Just before 5 p.m. Dec. 3, Whitehall police responded to a report of a suspicious package at Kohl’s, 2010 Whitehall Mall.
According to Whitehall Township Police Lt. Greg Bealer, shoppers reported an unattended luggage bag close to the front doors of the Kohl’s exterior doors.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 1200 block of Zorba Drive.
Officers responded to a report of public drunkenness on Eberhart Road.
The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 5200 block of Second Street.
An unwanted person in the 500 block of Jefferson Street was reported.
Disturbances on MacArthur Road and at Lehigh Valley Mall were investigated.
Police were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Presidential Drive.
Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.
The mixer is 6-7 p.m., followed by the film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item, to be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.
Northampton Fire Department will hold its Santa Run Dec. 15. Gifts may be dropped off 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.
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Janet Anne Rothdeutsch Ryan, 75, of Laguna Hills, Calif., died Nov. 8, 2018, at home.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Hilda Rothdeutsch of Whitehall.
She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.
She was an elementary education teacher for Allentown Diocese.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan Chanel and Jennifer; a son, Patrick; and a granddaughter, Grace Victoria, all of California; a sister, Rosemary Snyder; and a sister-in-law, Antoinette Rothdeutsch, both of Whitehall.
Outreach for veterans
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.
A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensations, educational opportunities, health care and benefits.
Remember to come out Dec. 13 to listen to Sheckler Elementary School fourth-grade students perform their Christmas program and band concert. The program begins 7 p.m.
Sheckler Elementary students will get to partake in some holiday festivities Dec. 20 when they will be celebrating with classroom parties. They will also enjoy the arrival of a special visitor from the North Pole. I wonder who that could be!
Frank S. Kovacs, 77, of Northampton, died Nov. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Judith A. (Gaugler) Kovacs for 38 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Jacob) Kovacs.
He was a 1959 Central Catholic graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kutztown State College and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.
Joseph J. “Waskie” Wojewodzki Sr., 88, of Whitehall, died Nov. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Staniscavage) Wojewodzki.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Wroblewski) Waskie.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years, and served during the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
Michael T. Williams, 64, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 22, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Susan (Jandres) Williams for 28 years.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Claire (Tobias) and the late Edward Williams of Pine Grove.
He was a scholar athlete at and a 1972 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He was a 1976 graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he was a vice president and a mentor for new candidate pledges of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He earned a master’s degree in education from East Stroudsburg University.