October 25, 2013 |
A former executive of a Chester County gift company has been charged with embezzling more than $1.4 million from his employers and using the money for lavish purchases, including $48,000 on concert tickets and a reception with the Dave Matthews Band, the district attorney said Wednesday. Guido la Vella of Gilbertsville is accused of stealing from Taylor Gifts Inc., a direct-order company based in Tredyffrin Township, while he was the company's chief financial officer from October 2009 until May 2013.
January 12, 2013
The National Women's Soccer League announced the allocation of U.S. National Team players on Friday for the 2013 season. Boston Breakers: Sydney Leroux, Heather Mitts, Heather O'Reilly. Chicago Red Stars: Shannon Boxx, Amy LePeilbet, Keelin Winters. Also: Canada's Erin McLeod (Penn St.) FC Kansas City: Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville), Lauren Cheney, Becky Sauerbrunn. Portland Thorns FC: Rachel Buehler, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan. Seattle Reign FC: Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Hope Solo.
April 23, 2010 |
After an evacuation of a couple of hours, residents of Ruby Circle in Gilbertsville returned home late Thursday afternoon to the news that a manhunt for their neighbor John A. Yannarell, who faced charges in three violent road-rage incidents, had ended with his apparent suicide. "There doesn't appear to be any foul play," Kevin R. Steele, Montgomery County first assistant district attorney, said in response to repeated questions about reports that Yannarell had shot himself. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.
November 11, 2004 |
A Gilbertsville family have offered $5,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest of a man who tried to burn a cross on their mailbox, according to Douglass Township police. Police said the hate crime - now under state and federal investigation - occurred Oct. 30 around 8:30 p.m. The family offered the reward. Eudes Defoe said he knew that going public about the incident could cause his family more problems but that the risks were worth it. "It was a difficult decision," Defoe said, "but hopefully no one else will have to go through this.
September 9, 2004 |
You are running down your shopping list, and it's the usual stuff: turkey giblets, a new hearing aid, sweet corn, camouflage hunting wear, allspice, thick steaks, NASCAR collectibles, shoo-fly pie, and a framed poster of Johnny Depp in a bathtub. What you need, you realize, is Zern's Market, the sprawling, weekend-only retailer of most earthly desires in Gilbertsville, Montgomery County. But hasn't Zern's disappeared, another victim of suburbia's onward rush? Many people believe that - so many that customers have been staying away lately, said Joanne Gresh, general manager of the 82-year-old market.
March 18, 2004 |
Pottstown officials are making plans to get the borough's municipal airport to take flight once again. Borough council voted last week to proceed with a contract to make TNT Inc. of Gilbertsville the airport's new operator. "The airport could be quite an asset to us as we try to get more industry into our community," Mayor Anne M. Jones said yesterday. "I have always thought this could be an asset so that it would be easier for people to do business. " For nearly two years, the airport has been without a fixed-base operator - one to provide services to aircraft owners.
September 21, 2003 |
The Border collie raced through the obstacle course at lightning speed, flying over jumps, charging through tunnels, and scrambling across the seesaw with ease. Revel, a champion agility dog, took to the course like the superstar she is. The 5-year-old Border collie with perky black ears, white paws, and a lithe frame has been featured on Animal Planet and ESPN. Ever since Revel was a puppy, her owner, Barbara DeMascio of Gilbertsville, has been training her with positive reinforcement . . . and winning.
September 24, 2001 |
A race car driver from Gilbertsville, Pa., was killed late Saturday night in a crash at the Delmar (Del.) International Speedway, police said yesterday. During the last race of the night, Charles S. Sennott, 46, was involved in an eight-car pileup, Delaware State Police said. When debris was removed, Sennott was found unresponsive in his car. Medical response teams at the track were unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The State Police Fatal Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash to determine how the death occurred.
September 15, 2000 |
The Board of Commissioners last night appointed Gregory Prowant township manager, a post that had been vacant for nine months. Currently township manager for Lower Pottsgrove Township, Prowant will begin the new job Oct. 2. "The position is with a larger community than I serve now," said Prowant, who has worked for Lower Pottsgrove for more than a decade. "It has a lot of characteristics that I will enjoy. " The estimated population in Lower Pottsgrove Township is 11,000.
August 31, 2000 |
A 47-year-old Gilbertsville man shot his estranged wife in the head after he chased her into the employee training room of a 24-hour Wal-Mart store here late Sunday, then shot and killed himself, police said yesterday. Marsha Midgette, 45, was listed in critical condition at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her husband, Brian Midgette, of Philadelphia Avenue, had purchased ammunition for the .22-caliber handgun he used at the store less than an hour before the 9:30 p.m. attack, said Police Chief Christopher Carlile.