Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CWSA OKs budget with rate hike

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

John Schreiner, Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority board chairman, released the 2018 budget at the regular meeting Dec. 21, 2017. Residential households will see the base charge for sanitary sewer increase from $40 per quarter to $45. Commercial users will see a similar increase.

Revenues from all sources are projected to be $3,769,500. The expenses are broken down as a little over $1 million for administrative expenses and $2.7 million for operational expenses.

The biggest...

Hozza chosen as Lehigh County’s director of administration

Saturday, January 6, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has selected Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. to be his new director of administration.

“Mayor Hozza will bring a proven track record of versatile and strategic leadership and a strong command of the issues and concerns of municipalities and townships throughout Lehigh County,” Armstrong said.

Whitehall Township is one of the Lehigh Valley’s larger communities, consisting of 28,500 residents. Hozza is responsible for...

Township historical society hosts Ironmen presentation

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Debra Mellish has become the go-to expert on Catasauqua’s early iron age. She conducts a walking tour of the borough, pointing out historical structures and where some landmarks once stood. Self-conducted tours are available at Historical Catasauqua Preservation Association. She presented a detailed genealogy of the first families of the iron age and how their legacy persisted well into the 1900s at the Helfrich Springs Grist Mill Nov. 28, 2017. The grist mill is preserved by Whitehall...

Outgoing county commissioners are honored

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners President Marty Nothstein presented farewell plaques to outgoing Commissioners Thomas Creighton, David Jones and Michael Schware at the close of the meeting Dec. 20, 2017.

Creighton represented District 1, serving residents of Coplay and Slatington boroughs and Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn, North Whitehall, Washington, Weisenberg and Whitehall townships.

Marc Grammes won the seat in the November election, defeating Bob Elbich.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who opened their hearts to support the Warmth for a Friend coat drive for 2017.

We also offer thanks to the designated drop-off sites for helping make this year’s drive possible.

Richard and Sophie Osborne


Stiles: Stay warm, check on elderly neighbors

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

We are a few days into the new year of 2018. Hopefully, everyone who has made a resolution has stood firm in their promise. If not, there is always next year!


Please keep your pets inside in this terribly cold weather we are having. Also, check on your elderly friends and neighbors to make sure they are warm and not in need of necessities.

Keeping your gas tank and your window washer full is also a good idea.


Hard to believe, but the NFL playoffs...

Coplay: 150th anniversary group continues plans

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

For the past year, a steering committee has been meeting to plan festivities and events for Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The kickoff gala will take place April 6, 2019, at the American Club pavilion. Some of the events being planned are a community picnic at Sammy Balliet Stadium, block parties throughout the borough, a parade, pub crawl, scavenger hunt and a fireworks display.

There is still time to be involved in the planning of this once-in-a-lifetime...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 25

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police in the 1300 block of Fourth Street with a domestic incident.

A vehicle was damaged with what appeared to have been a sharp object in the unit block of Magna Drive.

A suspicious person was reported in the 800 block of Catherine Drive. A male between 35 and 40 years old came to someone’s door stating his vehicle broke down and requested money.

DEC. 26...