Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

McCloud earns Eagle award

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Whitehall High School graduate Ean McCloud earned his Eagle Scout March 3, 2017.

With the help of church and troop members, he updated the nursery, Sunday school room and dining area at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

McCloud started Cub Scouts when he was in first grade and crossed over to Troop 79 from Stiles.

He attended Lehigh Carbon Community College and transferred to Edinboro University in the fall to finish his bachelor’s degree in animation.

Strohl attains Eagle rank

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Alexander M. Strohl, son of Barry and Lynda Strohl, has achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. Strohl, 16, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 150, sponsored by St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Orefield, under the leadership of Scoutmasters Rick Bishop, Joseph Turner and Scott Walker.

Strohl began his Scouting career as a Tiger Cub with Pack 79 in Coplay and continued through Cub Scouting to achieve the highest award, the Arrow of Light.

Fire calls

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 29

A smoke scare at 1831 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36, 37, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief).

JAN. 30

Stations 36, 37, 3501, 3502 (deputy chief) and 3503 responded to a boiler malfunction at 139 Crest Drive. The fire was confined.

A bomb scare, determined to be unfounded, at 1831 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37, 3501, 3502 and 3503 were on the scene of a water or steam leak at 1549 Creekside Drive.

JAN. 31

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 5

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 6

Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

THURSDAY 8

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Taking the field

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

WHS teacher has pooch playing in Puppy Bowl

When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.

Tom Falzone, a social studies teacher at Whitehall High School, and his wife, Stephanie, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.

The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.

Woodworking at Fellowship

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Resident keeps busy by making creative canes

“One of the things that made me choose coming to Fellowship Community was the woodworking shop,” said Gordon Baker, a resident in the independent living area of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, and a retired engineer with Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

Baker has always been active and did not want to just sit around all day in his golden years watching television. During his younger days, he was a race official with Sports Car Clubs of America.

“I was supervising the pits,” he said.

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 17

Stations 35, 38 and 39 responded to an unintentional alarm activation at 3240 S. Ruch St.

JAN. 18

An unintentional alarm activation at 2570 MacArthur Towne Center brought out Stations 35, 36 and 38.

Stations 35 and 36 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Mickley Road.

JAN. 19

A special type of incident at 2600 Lehigh St. was handled by Station 37.

JAN. 20

Station 35 assisted police at Main and Columbia streets.

A gas leak on Main Street brought Stations 36, 37 and 3501 to the scene.

JAN. 21