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Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

U.S. AIR FORCE

Christman promoted to senior airman

Tyler S. Christman has been promoted to the rank of senior airman in the U.S. Air Force.

Christman is a medical laboratory specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He has served in the military for three years.

He is the son of Ann Kolodich and the grandson of Carol Christman, both of Catasauqua, and the son of Rodney Christman of Lehigh Township.

Christman is a 2008...

Whitehall police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 18

· Police were called to the 1000 block of Grape Street to investigate a disabled vehicle.

· Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 3200 block of Parkview Drive.

· A report of criminal mischief brought police to Presidential Drive.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1300 block of MacArthur Road.

· A report of a DUI brought police to the Wawa on MacArthur Road....

Popular Coplay eatery closes

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

For three decades, Bill's Lunch on North Second Street, Coplay, served meals to area residents.

The landmark eatery closed at 3 p.m. Saturday when owners Mary and Bill Balliet cooked and served their final steak sandwich and bowl of soup.

It was the 32nd anniversary, to the day, of its opening Aug. 4, 1979. Over the years, the Balliets and daughters Renee and Tammy served countless patrons, many of whom came to be seen as part of the family.

The couple had not planned to...

Northampton police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 23

· Officers responded to a report of two vehicle tires punctured in the 1700 block of Franklin Street.

JULY 24

· A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 2000 block of Main Street.

· Police responded to the theft of a string trimmer in the 800 block of Main Street.

· A report of a burglary brought officers to the 500 block of East 12th Street.

· Police...

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.

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The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a one-half price sale...

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 9

The Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

MONDAY 13

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 14

Coplay Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S...

Lafarge named Biz of the Year

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce named Lafarge North America Inc. 2012 Business of the Year at the company's fourth annual Northampton chamber IronPigs night June 27.

Tony Pristash, Northampton chamber president, selected Lafarge for outstanding spirit and commitment in contributing to the success and growth of the chamber, the business community and the Northampton area.

Pristash presented the Lafarge staff with a plaque and other citations, as well as a media package...

Camp Cementon column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

This has been a very good year so far; time is flying by.

On Monday we started off the week with a game of human pinball, one of the favorites at camp. Everyone battles to see who can stay in the game the longest.

Zach Y. was the winner of this game and he was very good at dodging the balls that were rolled at him from all different angles.

Every week we need to make sure to explain the camp rules and pool rules and any other expectations because there are new campers....