Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

An overdose at Lehigh Valley Mall brought officers to the scene.

Police responded to a mental health call in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue.

Officers investigated a report of trespassing in the 1000 block of Sumner Avenue.

A disturbance in the 3300 block of Gail Lane was reported.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive.

Suspicious...

Catasauqua continues opioid discussion during open forum

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.

Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district...

Volunteer firefighters complete training

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Six area volunteer fire departments added 17 members to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion Nov. 18 at a ceremony at Fullerton Fire Company.

The 194-hour Bucks County Fire Academy course was sponsored by Whitehall Township Fire Department Chief David Nelson.

The public safety training unit at Bucks County Community College provides training for first responder units in 11 counties in...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 6: Elem. — Ham and cheese pretzel on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, chickpeas, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Barbershop quartet to perform holiday concert Dec. 6

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join Whitehall Township Public Library 7 p.m. Dec. 6 for some holiday music! The barbershop quartet, ffourtissimo, will be at the library with songs of the season and some oldies, too!

If you enjoy a cappella music, come and enjoy this quartet as they deliver fun renditions of classic holiday songs as well as some newer tunes.

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The library will be closing 5 p.m. Dec. 7 because of a staff Christmas party.

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Holiday and family story and craft times will...

Coplay police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 26

Officers investigated a possible phone scam in the unit block of North Third Street.

Harassment via cellphone in the 100 block of South Second Street was reported.

NOV. 27

A suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Catherine Drive was investigated.

A written warning was issued during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

NOV. 28

Police investigated a report...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thank you all who commented on my Oct. 17 Editor’s View on dealing with our Generation Y, Z and millennial family members. It is good to know I am not alone in my frustration with our younger generation not wanting “things” — instead wanting experiences.

Since that Editor’s View, conversations have continued with the fact our children and grandchildren will not want our things when we are gone.

I am a person who sees the value of and appreciates the connection with things from...

Happenings

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 4

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 27. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Fridays until Dec. 21. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Deadline to enter the 12th annual North...

Board overturns county budget veto

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In a party-line 6-3 vote Nov. 14, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners overturned county Executive Phillips Armstrong’s Oct. 31 veto of the proposed 2019 budget.

Democrats Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment, which would have reduced the tax rate for county residents.

The Nov. 14 action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be next year. Commissioners approved a 3.64-millage rate marked down from 3.79 mills...