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February 2, 2005 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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...
BUSINESS
July 11, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia exports rose 5.6 percent to a record $26.3 billion last year, the U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday. The Philadelphia metro area ranked 11th among U.S. metropolitan areas in 2014, with key exports being chemicals, computer and electronic products, transportation equipment, petroleum and coal products, and machinery. The federal agency said that 42.6 percent of exports went to markets where the United States has trade agreements. Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the Netherlands were the leading destinations.
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January 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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March 2, 1995 | By Wes Conard, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
November 11, 1999 | By Michael Sandler, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
November 15, 1988 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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July 11, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia exports rose 5.6 percent to a record $26.3 billion last year, the U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday. The Philadelphia metro area ranked 11th among U.S. metropolitan areas in 2014, with key exports being chemicals, computer and electronic products, transportation equipment, petroleum and coal products, and machinery. The federal agency said that 42.6 percent of exports went to markets where the United States has trade agreements. Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the Netherlands were the leading destinations.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 2, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jane Malseed Vargues, 86, formerly of Media, a restaurant manager and owner, died of cancer Thursday, June 30, at Tel Hai, a retirement community in Honey Brook. Mrs. Vargues and her husband, Frank, managed restaurants in Delaware County before becoming the owners of the Olde Sproul Tavern in Springfield, Delaware County, in the mid-1970s. She was the hostess and did the bookkeeping, said her daughter, Norma Brittingham, who helped out at the restaurant with her siblings. Mrs. Vargues and her husband later operated the Archway Inn in Cecil County, Md., until the mid-1990s.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2008 | By Tom Belden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Unemployment in the Philadelphia region increased slightly in January compared with a year ago, but the jobless rate indicated the area was getting through the current economic downturn in fairly good shape, according to a government report released yesterday. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said that, across the region, 5.1 percent of the workforce was unemployed compared with a national average of 5.4 percent. In January 2007, the region had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent while the national average was 5.0 percent.
NEWS
February 15, 2008 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A $31 million land deal is in the works that could turn one of the largest privately owned properties in Chester County into a public playground. Stretching for two miles along the Maryland border, it encompasses 1,718 acres, and was assembled during the last half-century by descendants of the founder of Campbell Soup, the late George Strawbridge Sr. and his son, George Strawbridge Jr. If the deal is successful, the land stretching across parts of Franklin, Elk and New London Townships will be purchased with county, state and private funds.
NEWS
March 31, 2005 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
HERE IS one you haven't heard, that will make your blood boil. I only wish I were kidding. Lyn Clinton, a mom suffering in bed with MS, now has the additional burden of grieving the loss of her 18-year-old daughter, Kelly L. Clinton. Kelly died earlier this month in a motor vehicle accident, but it's the state of Maryland, in my opinion, that has blood on its hands. As explained to me by Patrick Davis, chief of police of Uwchlan Township, in Chester County, this is how it happened: In May of 2004, Uwchlan police were called to probe a case of credit card theft.
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