Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Where the heart is

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Sometimes you’re doggone lucky

The house on Tacoma Street in Hanover Township was abandoned, but neighbors reported that they heard a dog inside. Hanover Township Councilman Bob Heimbecker brought the matter up at a council meeting and asked the township staff to intervene.

Office staff contacted Cindy Witman at Base Engineering, a company that provides building inspection services to the borough. Witman contacted the dog warden, who in turn called Jeanne Fitch, a Pennsylvania humane police officer.

Board remembers the late Sally Reiss

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

At the June 12 meeting of Catasauqua Area School Board, President Penny Hahn opened the meeting by calling for a moment of silence in memory of the late Sally Reiss, a school board member who had died June. 7.

“Sally was someone I truly admired and appreciated,” board member Dawn Berrigan said. “I have many fond memories of her. She will be missed.”

On the meeting agenda were approvals for a number of items.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In an election follow-up story in the May 25 edition of The Press, North Catasauqua Borough Council candidate Joseph T. Keglovits was incorrectly identified as an incumbent. In fact, the Joe Keglovits currently serving on the council is his father, Joseph D. Keglovits.

In the running this fall to fill four four-year terms on the borough council are incumbents Cherie Gebhardt, John Yanek and Peter Paone and challengers Mark Gioielli and Joseph T. Keglovits.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.


Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


Catasauqua Area School Board holds a special meeting to receive a report from the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School 6 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

Suspected ammonia spill investigated in Hanover Township

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Fifteen ambulances converged on a Hanover Township site when a hazardous condition was reported June 1.

Details of the event were reported to the township council at their June 6 meeting by township clerk Vicky Roth.

“We received a call from Health Network Laboratories about an ammonia smell coming from the swale between two buildings,” Roth said. “We contacted Base Engineering, who went over to investigate.”

The building is located on Roble Road.

Ammonia can mix with some chemicals with explosive results.

Charter school teachers complain

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

Also CASD approves budget

Ann Tarafas and Elizabeth Fox, educators at Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, spoke in front of the Catasauqua Area School Board Tuesday night about the actions taking place by the school’s principal, Douglas Taylor, for the school’s special education department.

“He knows what he is doing, and he doesn’t seem to care,” said Tarafas, who teaches special education for grades 7-12.