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Coplay police

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Truck takes out traffic light

Borough police at 7:22 a.m. Jan. 17 received a report of traffic lights and poles down at the southeast corner of the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets.

Pierre Voisine of Lang Saint Basile in New Brunswick, Canada, was driving a tractor trailer when he cut the turn too close, knocking down the lights, poles and a business sign and pole for Raadical Restaurant. He pulled over following the incident, police said.

There was little or...

St. John's hosts Sandy Hook panel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

This is the first of a two-part series.

Very rarely is Rev. Becky J. Beckwith in an elementary school.

Yet, that is where she found herself on the morning of the shooting in Sandy Hook. The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton had gone to volunteer for a few hours at the school in Salisbury where her daughter, Jill Williams, works.

"Horrible, horrible things happen," said Beckwith, who was part of a panel Jan. 10 at St. John's which attempted to...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News



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


The Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., beginning with a public hearing to allow for public comment concerning the adoption of an ordinance...


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Lake Heritage Foundation (LLHF) public forum – 7 p.m., Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, to discuss the planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area. Information: George White at or 610-756-3181.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model...

Driver's Ed

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in School

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students.

The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers.

For students who complete both driving theory instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction, CLIU 21 offers the opportunity to complete the Pennsylvania DMV road test during the last lesson.

Students may be eligible for...

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted the Upper Macungie Township Police Department in a narcotics search of a tractor trailer that had been stopped for a violation.


· Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 200 block of East 20th Street.

· A report of change stolen from a vehicle brought officers to the 1200 block of Franklin Street.


· Officers were called to...

Relay for Life of Whitehall

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

To illustrate the toll that cancer takes and how the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life can help, I have asked my friend, Gene, to tell me about being a caregiver for his dad, who passed away battling lung cancer. This is Gene's story:

I'm writing this article on what would have been my father's 72nd birthday. This was my very first experience – up close and personal – with cancer and it has forever changed me on a very fundamental level.

My father was 6 feet 5 inches...

Cougar Comment

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in School

Lehigh Valley Christian High School has had an outstanding start to the new year.

Both students and teachers are working to wrap up the semester and begin the next.

This past week students have been studying and reviewing for midterm exams happening this week.

Along with the busy schedule that midterms bring, a large number of students here at LVCHS are also involved in basketball, winter conditioning, cheerleading and drama. The programs here at LVCHS allow students to...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua American Legion, Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will be holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.

On the menu is creamed chip beef on toast, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.

For more information, call 610-266-7170.


My email address is if there is any information you...