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Coplay police

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Car windshield damaged

A resident of Whitehall reported to borough police on Aug. 9 the windshield of her 2001 Buick Century was damaged.

She told police Andre Ehly-Young, no address given, had her cell phone and when she asked that he return the cell phone to her, he threw it against the car's windshield, causing it to crack, police said.

Ehly-Young was cited with criminal mischief, police said.

Damage to the windshield was estimated at $264.

GPS unit stolen

Richard G. Engler

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel retiree

Richard G. Engler, 90, of Whitehall, formerly of Catasauqua, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth D. (Sullivan) Engler of Whitehall for 69 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Winfield and Ellen (Thomas) Engler.

He was an administrative assistant to the chief metallurgist at Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 42 years before retiring.

He was a former secretary of the Catasauqua Club and served on the Catasauqua Library Board.

William T. Ettl

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Lutheran Church member

William T. Ettl, 78, Catasauqua, died Aug. 9, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Loretta Mae (Siegfried) Ettl.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis V. and Frances Ida (Miller) Ettl.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He worked at Western Electric for many years before retiring.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Whitehall where he played dart baseball for many years.

He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion and the Telephone Pioneers.

Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bass Masters member

Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer, 73, of Wescosville and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 4, 2012, in his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Fritts) Reimer for 47 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late Lester A. and Esther M. (Shover) Reimer.

He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks for 34 years.

He was a former member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Olga Chaply

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian member

Olga Chaply, 88, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehab Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Chaply.

Born in Lvov, Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Stefan and Katerina Kuzyk.

She was a sewing machine operator for various garment mills in the Lehigh Valley until retiring in 1973.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Currently no candidates on Nov. ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Columns

There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.

The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-election in 2014, with the term beginning in 2015.

Family tree

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Descendants of Joseph and Peter Laubach gather at the Siegfried Station open house, where photographs and memorabilia highlight the Laubach Brothers. Pictured from left are Connie Laubach Nagy, Elizabeth Laubach, Richard Laubach, Pat Close, Petie Close, Andrew Close, Jendy Sell and Aiden Sell. Peter Laubach operated a lumber yard, saw mill, distillery, general store, coal and grist mills and was a blacksmith. Joseph Laubach became a state senator, a Northampton County judge and founded a local church. Laubach Avenue bears the family name.