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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 29

An individual was advised to leave the property at La Herencia El Camacho, 7 Lehigh St., when police responded to a report of disorderly conduct.

In the 200 block of Second Street, officers investigated a harassment case.

DEC. 30

The department said an investigation is continuing regarding a domestic offense against family report that occurred in the 100 block of Second Street.


Catasauqua: St. Mary’s plans bingo for Jan. 14

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bingo will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 122 Union St., starting 1 p.m. Jan. 14. The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out meals.

Call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.


The George Taylor House volunteers will hold their next meeting 7-8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex meeting room.

The meeting agenda will include an update on GTHA...

Austrian officials visit museum

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum had the honor to welcome Mayor Hans Niessel, governor of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation of officials and Austrian media.

Many residents of Northampton, Coplay, Whitehall Township, Bath, Nazareth and other Lehigh Valley communities have family roots in Burgenland.

Many would be employed in the cement, steel, cigar and, later, the garment industries. My father, Anthony, and grandfather, Ignatz, came from the region. In my...

Allen/East Allen townships: Historical society plans tavern night

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its next tavern night 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 12 at the 6600 Jacksonville Road campus.

The Midnight Shift, a band from Reading, will play 1950s and ’60s music and rock-a-billy in the Academy building. Steve Myers will play keyboard in the Ralston McKeen House, with Debbie Evans singing everything from standards to oldies to popular tunes from today.

There will be tastings by a local brewery or winery and an exhibit of works by a local artist...

Crash closes part of Airport Rd.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

A serious head-on collision occurred just before 5 a.m. Jan. 8 on Airport Road. The accident occurred on the bridge overpass between Hanoverville Road and Colony Drive in East Allen Township.

Medical helicopters were seen circling the area shortly after the accident.

Local reports indicated three people were seriously injured, but it was not confirmed by Pennsylvania State Police. The vehicles at the scene appeared to be a Ford pickup truck and a car.

A portion of...


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.


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

Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

Lehigh Township...

District news: Schools to be closed Jan. 15

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Schools will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A notice will be sent home regarding any makeup snow days to the school calendar.


The Box Tops For Education program continues to be underway in the elementary schools. Each Box Top earns money for the schools.

Box Tops can be found on many different products. Simply cut out the Box Tops and send them to school with your child.

More information about the program can be found...