November 15, 2013 |
Another volley was traded Wednesday in what is becoming a contentious same-sex marriage debate among Bucks County officials. County Commissioner Diane Marseglia released a letter addressing the register of wills, saying he should withdraw briefs he submitted in court defending his decision to not issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. She called the briefs "a source of embarrassment to me personally and, I believe, Bucks County. " Marseglia, the only Democrat of the three commissioners, wrote that she believed the briefs might harm the county's image and that the comments in them about same-sex marriages were "shocking, inappropriate, and degrading.
October 3, 2013 |
A high school softball coach in Bucks County has been accused of having sex with one of his players. Eric Romig, 36, of Quakertown, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on several felony charges that stem from his time as a softball coach at Pennridge High School this spring and as a coach of the Sellersville Belles travel team this fall. The alleged victim, 16, played for both teams. Romig started coaching her when she was 14, police said. The girl's parents became suspicious Thursday after seeing an increase in text messages in the girl's phone records, prompting them to look through her phone and then call police, authorities said.
November 6, 1996 |
Morris Rosenfeld (left) leaves a poll at Rolling Hills Elementary School in Holland, Bucks County, where candidates' campaign signs cover a wall.
November 7, 2013 |
Republican incumbents staved off challenges in key races in Delaware and Bucks Counties on Tuesday, while Chester County voters ousted school board members in two districts wracked by controversy. In Coatesville, where outrage flared this summer with the discovery of racist text messages from its former superintendent, board member Tonya Thames Taylor lost her seat to newcomer Deborah L. Thompson. Some district residents had blamed the school board for failing to properly handle the scandal and letting Superintendent Richard Como resign instead of firing him. "Those that chose to come out spoke volumes," Thompson said Tuesday night.
July 14, 1999 |
Every Tuesday, the Delaware Valley Woodcarvers Club meets at the Churchville Nature Center in Churchville, Bucks County. Members come prepared - with anecdotes to relate, and, of course, with wood to carve.
September 21, 1989 |
Gov. Casey yesterday nominated John J. Rufe, a former Bucks County assistant district attorney, to be a Bucks County Common Pleas Court judge. If confirmed by the state Senate, Rufe, 49, would serve on a bench that already includes his brother, William H. Rufe 3d, and eight other judges. John Rufe would replace Paul R. Beckert, who resigned July 31. Rufe would serve in the interim position until January 1992. The Casey administration said Rufe was selected from among five candidates whose names were submitted to the governor by the Bucks County Trial Court Nominating Commission, a body established by Casey in August to recommend candidates for the vacancy.
March 14, 2013
POLICE in Warrington, Bucks County, say that a secretary for a Bucks County ambulance company stole $642,000 from the nonprofit over four years, allegedly to support a gambling habit. The Bucks County Courier Times reports that Danette Lewchick, 56, was sent to Bucks County prison Monday after being unable to post $25,000 bail on theft and related charges. Authorities say she became the Warrington Community Ambulance's financial secretary in 2008. She allegedly took money from the company's account and put it toward her personal use. Her attorney, Jeffrey Solar, says she has "a severe gambling addiction.
July 20, 2013 |
A 21-year-old Warminster woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks was found "safe and unharmed" in Illinois on Wednesday, according to Warminster police. Ashley Keller was found by the FBI, police said. She went missing on July 4 with Romulo Perez-Catalan, 21, according to police. Perez-Catalan was also found and taken into custody on an outstanding warrant in Bucks County for burglary charges, police said. He is awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania, police said. Assistant District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Thursday that Keller and Perez-Catalan shared an apartment in Bucks County.
August 17, 2013 |
After being convicted of what is believed to be the only third-degree murder charge based on speeding in Pennsylvania, a Bucks County man was sentenced Thursday to eight to 25 years in prison for a drag-racing crash that killed a 9-year-old girl and maimed her grandmother. "If I could trade places with them, I would do it, I would do it right now," Drew Bodden, 38, told the family before his sentencing, his voice cracking. "I am sorry to the deepest depths of my soul. " Bodden, of Plumstead, drove his souped-up Mustang more than 140 m.p.h.
September 30, 2009 |
State Police Liquor Enforcement Officer Gina Marie Kepler turned her job inspecting bars, restaurants, and other businesses that serve alcohol into a profitable side job shaking down the owners, according to a federal indictment filed yesterday. In all, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the 34-year-old Kepler hit seven businesses between October 2006 and October 2008: The Chill Bar in Holland, Bucks County; Kenny's Spirited Eatery in Southampton, Bucks County; Johnny Apples Restaurant in Holland; Maggio's in Southampton; the Langhorne Hotel in Langhorne; Jerzee's Sports Bar in Glenside; and Bobby's Burgers Tavern in Conshohocken.