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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 15

Police investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 3300 block of East Columbia Street.

Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road, Jefferson Street and Lehnert Road was reported.

Hazardous conditions on Mechanicsville and Coplay roads were addressed.

Officers responded to animal complaints on Sixth Avenue and at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

Police were on the scene of a...

Coplay: Church picnic is planned for Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.

The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.

There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.

Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.

Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.

Emil Schanta Polka Band...

Whitehall man killed in Allentown accident

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County

A Whitehall Township man was killed July 23 in a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in Allentown.

According to reports, Philip J. Cyriax, 54, was crossing the roadway on foot in the area of 1033 Airport Road at approximately 8:57 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:20 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

According to the coroner, the cause of death was multiple...

Lehigh Township: Angel Ride set for Aug. 18 at Bethany

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church’s Angel Ride event will be held 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18 in the church’s main parking lot, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

This fundraiser features an escorted motorcycle ride, lunch and a Chinese auction.

Cost includes lunch and a door prize.

All proceeds benefit the church’s ministries.

For more information, contact Nate Smith at 610-435-4177.

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Reminder: There will be an open house at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse, run by...

Another view

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day (IBD) will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.

According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007 and is celebrated globally in 200 cities across 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 23

Officers investigated a juvenile complaint in the unit block of North Front Street.

A bicycle was found and returned to the owner in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

The department handled parking complaints on Chestnut Street and Schreiber Avenue.

JULY 24

An open door in the 500 block of Chestnut Street was investigated.

Police responded to a report of suspicious...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to a Northampton Press article in the July 26 edition titled “Council discusses options regarding fireworks laws.”

I voted against Act 43 of 2017, which expanded the types of fireworks Pennsylvania residents could purchase and use. The article implied I voted for the law, which is not correct.

While this law contained several new tax provisions, one of the main reasons I opposed it was due to the fireworks expansion. My office...

Bath: Emmanuel’s plans Aug. 5 ice cream social

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having an ice cream social 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the fellowship hall.

Come and enjoy some ice cream with the Houston travelers as they celebrate and share stories of their time at the ELCA Youth Gathering.

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Emmanuel’s also has several prayer shawls available in the church office. If you or anyone you know might want one, please help yourself!

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 117 Washington St.,...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 24

A theft from a building in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue was reported. An engagement ring was taken from a residence.

In the 1400 block of Washington Avenue, police responded to a report of a male and a female causing a disturbance.

JULY 25

The department said a theft from a vehicle occurred in the 1800 block of Canal Street. Police said a legally parked, unlocked vehicle was...