Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEB. 18

Stations 35, 37 and 3501 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 2020 Columbia Ave.

FEB. 19

A vehicle accident and general cleanup on Third Street was handled by Stations 35 and 36.

Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 2180 MacArthur Road.

A flammable liquid spill at 1195 Mickley Road brought out Stations 35 and 36.

FEB. 20

Stations 35, 36, 37 and 3501 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Pennsylvania Street.

CWSA makes push to start solar project

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After request for new bids, board awards contract

The Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority board asked for an update on the solar project for the Eberhardt Road pumping station at its meeting Feb. 21. The board initially approved the project a year ago, but the selected contractor was unable to meet specifications.

On a recommendation from Darryl Jenkins, CWSA engineer, the board bid the project again and awarded the contract to the lone bidder. CWSA is anxious to get the project underway, and the bidder wants to meet with the board one last time.

Coplay police investigate home invasion

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

According to report, two armed men took phones, wallets from juveniles

Coplay police responded to a burglary Feb. 23 on South Third Street in the borough after a call that two masked, armed men entered a home and took cellphones, wallets and a game system.

According to police, officers responded just after 8 p.m. to a report of a home invasion robbery in the unit block of South Third Street. Police Chief Vincent Genovese said the victims reported two black males armed with handguns and wearing masks entered a playroom of the home and robbed nine individuals of their cellphones and wallets as well as stole a PlayStation 4 game system.

Rescheduled historic walking tour set for April 27

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Hokendauqua event will begin at 150-year-old First Presbyterian Church

A walking tour of the historic village of Hokendauqua, postponed from October 2018 because of rain, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27. There is a rain date of May 4.

Whitehall Township Commissioner Jeffrey Dutt said the free hourlong tours are hosted by Whitehall Historical Preservation Society. He said the tour is designed to make people aware of the historical significance of the area created as a “company town” for the 19th-century Thomas Iron Works.

Council hears report of IRT usage

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Number of trail walkers, cyclists expected to reach 250,000 this year

Joseph Bundra, vice president of the Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission, gave an annual report on the IRT during Coplay Borough Council’s meeting Feb. 12.

The borough, along with Whitehall and North Whitehall townships, provides funding for maintenance and improvements on the trail.

The rail trail is actively used. Pedestrian counters were installed at the trail head at Portland Street in North Whitehall and the Chestnut Street trail head in late 2017. Cyclist counters were added in May 2018.