February 2, 2005 |
John T. Neisworth, a professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University and a prominent authority on autism and early-childhood education, has been charged with 25 counts of child sexual abuse and is scheduled to stand trial in a Maryland courtroom April 19. Neisworth, 67, retired from his full-time professorship in 2002, but he continues to teach a distance-education course on behavior analysis through the university's outreach program, Penn...
March 2, 1995 |
After a three-month search, the City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire a county administrator from Elkton, Md., to fill the vacant city manager's position. Edward L. Sealover, 47, has served as county administrator in Cecil County, Md., for the last four years, and before that served as town administrator in the Cecil County seat of Elkton, which is about 40 miles from Coatesville. He will assume the city manager's job Monday at a salary of $60,000 a year. Sealover, a Republican, replaces Jeff Braun, who served in the post for three years and left in November to become the city manager in Rosenberg, Texas.
October 12, 2010
Wages in the Philadelphia area for the year that ended in January ranged from $75.51 an hour for physicians and surgeons to $3.62, excluding tips, for waiters and waitresses, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The average for the region in January was $35.06 an hour. Among some of the broad occupational groups surveyed, BLS said, health care practitioners averaged $35.06 an hour; computer and mathematical science, $36.53; education, $35.34; and food preparation/serving, $8.75.
September 15, 2011
Philadelphia-area consumer prices rose 0.7 percent during the summer, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The increase during the July-August period was led by a seasonal advance in apparel prices, which rose +6.6 percent. Food and shelter prices locally both were up 0.6 percent, but the cost of energy - including both housing and transportation fuels - dropped 0.4 percent, the report said. For the last 12 months, inflation in the area increased 3.4 percent, slightly less than the national rate of 3.8 percent.
January 31, 2013
While unemployment generally fell in most of the nation's metropolitan areas, it rose in the Philadelphia area to 8.4 percent in December, up from 8 percent in November and in December 2011, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday. The Philadelphia area includes Delaware, Cecil County, Maryland and other southern New Jersey counties. In Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties, the unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent, up from 7.7 percent in November. In the Camden, Gloucester and Burlington County area, unemployment increased to 9.8 percent, from 9.4 percent in November.
January 10, 2012 |
MIDDLETOWN, Del. - Middletown town officials have approved the construction of a 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center for Amazon.com. The mayor and council green-lighted the project on Classic Drive, near Levels Road, on Monday night. Mayor Ken Branner says the Seattle-based online retailer has indicated the warehouse will have about 850 year-round employees. The site is expected to aid the neighboring Cecil County, Md., economy, which has seen growth in distribution center employment.
November 11, 1999 |
Three fires in Maryland might be linked to a series of 17 suspected arson fires that have occurred in southern Chester County during the last six months. Deputy Chief Al Ward of the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said his office was investigating three fires that had occurred since August in Cecil County. The fires destroyed $180,000 in property but caused no injuries. This week, Pennsylvania state police said they suspect arson in at least 17 fires that destroyed property on several farms and businesses in a cluster of seven townships since May 21 in southern Chester County.
November 15, 1988 |
A member of the Warlocks motorcycle gang wanted for questioning by federal and state authorities in Pennsylvania was being held in the Camden County Jail yesterday after he was arrested at a South Jersey hospital, officials said. Anthony Merkel, 31, of Hammonton, was transferred to the jail Sunday from West Jersey Hospital-Berlin. He was being held without bail pending extradition to Delaware County, Pa., officials said. Law enforcement authorities said it was unclear when Merkel would be sent to Delaware County.
April 10, 1999 |
Jonathon Edward Perry, 38, one of two men charged in the 1997 slaying of an East Nottingham woman, was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment without parole, the mandatory sentence for second-degree murder in Pennsylvania. Perry, of Cecil County, Md., dressed in a pea-green sweatshirt and jeans, showed little emotion at the pronouncement of the sentence in a Chester County courtroom. He declined to address members of the Weaver family who appeared for the sentencing. Perry was convicted of helping Roger Lee Mattingly, also of Cecil County, in the robbery of Anna Weaver, 79, at her trailer home in East Nottingham.
December 14, 2004 |
Law enforcement officials from three states combed a residence on Stipson Island Road in Dennis Township, N.J., yesterday shortly after a search warrant related to a crime in Montgomery County had been issued, authorities said. Authorities were tight-lipped about the case, and would not discuss the nature of the crime or the link between the two locations. The records, they said, had been sealed. A New Jersey State Police spokesman said officials from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office were on the scene, a rural section of Cape May County.