Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Whitehall resident addresses firing of county 911 personnel

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Former 911 dispatcher LoriAnn Fehnel, of Whitehall Township, addressed the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong Feb. 12, stating she was disappointed in their decision to fire three supervisors and to allegedly force the resignation of seven dispatchers who used rum-laced eggnog to toast the New Year while on duty in the dispatch room Dec. 31, 2019.

Fehnel, a 911 dispatcher from 2007 to 2010 in Allentown, said she felt someone needed to speak up for the dismissed emergency services personnel.

CWSA taking another look at solar plan

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Engineering consultant working on new design for Eberhart Road project

The Eberhart Road pump station is on Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s upgrade list, according to CWSA General Manager David Harleman.

Harleman presented a detailed maintenance repair agenda for the distribution plant for 2020 during the meeting Feb. 20. This annual list sets priorities for the budget and manpower allocations.

Contract documents for the Eberhart Road project have been sent and are expected to be approved at the March meeting.

Fire calls

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

FEB. 11

Stations 35 and 38 were on the scene of a building fire at 3701 Ash St.

FEB. 14

A building fire at 535 Sixth St. was handled by Station 36.

Station 38 responded to a smoke or odor removal at 3026 S. Fifth Ave.

FEB. 15

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Schadt Avenue brought out Station 37.

FEB. 16

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

A reportedly malicious false alarm at 3 Maryland Circle brought Station 36 to the scene.