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Monday, April 23, 2018

Whitehall man dies in crash

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


A Whitehall Township man died Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.

According to reports, Richard J. Pasko, 26, of Grape Street, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 3 Mile Lane and closed a section of the highway.

Pasko was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, who said the death was ruled an accident....

Lehigh supervisors discuss maintenance building plans

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the March 3 meeting of the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, Chip Hazard, building committee chair, discussed the township maintenance building with Watkins Architects, and a preliminary contract was written for the new building.

Solicitor David Backenstoe found some wording that had to be corrected.

Hazard and others will meet with the architect and get an estimate for the building the township wants. Watkins will give ideas, and the township will give input on what...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police investigated reports of criminal mischief on Delphi Drive, Forest Road and Hill Road.

A road rage incident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought officers to the scene.

The department responded to a fire in the 3100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

A threat in the 200 block of Mickley Run was investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 500 block of Spruce Street was reported...

Coplay: Breakfast is planned for April 15 at CFC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.


Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.


The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.

All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged...

Lehigh Township: Salem U.M. plans soup sampler

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, is holding a soup sampler 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 21. In addition to a sampling of soups, there will be salad, dessert and beverages.

Advance tickets are required.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bath Area Food Bank.

For more information, call 610-767-8003.


The youth group at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will host bingo, featuring Vera Bradley bags...

Mako to co-host Northampton shredding event April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event in Northampton to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon April 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

“Last fall, I hosted two similar shredding events, which were...

Participants are needed

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Memorial Day parade

Organizers of Easton’s Memorial Day parade are calling for participants.

Participants will meet 10 a.m. May 28 at Sixth and Walnut streets, Easton, and step-off is set for 10:30 a.m.

The parade will end at Scott Park for closing ceremonies.

Before the parade, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 will render honors at the Grand Army of the Republic plot in the Easton cemetery. This is set for 9 a.m., and the public is invited.

Any Boy...

Golf outing is May 19

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Masonic lodge

Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F&AM will be hosting its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

The day’s activities include 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest and 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Immediately following the four-person scramble golf tournament, there will be a luncheon at the Allentown Municipal pavilion.

There is a cost per golfer....

Allen/East Allen townships: St. Peter’s UCC to hold bingo

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a variety bingo April 29. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and the games begin 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Seating is for ticket holders only.

For tickets and directions, call Sheila at 610-457-6368, Daisy at 610-554-3294 or the church at 610-837-7426.


Reminder: Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township, will hold a tavern...