work of serving the residents of Whitehall and Coplay in a professional manner that would continue to bring honor to this most important office,” Roman said.

Staff gives tech report

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Conference inspires ideas for WCSD

At the March 11 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting, Steckel Elementary School Principal Cora Snyder, third-grade teacher Bethany Koenig and learning support teacher Janet Baker discussed their experiences attending the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) in February.

The event, open to educators across Pennsylvania, focused on the role technology plays in schools and ways to incorporate it into the learning process.

Cement museum reports statistics

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Curator Ed Pany said the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum had a banner year in 2018 with a large mix of students from the Northampton Area School District and representatives from nine foreign countries, various organizations and others visiting the museum on tours.

There were 2,947 students and teachers who attended tours and educational programs. There were another 536 other persons who toured the museum. The total number of museum visitors adds up to 3,483.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Barry James Schlosser

Mr. Barry Schlosser was raised in Stiles, graduating from Whitehall High School in 1993. He started his cement career at Lafarge in 2000, working on the tire dock. On each shift, a tractor-trailer load of tires is unloaded and used to fuel the plant kilns, thus removing them from the environment.

Barry was promoted to work as a packer in the packhouse.

He recalls, “I worked with Jerome Nederostek and Robert Taniser, who helped me learn the job.”

In 2008, he became the packhouse supervisor.

Commissioner announces resignation

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Board thanks Dutt for service, approves township fireworks ordinance

Commissioner Jeffrey Dutt announced at the board meeting March 11 he was stepping down as commissioner, effective March 30. Dutt told the board he had to resign because he and his wife are moving to Emmaus to be near his mother-in-law.

“This is not the end of my political career,” Dutt said. “I will still be here.”

He said he would continue to be president of the board for the Whitehall Active Community Center and would still lead walking tours for the Whitehall Historical Preservation Society.

Fire calls

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEB. 23

A brush fire at 1204 Hampshire Drive brought out Stations 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief).

Stations 37, 38, 39 and 3502 (deputy chief) handled a downed power line at 410 Sixth St.

A vehicle accident and general cleanup on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35, 39 and 3502.

Stations 35, 36, 38, 40, 3502 and 3503 extricated victims from a vehicle on MacArthur Road.

A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at Lehigh Valley Mall brought out Stations 35, 36 and 3503.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


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


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 at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.