November 15, 2015 |
The Rev. Joseph C. Dalton Jr., 84, of Ridley Park, a Baptist pastor in Delaware County for many years, died Friday, Nov. 6, of heart failure at home. Born in Chester to Joseph and Agnes Dalton, Mr. Dalton graduated from Nether Providence High School in 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force and served as a B-36 radar mechanic. He loved the church and dedicated his life to living his faith, his family said. Mr. Dalton was licensed for Gospel ministry in 1953 and ordained at Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
November 15, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Unless you're a local, it's sometimes difficult to figure out where Folcroft begins and Glenolden ends. The opposite is true, too. But just as it was fun wandering around Glenolden on a warm day in late spring, a sunny and warm Tuesday in early autumn was perfect for exploring Folcroft. According to a sign along the borough's portion of Chester Pike, in Old English Folcroft means "leafy green meadow fields.
November 14, 2015 |
A Havertown man with a knack for striking short-lived relationships with women he introduced himself to on Facebook was found guilty Thursday of stalking and harassing CBS3 anchor Erika von Tiehl after she broke up with him in 2011. John Hart, 39, a former law student, did not appear to react to the verdict by the Philadelphia jury of seven men and five women, which was announced after one hour of the jury's second day of deliberations. But Hart scowled as the prosecutor argued that the stalking verdict should be graded as a felony because of Hart's earlier guilty plea in a Delaware County stalking case.
November 12, 2015 |
A Philadelphia jury ended a first day of deliberations Tuesday without a verdict in the case of John Hart, the Delaware County man charged with stalking CBS3 news anchor Erika von Tiehl in 2011 after she ended their brief relationship. The Common Pleas Court jury of seven men and five women worked about four hours after getting instructed in the law by Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright. The jurors return Thursday after breaking for the Veterans Day holiday. Hart, 39, of Havertown, is charged with stalking, identity theft, possession of instruments of crime - his cellphone and two computers - and two counts of using computers to disrupt communications services.
November 11, 2015 |
A former Delaware County police officer awaiting trial in the slaying of an ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty Monday to stalking another woman. Stephen Rozniakowski, 33, of Norwood, was sentenced in Montgomery County to 23 months in prison as part of a plea deal under which 75 counts of stalking and harassment were reduced to one count of stalking. His attorney said the plea would allow Rozniakowski to focus on the murder charges he faces in Delaware County, where prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
November 10, 2015 |
The idea that Penn lured Steve Donahue back to town with a rowhouse and an above-ground pool in Delaware County - as one of his Big Five brethren ribbed at a Coaches vs. Cancer event last week - works, since the new Quakers coach is about as local as local gets. In fact, Donahue is living with his mother in Delaware County until his family gets down here. However, an easy misconception about the Cardinal O'Hara and Ursinus graduate, the former Monsignor Bonner and Penn assistant, is that the coach back in town is the same guy who left.
November 6, 2015 |
It's not quite Bush v. Gore , but Bucks County could be looking at a long battle to determine winners in two of Tuesday's races. Democrats might request a recount after the races closed with razor-thin margins. "We're studying it, and we're keeping all the options open," said Brian Galloway, a Democratic candidate for county commissioner, who was fewer than 1,000 votes behind Republican incumbent Charles H. Martin for the board's third and majority-deciding seat. "We're definitely not conceding.
November 6, 2015 |
Andy Lewis decided five weeks ago to ask voters to do something he had never attempted himself - to cast a write-in ballot. It worked, and then some. In the Fifth Ward commissioner's race in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Lewis outpolled Republican incumbent Jeff Heilmann by a 2-1 ratio, and Democrat Chuck Reardon by an even bigger margin. "It was a long five weeks," Lewis said Wednesday as he was picking up his political lawn signs. To win, he had to persuade supporters and - just as important - educate voters on the write-in process, he said.
November 5, 2015 |
On an exquisitely pleasant first Tuesday in November, Pennsylvanians were making history by filling three Supreme Court seats, along with picking a mayor for the nation's fifth-largest city; county prosecutors; assorted judges; and a variety of key county and municipal officials. But despite a promising turnout by the Election Day sun from Lake Erie to the Delaware River, it appeared that a healthy majority of those eligible to vote were not exercising that right. In Center City, lunch lines were 20 deep at Chipotle and Popeyes, but there was no wait to vote at the polling place around the corner at the Land Title building on Broad and Chestnut Streets.
November 4, 2015 |
A rod-and-gun club, a theater, a gas station, a beauty salon, a restaurant, a funeral home, a neighbor's garage, the Mummers Museum. On Tuesday, they will be enlisted in the democratic process as polling stations. Most area voters will troop off to the nearest school, firehouse, or municipal building to cast ballots. That won't be the case in South Philly's Ward 2, Division 1. "Here, they come into a Philadelphia tradition," said Eileen Garbarino, the Mummers Museum manager.