Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News


A building fire at 3257 Water St. had Station 38 on the scene.

Station 39 was dispatched and canceled en route to Chestnut Street.


Station 37 handled an unintentional smoke detector activation at 1326 Juniper Circle.


A sprinkler activation due to a malfunction at 3 Maryland Circle was handled by Station 36.

Station 38 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 3 Maryland Circle.

A gas leak...

National drug collection event scheduled for April 27

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The 17th National Take Back Day drug collection event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions...

Stiles: Enjoy the spring weather

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Since we have had some warmer days, the trees are all blossoming and the grass has turned a beautiful shade of green.

Also, there has been a lot more activity on the Ironton Rail Trail. Everyone seems to be experiencing a spring awakening with biking, walking and running on the trail. Enjoy the trail and some fresh air!


There is a nice playground on Chestnut Street in Stiles. In addition to the basketball and tennis courts, there are some fun swing sets for the...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

WHITEHALL Shots fired on Pennsylvania St.

Whitehall Township police are investigating a report of shots fired in the early morning of April 19 on Pennsylvania Street between Mickley Road and Congress Street.

According to Lt. Greg Bealer, the call came in just before 5 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found spent shell casings in the roadway.

Police found no victims and received no reports of injuries or property damage.

Detectives ask that anyone with...

Jared Hanna running for judge

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced his intention to run for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

In announcing his candidacy, Hanna indicated he decided to run because “I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became...

Naugle announces re-election run

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Andrea E. Naugle, longtime county clerk and employee, announced she will seek re-election as the Lehigh County clerk of judicial records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County clerk of judicial records since January 2008. She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as the clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


The department responded to a report of harassment on Pine Street.

A burglary in the 600 block of Maryland Street was reported.

Officers investigated a theft from a vehicle in the unit block of Maryland Circle.


Police investigated a report of a missing juvenile in the 500 block of Sixth Street.

A report of an overdose brought police to the 1500 block of MacArthur...

Northampton: Breakfast planned

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will host a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 28.

The menu includes the usual favorites. This month’s special is creamed chipped beef on toast.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information or cost, call 610-262-2559.


The 67th annual Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 28 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave. The event, featuring the...