Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lisa L. Snyder

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

West Catasauqua Fire Company member

Lisa L. Snyder, 48, of Whitehall, died Sept. 22, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of Alice (Smith) Tiley and the late Buddy Wright.

She was a salesperson for the last 10 years at Allentown Toy Company.

She was a member of the West Catasauqua Fire Company and the Fullerton American Legion Post 367.

Fitness event set

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in School

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College and its foundation will host their Fall Fitness Fest Oct. 19 at the main campus in Schnecksville.

This year’s events are focused on raising money for student scholarships and LCCC’s Cougar Cabinet food pantry, which was created to address food insecurity among LCCC’s students. Monetary or food donations are deeply appreciated anytime and on the day of the event.

John “Screppy” S. Filipovits

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

John “Screppy” S. Filipovits, 89, of Northampton, died Sept. 24, 2019, at home. He was the husband of the late Theresa A. (Geosits) Filipovits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Frank and Rose (Sabara) Filipovits.

He worked for the former Modern Slack and the former Cross Country Clothes for many years as a cutter.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

He was a life member of St. Peter & Paul Hungarian Society and was the vice president for 50 years.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 6

Two vehicles were involved in a reportable motor vehicle accident on South 14th Street.

Officers attempted to contact an individual on Race Street for Quakertown Police Department.

A hit and run to a parked vehicle occurred in the 400 block of Race Street.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend occurred at Catasauqua Police Department.

A theft in the 100 block of Wood Street was reported.

Lenore L. Smith

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Lenore L. Smith, 79, of Whitehall, died Sept. 25, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Richard E. Smith for 57 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Gerald W. and Margaret E. (Piper) Piper.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Annette L. and her husband Joel R. Span; and four brothers, Jerry B. Piper, Burton S. Piper and his wife June, Dale L. Piper and his wife Carol and Richard D. Piper and his wife Katherine.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 15

Officers were on the scene of a DUI case in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

Suspicious activity in the 1100 block of Eighth Street was investigated.

A traffic stop was conducted at Green and Main streets.

SEPT. 16

A traffic stop involving drugs and a DUI brought police to Front and Almond streets.

The department investigated a theft in the 600 block of Chapel Street.

An abandoned vehicle in the area of Third and Chapel streets was reported.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 9

A domestic offense against family in the 3100 block of North Front Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to mental health calls in the 2400 and 2600 blocks of MacArthur Road.

A theft from a vehicle in the 400 block of New York Avenue was investigated.

A suspicious person in the 1700 block of Peachtree Circle was reported.

The department responded to an animal issue on Bridge Street.

Police handled a report of a reckless driver on Memphis Road.

Guest View

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lehigh County commissioner opposes budget overtaxing

For the second consecutive year, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has delivered a budget with a tax increase to the county board of commissioners.

Last year, a 4.1-percent tax increase was proposed, with the administration stating it wasn’t necessary for 2019.

This year, the administration proposed a 5.5-percent tax increase based on its five-year financial forecast, and again an increase in this amount is not necessary to fulfill the county’s responsibility to the community in 2020.

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