Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be holding a cat and kitten adoptions event 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 12 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville.
For adoption information, call 610-737-4057.
For other information, call 610-760-9009.
Vera I. (Rolen) Bogush, 65, of Coplay, died Oct. 2, 2013, after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of William R. Bogush.
Born in Hope, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Thelma (Timberman) Breidinger and a stepdaughter of Kenneth L. Rolen.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John and his wife Rose Heater; a grandson, Sean Heater; two sisters, Loraine Russo and Thelma May; a brother, Edgar J. Parker; and 10 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Robert M. Parker.
Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.
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An incident involving overheated cooking oil brought out Coplay police and borough firefighters Oct. 6.
Fans were used by firefighters to ventilate the apartment, located at 10 N. Front St., police said.
No further action was taken by police or firefighters, police said.
Borough police responded to a report of juveniles fighting in the late afternoon hours Oct. 3 at Chestnut and North Ruch streets.
Police said they were unable to find anyone in the area.
Frances A. (Bednarcik) Bobyak, 80, of Fullerton Village and the Oakwood section of Whitehall, died Oct. 1, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospice. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Bobyak.
Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Theresa (Mayer) Bednarcik.
She was a Central Catholic High School graduate.
She worked in the patisserie of Wegman's, Tilghman Street, Allentown, for eight years. She was also a clerk in the Whitehall Township treasurer's office.
William L. Widner, 94, of Allentown, died Oct. 6, 2013, in the Lutheran Home at Topton under hospice care. He was the husband of the late Hilda M. (Rosner) Widner for 60 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Grosschadl) Widner.
He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a carpenter and worked for Bracy Contracting for many years.
He was a member of Saint Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown.
He was a life member of both the LV Carpenters Union 600 and Fearless Fire Company.
Dorothy M. Benscoter, 80, of Northampton, died Oct. 5, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of James E. Benscoter for 63 years.
Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Gordon J. and Mabel J. (Montross) Steele.
A laptop, BlackBerry, Cannon digital camera and $800 in cash were stolen Aug. 25 from a resident of the 1700 block Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh Township.
The items were stolen from a black suitcase removed from the room by housekeeping, police said.
Police were called Oct. 4 to Dollar General, 1866 Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to investigate a report of harassment.
According to police, an unknown person called the store Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 requesting alarm codes.
Babies and spoiled brats.
Yep, I'm talking about the members of the United States Congress.
The recent government shutdown is an example of the abysmal failure of our elected officials to behave like responsible adults and work out their differences in a respectable and professional manner.
As we approach the Nov. 5 municipal election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials will be the Oct. 10 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
The Allen Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
The Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
The Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.