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Coplay police

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Two youths with air rifles on the Ironton Rail Trail in the area of Hokendauqua and South Front streets were reported.

Officers investigated suspicious activity on North Second and South Third streets.

The department responded to a noise complaint in the unit block of North Second Street.

Police responded to a report of a sounding alarm at BB&T Bank, located inside Giant Food Store, 202...

Coplay: Yard waste, grass pickup is April 17

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough sanitation crews will begin picking up grass clippings and yard waste April 17 and will continue each Friday.

The borough reported the delay in having the yard waste and grass clippings picked up was because the compost site did not open until this week.

There is no extra fee for the collection of the grass clippings and yard waste since it is part of the garbage fee.


The borough will utilize strict enforcement to ensure the public abides by the...

District holds shooter drill at Sheckler

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Sheckler Elementary School faculty and staff filled the school’s library March 13 as a palpable tension filled the air. The staff was gathered for a briefing on what was about to occur — an active shooter drill.

Eric Dauberman, Sheckler Elementary principal, turned the meeting over to Joseph Carl, emergency management coordinator for Catasauqua Borough. Carl informed staff members this drill was a learning experience, not only for them, but for law enforcement and emergency personnel...

The three saints who walked among us

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by MARTHA CAPWELL FOX in Local News


Despite their small size, Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs have had many famous and important visitors and residents.

In the 19th and early-20th centuries, a host of celebrities, ranging from the Emperor of Brazil Horace Greeley and Secretary of War Simon Cameron to Thomas Edison and Louis Comfort Tiffany visited the Crane Iron Works.

Buffalo Bill Cody, a friend of Pennsylvania Hotel proprietor John Geiger, was a frequent visitor and rode in a 1914...

Chalk Your Walk

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

With schools closed and orders from the state to stay at home, children throughout Pennsylvania are sorely missing spending time with their friends. For many Sheckler Elementary School students, that includes Officers Patrick Best and Jenna Potak, the Catasauqua Area School District school resource officers.

Hopeful to stay connected with students despite the shutdown, Catasauqua Police Department introduced the Chalk Your Walk campaign in the borough, where children and residents are...

Home buying, selling on hold

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The latest COVID-19 shutdown from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has closed all nonessential business that cannot be conducted remotely, and unfortunately for hopeful homeowners and sellers, that includes real estate.

Whitehall-based Realtor Shari Noctor described how social distancing and closures for real estate agents and other adjacent businesses has brought the market to a standstill in the Lehigh Valley.

As a face-to-face business, real estate agents’ jobs have become...

Public Library of Catasauqua: Check our Facebook page

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The board of trustees and the staff of the Public Library of Catasauqua send their best wishes for the health and safety of everyone in the communities we serve, as well as everyone in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Like so many agencies, nonprofits and businesses, we are closed for all services until further notice. We look forward to the day we get to reopen.

In the meanwhile, every Monday and Thursday we will post library-related messages on our Facebook page — fun and...

Coplay: Restaurants open for pickup, delivery

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar is open only for food pickups and delivery service.

The Bacon Strip on Second Street has pickups available on a daily basis.


Coplay Borough canceled the two borough council meetings for April.

The administration will decide the plans for May after the president and governor make any announcements at the end of this month.

The borough hall lockdown is for the entire municipal building, including the police station and...