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March 30, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mayor of Marcus Hook, charged last week with holding an acquaintance hostage during a drunken encounter at his home, has decided not to run for reelection. The borough council had asked James Schiliro, 38, to step down, but he declined. He recently filed paperwork to run for reelection, but now has withdrawn his nominating petition, Delaware County officials said Thursday. He is out on bail on charges of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, furnishing alcohol to someone under 21, and official oppression.
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March 29, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The mayor of Marcus Hook, who was charged last week with holding an acquaintance hostage during a drunken encounter at his home, has filed to withdraw his nominating petition for reelection, according to Delaware County officials. James Schiliro, 38, had been asked by the borough council to step down from his office, but has said he would not do that. He recently filed paperwork to run for reelection. He is out on bail on charges of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, furnishing alcohol to a minor, and official oppression.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mayor of Marcus Hook was charged Thursday with holding an acquaintance hostage during a drunken encounter at his home last month that allegedly ended with the mayor's firing a gun into the floor. During the encounter, Mayor James D. Schiliro repeatedly offered to perform a sex act with the 20-year-old male, according to police. "This young man was put in danger," Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said, adding that the unidentified young man was near the gun when it was fired.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Looking for something to do Friday night? If you like Pirates, then this is for you. A documentary, Treasure: The Story of Marcus Hook , will be holding a free special preview screening at 7 p.m. in the Marcus Hook Community Center. The film chronicles the efforts of the Delaware County Borough of Marcus Hook to change it image - and future - by highlighting it's history. Pirate history to be exact. Arrr Matey, What say ye? The struggling Delaware River community of 2,400 residents, is sandwiched between two dying refineries.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marcus Hook Mayor James D. Schiliro was arraigned Thursday on charges he allegedly had a police officer bring a 20-year-old friend to his home, where he gave the minor alcohol and fired a gun in his house while drunk. Judge David R. Griffin set bail at $50,000 unsecured for Schiliro, 38, on charges of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, furnishing alcohol to a person under 21 years old, and official oppression. "We intend to fight these charges," said Michael Malloy, Schiliro's attorney.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
MARCUS HOOK Mayor James "Jay" Schiliro had a bad day. Then it got worse. As the clock approached midnight on Feb. 21, a drunken Schiliro embarked on an ill-advised mission to redefine the term "public servant" in his blue-collar refinery town, according to a police report. Schiliro, 38, allegedly turned the Marcus Hook Police Department into a private escort agency, ordering a cop on the late-night shift to bring a 20-year-old man to his house in a marked police vehicle. He gave the man wine, then allegedly offered 20 to 30 times to perform oral sex on him, according to the report.
NEWS
March 21, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcus Hook Borough Council members have asked their mayor to resign after he allegedly requisitioned a police car to transport a friend to his home, then shot off a gun in his house while drunk. James D. Schiliro, elected to a four-year term as mayor of the Delaware County town in 2009, gave alcohol to the 20-year-old friend and threatened to hold him hostage during the incident last month, according to court records. While Schiliro, 38, has not been charged, the potential charges include endangering another person and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marcus Hook Council members have asked their mayor to quit after he allegedly ordered a police car to transport a friend to his home, then shot off a gun in his house while drunk. James D. Schiliro, elected to a four-year term as mayor of the tiny Delaware County borough in 2009, gave alcohol to the 20-year-old friend and threatened to hold him hostage during the incident last month, according to court records. While Schiliro, 38, has not been charged, the potential charges include endangering another person and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman who operated what she called an animal rescue operation has been charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after sick and underweight animals were found in her filthy Delaware County house, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced Friday. Last month, PSPCA officers, executing a search warrant, removed 28 dogs from Sixth Angel Shepherd Rescue Inc., which Terry Silva, 53, operated out of her Marcus Hook property. Many of the dogs - German shepherds and shepherd mixes - were ill, the agency said.
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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