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Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Lehigh Township police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash Aug. 25 at West Mountain View and Maple drives.

According to Police Chief Scott Fogel, when officers arrived at the scene, approximately 11:30 a.m., they found a silver Chevolet Equinox and a red Toyota Tundra pickup, both with heavy damage.

The driver of the pickup, Kim Gehris Jr., told police he was traveling east on Mountain View Drive when the Equinox, driven by Leon Borger, pulled...

Coplay: Take care driving; school is in session

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Now that schools are back in session, borough police are keeping a watchful eye on bus stops, particularly with younger children waiting to get on or off the school bus. Stops in the borough are mainly along Chestnut, Second, Fourth, Ruch and Oak streets. Motorists who fail to stop, despite the flashing lights and extended arm, face fines and possible prosecution.


Storytime at the Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets, will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 29.


Lehigh Township man charged after alleged attack on woman

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A Lehigh Township man has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment after neighbors alerted police of a disturbance and a woman screaming for help.

According to the report from Lehigh Township Police Chief Scott Fogel, Blaine Kirchner, 56, was taken into custody Aug. 17 and transported to Northampton County Prison.

Lehigh Township police responded to a disturbance call approximately 11 p.m. in the 3400 block of White Pine Lane. Officers had been...

Allen/East Allen townships: Walking club set to start Sept. 24

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department will begin its fall walking club 9-10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Bicentennial Park West.

All ages are welcome to walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.


Reminder: Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


East Allen Township is running a bus trip Dec. 7 to American Music...

Good Shepherd students return

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

Good Shepherd Catholic School opened its doors Aug. 26 for the start of the 2019-20 academic year, with a curriculum that has advanced in meeting the students’ needs.

Susan Parker is the interim principal of the school, located at 1300 Newport Ave., Northampton.

School enrollment is 197 boys and girls, kindergarten through eighth grade, similar to the past school year. The number could go higher with last-minute enrollments.

The curriculum core studies include math,...

Bath: Animal control available for dog-related incidents

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bath now has an animal control officer — for dogs only. For appropriate incidents involving dogs in the borough, call the nonemergency number for Pennsylvania State Police, 610-861-2026, who will dispatch the animal control officer.

Also, if you have a dog, a license is mandatory within the borough.


Bath will be holding its annual community yard sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7 throughout the borough and at Ciff Cowling Park, Allen Street.

Call borough hall at 610-...

Catasauqua: Summer concerts at borough park are winding down

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 30, come out to the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., to hear the James Supra/Sarah Ayers Band.

As always, remember to bring those lawn chairs or blankets and snacks!

There are only two more concerts scheduled for the summer concerts program — Sept. 6 and 13.


Catasauqua Fire Police will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the training grounds on Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-...