Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 16

Neighbor disputes occurred in the 500 block of East 20th Street and in the 2900 block of Center Street.

A civil matter occurred in the 1400 block of Laubach Avenue.

Traffic stops were conducted at East 16th Street and Lincoln Avenue and at Main and East 21st streets.

JAN. 17

Police conducted a traffic stop at Clear Springs and Lerchenmiller drives.

Officers checked on the...


Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 3

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

FEB. 4

• Creation Station (for school-aged children), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652

FEB. 5

• Family board game night, 5:30-8 p.m.,...

‘Disruptive’ students removed from game

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Whitehall High School boys basketball games were canceled Jan. 28 after several high school students in attendance became disruptive and police were called, according to a statement released by the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

Whitehall Police Department reported that, during the WHS junior varsity game, a disturbance prompted a school administrator to ask a juvenile to leave the property. The juvenile refused.

Township police officers were then asked to assist. The...

Champions of community lauded

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

The Lehigh County Communities That Care, a joint effort of the Whitehall-Coplay and Catasauqua CTC groups, held its annual meeting Jan. 23 in the Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

The theme for the event was “Prevention Coalitions + Prevention Science = Good Economic Sense.”

There were approximately 50 people in attendance at the meeting. Attendees included Whitehall-Coplay School District personnel; representatives from Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol,...

Coplay library director finds her true calling

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Veronica Laroche, the new director of Coplay Public Library, didn’t always know she wanted to be a librarian.

Laroche first received a degree in music recording from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, in 2005, then received her teaching certification from Moravian College, Bethlehem. She began her education career at Good Shepherd Catholic School, Northampton, where she taught music for two years, eventually teaching library skills as well.

After deciding careers in music and...

Fighting Hunger: Meeting set to discuss vision


Hunger faces many residents, including children, working people and seniors, every day in the Lehigh Valley. One in eight children is food insecure.

The American Community Survey for 2017 (last one issued) from the census shows Whitehall Township has a 14.3-percent resident poverty level and Coplay Borough has a 7.9-percent level. Lehigh County was at 13.3 percent, and the national average was 13.1 percent.

I, the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative president, will be holding a...


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Last month, my husband bought a new vehicle. We decided to sell the truck he had been driving on a daily basis as well as his beloved 1980 Jeep CJ5 Renegade, which he restored and has cared for more than 30 years.

We posted ads on both letgo and Craigs-list, listing the basic info — make, model, year and asking price.

That same day, we received a response of interest for the Jeep. This person wanted to purchase the vehicle — sight unseen — at full price. Since he lived on the...

North Catty police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 13

A traffic stop was conducted at Howertown Road and Walnut Street.

JAN. 14

Officers investigated a report of vandalism in the 700 block of Willow Drive.

A DUI involving drugs at Third and Eugene streets brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a reported assault in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

JAN. 15

Police assisted a citizen in the 700 block...

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 13

An unintentional smoke detector activation at Lehigh Valley Mall brought out Stations 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3501.

JAN. 14

Stations 35, 36, 38 and 39 responded to an unintentional alarm system activation at 1053 Grape St.

A gas leak brought Stations 35, 37, 38 and 39 to 3318 S. Fifth Ave.

Stations 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a reported gas leak at 82 Seventh St.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Mauch Chunk Road was...