Catasauqua Press

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ticketing ordinance is voted down

Saturday, July 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

John Corello took the podium at Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting July 9 to complain about maintenance on a property at 901 Bridge St. He may have inadvertently pointed out a weakness that opponents of the proposed ticketing ordinance were looking for.

Corello teamed up with his neighbor to report that the long-tenured owners of the Bridge Street property moved to a house they inherited and, after trying to sell, moved a family member into the 901 house. Since the change,...

Volunteers are needed for July 21 D&L cleanup

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

The public is invited to join the D&L Trail Tenders for a July 21 cleanup gathering at the North Catasauqua trailhead.

Once a month, Trail Tenders from across the 165-mile path gather at a select portion of the trail to remove trash and brush. North Catasauqua’s trailhead was chosen for July’s cleanup.

The event is scheduled to take place 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to park behind the North Catasauqua Public Works Department, 1460 Main St., and to bring...

Northampton police

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


Criminal mischief in the 100 block of East 21st Street was reported. The department said two windows of a residence were damaged by a pellet gun.


Officers investigated an online fraud in the 400 block of East 11th Street.

A fight occurred in the 900 block of Main Street. Two males were involved.

Several tools were taken from a garage in the 1600 block of Canal Street.


Mall shooting suspect in custody

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Police Log

An alleged Bethlehem gang member has been arrested in the June double shooting at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks announced that 19-year-old Miles Harper, of 1206 Gordon St., Bethlehem, has been charged with two counts of attempted homicide and two counts of aggravated assault in the June 1 shooting that left two men wounded.

Police said Harper, who is allegedly a member of the Money Rules...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police responded to a Megan’s Law report in the 800 block of Maryland Street.

Suspicious activity on Old Gallagher Road was reported.

Officers were on the scene of a fire in the 1200 block of Hampshire Drive.

Police handled a drug investigation at Lehigh Valley Mall.

The department responded to a robbery in the 2100 block of South First Avenue.

A domestic offense against...


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

After the excessive heat wave in the Lehigh Valley, I overheard some of my neighbors talking about taking their kids to a local water park.

Shortly after hearing that conversation, I received an alert from about an article titled “July Is Peak Time for Illness from Feces in Pools.”

The article, dated June 28 and written by E.J. Mundell, talked about the safety of recreational swimming in summer.

Summer is a time when many Americans spend their days swimming at...

Catasauqua High School honor roll

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in School

Catasauqua High School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.


Grade 12: Chloe Andreas, Brittany Applegate, Jacob Becker, Emma Bellesfield, Lucas Bloszinsky, Makenzie Bradley, Tyra Brown, Dede Creppy, Shane Dolon, Madison Emery, Britney Fandl, Hannah Greenberg, Kaitlyn Hoagland, Jack Manogue, Connor McCully, Megan Nyce, Mitchell Phillips, Gwenivere Polles, Alexia Reichl, Jamie Reppert,...

Fighting Hunger: Summer breakfast camp is a success at additional locations

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

I am so grateful for the kindness and support received from so many faith-based organizations, residents and businesses that are helping make our second year of the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative’s free summer breakfast camp for Whitehall and Coplay school-age residents such a success! The kids are having a blast, and we hope more people will come out since we do so much more than provide a hot and cold breakfast.

These kids are having a great time with our themed weeks.


Driver charged in crash that killed Catty passenger

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin announced July 11 an Allentown man has been charged in relation to a fatal crash.

Corey Sickler, 26, of 315 Linden St., Allentown, has been charged with one count each of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, a felony of the second degree, and homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, both felonies of the third degree.

Sickler also is charged with two counts of...