September 22, 1991 |
It's pretty tough to keep a good town down. Take Marcus Hook, for example. It has been bombarded by the British, pillaged by pirates and invaded by Warlock bikers, and it still bounces back stronger than ever. Joke all you want about the Hook and its aromatic refineries - and many Philadelphians do - it doesn't upset the locals. They love the town the way parents love a baby, because it is their own. Life there, like the river it bounds, just goes on. And now Marcus Hook is planning a centennial celebration, 100 years of progress - and jokes - since it split from Lower Chichester in 1892.
January 25, 2013 |
A European petrochemical producer has entered into a 15-year agreement to ship Marcellus Shale ethane to Norway from a Sunoco Logistics terminal in Marcus Hook. INEOS Europe, which is based in Switzerland, announced that it has signed a deal with Evergas, a Danish shipping company, to build and operate vessels to transport super-cooled ethane to chemical plants called "crackers" in Europe. Ethane, a derivative of natural gas, is used to manufacture plastics. Sunoco Logistics is modifying a pipeline to deliver ethane and other shale-gas products from western Pennsylvania to the former Sunoco refinery site in Marcus Hook.
December 10, 2012
An unidentified person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Saturday evening at the Marcus Hook station, officials said. Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm said an Acela train traveling north with 93 passengers hit the individual at 5:36 p.m. Kulm said he had no information about the victim. A police officer in Marcus Hook declined to provide any information. No one on the train was injured, Kulm said. One of four tracks through the Delaware County borough reopened at 6:30. The remaining three reopened at 7:58.
February 15, 2012 |
More than 100 workers at Sunoco's idled refinery in Marcus Hook have been told not to report to work next week, the company said. The workers have not been laid off and will be paid through the end of the month, said Sunoco spokesman Thomas Golembeski. He said the workers were told not to come to work beginning Monday because there was nothing for them to do. Sunoco idled the Marcus Hook refinery Dec. 1 and is winding down operations at the refinery. It's unclear how long that process will take, and about 200 hourly workers remain.
May 10, 2012 |
The Delaware County Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday announced it has contracted with IHS Global Inc. to study potential uses for the 781-acre Sunoco Inc. Marcus Hook complex. The $100,000 study, which the Delaware County Council has agreed to finance, is expected to be completed in a month. Sunoco shut down its refinery in December, but says it has received no credible offers to operate the site as a refinery. IHS Global, an international information company with experts in energy, economics, sustainability and supply-chain management, is based in Colorado and has local offices in Eddystone.
August 17, 2012
A Delaware County man died and his 2-year-old child was injured when they fell from a seawall in Ocean City, Md., on Tuesday. Stephan Richard Ostan, 49, of Marcus Hook, was walking with the toddler along the wall by the inlet when they apparently fell onto rocks below. Passersby rescued the child, who was found clinging to the rocks. The child, who was not identified by police, was treated at a nearby hospital. Osten, who suffered a head injury, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Ocean City police.
February 23, 2013
Officers with the Pennsylvania SPCA late Friday removed at least 23 dogs from the property of a woman in Marcus Hook who runs what she calls an animal rescue. Terry Silva, operator of Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., faces animal-cruelty charges after officers executing a search warrant found sick and underweight animals in a filthy house, according to PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. She said officers were continuing to search the property Friday night for more dogs. Silva, a lawyer, was cited by the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement in 2010 for transferring dogs in a public place and other violations.
June 29, 2012 |
A consultant on Wednesday said the best hope for Sunoco's idled Marcus Hook refinery site is for it to be reborn as a multipurpose energy-processing facility, fueled by the growing output of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale drilling boom. Local officials yesterday presented a road map for what Delaware County Councilman Tom McGarrigle called the "economic second life for Marcus Hook," which looks remarkably like its first life - processing hydrocarbons extracted from the earth into fuel and chemicals.
March 16, 2013 |
The mayor of tiny Marcus Hook, who just last year was a guest at the President's State of the Union address, is under investigation for allegedly shooting a gun in his house and giving alcohol to a 20-year-old whom he threatened to hold hostage. Potential charges against James D. Schiliro, 38, elected to a four-year term in 2009, include endangering another person and furnishing alcohol to a minor, according to court records. He has not yet been charged. Calls to Schiliro and Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan were not returned, and the lead investigator, Detective Robert T. Lythgoe, had no comment.