Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happenings

Monday, January 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 22

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Arts and crafts, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Good Vibrations Chorus, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cards and games, 11:30 a.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life...

Wolf visits Lehigh Carbon Community College

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in School

Gov. Tom Wolf recently visited Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, to discuss trucking and manufacturing positions with local company team leaders and students. Wolf was introduced by LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber, who helped lead discussion topics.

Upon his arrival at the college, Wolf, Bieber and LCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Roberta Marcus toured the commercial truck driver training facilities and the college’s new manufacturing mobile unit, which prepares workers...

County board votes to overturn veto regarding electronic copies of budget

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

At its Jan. 10 meeting, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners overrode a veto by former county Executive Thomas Muller that sought to undo the requirement that the county provide an electronic copy of Lehigh County’s annual budget.

Before the vote, the commissioners listened to Muller explain why he had vetoed the measure.

In a letter dated Dec. 21, 2017, Muller recounted some “facts worth reviewing,” including the delivery of paper copies of the budget to commissioners on the...

Chamber presents teaming idea to council

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jessica O’Donnell, of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, spoke to members of Coplay Borough Council Jan. 9 about the advantages of teaming with the Chamber.

According to O’Donnell, the Chamber is making an outreach program available to smaller communities to promote local businesses and local attractions.

“The Chamber is the seventh largest in the country,” she said. “We have many different programs to promote businesses and local functions. And we have funds to...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 8

A suspicious person walking in the 1100 block of Oak Street was reported.

A custody issue in the unit block of South Front Street brought police to the scene.

Packages were stolen from a porch in the unit block of South Second Street.

A parking complaint in the 200 block of Chestnut Street was received.

Police assisted the fire department with an alarm sounding in the unit block of...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 25

A reportable motor vehicle accident occurred in the 5100 block of Fornaciari Drive.

Police investigated domestic offenses against family on MacArthur Road and Olympic Circle South.

A disturbance brought officers to the 4500 block of Main Street.

The department investigated a harassment report in the 4100 block of Reliance Street.

A suspicious person on the Ironton Rail Trail was...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 18

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

TUESDAY 23

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

WEDNESDAY 24

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.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 18: Elem. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun or PB&J, corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk.

Friday, Jan. 19: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk. M.S., H.S. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce,...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 31

Officers were called to Arch Street to unlock a car door.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.

JAN. 1

A report of trespassing in the 500 block of Wyandotte Street brought police to the scene.

Police performed a traffic stop at Fifth and Arch streets.

The department investigated the report of a wanted individual in the 1000 block of Fourth Street....

Commissioners pass resolution for grant request

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

At its regular meeting Jan. 8, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners passed a resolution allowing Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) to move forward with a grant request for the sanitary sewer project on Summit and Prospect streets. The deadline for the application is Feb. 26.

Commissioner Philip Ginder expressed his concerns with some of the wording in the resolution. He was concerned the wording left CWSA obligated to move forward with or without the grant.

Lee...