Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Camp Jefferson: Kids have fun at Bear Rock Junction

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by TYLER MYERS CAMP COUNSELOR in School

The third week at Camp Jefferson, sadly shorter than any other because of the holiday, went very smoothly. A far cry from our first week, mother nature was on our side. All of the rain and thunderstorms that would’ve certainly spoiled the day held off for most of the week.

This ideal span of weather allowed the campers to explore the unfettered potential of Jefferson Street Playground. From games of dodgeball on the basketball court, to Capture the Flag in the park and even games of...

School board makes approvals for 2019-20 academic year

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting July 8, members approved the Community Services for Children Inc. Pre-K Counts program at Steckel Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year.

Also approved by the board was a lease and maintenance agreement for six photocopiers and an agreement for PaperCut software with Edwards Business Systems; an agreement with D’Huy Engineering for construction management services for the new elementary school project; a proposal with R&J Carpet...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 24

Two females — 11 and 12 years old — and two males — 11 and 12 years old — were arrested for criminal mischief/intentional damage in the 300 block of Front Street. The case was referred to youth officers.

In the 300 block of Poplar Street, police responded to an identity theft report. The case was referred to investigators.

Three traffic citations were issued on Howertown Road, Poplar Street and...

Remembering: Coplay Cement Company: Progress in the industry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am looking at a rare piece of Saylor history — a century-old booklet titled “Cimento Portland Saylor’s Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.”

Coplay Cement decided to open an export sales office on Fifth Avenue in New York City. They decided this was necessary to continue to be competitive.

When World War I started in 1914, European cement companies curtailed exporting their cement to many customers in Latin America; as a result, United States companies filled the void...

Hokendauqua: First Presbyterian Church hosts picnic for members

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will host a church picnic for its members July 21 on the lawn next to the church. The event starts 11 a.m.

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Reminder: Hokey A.A. is offering free football and cheering camps at Bob Warke Field, 1351 Lehigh St.

The last football camp will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 14.

For more information, contact Coach Chris at wydockc@yahoo.com.

Pep squad welcomes the Whitehall...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JULY

THURSDAY 11

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township 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...

Man dies after ATV crash

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

MOORE TOWNSHIP

A Moore Township man died July 1 after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle the day before.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric D. Minnich, Glenn Zullick, 55, was the operator of the ATV that crashed about 4:25 p.m. June 30 in the area of 520 Club Road, Moore Township. He died the following day at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

Minnich said Zullick’s cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries. He ruled the manner of death an accident...

Coplay: Trail workday scheduled for July 13

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be an Ironton Rail Trail workday starting 8 a.m. July 13 at the trailhead at Quarry and Portland streets, North Whitehall Township.

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Steve Brosky with Kenny Siftar and Mike Bracken will perform 6:30-9 p.m. July 17 at Coplay Community Plaza as part of the summer concert series.

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The first summer family splash and dance at Coplay Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets, is set for 6:30-9 p.m. July 18.

It is open to all ages.

Freddie...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 24

Police were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 2900 block of MacArthur Road.

A domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle was investigated.

Officers responded to a report of identity theft in the 4100 block of Adams Street.

A suspicious person in the 2300 block of Pine Street was reported.

The department assisted with a dumpster fire in the 1100...