April 30, 2013
Wolff Pools Co. , doing business as Wolff Pools Co. , 623 Marydell Dr., West Chester; Chapter 7; no schedules available. Robert Affet , formerly doing business as Affet Custom Painting , and Elizabeth Affet , also known as Lisa Affet , 134 Harmony Rd., Levittown; Chapter 13; no schedules available. Gregory Deeck , doing business as Grassman Landscaping , 908 Heathdale La., Wallingford; Chapter 13; no schedules available. Devon International Industries Inc. , formerly known as Devon International Trading Inc. , 1100 First Ave., King of Prussia; Chapter 7; no schedules available.
February 15, 2013 |
Isadore "Irv" Rosenthal, 87, an expert on chemical and environmental safety who served on the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, died Sunday, Feb. 10, of pneumonia at Pennswood Village, a retirement community in Newtown, Bucks County. Mr. Rosenthal, a longtime resident of Levittown, worked for 38 years at Rohm & Haas Co. in a variety of positions. He was corporate director of safety, health, environmental affairs, and product integrity for the last 13 years of his career at the Philadelphia-based company.
January 30, 2013 |
He was the coach who called her "babydoll" and promised to protect her like a father. She was his daughter's best friend. The Bucks County father of two was charged Monday with having sex with the girl, a minor who played on a Levittown fast-pitch softball traveling team. Early Friday, just hours before police planned to serve a search warrant on the former coach's residence, the trailer in which he lived was engulfed in flames, destroying its contents. The fire is under investigation.
January 29, 2013 |
By Allison Steele Jason Smith, the 36-year-old exterminator charged in the murder of Center City pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti, pleaded guilty last year to exposing himself to someone on I-95 n a fit of road rage, court records show. Smith, who was arrested last week for allegedly strangling Ketunuti and setting her body on fire in the basement of her home, received the citation in Bensalem for disorderly conduct on March 16. The circumstances were not clear, but Smith, of Levittown, paid $289 in fines, according to court papers.
January 25, 2013 |
She had an exterminator coming. Mice in the basement. Melissa Ketunuti hurried home through the morning cold, walking quickly the short distance from a parking garage to her Graduate Hospital-area rowhouse. A busy morning already. A work meeting at the hospital, errands. She clutched a CVS bag. Pooch, her black pit-bull/Lab mix of six years, would have greeted her at the door. Moments later, a tall, thin man wearing a NorthFace jacket and work gloves, carrying a work bag, walked onto the street, heading toward Ketunuti's home, out of camera view.
January 8, 2013
A Bucks County man was killed Sunday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle in Levittown, authorities said. Brandon Rogers, 20, of Levittown, was traveling south on Woodbourne Road at 3:15 p.m. when he lost control of his Yamaha bike, said Sgt. Mark Wert of the Middletown Township Police. Rogers was pronounced dead at Aria Health's Bucks County campus, Wert said. Though no other vehicles were involved, police are searching for the driver of a black BMW seen heading north on Woodbourne about the time of the crash.
November 1, 2012 |
Two teenage brothers were seriously hurt and rescue workers were endangered when a tree toppled onto a Levittown house at the height of Hurricane Sandy on Monday night. Ryan Dietrich, 19, was in stable condition in the intensive-care unit at Aria Health-Torresdale, and Kyle Dietrich, 15, was in stable condition, a nursing supervisor said Tuesday. Ryan Dietrich suffered a head injury and was in an induced coma, his grandmother Mary Landis said. Kyle Dietrich had a broken arm, she said.
June 26, 2012 |
Developer William Levitt created what he thought was "utopia" for the veterans of World War II as he used his wealth to buy farmland in Bucks County and turn it into affordable suburban living with simple homes, schools, and parks. "It was wonderful," said Army veteran Albert Wargo, who in 1956 bought his slice of the American Dream with his wife, June, both 88. Now married 65 years and living in North Wales near their three children, the two returned Sunday to Levittown to participate in the community's 60th anniversary and offer an oral history.
April 4, 2012
One person was dead after a car accident Tuesday evening in Bucks County, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Emilie Road and Indian Creek Place in Levittown, a dispatch supervisor said. The accident was initially described as a car hitting a tree. Authorities said that one person in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
March 19, 2012
At the headquarters of National Energy Solutions Inc., the warehouse out back is filled with products at the heart of the Levittown company's entrepreneurial mission: energy-efficient commercial lighting fixtures to help businesses save money. Out front, on the window of co-founder Ray Sizer's office, is a sticker in support of the Navy, another symbol of yet another NESI objective: to hire returning veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company, formed in 2007 to install new lighting systems at businesses anywhere in the country, has 12 employees, three of whom are military veterans.