September 10, 2012
Three firefighters were injured while battling a blaze Sunday at a commercial strip in Montgomery County. The fire was reported at 4:40 p.m. on the 100-block of West Moreland Avenue in Horsham, according to county dispatch personnel. The three firefighters were take to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment. Additional information on their condition was not available Sunday night. The fire went to a second-alarm before it was brought under control at 6:12 p.m., said county dispatch.
December 30, 2015 |
Police are investigating a fatal car crash that killed a Quakertown man early Sunday morning in Horsham. Erik Detweiler, 25, was the passenger in a Hyundai when it crashed with a tractor trailer at Route 611 and County Line Road in Horsham just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Detweiler was riding in the passenger seat of a Hyundai turning left from Route 611 onto County Line Road at the time of the crash, Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a news release.
March 19, 1988 |
Decision Industries Corp. will close its Horsham manufacturing plant by July and lay off about 175 beginning in April, the company said yesterday. The manufacture of Decision's line of computers and peripheral equipment, now in Horsham, will be moved to Momentum Manufacturing Corp. in Herkimer, N.Y., a more efficient plant, said Glenn Klein, head of corporate planning and business development for Decision Industries. He said the company planned no further reduction of staff in Horsham.
July 21, 1994 |
A baseball season without a home run by Brian Kuklick? It couldn't be. It wasn't. Horsham clinched the Lower Montco American Legion regular-season title Tuesday evening with a 1-0 win over host Fort Washington on Kuklick's first home run of the season. Kuklick, who slugged seven home runs during the high school season for Hatboro-Horsham, blasted a second-inning shot over the tennis-court fence in left field at Germantown Academy for the game's only run. Horsham is to host fourth-place Cedarbrook in the first round of the playoffs Sunday.
June 30, 1988 |
Horsham American Legion baseball players John Tripetti, Bill Bradley and Mike Corbi, along with coach Al Tasch, had a dream start last year as the team stormed to an 11-0 record at the outset of the Lower Montco American Legion season. The same trio has been tortured by an 0-10 nightmare this season, and a bewildered Tasch can offer little consolation. "I told the team last year we were not as good as our 11-0 start," Tasch said. "And I told this team that we are not as bad as our 0-10 start.
September 17, 1987 |
Double Visions, a Horsham go-go bar that the township is seeking to cut in half, has won a reprieve in its fight to keep an addition that doubled the size of the bar. A Montgomery County Court judge has denied a township request to immediately raze the 560-foot addition at 1138 Easton Rd. but left open the township's option to refile the request. The one-page order from Judge Horace A. Davenport, which was received Monday by lawyers for the township and the bar, sends the issue back to the township Zoning Hearing Board, where the dispute began two years ago. A hearing on the addition is scheduled for Oct. 12 before the zoning board.
December 28, 2012 |
Liquent Inc., of Horsham, has been acquired by Parexel International Corp. for $72 million in cash. Founded in 1994, Liquent develops software that helps more than 200 biopharmaceutical and life-sciences companies manage their regulatory submissions and product registrations. It has about 300 employees at offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and India and about 100 at its Montgomery County headquarters. Parexel, of Waltham, Mass., also provides a variety of services to the life-sciences industry, including clinical-trials management, biostatistical analysis, and medical communications.
July 24, 1988 |
Lotz Designers, Engineers & Constructors Inc. has reached a milestone. On June 21, Lotz broke ground on its Canterbury II office building, the company's 50th building in Horsham. Canterbury II, at the corner of Dresher Road and Camelot Drive, is part of the Canterbury Corporate Center, a four-building venture sponsored by Lotz, the Nichols Co. and Copley Real Estate Advisors. Canterbury II is a three-story, 84,350-square-foot office building that is scheduled to open next spring.
February 7, 1991 |
The fourth annual Tylenol Kids Classic for Cystic Fibrosis Golf Tournament, scheduled for July 28 to 30, will have a new home this year. The 36-hole event had been played at White Manor Golf Club in Malvern, but is moving to Commonwealth National Country Club, a par-71, 7,045-yard course in Horsham. The Arnold Palmer-designed layout, which is already recognized as one of the best in the area, opened last summer. White Manor will host the Senior PGA Bell Atlantic Classic, which moved from Chester Valley Golf Club, on May 24 to 26. Logistics would make it difficult for the club to host two major events in the same season.
October 26, 1998 |
Two referendums before the voters of Horsham on Nov. 3 would amend the local charter to keep it in line with state regulations passed since home rule was adopted in the township 22 years ago. Meanwhile, a question on the ballot in Rockledge asks voters in the tiny borough to authorize a new municipal building to replace the converted garage shared with the five-member Police Department. Officials say they are seeking voter support because of an accompanying tax increase to offset construction and land-purchase costs, which are expected to total $500,000.