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May 16, 2007
Terms of office are four years, unless otherwise indicated. Nominating one per office in each party, unless otherwise indicated. Judge of Court of Common Pleas (10-year term) Jahn S. Chesnov. . . 1,135 Diane Gibbons. . . 15,759 Gary Gilman. . . 10,737 Jahn S. Chesnov. . . 1,804 Diane Gibbons. . . 23,900 Gary Gilman. . . 6,599 County Commissioner Diane Marseglia. . . 16,240 Sandra A. Miller. . . 10,017 Steve Santarsiero. . . 12,529 Andrew L. Warren.
NEWS
September 1, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a private boarding school that prides itself on being progressive and close-knit, it was a jarring admission. In a letter mailed to alumni and posted on its website, the Solebury School for the first time acknowledged and apologized for sexual abuse of former students at the hands of faculty from the 1950s to the 1970s. Administrators said that the claims surfaced only in the last two years, and that they hoped their announcement would help the victims while holding the small Bucks County school to its own standards.
NEWS
July 31, 2012
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil lawsuit against a Bucks County financial adviser who allegedly persuaded 70 clients to invest $30 million in an Illinois-based Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 400 investors out of $105 million. In the federal lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, the SEC is seeking a permanent injunction against Emanuel L. Sarris Sr., 71, of New Hope, disgorgement of $1.8 million in salaries and fees, and civil penalties. The phone for Sarris Financial is not in operation.
NEWS
April 18, 1996 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dr. Jorge "George" F. Schuster, 65, of Newtown Township, Bucks County, a former agricultural economist for an international organization, died Friday at Temple University Hospital of complications from heart surgery. From 1972 to 1990, Dr. Schuster worked for a food and agricultural organization supported by the World Bank, with headquarters in Rome. "He was fluent in five languages - Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and English - and led missions to numerous economic development [efforts]
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / ROGER TUNIS
A hot time at the Red Ball Gala helped bring down Bucks Fever Saturday night in Doylestown. The finale involved more than dining and dancing, though: There was a dramatic reading of Pearl S. Buck's "The New Year" on Sunday, hosted by David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower. All of which led chairman Ron Watson to conclude that "there is something hot about Bucks County beyond the real estate market. "
NEWS
May 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't call it an invasion. A black bear was spotted in central Bucks County on Wednesday morning - the third time in less than a month that a bear has been seen wandering through Philadelphia's suburbs. This particular bear, first spotted Wednesday morning around Chalfont, had apparently made its way toward New Britain Township just before noon, where police were warning residents not to approach it. From there, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said, the bear's trail went dark.
NEWS
November 23, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man was pronounced dead by New Jersey State Police on Thanksgiving Day shortly after he jumped off the New Hope Toll Bridge along Rte. 202 in Bucks County, police said. Police received the report of a person lying face down in the Delaware River at 1:32 p.m. Rescue units and a dive team were dispatched to the scene, according to Breaking News Network, a firm which monitors police radio traffic. Rescue units lost sight of the floating form until 1:52 p.m., when the man was recovered in full cardiac arrest, the news network reported.
NEWS
September 11, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joseph Mannello, 57, of Lower Makefield Township, a well-known Bucks County restaurateur, died Sunday at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Falls Township of an apparent heart attack. Since January, he had owned and operated Mannello's Italian Garden Restaurant on Bustleton Pike in Feasterville. Before that, he owned and operated the Anchor Inn, a historic restaurant in Wrightstown, and the Red Lion Inn in Bensalem. Mr. Mannello was born in the Italian province of Calabria and came to the United States at 15 with his family.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
The drivers in each of two vehicles were killed Sunday in a head-on crash along Route 663, officials said. State Police identified those killed as Nicholas Umberger, 23, who was at the wheel of a Subaru Impreza, and Terry L. Carrozzino, 52, also of Quakertown, the operator of a Ford Explorer. Both were reported wearing seatblets in the accident at 7:04 a.m. in the 1700 block of John Fries Highway (Route 663). Each was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said that Umberger's car, traveling south on the highway, crossed into the opposite lane and struck the Explorer.
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NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
James George Douris says he's unemployed. But he's found a way to bide his time. Over the last decade and more, the Upper Makefield resident, 59, has filed more than 30 lawsuits against municipalities, government officials, and others, often claiming discrimination because of his physical disabilities, and seeking damages. Nearly all have been dismissed. Still, Douris' suits have kept coming - from a crudely justified argument that bidets should be installed in a courthouse bathroom, to an assertion that he should be able to keep an unregistered SUV as an "off-road wheelchair for hiking.
NEWS
December 1, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harriet Curtin Ermentrout, 98, a Bucks County watercolor painter known for carrying a sketchbook everywhere she went, died Saturday, Nov. 15, of a heart ailment at Pennswood Village in Newtown. "I don't waste any time," Mrs. Ermentrout told an interviewer at age 89. She would ask others to carry on without her as she paused while hiking, walking a beach, or playing bridge to absorb the essence of a scene and transfer it to her sketchbook using a miniature watercolor set. She held a cardboard viewing frame up to life to decide "how much I want to get in the painting.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The walls of Jim Cawley's Harrisburg office are lined with portraits of his predecessors. Most, he hadn't met. And many, he conceded, he had never even heard of. Such can be the life of a Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. As second-in-command of a Republican administration just soundly booted from office, Cawley now serves with an expiration date delivered by the voters, the first lieutenant governor in the modern era with that kind of lame-duck period-in-waiting. "It is, for me, both personally and professionally different," the 45-year-old acknowledged last week over coffee in Doylestown.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yardley, 5:20 a.m. Cpl. Tim Reeves is driving in his unmarked Dodge Magnum when his police radio chirps. His team, serving a bench warrant nearby, needs help: A suspect has barricaded himself in the attic. The team needs Reeves - and Kendo. Kendo is Reeves' drug-sniffing dog, a 10-year-old German shepherd with a mean bark. Just the sound of the dog could scare a suspect out of a house, the corporal knows. Racing along empty streets on an unseasonably warm morning, Reeves speeds to the scene.
NEWS
November 21, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
ACCORDING to a prosecutor, former Northeast Philly pimp Enoch Smith treated his teenage victim "as a piece of meat. " He met her a few years ago when she was 16, brought her to live in his rented Mayfair house, which he used as a brothel, took sexually explicit photos of her, and eventually introduced her to a daily life of prostitution and got her addicted to crack cocaine, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Morgan said yesterday. Morgan asked U.S. District Judge Joel Slomsky to sentence Smith, 37, to life in prison.
NEWS
November 18, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Hatboro man with a history of mental-health treatment admitted Monday to sending a scratch-and-sniff birthday card laced with the deadly poison ricin to a man dating his ex-girlfriend. And Nicholas Todd Helman's journey through the Bucks County court system is hardly over. He is facing new charges that allege he plotted from jail to kill the Warminster detective investigating the ricin case and kidnap the deputy district attorney prosecuting it, telling a former cellmate to rip out the attorney's tongue.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pennsylvania Republicans won the two most hotly contested House races in the Philadelphia area Tuesday, holding onto seats in Bucks and Chester Counties that Democrats had hoped to take away. U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) defeated Democrat Kevin Strouse in a closely divided district based in Bucks County, and Republican Ryan Costello beat Democrat Manan Trivedi in a Chester County-based race. Costello, a Chester County commissioner, will replace Republican Jim Gerlach, who did not seek reelection.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MANY PEOPLE will remember Bucks County Judge Leonard B. Sokolove for his many compassionate rulings, but his son Michael has more tender memories. Like that Little League game when Mike was a kid. "I am 7 years old, maybe 8, playing in what could have been my first Little League game," Michael wrote in a remembrance. "My father is behind me. He's the umpire. I'm hit by a pitch and it hurts. "He does not say, 'Shake it off, son.' He picks me up off the ground, cradles me in his arms, and sprints me down to first base.
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