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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MAY

THURSDAY 16

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 20

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Planning...

Northampton: Car show to be held May 18 at Canal Street Park

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is May 19.

The event includes a craft and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Mission 22 and Blue Star Mothers.

For more information, email wheelsonthecanal@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page, Wheels on the Canal.

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Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has proclaimed May 18 as LafargeHolcim Cement Plant Day to “acknowledge and honor the...

Cement is big business in Bath

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fifth column, I am continuing my visit to the Bath Museum, recalling 200 years of local history.

In our last column, we remember when the cement industry had a great impact on the Lehigh Valley. In 1926, the Penn Allen, Pennsylvania Cement merged with a Tennessee company and changed their name to Penn Dixie Cement. They would now have three plants in the area, Nos. 4, 5 and 6.

The company became a very large employer in the area and continued in operation until 1978...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 17

Members of the department assisted with a civil matter in the 300 block of Tioga Street.

In the 300 block of Mulberry Street, a problem with juvenile trespassing occurred.

APRIL 18

Three citations were issued in the 200 block of Lehigh Street and the 200 block of Race Street.

A warning was issued in the 200 block of Lehigh Street.

A reportable motor vehicle accident took...

Moore Township: Fire company holds cash bingo

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is having a big cash bingo 7 p.m. May 18.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, contact Stacy at 610-837-3465.

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Moore Township residents are invited to participate in a household hazardous waste event 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18.

The event will take place at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem. Proof of residency is required.

A flier for the...

Coplay police

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

APRIL 27

Police investigated a landlord/tenant dispute in the unit block of South Second Street.

Criminal mischief in the 100 block of North Ninth Street brought police to the scene.

APRIL 28

A harassment complaint in the unit block of South Second Street was investigated.

Officers responded to a report of a runaway juvenile in the 200 block of South Second Street. The juvenile was returned...

Moore Township plans warehouse regulations

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

In response to growing resident pushback about the proliferation of warehouses in the Lehigh Valley, Moore Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed at the May 7 meeting to have Solicitor David Backenstoe develop an ordinance to closely regulate warehouse development in the township.

“We can tighten up the situation with stricter guidelines, more comprehensive than we already have,” Backenstoe said.

He also serves as solicitor for Lehigh Township, where he has already...

Whitehall police seek details on vehicle involved in crash

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Whitehall Township police are looking for information on a vehicle believed to have been involved in a crash the morning of May 6 at Fullerton and Fairmont avenues, Fullerton.

According to reports, Todd T. Hunger, 61, of Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about an hour after the accident. He was the driver of a motor- cycle.

An investigation by township police and Lehigh County officials has shown the involvement of a second vehicle at the crash site. The...

Three seek DA seat

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Two Democrats are seeking the seat of Northampton County district attorney.

Nuria DiLuzio and Terry Houck are on the ballot.

The winner of that race will face Republican Tom Carroll, who is unopposed, in the general election in November.

The Press asked the Democratic candidates to respond to the following question:

What do you see as the biggest issue for residents in your municipality/county?

NURIA DILUZIO

We live in a great county full of...