Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Weather delays beam delivery

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Truck convoy to Coplay side expected to take place soon

After the July 20 beam delivery for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge tied up traffic and fascinated onlookers, all kinds of questions are coming to the fore. Here are a few answers.

Is the project on schedule? The work is currently ahead of schedule, but it is far too early in the project to make a prediction.

There are thousands of open tasks lining the walls of the manager’s Gantt chart. The next major task is to get more beams over to the Coplay side of the bridge.

Coplay receives grant for Project Lifesaver

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Program designed to help police get seniors with dementia home safely

At council’s workshop meeting Aug. 7, Police Chief Vincent Genovese announced Coplay Borough had received a grant for Project Lifesaver. The program is designed to help local law enforcement track seniors who are impaired with dementia and prone to wander.

“Law enforcement identifies people to be a part of the program. They receive a bracelet that emits a specific frequency. We can track the frequency if they wander away from their home,” he said.

The department encourages families caring for seniors with dementia to register with the police department.

Donations sought for annual program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and its Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country no matter where they are stationed in the world.

“Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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.


Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

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.


Zentz stepping down at Fellowship Community

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Leader discusses health care field, focus on doing ‘everything with excellence’

After spending 60-plus years in the health care industry, Robert Zentz, president and CEO of Fellowship Community in Whitehall, is stepping down from his post.

Zentz is experiencing recurring health problems.

“I’m having a lot of complications,” he said.

Zentz put into play the company’s succession plan, and the board of directors of Bible Fellowship Church Homes Inc. announced July 26 that Robert Erland, chairman of the board of directors, will take over as interim president/CEO effective Aug. 6.

Nevie joins sheriff’s staff

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Retired township police officer takes role as handler for Lehigh County’s new K-9

A new K-9 staff member has joined the ranks of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office. And her trainer is one of Whitehall’s retired men in blue.

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna recently announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county. Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities, he said.

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.

Fire calls

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News


A false alarm brought Stations 36, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief) to 1223 Mickley Road.

Station 35 assisted police or other governmental agency on MacArthur Road.

A malfunctioning smoke detector at 1715 Plaza Lane brought out Station 36.


Stations 36, 37 and 3501 responded to a false alarm at 1954 Schadt Ave.


A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Bridge Street brought out Stations 35, 37, 3502 (deputy chief) and 3503.


Station 38 was on the scene of a building fire at 218 Church St.