Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Whitehall Township Public Library: Library to host eBay program

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library will be presenting a free How to Sell on eBay program 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 in the library community room.

Library director Patty Vahey will present the basics of eBay use, so you can learn how to list your items, ship them and get paid.

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The library will host a basket raffle starting 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15. The event runs until noon Oct. 29 when winners will be drawn.

If you do not pick up your basket by Nov. 5, another ticket will be drawn, and the...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 11

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

TUESDAY 16

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

WEDNESDAY 17

Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

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Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, Oct. 12: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk choice; M.S. — “Wild Mike’s” cheese pizza, broccoli with dip, green beans, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. — Four-cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, celery sticks, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, salad plate, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice

Monday, Oct. 15: Elem. — Chicken tenders, dinner...

Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

A suspicious person in the unit block of North Sixth Street was reported.

Officers investigated a potential fraud in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police assisted a citizen regarding a protection-from-abuse order in the unit block of South Front Street.

OCT. 2

A possible stolen vehicle in the unit block of Magna Drive was investigated.

Police responded to a motor vehicle...

WCSD is currently hiring bus drivers

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by JULIE BECK in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District is looking for new members to join its fleet of bus drivers. The district has many current employees who have been driving for 17 to 23 years for the district. Although driving a bus filled with students can be a challenge, these drivers find many rewarding benefits.

Drivers agree the working hours are great, can be flexible and fit into many different schedules.

“It is an ideal job for a retired person who wants to keep busy or stay-at-home...

Whitehall business celebrates 40 years

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

Hesch Automotive Service, of Whitehall, celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 19. Local elected officials were invited to attend.

Hesch Automotive Service, 3028 S. Front St., was founded in 1978 by Frank and Anne Hesch Jr. The business started in Coplay and outgrew two locations in the borough before moving to Whitehall in 1980.

Frank and Anne, along with their son Frank III, have continued the tradition of quality commercial and consumer vehicle repair. The company bases its...

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 1

The department investigated a report of a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 2200 block of Washington Avenue.

A theft from a vehicle in the 500 block of Washington Avenue was reported. An unlocked vehicle was entered; a wallet and backpack were taken.

In the 700 block of Washington Avenue, two unlocked vehicles were entered; $800 in cash was taken out of one vehicle, and a book...

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 1

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Fifth Street brought out Stations 36 and 3503 (deputy chief).

Station 36 handled a rescue on South 13th Street.

OCT. 2

Station 36 was on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2028 MacArthur Road.

OCT. 3

A rescue at 1177 Sixth St. was handled by Stations 36 and 40.

OCT. 4

Station 36 was on the scene of a rescue on Race Street.

OCT. 5

A mobile vehicle fire on...

North Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 30

Police performed a security check in the 400 block of Birch Street.

A dog was found in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1000 block of Crave Street.

OCT. 1

The department addressed a reported sinkhole in the 1000 block of Second Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 200 block of Poplar...