Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Road will link emergency services center, municipal complex

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

With Whitehall Township’s financial status in excellent shape — taking into account the township is embarking on constructing a first-ever emergency services building with the police station as the hub — Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. said a secondary benefit will be a new road that could avoid traffic gridlock on MacArthur Road in the event the busy highway has to be shut down due to a serious accident.

Armstrong to face Republican winner in executive race

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

There is a contest in the Republican race for Lehigh County executive. Voters will choose one of two candidates in the primary election May 16.

Democrat Phillips Armstrong, of Whitehall Township, is unopposed in the primary. He will face the successful Republican candidate.

Republicans Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury Township, and Brad Osborne, of South Whitehall Township, are seeking the Lehigh County executive seat.

We asked each Republican candidate the following question: Why should residents vote for you? Their responses follow.

Glenn Eckhart

Couple charged with fire company theft

Monday, May 8, 2017 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Former board members used W. Catty social club money for personal purchases

A Whitehall Township couple has been charged with the theft of more than $6,000 from the West Catasauqua Fire Company social club.

According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, Harrison E. Bruder Jr., 53, and his wife, Brenda L. Bruder, 52, of 2016 S. First Ave., were charged today with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy — felonies of the third degree.

Elbich campaigns for Lehigh County commissioner seat

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In a room full of supporters at Randall’s on the Orchard Restaurant & Bar, Bob Elbich kicked off his campaign for a seat on Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 1.

Elbich spent his entire work life in the private sector. He founded two Lehigh County companies, Pure Fit Inc. and Exigo Manufacturing Inc., that remain in existence today.

A former manager of manufacturing methods at Air Products and operations manager of Acme Cryogenics, Elbich said he sees himself as “a problem solver.”

CWSA board hears positive results of annual audit

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The April Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority board meeting is an annual review of the authority’s operations. This year’s review was held April 20. The players are often the same, and the results are in line with past years’ excellent reports.

John Barry, from Brown and Brown Insurance, discussed the authorities claims history.

“There were not many claims this year. We still maintain general coverage with Selective Insurance,” he said.

Barry emphasized that Selective carries a top rating.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Local News



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.


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. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.