Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020


Monday, February 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 17

• Open mic and jam event, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

FEB. 18

• Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal, 4-6:30 p.m., at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 835 Third St., Fullerton. Information: 610-264-3762

• Movie: “The Addams Family” (2019), 6 p.m., at Whitehall...

Gockley celebrates diversity, acceptance

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Feb. 10, Demi Ogozalek, a learning support teacher at Gockley Elementary School, discussed her experience with Inclusive Schools Week during a presentation to the board.

Ogozalek discovered Inclusive Schools Week, an annual event held the first week of December each year, while taking a graduate course. Sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network, a web-based educational resource, and Stetson & Associates Inc., the week celebrates and...

Board fills vacant commissioners seat

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

At the Feb. 10 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners began the meeting with a vote to appoint Michael Dee to a vacancy on the board, left after Commissioner Shawn Clary resigned at the end of last year.

Dee, who works as chief of staff for state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, will serve for the remaining two years of Clary’s four-year term, which started in 2018.

Before the vote, board Secretary Thomas Slonaker thanked the other applicants who were...

In honor of local servicemen

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Donald S. Reinert Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293 Auxiliary, Egypt, held a special check presentation ceremony Feb. 4 at the VFW headquarters, 5209 Springmill Road.

Since January 2019, the Post’s auxiliary has been gathering funds to raise a service dog through Tails of Valor, a Coopersburg-based organization that trains therapy dogs to serve military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

With an original fundraising goal of $5,...

Police seek information on 7-Eleven robbery

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township police are investigating an armed robbery Feb. 10 at 7-Eleven, 193 Mickley Road.

According to police, township officers responded just before 2 a.m. to the market, where the robbery had just taken place.

Multiple suspects entered the store and displayed firearms, according to the report.

The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to...

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 19

Officers were on the scene of a domestic dispute in the 200 block of Coplay Street.

Police investigated a report of coins taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of South Front Street.

The department assisted with child custody issues on North Seventh and North Third streets.

A disturbance in the 200 block of Coplay Street brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted...

Nominate for Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older Americans Month, the program recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The finalists will be honored at a special ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 11

A hit and run to a parked vehicle occurred in the 700 block of Faith Drive.

In the 100 block of South 14th Street, a dispute took place.

Spam phone calls in the 300 block of Mulberry Street were reported to the department.

Officers conducted an investigation involving harassment via text messages in the 600 block of Howertown Road.

JAN. 12

On Union Street, a vehicle was...

Coplay: Association offers mobility aids, more for borough residents

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has an inventory of wheelchairs, walkers, canes and other convalescent supplies available to borough residents free of charge.

In addition, the association helps families in event of emergencies, such as fires.


There will be a meeting of the borough’s 150th anniversary committee 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St.


The borough is currently accepting applications for seasonal...

Stiles: St. John’s to host tricky tray event

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John the Baptist Church, 3024 S. Ruch St., will be holding its 14th annual tricky tray event 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 15.


Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14.

There is still time to surprise that special person in your life with a card, flowers, candy or just some kind words.


Presidents Day is observed Feb. 17.

Be aware certain businesses and government offices will be closed for this holiday.