August 16, 2016 |
Thirteen years ago, arthritis began creeping into Jeffry Lohr's spine, bit by bit stiffening it until he was unable to bend over. That would be a life-changer for anyone, but for a master woodworker, it augured the end of the art and craft that had defined him and brought him national renown. The disease progressed to the point that if a nail tumbled from his worktable, he could not pick it up. If there was any saving grace, it was that his hands were spared. So, with medication to keep the pain at bay, the 63-year-old Limerick craftsman has continued creating the traditional furniture that is his signature, as well as free-form pieces that incorporate a tree's edges.
June 8, 2016 |
Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 resumed operations Sunday after a four-day outage caused by an electrical-component malfunction at the Montgomery County nuclear reactor. The plant had shut down Wednesday after an "electrical issue" caused shutdown of adjustable speed drives that control the unit's recirculating water pumps, said Dana Melia, the plant's communications manager. Technicians repaired and tested wiring that delivers power to the drives before returning the reactor to power, she said.
June 3, 2016 |
Limerick Generating Station Unit 2 shut down Wednesday morning after an electrical-component malfunction affected the operation of the recirculating water pumps at the Montgomery County nuclear reactor, the plant's operator announced. Exelon Generation, the reactor's owner, said technicians will determine the cause of the failure and repair and fully test the system before returning Unit 2 to service. The recirculating water pumps are one of several systems that cool the reactor.
March 23, 2016 |
Exelon Corp. on Monday shut down its Limerick Generating Station Unit 1 in Montgomery County for a planned refueling outage. While the unit is offline, a third of the reactor's fuel is replaced. Refueling outages, which typically occur about every 18 or 24 months for a reactor, are scheduled for spring and fall when demand for electricity is lower. They are huge undertakings involving thousands of workers, who often conduct other scheduled maintenance work during the weeks when the reactor is offline.
November 23, 2015 |
2017 Acura NSX: A new-generation supercar. When you'll see it: Spring 2016. What we saw: Four prototypes being tested in real-world conditions. Creating a buzz: Acura, Honda's premium brand, is building enthusiasm for the new model by having the NSX engineering team drive the models around the country (and in Europe as well). A leg of the event arrived Nov. 14 at Acura of Limerick near Royersford, and NSX Club of America members brought their own earlier examples to show off. About 200 people milled about in the Starbucks-like atmosphere of the dealership in the shadow of the Limerick nuclear plant.
November 22, 2015 |
Donna Krupp hated her next-door neighbor. Her vendetta against him was so intense, prosecutors said, that she burned down his house while he was at Walt Disney World with his wife and two daughters last year. A Montgomery County jury agreed and convicted Krupp on Friday of arson and other felony crimes after a weeklong trial. Krupp could face decades in prison for setting the December fire that destroyed the Morris family's home in Lower Pottsgrove and killed their cat. Krupp, who took the stand during the trial and denied setting the fire, began to cry as she was found guilty of all charges.
October 22, 2014 |
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the operating licenses of both units at the Limerick Generating Station in Montgomery County for an additional 20 years. Exelon Generation Co. L.L.C. submitted the renewal applications in 2011. The new licenses will expire on Oct. 26, 2044, for Limerick's Unit 1 and on June 22, 2049, for Unit 2. The boiling-water reactors generate 2,311 megawatts, enough to power 2 million homes. More information on Limerick's license renewal is available on the NRC's website: http://1.usa.gov/1omrH5F . The Limerick license extensions bring to 75 the number of commercial nuclear-power reactors with renewed licenses.
April 28, 2014 |
Six men, ranging in age from 22 to 58, are accused of child exploitation for sexual contact they allegedly had with a 14-year-old Limerick boy they all met on the Internet, state and federal authorities said Friday. U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said all six of the men allegedly exchanged nude images of the teen. Three also are accused of meeting with him to engage in various sex acts. Their activity came to light, prosecutors said Friday, after the boy's parents learned of their son's contact with the men in October and reported it to police.
June 23, 2013 |
Do you remember when you wanted mail? I don't. If you do, you must be younger than I am, or have a better memory, which is basically the same thing. Bottom line, I'm not sure when this happened, but there came a time when mail started to suck. Correction. I know exactly when this happened. When I grew up and started paying my own bills. We can all agree that bills are no fun, but that's not even the problem I have with my mail. Because at least bills are important.
March 23, 2013 |
A Pottstown teen was arrested Thursday after allegedly killing a jogger this month while texting behind the wheel and driving under the influence of drugs, according to authorities. Justin Matthew Jackson, 18, was texting and had marijuana in his system on March 4 when he swerved his car into the opposite lane and struck Merinda Thompson, 40, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Thompson, a mother of two from Limerick Township, was "catapulted" into a parking lot while Jackson continued driving on the wrong side of the road until his car struck a utility pole, according to a release from Ferman's office.