To the Editor:
I am writing this letter to raise awareness in the Coplay community about the importance of honoring Saquon Barkley for his achievements and contributions not only athletically, but as an outstanding young man, role model and citizen.
To have a parade and present him with the key to the city and rename the street he grew up on after him would be a great way to honor him.
Lois G. Schisler, 88, of State College, died Jan. 5, 2018, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. She was the wife of Lee C. Schisler for 66 years.
Born in Milesburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Sprankle Green.
She was a 1947 graduate of State College High School and was still active with the class reunion committee.
She was a secretary to the principal at State College High School. She then worked for Ralph M. Parsons Company, Frederick, Md.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and of the church women’s society.
Rosalyn M. Saba, 91, of Allentown, died Dec. 29, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward T. Saba for 65 years.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Nabeha and David Sadd.
She helped her husband with his manufacturer’s sales representative business.
She was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Allentown.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Officers were called to Arch Street to unlock a car door.
A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Main streets.
A report of trespassing in the 500 block of Wyandotte Street brought police to the scene.
Police performed a traffic stop at Fifth and Arch streets.
The department investigated the report of a wanted individual in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.
A domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Fifth Street was reported.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
A reportable motor vehicle accident occurred in the 5100 block of Fornaciari Drive.
Police investigated domestic offenses against family on MacArthur Road and Olympic Circle South.
A disturbance brought officers to the 4500 block of Main Street.
The department investigated a harassment report in the 4100 block of Reliance Street.
A suspicious person on the Ironton Rail Trail was reported.
Officers investigated an overdose at Lehigh Valley Mall.
Keith Allen Borst, 22, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 7, 2018, at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Roy A. and Cindy (Strode) Borst of Bethlehem.
He was a graduate of Liberty High School, where he was involved with the Vo-Tech program; the Academy of Media Production, Gettysburg; and Northampton Community College.
He was an audio/video engineer for Clark Media, Bethlehem.
Surviving along with his parents are his brother, Mitchell Borst; maternal grandmother, Judith Strode; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Due to the recent inclement weather and school closures, the end of the second marking period will be extended to Jan. 22. The first day of the third marking period will be Jan. 23.
More information about the third and fourth marking periods will be provided in the upcoming weeks.
The two makeup days for students for school closures Jan. 4 and 5 will be June 4 and 5.
The calendar may still need to be updated due to any future school closings.
Updates will be shared and found on the school website, nasdschools.org.
Harold W. Fabian, 97, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Ritter) Fabian.
Born in North Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Warren and Eva (Moyer) Fabian.
He was a self-employed farmer for 45 years and operated Camel’s Hump Farm, Bethlehem Township, until he retired in 1987.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, where he was a former council member for 24 years and president of the church property committee for 45 years.