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May 14, 2009 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In Delaware County, where Republicans have had a lock on the county council for 30 years, the Republican Party's stamp of approval seems to go far with voters. Yet this year, one Republican candidate is wearing her "un-endorsement" proudly. Barbara Murray, 53, of Upper Darby, hopes to defeat the endorsed candidates - a council incumbent and a 29-year veteran of the state House - in Tuesday's primary for two council seats. Democrats also have a race, with three candidates in the primary.
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January 29, 1987 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
What makes the people of Middletown tick? Photographs of families and their homes. A year-end issue of Time magazine. An Acme supermarket sales receipt. Diaries. A National Football League schedule. Wedding invitations. Newspaper clippings. Calendars. Family trees. A Frisbee. These items are stacking up at the Middletown Free Library as families and businesses in the community prepare to cap off their 1986 tricentennial celebration by placing a burial vault - a township time capsule - six feet underground.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
An unidentified man was shot in the chest Friday night in Chester Township, Delaware County police reported. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. in the 1000 block of Powell Road near a 7-Eleven store, police said. A person answering the telephone at the 7-Eleven said the shooting did not involve anybody from the convenience store. A police dispatcher did not have immediate information on the condition of the shooting victim. No arrest was reported. The assailant reportedly fled in the direction of Toby Farms School.
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September 28, 1993 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Joan L. Murray, a registered nurse who has served as Delaware County's top health officer for nearly 12 years, will resign her position effective at the end of this week, it was disclosed yesterday. A replacement has not been selected, said County Council Chairwoman Mary Ann Arty. Murray, 51, said she would be moving to Hilton Head, S.C., where she will live with her husband, William A. Murray. As director of Intercommunity Health, Murray oversees a staff of six, including a staff nurse who treats the on-the-job ailments of county employees.
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November 18, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happened again. There has been another big-cat sighting in Delaware County. On Monday, Folcroft Borough police received a call about a bobcat running through a neighborhood. "Upon arrival, the animal was gone," Folcroft Police Chief Robert Ruskowski said. Is it the power of suggestion that keeps the calls coming? Or could there be a bobcat? "It is very, very possible," said Gary Stolz, manager at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. "They are native here.
NEWS
June 18, 2012
A young boy was found drowned Sunday afternoon in the swimming pool at a Brookhaven apartment complex, the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office said. An official said the death occurred about 3:25 p.m. at the Camelot Court complex on West Brookhaven Road. The boy was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounded dead. The Medical Examiner's Office said he is believed to be approximately 7. Brookhaven Police were investigating. - Staff report
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
An offer of about $1 million a year and a promise to address pollution and truck traffic worries has ended the Berks County Commissioners' opposition to Delaware County's controversial Colebrookdale landfill. "It's making the best of a bad situation," said Glenn B. Reber, a Berks County commissioner. In a preliminary agreement signed Thursday and announced by Delaware County officials yesterday, the Berks commissioners agreed to drop their opposition to Delaware County's landfill expansion plans.
NEWS
March 3, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A public briefing on the progress of Delaware County's still-forming local economic development strategy will be held Wednesday by the County Council. Once complete, the strategy will be a 10-year plan to promote job growth, opportunity, and community vitality, according to county spokeswoman Trish Cofiell. The Redevelopment Authority of the Delaware County Commerce Center has been working with the Delta Development Group Inc., a Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based planning firm hired for about $107,000, to conduct the study to form the strategy.
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April 10, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
A few springs ago, I spoke at a graduation event for a Delaware County high school honor society, a group of smart, engaged students headed to terrific institutions of higher learning, public and private, affordable and not even close. Almost every institution was located in Pennsylvania. Exotic turned out to be Delaware. This reminded me of an acquaintance who was distraught that her daughter was going so far away to school. Where? "Maryland," she moaned, as if the child were relocating to Guam.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Traffic backups throughout Bucks County soon might become more common, but for once it's for the right reason, County Commissioner Charles Martin said. Millions of dollars will soon flow in to repave roads, replace bridges, and more. Bucks is one of many counties that can look forward to major road improvements this year after an announcement last week that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is pushing to fix roads and bridges. That means roadwork delays, Martin said.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruth C. Bullard, 96, an antiques dealer, community leader, and Republican committeewoman, died Tuesday, April 1, of causes related to aging at Harlee Manor in Springfield, Delaware County. Mrs. Bullard was instrumental in starting the Morton School Library and worked there as a volunteer from 1957 until Morton merged with the Springfield School District in 1966. The same year, she was appointed secretary of the Springfield school board in the merged district. A longtime worker, she retired from the post in 1995.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
DARBY TWP. Already accused of inappropriately touching second graders, a Delaware County teacher is facing new charges, and officials are investigating how school officials handled pupils' allegations. Paul Hochschwender, 54, of Broomall, a second-grade teacher at Darby Township School, is being held in Delaware County jail on multiple assault counts for allegedly touching four 7-year-old girls and - several years before - a student, now 18. On March 12, Hochschwender was charged on similar counts related to three pupils and released on $100,000 bail.
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March 31, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
CHRISTIAN MASSEY will be larger than life tonight, bigger than the "gentle giant" ever was when he walked this earth. Photos of Massey will flash across the gigantic video screens that loom above the court at Wells Fargo Center during halftime of the Sixers-Pistons game. The photos will be part of a moving tribute from Special Olympics Pennsylvania to the kind-hearted mentally disabled young man, who cops say was slain in the fall over a pair of headphones. Had he still been alive, Massey would have participated in a scheduled exhibition game between his old team, the Delco Dunkers, and an All-Star team of Special Olympic athletes from Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, Special Olympics officials said yesterday.
NEWS
March 22, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
  MILLBOURNE Twenty-one years after Millbourne was placed on the official state list of fiscally troubled communities, Gov. Corbett traveled to the tiny Delaware County borough Thursday afternoon to announce the end of its "financially distressed" status. Millbourne, with about 1,200 residents, had been under Act 47 since 1993, which made it eligible for state grants and assistance. Mayor Thomas Kramer said the borough had not overspent its budget for the last five years and had taken aggressive steps to cut costs - even enlisting goats to clear weeds.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Dorothy Reed Schone, 84, of Gloucester City, a former illustrator for technical publications, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Monday, March 10, at the Voorhees Center of Genesis Healthcare. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Schone graduated from the former Notre Dame High School in Moylan, Delaware County, in 1947, and worked as a draftsman at the General Electric Co. in Delaware County into the 1950s. She then joined a temporary employment agency and worked as a draftsman for several firms in Philadelphia and South Jersey into the 1960s, her daughter, Patricia, said.
NEWS
March 16, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD (Delco) A Catholic educator from Lancaster County will become the next president of Cardinal O'Hara High School, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Friday. Thomas Fertal is to begin the job in June, marking a change in leadership as the Delaware County high school also searches for a new principal. Fertal, 46, now principal of Lancaster Catholic High School, will replace William McCusker, who has led the school since 2001 and announced this academic year that he planned to retire.
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's hard enough to get along with people with "normal" emotions, let alone those with mental illnesses that make feelings intense, unpredictable, and volatile. Having a family member with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or major depression can feel like being trapped on an emotional roller coaster, said Edie Mannion, director and cofounder of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Training and Education Center. She helped develop a class for family members who want to get off the carnival ride.
NEWS
March 8, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Citing a dramatic increase in heroin-related deaths, Delaware County officials announced Thursday they are pushing for legislation to allow police officers to carry a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. They said they also are exploring the possibility of a pilot program with the Pennsylvania Department of Health that would equip police, often the first to arrive at the scene, with naloxone nasal spray, more commonly known as Narcan. They said 52 heroin-related deaths were reported in the county in each of the last two years, with 12 so far in 2014.
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