Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

School board hears students’ travel experiences

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Sept. 9, London Club adviser Joseph Krempasky introduced Whitehall High School students Kayleigh Moyer and Megan Kelly, who presented a slideshow of their 2019 trip to Eastern Europe. Students traveled through Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.

Moyer’s most memorable part of the trip was the visit to Auschwitz.

“I can genuinely say this was the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done in my entire life,” she said...

Board gets sneak peek at complex

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

The construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township municipal building is within budget and on schedule, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners learned at its meeting Sept. 9.

Moving the project forward, the board approved both an ordinance to accept a proposal for the removal of hazardous materials including asbestos and a resolution conditionally approving the land development plan at the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road....

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall library schedules open mic, jam night

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam night will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio for its support.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience.


The third Tuesday movie night will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 26

On 14th Street, a driver was cited.

A hit and run occurred in the 200 block of Limestone Street. A vehicle hit a stop sign.

Police assisted at Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road. The individual was located.

Officers conducted a citizen assist regarding information on harassment at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St.

AUG. 27

Drivers were cited...

Lehigh County Citizens’ Academy classes to begin Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

September doesn’t just mark the first days of school for returning students; it’s also the beginning of the Lehigh County Citizens’ Academy.

Lehigh County will be officially unveiling its nine-day academy, open to local residents, 6 p.m. Sept. 12 in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

The academy will be held once a week, lasting roughly two hours, and will feature a presentation from the heads of major county...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Gary Butko was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School and vo-tech, specializing in masonry, in 1976.

Gary’s first job was with a bricklaying firm, earning $5 an hour. After a few years, he was employed by MCP, a metal company, for 18 years.

When the plant closed, he started his cement career at Lafarge, recalling, “I started on the tire dock, feeding tires into the plant’s kilns, later transferring to the labor gang and the pack house.”


Fire calls

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 29

A fire at 78 Madison Lane brought out Station 36.

Station 36 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.

AUG. 30

A brush fire at 2126 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36 and 3501.

Stations 36, 38, 39 and 3501 responded to a carbon monoxide incident at MacArthur Commons.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Pine Street had Stations 35, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) on the scene.

Stations 35, 36, 39, 40 and 3503...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of a domestic dispute in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers responded to a harassment complaint in the unit block of South Second Street.


A disturbance at the Giant Food Store, 202 Chestnut St., between four females was investigated.

The department assisted Pennsylvania State Police in the unit block of North Sixth Street.

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Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Some folks reading this will remember the 1965 hit by Shirley Ellis, titled “The Name Game.” Well, Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC is playing its own version of the ’60s hit.

Having been denied a request to have 155 acres of land in East Allen Township rezoned to light industrial business park for a future warehouse, Rock-Lehigh Valley has taken a new approach to its quest.

In filing an appeal, it now has identified the proposed structure as a logistics center....