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Whitehall man dies after car crashes into Coplay building

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Police Log

A Whitehall man died following a Monday night crash in Coplay.

Jeffrey Schwartz, 41, of 5045 Foxdale Drive , was pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m. April 2 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest Campus today, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's office.

The coroner ruled the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

"Based on the investigation conducted by our office the manner of death has been ruled suicide," says a news release from the coroner's office.


Borough to hire summer staff

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

The North Catasauqua Borough and its Recreation Committee are seeking applicants to fill positions for summer programs at the borough park. Applications are due by May 7.

The summer program offers activities for area children. A morning craft and activity time takes place at the park pavilion and there is also a supervised afternoon whiffle ball game.

The program, held on weekdays during the summer, begins June 17 this year.

The recreation committee is seeking a morning...

CHS students exceed state average on Keystone exams

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua High School students who recently sat for Keystone exams have attained proficient status on two out of the three exams.

CHS Principal David Ascani told the Catasauqua School Board Tuesday evening 48.7 percent of those high school students who took the biology Keystone and 67.2 percent of students who took the literature Keystone exceeded the state average and achieved proficient status.

"We're pleased we were above the state average," he told board members.


Helping Mrs. Oakes

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Sheckler Elementary School Librarian Heather Oakes is not alone on her journey to regaining her health.

Oakes was diagnosed with Stage IV sarcoma November 2012. Since her diagnosis she has undergone extensive chemotherapy treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Due to the rigorous nature of the treatments and the physical impact they place on her body, she and her family stay in the city from Tuesdays until Friday mornings.

"I remain optimistic," Oakes...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of fraud brought police to the unit block of Union Street.

· Officers responded to a suspicious person in the 100 block of Race Street.


· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 200 block of Lehigh Street.

· Officers were called to the 400 block of Milton Street to investigate a report of a dispute among juveniles.

· Police responded to a...

Northampton column

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a general meeting Tuesday, April 30, in the fellowship hall of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, 1324 Newport Ave.

Dinner will be served 6-7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow.

The board encourages all volunteers, clients and anyone else interested in the food bank to attend this meeting and slide presentation. Area churches are asked to invite their congregants.

For more information, visit...

Cougar Comment

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in School

Lehigh High Valley Christian High School would like to thank our wonderful neighbors for their cooperation in clearing the parking lot when we celebrated our 25th anniversary last month. We are also thankful to the Catasauqua borough, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hartzell's Pharmacy for allowing us additional parking space for that event. What a pleasure it has been to be located in this wonderful community! And we recently were notified by Mayor Barbara Schlegel that the Shade...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

I hope everyone enjoyed Easter break.

On March 27, Sheckler students in grade K-2 enjoyed having an Easter egg hunt at school, thanks to Mrs. Semmel and some students from Catasauqua High School. This was a fun event for the students.


The third marking period ended on April 3 and report cards are to distributed on April 9.


April 10 is an early dismissal day. Students in grade 1 to 4 will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a modified...