Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


A warrant service for a wanted female was served in the 1000 block of Main Street. The female was transported to Northampton Borough Police Department and released to Lehigh County parole officers.

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Vito assisted Whitehall Township Police Department in the search of a male in the 2200 block of MacArthur Road, Whitehall.


A domestic dispute occurred in the...

Recital set for May 4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Music Club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs’ national music week, May 5-12.

A free public spring recital, titled “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp Award recipient.

The young musicians of the club will close...

Hanna seeks bid for re-election

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election as Lehigh County sheriff. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.

Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with Allentown Police Department, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.

During his tenure as sheriff, Hanna said he is proud of the innovations he has brought to the office. Among them is the creation of new policy and procedures, consistent with best...

Kids Closet Sale has something for everyone

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by AMY MILLER in Local News

Do you children need a new wardrobe?

How about a new toy?

Are you a new mommy looking to find quality items to keep baby happy and safe but don’t want to break the bank?

The 10th annual Kids Closet Sale may be able to help with all of that.

The sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, will open to the public at 9 a.m. Wednesday and has something for just about everyone.

Clothing ranging from sizes newborn to juniors, as well as...


Monday, April 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Easter and make-a-bunny craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club...

Time to celebrate!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary committee hosted a full house April 6 during the kickoff to a yearlong celebration.

A gala, held at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, capped the daylong event that also included a carriage ride for borough and area dignitaries and the opening of a time capsule buried at the veterans memorial on Chestnut Street.

The American Club event featured speeches by Coplay officials and special guest Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. Entertainment was...

Township commissioners deny Sheetz liquor license transfer

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-1 April 8 to deny a resolution that would transfer a liquor license to Sheetz.

Sheetz, the gas station and convenience store at 5001 MacArthur Road, was asking for approval of a liquor license transfer from Homeslate Sports Bar & Grille in Slatington.

The board can vote to approve a liquor license being transferred from outside the township. A liquor license transferred from within the municipality does not require board...

School board approves cyber school resolutions

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting April 8, board members voted to approve a resolution supporting Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526.

“Since Whitehall-Coplay School District does provide our own cyber program, Whitehall-Coplay Virtual Learning Program, our district would save approximately $600,000 in the 2019-20 budget were these bills to pass,” WCSD Superintendent Dr. Lorie Hackett said.

Though WCSD has its own program, the district and local taxpayers are currently...

District News: PSSA testing is approaching

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in School

The PSSAs in English/language arts and math will be administered April 15-May 3 to students in grades 3 through 8.

Parents are reminded to be sure their children get plenty of restful sleep and start each day with a light, healthy breakfast.

No vacation time during this testing window will be approved.


Reminder: Whitehall-Coplay School District calendar changes due to snow makeup days are as follows.

There will be school April 18.

May 10, which...