Catasauqua Press

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Mako to deploy to Middle East

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A local politician will soon trade in his office suit for combat boots.

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, announced recently he will deploy to the Middle East this fall to help fight terrorism and secure international peace.

“I’m going to pick up the call to duty,” said Mako, 30, of Lehigh Township.

A combat veteran and U.S. Army helicopter pilot in the Pennsylvania National Guard, attached to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, Fort Indiantown Gap, Mako...

N. Catty residents ask council to clean up property

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Several North Catasauqua residents attended the July 15 council meeting to express concerns on the condition of a property in their neighborhood.

Owners of three separate properties on Buttonwood Street spoke about overgrowth at 408 Buttonwood St. The home at that location was demolished last year after a sinkhole caused a gas leak. Since that time, the owner has allegedly not responded to any of the borough’s demands that the property be cleared out, so the remaining lot has not been...

‘A life of valor, integrity’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The borough of North Catasauqua has suffered a terrible loss with the death of Police Chief Kim Moyer, who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13.

According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.

A beloved civil servant, husband and father, Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. Borough records indicate he became a police officer Feb. 1, 1974, and was promoted to police chief by...

Kids create catapults at camp

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in School

During the July 15 activities at Catasauqua Borough’s summer camp, Bryan Klass opened his class in STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Students manufactured catapults from available dollar store materials. The task was to build the catapult with enough leverage to send a projectile a respectable distance.

While there were various styles, the construction was easy enough to change, and each student experimented with options after searching the...

Application deadline is extended to end of year

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Property tax/rent rebate program

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, the Department of Revenue announced June 10.

Each year the Department of Revenue evaluates the program as the statutory June 30 application deadline approaches to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline. To date, funding has been available to allow all...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police investigated a disturbance at American and Mulberry streets.

Officers assisted Coplay police with a domestic call in the 1700 block of Chestnut Street.

A suspicious person in the 1000 block of Fourth Street was reported.

The department assisted Catasauqua police in the 500 block of American Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1400 block of Main Street.


Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.


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

State police

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Victor J. Sobrado, 40, of Catasauqua, was killed in a car crash July 12, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem.

The incident happened approximately 11:50 p.m. on North Dauphin Street, south of North Irving Street, in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to the report from state police, Sobrado was traveling north on North Dauphin Street when he lost control of the 2007 Dodge Caliber he was driving during a right-hand curve in the roadway...

Coplay police

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers responded to a report of an open door at the Highlander Laundromat, 1004 Chestnut St.

A gas-powered tamper was found in the roadway on Coplay Road.

At Coplay Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St., a bicycle was found.

A citation was issued for a speeding offense in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.


Internet harassment from an individual in the unit block of North Front...