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ACC hits mark of 2 million hoagies

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

More than 25 members of American Club of Coplay volunteered their time Sept. 19 to make the group’s 2 millionth hoagie at the club pavilion.

The club started selling hoagies Feb. 18, 1985. At that time, they sold 1,816 hoagies.

Club president Jerry Deutsch said, “The American Club purchased the equipment from the Keystone Cops in 1985 when the hoagies were still being made at the Hall Street location in Coplay. We moved the equipment to the American Club pavilion in March of...

Police continue to seek suspect

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


Whitehall Township Police Department continues to investigate a shooting Oct. 5 in the 900 block of Third Street.

According to the report, the incident occurred just after 8 p.m. inside Goodfellas barber shop, 927 Third St. One victim was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly in his 20s, standing about 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200...

Sacred Heart celebrates 20 years

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 4. The facility officially opened its doors Oct. 4, 1998.

A team of professionals, including nursing and auxiliary personnel, are headed by Gayle Yastrop, executive director; Diane Eck, director of nursing; and Kira Kichline, resident care director. The Sacred Heart team provides the facility’s residents with individual service and care to meet their needs while providing an at-home atmosphere...

District News: Food drive planned

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School’s Leo Club is currently hosting its annual schoolwide food drive in October. Please donate nonperishable food items to Ms. Paulas’ room, C109, or the main office.


Progress reports are now available for the first marking period, which ends Oct. 31. Parents may access their child’s progress grades through the parent portal. If you are having trouble logging in, contact your child’s school; if you have questions or concerns, contact your child’s teacher...


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s October and that means, for me at least, it is time for a flu shot.

On the record, I don’t like getting flu shots, although the anticipation really is the worst part. The shot itself is over in moments. The paperwork takes longer than the physical needle stick.

However, the flu shot is better than being sick, homemade chicken noodle soup notwithstanding.

And this year, the shot may be more important than ever.

The 2017-18 flu season is on record as...

Whitehall police

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

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

A drug investigation brought officers to Sixth Street.

Police investigated a report of a runaway in the 500 block of Second Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Eisenhower Circle, Columbia and North Second avenues and Broad, West Tyler and Columbia streets.

The department responded to disturbances on MacArthur Road, Grape Street and Schadt Avenue.

Officers investigated the...

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.


Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-...

Middle school teachers introduce I.D.E.A. curriculum

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Oct. 8, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Principal Glenn Noack introduced computer applications/business technology teacher Tony Pangaio and technical education/STEM teacher Sheldon Paremba, who discussed the WCMS I.D.E.A. Labs. Assistant Principal Angela Friebolin also collaborated on the development of this curriculum.

I.D.E.A. stands for Innovation, Design, Engineering and Activity.

“We wanted to get kids more job-like skills, the...

Front St. work still leads meeting agenda

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

Coplay’s sewer project on Front Street is still a contentious matter within the borough, the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) board and the contractor. The project, originally scheduled for completion by December 2017, extended well beyond its completion date. A substantial completion letter was issued in July that conjured up a new set of concerns.

The project was plagued by poor soils, bad substrates, collapsing trenches, bad weather, poor-quality cement work and a continuing...