June 21, 2012
Two toddlers, one in Conshohocken and one in Philadelphia, were hospitalized Wednesday night after falling from second-floor windows minutes apart, authorities said. A 2-year-old fell from the second-floor window of a residence on the 100 block of East Hector Street in Conshohocken about 8:15 p.m., officials said. The toddler was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The child's sex and condition were unavailable Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a 2-year-old boy fell from the window of a second-floor bedroom in the back of a house on the 5800 block of Charles Street in Wissinoming, police said.
June 7, 2012 |
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it cited Heraeus Materials Technology L.L.C. for exposing workers to dangerously high levels of lead and silver metal, among other violations, at the company's West Conshohocken facility. OSHA initiated an inspection in December 2011 after being alerted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health of a possible exposure. Proposed penalties total $45,265, OSHA said. Based in Hanau, Germany, Heraeus produces conductive pastes at the West Conshohocken facility containing precious and other metals that are used to make circuit boards.
June 5, 2012 |
Short-line rail operator Regional Rail L.L.C., of Kennett Square, announced Monday its acquisition of a waste-transfer station in Conshohocken. The station, formerly known as Conshohocken Rail, was part of Total Waste Logistics L.L.C., of Canfield, Ohio, which went bankrupt in 2009. Now operating as Conshohocken Recycling & Rail Transfer, the station at 1060 Conshohocken Road receives construction and demolition debris by the truckload and, after removing recyclable materials, ships the debris by rail to out-of-state landfills, primarily in Ohio, said vice president and chief commercial officer Alfred Sauer.
March 29, 2012 |
John H. Adee, 71, a retired Cigna executive and vice president of West Conshohocken Borough Council, died of cardiopulmonary failure, Tuesday, March 20, at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Adee became involved in borough affairs in 1998, after he and his wife, Annelouise "Pinky," built a home in the Merion Hills section of West Conshohocken. He served on the borough sewer commission and the zoning committee and had been a member of council since October 2010. He cared about borough workers and listened to their concerns, his wife said.
February 14, 2012 |
Jim Victor's first chocolate sculpting job nearly ended in a meltdown. The Conshohocken sculptor made busts of stars Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller for a 1982 celebration of the 1,000th performance of the Broadway musical Sugar Babies . The famously big-haired Miller swept into the party and then slammed into the sculpture table. Chocolate heads rolled. Candied Ann's neck was broken; Mickey's nose, crushed. At that moment, Victor's fears about trading on his Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts training to make figures out of food seemed to crystallize.
October 20, 2011 |
The westbound lanes of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) were closed through Conshohocken for nearly three hours this morning because of a tractor-trailer crash. No word yet on injuries in the accident, which was reported about 5:30 a.m. The westbound lanes reopened about 8:15 a.m. after crews removed the jackknifed rig and an cleaned up a diesel oil spill on the roadway. The accident also affected eastbound traffic, which was reduced to one lane through the crash scene or temporarily halted for the cleanup operation.
September 10, 2011 |
In Conshohocken these days, the Schuylkill runs brown as a UPS truck, and nearly as fast. Just yards from its banks sit the luxury Londonbury Apartments, many of whose residents evacuated in fear of flooding Thursday night - just as they did when Hurricane Irene hit late last month. Though the river never crested to a predicted 201/2 feet, and no damage occurred from the epic rains of Tropical Storm Lee, the deluge did leave one distinct and detrimental effect at Londonbury: Flood fatigue.
August 13, 2011
A former Conshohocken police sergeant who admitted he pilfered change from parking meters to pay his bills was sentenced Friday to two years' probation. A CBSlocal.com report said Anthony J. Santoro, 47, a 22-year veteran of the Conshohocken police force, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to a misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking. Santoro was immediately sentenced by Judge Steven T. O'Neill to probation, and also to make $1,500 in restitution to the borough. The incidents occurred in late 2009 when Santoro fell behind on his bills and was looking for a quick way to raise cash, the reports said.
August 12, 2011 |
Authorities in Montgomery County are investigating the possibility that Catherine Kelly, the Conshohocken woman found dead in the Schuylkill on Wednesday morning, got there by sleepwalking, her priest, family, and the county coroner confirmed late Thursday. Kelly, 72, died from drowning, Coroner Walter I. Hofman ruled Thursday. He termed the ruling provisional until Whitemarsh Township police complete their investigation. Hofman and family members said Kelly had narcolepsy, which causes excessive sleepiness and daytime sleep attacks.