Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Northampton: Flea market, bake sale is set

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.


Reminder: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.

Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24, 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks....

Northampton Regional EMS earns award

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Northampton Regional EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it is critical to restore blood flow...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A domestic dispute between a male and female occurred in the 800 block of Main Street.

At 19th Street and Line Alley, police responded to a domestic dispute between a male and female.

An unwanted male in the 2000 block of Line Alley was reported.


The theft of a bicycle in the 1600 block of Main Street was reported to police. A beach cruiser-style bike was taken from the...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S....


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 6

• Sound wave string art (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• New Bath Borough Hall celebration, 3-6 p.m. (open house) and 6 p.m. (ribbon-cutting ceremony), at the borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

• Movie: “Sing,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

AUG. 7

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township...

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.


Nevie joins sheriff’s staff

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A new K-9 staff member has joined the ranks of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office. And her trainer is one of Whitehall’s retired men in blue.

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna recently announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county. Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities, he said.


Altar and Rosary Society celebrates 90 years of helping others

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, celebrated its 90th anniversary July 15 at a special Mass, which was followed by a banquet-style breakfast in the church hall, 4 S. Fifth St.

The anniversary Mass and breakfast coincided exactly to the date the church women’s organization was founded, July 15, 1928. The church was officially established the previous year — June 16, 1927.

The morning began with the Rosary Society, as it is known, being...

Zentz stepping down at Fellowship Community

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After spending 60-plus years in the health care industry, Robert Zentz, president and CEO of Fellowship Community in Whitehall, is stepping down from his post.

Zentz is experiencing recurring health problems.

“I’m having a lot of complications,” he said.

Zentz put into play the company’s succession plan, and the board of directors of Bible Fellowship Church Homes Inc. announced July 26 that Robert Erland, chairman of the board of directors, will take over as interim...