Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As a farmer’s daughter and a local elected official, I am writing to you about the issues of warehouses, farmland preservation and zoning.

When properties are zoned, their use has to conform to the zoning. If some farmland is zoned that allows warehouses, then that is what can be built. If a township would try to change the zoning on that property to stop a proposed warehouse, the township could get sued and lose in court for what is called spot zoning — and the...

Local circus model builder contributes to Army museum

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile...

Fullerton residents shelter in place during police standoff

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police officers responded to a call March 28 to assist officers from Allentown Police Department with apprehending a suspect believed to be in a residence in the 500 block of Catasauqua Avenue, Fullerton.

According to the news release, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) responded at approximately 5:30 p.m., assisted by a crisis negotiation team, in an attempt to have the suspect surrender himself.

The suspect, identified as Ayoub J....

Coplay police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


A vehicle reported missing March 24 from the unit block of North Fourth Street was located.

Police responded to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

Suspicious activity in the unit block of South Front Street was investigated.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police with a vehicle stop on Eugene and Second streets.

The department responded to a report of a wanted...

Catasauqua resident charged in alleged theft of gift cards

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced a former City of Allentown employee has been charged in connection with an alleged theft.

Jenny Scala, 48, of 435 St. John St., Catasauqua, has been charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, both misdemeanors of the first degree.

Scala turned herself in and was arraigned through Central Booking by Magisterial District Judge Karen Devine and released on unsecured bail....

District news: Jacky Mansour earns scholarship

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Congratulations to Jacky Mansour for receiving the Youth Volunteer Scholarship for her volunteerism with Whitehall High School’s SERVE Club.

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is honoring Lehigh Valley volunteers for the work they have done with local nonprofits at the 2018 Breakfast for Champions, to be held April 12 at Renaissance Allentown. Each recipient was nominated by Lehigh Valley nonprofit representatives who thought the volunteer’s service was above and beyond, and the...

Coplay library: Coplay Public Library book sale starts today, April 5

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our spring book and bake sale has finally arrived!

The preview night is 4-7 p.m. today, April 5. For a $5 donation, you can have first crack at our books. The regular sale will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6 and 7.

Delicious homemade baked goods from our fabulous volunteers will be waiting to entice you.


Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. April 5, 12 and 19.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend, and no preregistration is necessary...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


In the 400 block of Prospect Street, a dispute between a husband and wife occurred.

An unwanted person in the 100 block of Front Street was reported. The report said there was an issue with an ex-boyfriend.

In the 100 block of Front Street, Katelyn Viola, 27, of Catasauqua, was cited for disorderly conduct.

Bryan Weaver, 28, of Bath, was arrested for resisting arrest, public drunkenness...