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Monday, August 19, 2019

‘For better or worse’

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Most of the Lehigh Valley was intently watching the news and social media July 12 after word spread that a man climbed the blast furnaces at SteelStacks in Bethlehem and was refusing to come down. Emergency personnel were on the scene attempting to talk the man down. He stayed up on the structure for approximately 21 hours and came down just before 4:30 p.m. July 13, ending the standoff without major incident.

Devin Hallquist and Michael Steele had another reason to pay attention to...

Catasauqua: Concerts continue

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cody Templeton Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 9 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, don’t forget those chairs, blankets and snacks.

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Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will hold an open house for the school-age child care programs and the preschool classroom 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and take registrations.

The school-age child care programs are for students in...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are the latest, horrific examples of the violent scourge that is gripping America.

“The perpetrators of these murders are cowards.

“We must do more to keep guns out of the hands of psychopaths.

“While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it’s time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer.

“We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to expand...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Enough. We don’t have to live like this. Politicians who refuse to take action to reduce gun violence are complicit in this carnage. If we’re going to truly confront this uniquely American problem, we have to speak uncomfortable truths. Over and over again, domestic terrorists use high powered, military-style assault weapons to kill our children and our families. There are a whole range of steps that must be taken. Congress’s first priority must be passing universal background checks,...

Remembering: Tour of Coplay Cement building projects continues

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, this writer and Mr. Larry Oberly, camera in hand, are joined by railroad historian Mike Bednar at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station to continue our visit to Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company’s building projects.

Our first stop is at the Wilson & Baillie Manufacturing Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. They specialize in manufacturing concrete pipes.

We are also thrilled to see the Woolworth building, an early skyscraper.

Next, it’s over to...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 21

Police investigated a report of harassment in the 1200 block of Third Street.

A burglar alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street brought police to the scene.

The department assisted Coplay police on North Sixth Street.

JULY 22

Officers were on the scene of a DUI and drug call in the area of Second and Arch streets.

A sinkhole in the area of Arch and Crane streets was...

Guest View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton and two young women shot in Philadelphia last night.

“Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.

“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 20

In the 2800 block of West 28th Street, a domestic dispute between a male and a female occurred.

Officers observed two males in the park at Canal and West 14th streets after hours.

JULY 21

Police assisted a male in the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue.

A welfare check on a male was conducted in the 1300 block of Newport Avenue.

JULY 22

In the 1600 block of Washington...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 22

Police investigated a report of child abuse in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

An alarm in the 1100 block of Schadt Avenue brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to reports of suspicious activity on Ammon Way and Broad Street.

Hazardous conditions on Fairmont Avenue, Jordan Boulevard and North Coplay, Range and Mechanicsville roads were addressed.

The department performed...