High schoolers throughout the Lehigh Valley were given the opportunity Feb. 12 to learn about the latest advances in microscopic surgeries at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, thanks to an invitation from Lehigh Valley Health Network and its deputy chief of surgery, Dr. Angelo A. Baccala.
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.
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.
Stations 35 and 38 were on the scene of a building fire at 3701 Ash St.
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.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Schadt Avenue brought out Station 37.
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.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
In a quick meeting Feb. 11, Coplay Borough Council approved the purchase of a Ford F150 for use as a police vehicle. The cost of the $60,000-plus vehicle was reduced by $16,000 — the amount available in the capital budget for police vehicles.
Council approved hiring Christopher Hechler as a sanitation laborer. This is a full-time position.