December 13, 2012 |
A ticket sold in Lancaster County won $1 million in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. It's the fourth prize of six or more figures in just a week for Southeastern Pennsylvania. Nobody matched all the numbers - 39, 44, 51, 52 and 54, with a Mega Ball of 13 - so the jackpot rolls over to $35 million for Friday's drawing. The Lancaster County ticket was the only one nationwide to match the first five numbers, and the usual $250,000 payout was boosted to $1 million because the player also had the Megaplier prize-multiplying option.
November 23, 2012 |
Herman London Press, 87, a longtime dentist who lived in Northeast Philadelphia, but practiced in Bucks County, died Saturday, Nov. 3, of natural causes at a nursing home in Fayetteville, Ark. The son of Russian immigrants in South Philadelphia, Dr. Press began practicing dentistry in Levittown and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, after World War II when no other practitioner was available. Niece Marlene E. Joseph, a lawyer in Jenkintown, said Dr. Press was beloved by patients because of the lengths to which he went on their behalf.
September 13, 2012 |
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Thursday will open the region's latest compressed-natural-gas refueling station in Bucks County, part of a growing infrastructure that natural-gas advocates hope will broaden the market for the fuel. The station at 451 Tyburn Rd. in Fairless Hills will be the first public station in Southeastern Pennsylvania, though Peco Energy Co. has five private locations around Philadelphia and South Jersey has four stations, including a Clean Energy public station in Camden.
June 15, 2012 |
IN THE REGION Lawmakers consider relocation penalties New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday considered penalizing companies that move call center jobs overseas by making the companies ineligible for state grants, loans and tax benefits for three years. The Senate Economic Growth Committee discussed the bill but didn't vote on it. The Assembly approved a similar measure in March. The measure would also require call centers to notify the state labor commissioner when relocating overseas.
September 17, 2009
SOLOMON Jones' recent column on the president's school speech and parenting brought back some bad memories of how people treat their children. As an ex-SEPTA rider, I got quite an education into human behavior. I once saw a man with a child of 4 or 5 on the bus. The child was looking out the window, and asked, "What's that, daddy?" The man, holding a phone, yelled, "Can't you see I'm talking to my woman?" I also heard a father yelling at a young child, "Don't you listen? You're stupid.
November 12, 2008
IWAS FLIPPING around the radio dial on Oct. 31, and I heard a station playing Christmas music - not one song an hour but all day and night. This a little too soon. Can we get through Thanksgiving first? There should be a law against playing Christmas music before Thanks- giving, and a station can't go all- Christmas music till a week before Christmas. Craig Hartzell, Fairless Hills
July 20, 2008 |
The year Jim Bauer was born - 1952 - a massive steel mill was rising atop a former asparagus farm in Lower Bucks County. Bauer would spend most of his working life in U.S. Steel's Fairless Works - until he was forced to retire in 2002, marking the end of an era. Now, it's the beginning of another, and Bauer, 56, is part of that, too. It's about wind. Every morning at 6, Bauer is back at work in one of the old U.S. Steel buildings, heading a team that makes giant hubs for wind turbines.
July 9, 2007
I'M SUPPOSED to feel sorry for little Lexie, the girl accused of hitting the teacher? I don't think so. Lexie needs to go watch "Scared Straight" a few times. Your paper has done this in the past. A couple of years ago when the three kids beat that boy to death in Port Richmond, you put a baby picture on the front cover, and the headline said "Does This Look Like a Murderer?" Stop trying to make us feel sorry for these people. Craig Hartzell, Fairless Hills
May 14, 2007 |
Global Resource Corp., a West Berlin developer of technology to extract petroleum from nontraditional sources, hopes to build a $70 million tire-recycling plant at the former USX Corp. site in Fairless Hills. The plant will take about a year to construct once the permit process is completed, and will be able to process 36,000 pounds of tires per hour, according to Hawk Hogan, the company's head engineer. He added that it will employ about 250 people. The company disclosed its plans in a filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
December 25, 2004 |
Two small pillows. Two blankets, one green, the other pink. Stuffed dolls. Christmas presents for Grandma and Grandpa, carefully wrapped with red bows on top. But the New Jersey family's gifts never made it to Virginia. Some were spilled on the side of Interstate 95 in Bucks County yesterday, along with the children's toys, clothes and other family belongings, the result of a Christmas Eve accident that police said killed three members of a Sparta, N.J., family who were on a holiday drive to Alexandria, Va. A Bucks County man who had been driving the other vehicle involved in the collision also died.