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January 15, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite impassioned pleas from family and friends of former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro, a Delaware County Court judge on Monday sent him to jail. Schiliro was sentenced to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February in which he had a police car bring a former neighbor - a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted - to his home, made him drink wine, and refused to let him leave for 31/2 hours. During the encounter, Schiliro threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a stack of papers.
NEWS
January 14, 2014 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHESTER A robbery victim pulled a weapon on his attacker outside a Chester bar early Sunday, fatally shooting him, police said. A 31-year-old Chester man with an arrest history armed with a handgun tried to rob a 22-year-old Marcus Hook man about 12:55 a.m. on the 2900 block of West Third Street near Bill's Tavern, police said. The younger man had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and exchanged fire with the robber, who illegally carried the gun, police said. Both men were shot and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
NEWS
December 7, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward R. Morgan III, 68, formerly of Havertown, a self-made businessman, died Monday, Dec. 2, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Morgan founded Chemical Equipment Labs Inc., a water-treatment and chemical sales business in 1979. Through hard work and with help from his family, Mr. Morgan expanded from a tiny enterprise in the basement of his Havertown home into a corporation with offices in Marcus Hook, Virginia, and Delaware. The company offers water-treatment compounds, ice melt, and swimming-pool chemicals and ships the products worldwide, according to its website.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. announced on Wednesday it is seeking commitments from shippers for a separate and mostly new pipeline that would generally follow the path of its current cross-state Mariner East pipeline, which carries natural-gas liquid fuels from the Marcellus Shale region to Marcus Hook. The binding open season will test whether there is a market for project, which would be called Mariner East 2 and transport ethane and propane. The materials, primarily used in petrochemical production, are being exported from the former refinery site in Marcus Hook.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
MARCUS HOOK Mayor James Schiliro has resigned, a month before his term was to expire. Last month, Schiliro was found guilty in Delaware County Court of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor. On Monday, Schiliro sent a letter to the Borough Council tendering his resignation. "We accepted it," said Borough Solicitor Mark Much. Council President Gene Taylor, who was elected mayor in the November election, will serve as acting mayor until he is sworn in, Much said.
NEWS
November 18, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
MARCUS HOOK Mayor James "Jay" Schiliro won't be lighting up a victory cigar anytime soon. Schiliro, 39, was convicted in Delaware County Common Pleas Court yesterday on five charges in connection with a bizarre encounter that unfolded in his house Feb. 21. A 20-year-old man, who had long known Schiliro and described him as a father figure, said he was summoned to the mayor's house late that night for a chat. Schiliro allegedly plied the man with wine and offered to perform oral sex on him, the Daily News reported earlier this year.
NEWS
November 17, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEDIA The embattled mayor of Marcus Hook was convicted Friday of charges that he fired a gun in his home while holding a 20-year-old friend hostage. James Schiliro was found guilty in Delaware County Court of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor. In February, Schiliro, who had been drinking, had a police car bring a former neighbor to his home, compelled him to drink wine, and would not let him leave.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A DELAWARE COUNTY lawyer who ran a "rescue" operation for German shepherds out of her Marcus Hook law office was found guilty of 43 counts of animal cruelty in district court yesterday after Pennsylvania SPCA officers found conditions at the facility were "horrendous," the PSPCA said. Terry Silva, 53, owner of Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue, was sentenced to pay a $5,900 fine plus court costs. In February, PSPCA raided Silva's law office following complaints from residents and Marcus Hook officials.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County lawyer who operated a Marcus Hook pet "rescue" operation that was raided in February was found guilty Tuesday of 43 counts of animal cruelty, 28 counts of dog-law violations, and two zoning violations. Terry Silva, 53, who ran the Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc. out of her two-story building, had no comment after the hearing, where she represented herself. She was fined $7,900. The 28 charges of animal cruelty against an employee, Samantha Kenney, 28, of Marcus Hook, were dismissed.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl W. Slemmer Jr., 90, a labor relations lawyer in Philadelphia and New York City, died Sunday, June 9, at Virtua Memorial hospital in Mount Holly. He had lived in Moorestown from 1967 to 2011 and then moved to the Medford Leas retirement community. Mr. Slemmer was director of employee relations from 1983 until his 1989 retirement at Columbia University, to which he commuted from Moorestown. Born in Camden, he graduated from Merchantville High School in 1941 and was an officer on a Navy minesweeper in the South Pacific during World War II, including during the battle for Okinawa, his son Michael said.
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