Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Bingo, dinner held for scholarship fund

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., hosted a bingo and chicken dinner fundraiser March 30 for the Erik Hirner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hirner was a 1998 honors graduate of Catasauqua High School and went on to graduate with honors from Muhlenberg College with a degree in biology in 2002. He joined the Reading Fire Department in 2007 and simultaneously served as a volunteer for Charotin Hose Company No. 1.

According to reports, Hirner was on his way to work May 25, 2018, when his...

Coplay: Egg hunt is set for April 20

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association will have its annual community egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St.

The hunt is for children ages 8 and younger. No registration is required.

The rain date is April 22.


Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St., is hosting a used book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6.


Celtic Cultural Alliance is hosting a Great Escapes bingo and basket raffle April 26 at...

Service news

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Army National Guard

Devin M. Greene has enlisted in the Army National Guard.

He will serve as an intelligence analyst with D Company, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Greene is a 2018 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers investigated a report of harassment by communication in the 1000 block of Sixth Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 200 block of Front Street.


A report of disorderly conduct in the area of Third and Birch streets brought police to the scene.

A suspicious person at Liberty and Cherry streets was reported.


Coplay woman killed in crash

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old Coplay woman died after the 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a 2006 Infiniti G35 driven by a 16-year-old female from Macungie 6:02 p.m. March 30 in the 6900 block of Hamilton Boulevard, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric D. Minnich, Lori Seip was pronounced dead 9:29 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Minnich said the cause of Seip’s death is multiple blunt force...

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s plans dinners April 5, 12

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold Lenten dinners 4:30-7 p.m. April 5 and 12.

Choose from hand-breaded fantail shrimp or a pan-seared cod platter. Each platter comes with a choice of one starch — parsley buttered potatoes, macaroni and cheese or cabbage and noodles — and a choice of one side, including stewed tomatoes, creamed cabbage or applesauce. All platters include a roll, corn or green beans, Jell-O cake and beverage. Soda is not included.

Mac and cheese and...

Roughies Report: Tirado is Student of the Month at LCTI

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in School

Congratulations to Catasauqua High School student Javien Tirado (CAP office systems technology–morning) for being selected by his instructors at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute as Student of the Month for March.

Students are selected each month based on their outstanding effort, improvement, achievement or leadership in their respective programs.


Any junior who is interested in applying for the Moravian Scholars program next year as a senior should see Mrs....

Eckhart to run for third term as Lehigh County controller

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term as Lehigh County controller.

Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Now, because of retirements, he is the longest-standing member in the department.

“There is no way to teach experience, so I feel compelled to continue my role as a public servant to the citizens of Lehigh County and its future,” Eckhart said.

He said he...