Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Hokendauqua: HPPA sets registration dates for baseball, softball

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association is holding registration for the upcoming baseball/softball season. You can register online until Feb. 9 at hokeypark.com.

To register in person, visit Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St., 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 or 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate (for first-time players), proof of health insurance and contact information. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website. Additional information can be...

Marx enters race for township mayor

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Commissioner Joseph Marx Jr. has announced he is running for township mayor. He made his candidacy announcement in a news release last week.

Marx says he has served the township in a variety of roles for the past 14 years, including four years on the Whitehall Township Planning Commission. He currently serves on the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, a position he has held for the past nine years. He also serves as a liaison to Whitehall Public Safety and Public...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 7

An adult male was arrested during a domestic dispute in the unit block of North Second Street.

Police responded to a report of a purse stolen from a vehicle in the Giant Food Store parking lot, 202 Chestnut St.

Officers assisted a citizen in the unit block of South Second Street with a 9-year-old refusing to go to school.

A gas leak in the unit block of North Second Street was addressed....

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 7

Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency on Lehigh, Roosevelt and West Fairmont streets.

A chimney or flue fire at 2106 Main St. was handled by Stations 36, 37, 38, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief).

JAN. 8

Stations 35, 36, 37, 40, 3501 and 3502 (deputy chief) handled an extrication from a vehicle on Mauch Chunk Road.

JAN. 9

A special type of incident at 2451 Main St. was addressed by Stations 36 and 3502.

JAN. 11


Coplay Public Library: Show your skills at Coplay Public Library’s game night

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Game night will return 5-7 p.m. Jan. 28.

Thinking of a new game you would like to play? Bring your suggestions to a staff member.

Scrabble and other game boards will be available for all levels of players.


Reminder: Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Jan. 24 and 31.

A library card is not required, and no preregistration is necessary.


The library will be running a 50/50 raffle during the month of February. Tickets...

Graduation contract approved

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Jan. 14 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting, the board approved a graduation contract with Lehigh University to hold graduation 7 p.m. June 3 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem.

The board approved field trip requests by Samantha Neas, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School science teacher, for the middle school Science Olympiad students to travel to Garnet Valley High School Jan. 27 to compete at the Garnet Valley Invitational. Her request for the Science Olympiad team to travel to and...

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

All are welcome!


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information or questions, call 610-264-...

Ochoa is named Girl of the Month

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Nashelit Ochoa as the Girl of the Month for December 2018.

She is the daughter of Ms. Patricia Jaramillo and Mr. Elias Ochoa, of Whitehall.

Ochoa has earned high honor roll for all marking periods.

She is a member of SERVE Club (president), Art Club (secretary), Leo Club (president), Interact (president), London Club and German Club.

She is president of National Honor Society and belongs to Mu Alpha Theta and the Science and...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 31

A verbal dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend took place in the 400 block of Front Street.

On Cambridge Place, an electrical issue occurred.

Vehicles were ticketed in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

The department received a noise complaint at 429 Race St. Police issued a warning.

JAN. 1

Public works was notified for a hazardous condition on Tioga Street.


School news

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in School

Mercersburg Academy

Christian Jetter, of Whitehall, a ninth-grader at Mercersburg Academy, was named a commended scholar for making the honor roll (all grades of 85 or above) during the fall term.

Mercersburg Academy is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding and day school in Mercersburg, with students enrolled in grades 9-12 and a postgraduate year. It has prepared students for college and life beyond since 1893 and awards more than $7 million in financial...