Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Another day, another opportunity for Sen. Toomey to show us his true colors.

In response to President Trump’s blatantly racist remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti, Sen. Toomey produced yet another cowardly and spineless response.

Rather than outright condemn President Trump’s remarks, as anyone with some integrity would do, Sen. Toomey writes how he “hopes” the president will retract the statements “attributed to him” about countries of which “...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. David Sonon was reared in Windsor Township, Berks County. As a youth, he worked on the neighbor’s farm, helping to milk and harvest crops. He attended Hamburg High School and was hired by Boscov’s to work in its warehouse at $3 an hour.

He recalled, “After later working in construction, I was hired by Ogden-Allied as a laborer to work for them at Allentown Cement in Evansville, now Lehigh Heidelberg. I was given a full-time job at the cement company in 1990.”

Mr. Sonon has...

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding a breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 21.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also available.

Reservations are suggested. Call the club at 610-264-1771.


Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on all clothing until the end of January.

The normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4...

Police car involved in a crash

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log


A Catasauqua Borough police vehicle was involved in a crash Jan. 13 at Second and Pine streets.

According to Police Chief Douglas Kish, a Jeep traveling southbound on Second Street pulled abruptly out onto Pine Street. The driver may have missed the stop sign at the intersection, Kish said, adding the police car had nowhere to go.

Kish indicated any accident involving a police vehicle is investigated by Pennsylvania State Police.


Monday, January 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 15

• Registration begins for adult winter reading program, during regular hours, at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fourth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Registration begins for adult winter reading program (for 18 years and older), during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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


New commissioners take seats

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met 8 p.m. Jan. 2 for its reorganization meeting.

According to Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., this was the 58th reorganization meeting since Whitehall became a first-class township in 1902.

Commissioners Thomas Slonaker, Joseph J. Marx Jr. and Shawn E. Clary were all sworn in as newly elected members of the board.

Commissioner Dennis Hower was voted president, and Commissioner Philip Ginder was voted vice president. In a unanimous...

Taking the oath

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In a special ceremony at the state Capitol Jan. 2, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, of Whitehall Township, was sworn in to represent the Lehigh Valley’s 133rd Legislative District.

McNeill won a Dec. 5, 2017, special election to complete the term of her late husband, Dan, who died Sept. 8, 2017.

The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty as family and friends looked on.

McNeill becomes the 48th female currently serving in the Pennsylvania General...

Coplay swears in council incumbents

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Coplay Borough Council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2, Mayor Dean Molitoris had a swearing-in ceremony for elected board members. Someone attending the new 97th council meeting will not notice any big difference from prior years. All the councilmen sworn in were incumbents.

Councilmen Louis Bodish, Stephen Burker, Carl Luckenbach and Charles Sodl were sworn in during council’s opening ceremony. Michael Dee, chief of staff for newly elected state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, attended the...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 1

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive. A water pipe had burst and flooded a resident’s basement.

A carbon monoxide alarm in the 800 block of Catherine Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a complaint of snow not being shoveled in the unit block of South Third Street.

JAN. 2

Threats between tenants in the unit block of South...