Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 8

Police investigated a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of Oak Street.

Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person in the unit block of North Third Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of South Second Street was reported.

Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of North Ruch Street. A resident was concerned about his neighbor’s aggressive dog and the fence between yards.

The department performed a welfare check in the unit block of North Third Street.

Joyce M. Ruch

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Eastern Star member

Joyce M. Ruch, 82, of Allentown, died Oct. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice inpatient unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Donald E. Ruch for 62.

Born in East Texas, she was a daughter of the late Luther R. and Louise A. E. (Peifley) Shade.

She was a supervisor for the former Day-Timer, East Texas, for 20 years.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High Schol.

She was an active attendee of the South Whitehall Crime Watch, a member of the Eastern Star, Catasauqua Lodge and a member of the Cetronia Senior Citizens.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Mourning the end of bar soap and more

This is not an obituary.

Nor is it a political commentary.

This Editor’s View mourns the death of things I and many others grew up with, including bar soap and top sheets.

Yes, that’s right. According to a recent news article, Generation Z individuals born between 1995 and 2010 and millennials born between 1981 and 1996 are changing the world as we know it — for those individuals have stated they no longer use bar soap, only liquid soap.

And, they don’t use top sheets.

Top sheets? Will a sheet set soon only come with a fitted sheet and pillowcases?

Mary Ann Kusko

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former editor of Free Press

Mary Ann Kusko, 62, of Center Valley, formerly of Allentown, died at Sacred Heart Assisted Senior Living facility.

She was the daughter of Mary (Hreshko) Kusko and the late Joseph Kusko.

She attended Lafayette College and graduated from Penn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

She served in student government and played intramural team tennis at both colleges.

She was a member of the freshman day organizing committee at Lafayette. She received her master’s degree in telecommunications.

Northampton: Borough mayor proclaims Oct. 18 as Jack Frost Day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 18 as Jack Frost Day in the borough, in recognition of the 70th annual event happening that night.

There will be goblins, ghosts and other scary characters to delight the children at the parade, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club.

Ralston Coleman, parade committee chairman, said the Exchange Club is marking the 70th anniversary with a string band in full Mummers regalia and a singing princess in the parade lineup.


Monday, October 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 15

• Basket raffle starts, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event runs until noon Oct. 29, when winners will be drawn. Information: 610-432-4339

OCT. 16

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.


The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.