Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Township gets grant for pavilion in Parkway

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Whitehall Township has been awarded $60,000 to construct a pavilion in the Whitehall Parkway through the state’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation program, State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, announced Sept. 17.

The project will consist of installing a pre-engineered open-air pavilion with restrooms and concession areas in the Parkway, which spans 110 acres in the township.

“This project is an important part of Lehigh Valley’s recreational and tourism attractions, which host many visitors throughout the year,” McNeill said.

Kesselring earns rank of sergeant

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Aug. 15, Coplay native Sophie Osborne went to Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the 82nd Airborne Division, for a ceremony honoring her daughter, Amanda Kesselring.

Kesselring graduated from Whitehall High School in 2014 and enlisted in the Army in 2016. She completed her qualifications as a combat medic and her national EMS certification.

At the ceremony, Kesselring was promoted to sergeant and re-enlisted for another three years. She was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal and was assigned to the 36th Area Support Medical Company.

Armstrong unveils proposed 2020 county budget

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Executive says increased millage rate is where he predicted it would be

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong unveiled his 2020 proposed $514.6 million fiscal plan Aug. 30 to department heads, staffers, four attending commissioners and the public. Speaking in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Administration’s Seventh Street headquarters in Allentown, Armstrong’s budget raises taxes to 5.5 percent.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 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.

Family gathering

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by MICHELE KERN in Local News

Former Stiles resident meets relatives in Austria

“I want to go to Austria,” Freda (Schadl) Mertz said to her husband, Ken, while sitting in their living room in June of 2017.

“OK!” Ken answered.

That little conversation started a big adventure for Freda, in not only visiting the beautiful country of Austria, but also finding extended family.

In September of 2017, the Mertzes embarked on a weeklong trip to Austria, which was the homeland of Freda’s parents — Joseph and Josephine (Solderits) Schadl — who immigrated to America in the 1920s.