Coplay Police responded at 1:22 a.m. Saturday to the Log Cabin Tavern, Second & Hall streets, on a report of a disturbance.
On arrival, patrol officers observed several people standing outside the tavern. Officers were told an altercation occurred between two men in the bar.
One of the men was hit in the face with a set of keys, police said. The individual who was struck confronted another man, who he thought threw the keys, police said.
Richard E. Schoemaker, 80, of Northampton, died Sept. 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Dolores B. (Cesanek) Schoemaker for 56 years.
Born in Orefield, he was the son of the late Walter and Verna (Miller) Schoemaker.
He retired in 1992 from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he had been a crane operator in Saucon Shipping.
He was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.
Jane Miller of Northampton inspects some of the clothing for sale at the community yard sale held recently by the Catasauqua Fire Police on their Race Street training grounds.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 4100 block of North Church Street.
· A report of a suspicious person brought police to the 600 block of Jordan Circle.
· Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Ring Road.
· Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 4500 block of Third Street.
· A theft from a vehicle brought police to the 4200 block of North Church Street.
Mary Bauer, 87, of Coplay, died Sept. 20, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Dianne Tourtellott. She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. Bauer.
Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Nancy (Myzyka) Reszetar.
She worked at the former Cross Country Clothes for 46 years and retired in 1988. She was a waitress at the Northampton Community Center for 30 years.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church and a school and church functions volunteer.
Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, is hosting Jim Rowland, a semi-retired structural engineering consultant, who has trekked major trails throughout the world.
He will discuss his experience on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail with special emphasis on the Pennsylvania section 3 p.m. Oct. 28.
On Nov. 29, Jerry McAward, an American Canoe Association instructor, trainer, educator and past chairman of ACA's River Kayak Committee will discuss "Laughing and Learning on the Lehigh River" at 7:30 p.m.
Ann Kochenash Pristash, 94, of Covington, Va., died Oct. 9, 2012, in her home, She was the wife of the late Andrew Jake Pristash.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Broshyna) Kochenash.
She taught upholstery at Jackson River Vocational School, Covington, Va.
She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington, and of Episcopal Church Women, Daughters of the King, and the altar guild.
As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
William "Bill" J. Kraynick, 79, of Whitehall, died Oct. 1, 2012. He was the husband of Jean K. (Keldsen) Kraynick for 54 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kremko) Kraynick.
He was in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War.
He worked for many years at Lucent Technologies, where he was president of the IBEW union.
He was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, Catasauqua.
He was one of the founding members of the First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Allentown.