Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Felony charges dropped against four WHS students

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Felony charges have been dropped for the Whitehall High School students who were removed from a Jan. 28 WHS basketball game by police, after officers were called to control what they called “disruptive” behavior, according to recent reports.

A juvenile court hearing was held Feb. 12 before Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach, who dropped the felony charges of inciting a riot.

According to reports, the juveniles are also charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of the administration of the law — all misdemeanors.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.


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


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Chick-fil-A hosts family night event

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Chick-fil-A at 2610 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, held one of its family night special events Jan. 14. Princesses Elsa (Kimberly Mertz) and Anna (Sherilyn Jones) from “Frozen” were there to entertain their local fans.

“We use this group (A Storybook Party) a lot for our events,” said Cassidy Garber, who coordinates local marketing for Chick-fil-A.

A Storybook Party has more than 60 characters and, based on reviews from its customers, makes quite a hit with the party-goers.

A painting event was held Feb. 8 at the eatery. A May 7 event has a superhero time.

Greater Northern Lehigh Restaurant Week is Feb. 23-29

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, partner of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents Winter Restaurant Week Feb. 23-29.

The weeklong event is designed to shine a spotlight on the diverse restaurants the northern part of Lehigh Valley has to offer.

Participating restaurants will offer set-price or prix fixe menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or dessert with both take-out and dine-in options. These diverse menu items are designed to satisfy a spectrum of palates, budgets and lifestyles.

Coplay resident struggles after 2019 house fire

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Killeen reviewing options for next step with property

Anne Killeen’s life changed Sept. 24, 2019, after a house fire in Coplay Borough.

As she will attest, the people, firefighters and neighbors in the little town of Coplay rallied to provide her with assistance. She stayed with neighbors after the tragedy and eventually moved to a long-term-stay hotel.

As of now, nothing is repaired or settled.

“I’m not bitter or resentful. I have been treated well, but I had no idea of all the things that need to be done to get my life back together,” she said.

Boscola announces grants for county emergency services

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-20 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Property tax bills in the mail soon

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Here’s what township residents should know about the 1-mill increase

The 2020 property tax bills for Whitehall Township will be sent out March 1. Before residents get sticker shock over the increased taxes, there are some important things you should know.

Firstly, how much more will you be paying on your property taxes? That answer lies in the millage rate.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Herman R. Holderman

Mr. Herman Holderman was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School in 1978, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kids wrestling team. Upon graduation, he worked for Allentown Sanitation.

His cement career at Lafarge started in 1995.

He recalls, “I started on the tire dock, later worked on the labor gang, then moved to the maintenance department.”

Dave Tomasic, his former supervisor, was highly respected at the plant and shared his lifetime experiences with Herman.