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March 6, 2013
A jogger was fatally injured Monday afternoon when she was hit from behind by a car while running on the side of North Lewis Road in Limerick Township, police said. The jogger was not identified pending notification of relatives. The 18-year-old driver was not identified, Limerick Township Police Chief William J. Albany said in a news release. The driver was taken to Phoenixville Hospital with minor injuries, the release said. - Walter F. Naedele  
NEWS
November 25, 2007 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two key words for those heading to the new Philadelphia Premium Outlets shopping mall in Limerick: research and coupons. Sandy Ragin-Brown and husband Kenneth Brown, no strangers to the drill, scoured the mall's Timberland outlet store recently for deals on shoes. "If there's a bargain, I'll find it," Ragin-Brown said. She did. An Internet coupon she had brought entitled the Wynnefield couple to buy a pair of men's shoes and ladies' boots for a combined $84.99, a pittance for the Timberland brand.
NEWS
October 25, 1995 | By Wendy Greenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The demographics are changing along the Route 422 corridor, and Election Day will tell whether there will be changes as well on the Spring-Ford Area school board, which serves parts of western Montgomery County and the Chester County borough of Spring City. Three candidates are running for two four-year seats in Region 2, covering Limerick Township. Board President Robert A. Weber is seeking one of those seats, as are newcomers Eileen McGrory and Michael Dimmerling. Board member Marta Pecharo did not seek reelection.
NEWS
March 19, 1996 | By Louis S. Hansen and Andrew Metz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
Montgomery County District Attorney Michael D. Marino announced yesterday that his office would not file drunken-driving charges against a Limerick Township police officer who was involved in an off-duty accident in December. Marino also said no action would be taken against the beleaguered township Police Department, which has been roundly criticized for its handling of the accident. According to the accident report filed by one of his colleagues on the force, Officer Anthony McElwee crashed his 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo into a telephone pole on Township Line Road in the early-morning hours of Dec. 23. McElwee was found in his Collegeville home "apparently under the influence of alcohol," the report stated.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They picked up the expenses - lost heirlooms, family counseling and debris removal - that weren't covered by insurance after last July's tornado. And they had enough left over to help their township, too. A year after a deadly twister ripped through the Hamlet subdivision, the members of the Limerick Tornado Relief Fund committee have disbursed $190,000 to local families and organizations. The final $30,000 in grants was awarded last week to the Limerick Parks Department, the Limerick and Linfield Fire Departments, and the estate of Laura and Daniel Thompson, the couple killed in the tornado along with their baby daughter, Mikhela.
NEWS
July 31, 1999 | CHRIS GARLINGTON / For The Inquirer
Perkiomen firefighter Gary Rich sprays a bale of hay at the scene of a brush fire that consumed farm fields and residential lawns yesterday in Limerick Township. About 30 acres were burned and one house was slightly damaged, officials said. No injuries were reported, and the blaze is under investigation.
NEWS
January 8, 1995 | By Jeff Eckhoff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After failing for months to turn over county, school and municipal taxes he had gathered, former Limerick Township tax collector Don Flynn produced much of the money last week. Montgomery County Treasurer Jay Moyer said Flynn, who resigned his position as of Jan. 1, met with county officials on Tuesday and turned over $79,995 in county tax receipts that he collected in 1994. That brought Flynn to within $10,000 to $20,000 of what Moyer estimated county officials were due. "My comfort level has increased, because we are very close to the target level I had expected for the county," Moyer said Thursday.
NEWS
September 2, 1999 | By Meredith Fischer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The claims of Peco Energy Co. notwithstanding, the Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals has officially set $912 million as the value of the Limerick nuclear power plant. The decision, made public yesterday, establishes the plant's almost 300 acres on Longview Road in Limerick Township as one of the county's most valuable properties. The taxing authorities within whose borders the power station sits - the county, the township, and the Spring-Ford Area School District - viewed the board's action as a victory.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities on Tuesday identified the woman killed by a car the day before in Limerick Township as Merinda Pietrafitta Thompson, 40, of Royersford. Thompson, a mother of two, was jogging along the shoulder of North Lewis Road when she was struck by a swerving car, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. The identity of the male driver, 18, has not been released. Police took a sample of his blood for testing as well as his cellphone. The District Attorney's Office and Limerick police are investigating.
NEWS
June 28, 1987 | By Paul Duggan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coatesville's zoning officer, Everett Kimes, has resigned to take a similar job in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, where he said the rapid pace of residential development will offer him a greater challenge. "It's a whole new environment," said Kimes, 56, whose resignation will take effect Friday. "It's a township with 28 square miles, 14 of which are residential. And there's a lot of ongoing construction. " By contrast, Coatesville is a densely populated mill city with little room for new development.
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July 28, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Madeline doll remains in the basement of the Rossi home, a haunting memory of the night of the "gray snow," when a devastating weather event - perhaps unprecedented in the region - wrought tragedy in a Montgomery County housing development. Late on the night of July 27, 1994, a potent tornado, with winds perhaps topping 200 m.p.h., tore through the "Hamlet" neighborhood in Limerick Township, killing Laura Petersen and her husband, Daniel Thompson III, both 28, and their 11-month-old daughter, Mikhela.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 9, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Merinda Pietrafitta Thompson, 40, had been running for less than a year when she came in second in her age group in her first race, a 5-kilometer event in early February. "She would run at lunchtime when she worked from home," a brother, John Pietrafitta, said. On Monday afternoon, March 4, the mother of two sons was jogging along the shoulder of North Lewis Road in Limerick Township when she was hit from behind and fatally injured by a swerving car, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said in a news release.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities on Tuesday identified the woman killed by a car the day before in Limerick Township as Merinda Pietrafitta Thompson, 40, of Royersford. Thompson, a mother of two, was jogging along the shoulder of North Lewis Road when she was struck by a swerving car, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. The identity of the male driver, 18, has not been released. Police took a sample of his blood for testing as well as his cellphone. The District Attorney's Office and Limerick police are investigating.
NEWS
March 6, 2013
A jogger was fatally injured Monday afternoon when she was hit from behind by a car while running on the side of North Lewis Road in Limerick Township, police said. The jogger was not identified pending notification of relatives. The 18-year-old driver was not identified, Limerick Township Police Chief William J. Albany said in a news release. The driver was taken to Phoenixville Hospital with minor injuries, the release said. - Walter F. Naedele  
NEWS
September 28, 2011
A federal grand jury added fraud and tax charges Tuesday against David F. Kane, the former Limerick Township supervisor accused of hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from the IRS and supplying false information to get a bank loan, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced. The indictment was the third against Kane, 39, of Phoenixville, who was chairman of the Limerick supervisors from January 2006 to May 2008. Prosecutors contend he failed to pay taxes for a decade and hid hundreds of thousands of dollars in shell companies tied to his now-defunct development firm, Kane Core Inc. Kane's attorney, Ann Flannery, said Tuesday: "Mr. Kane strongly disputes the charges and looks forward to having his day in court.
NEWS
November 25, 2007 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two key words for those heading to the new Philadelphia Premium Outlets shopping mall in Limerick: research and coupons. Sandy Ragin-Brown and husband Kenneth Brown, no strangers to the drill, scoured the mall's Timberland outlet store recently for deals on shoes. "If there's a bargain, I'll find it," Ragin-Brown said. She did. An Internet coupon she had brought entitled the Wynnefield couple to buy a pair of men's shoes and ladies' boots for a combined $84.99, a pittance for the Timberland brand.
NEWS
March 2, 2007 | By Dan Hardy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Students at Montgomery County's Spring-Ford Intermediate School and Seventh Grade Center building in Upper Providence Township were evacuated yesterday afternoon after a bomb threat was found written on a wall in a girls' bathroom. The students spent the rest of the day at other schools. The evacuation of the 1,800 fifth, sixth and seventh graders came after another bomb threat, this one written on a boys' bathroom wall at the high school in Limerick Township. That threat triggered a search of the high school Wednesday night and police presence at the school yesterday, along with searches of gym bags and backpacks.
NEWS
September 21, 2006 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Western Montgomery County has all the suburban amenities - decent schools, spacious houses. But as far as Jennifer Caruso is concerned, something is missing, and that something is shopping. "I don't think there's enough shopping out here," complained Caruso, a children's fashion designer who lives with her husband and 3-year-old daughter in Gilbertsville. That's why Caruso can hardly wait for the region's latest shopping mall - the 110-store Philadelphia Premium Outlets mall - to open next fall just a few exits away on Route 422. "I'm actually excited about it," Caruso said.
NEWS
July 14, 2006 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
By granting preliminary approval for what is basically a concrete pad - thickness unspecified - the Limerick Township supervisors last night cleared one of several hurdles for Exelon Corp., which wants to build a storage facility for spent fuel at its Limerick nuclear power plant. The issue has prompted public outcry, and dozens of citizens have attended municipal meetings and Exelon information sessions to ask why the facility is needed and whether it is safe. The plant has been storing its spent fuel in a special pool of water within the facility.
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