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April 22, 1986 | Special to the Daily News by Alex Lloyd Gross
Vincent J. Ferraro, 21, of Shelmire Avenue near Lawndale, was killed early today when the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Rising Sun Avenue near Adams Avenue in Olney. Police said the impact of the crash sheared the left side of the frame and the top off the car. Police said Ferraro was driving north on Rising Sun when the accident occurred. He was dead on arrival at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division.
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February 15, 1991 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olney lost to Ben Franklin, 65-56, in a first-round Public League playoff game yesterday afternoon on its home court for a simple reason. Olney couldn't handle the press. The Electrons, from the outset, used a stifling full-court press on the Olney guards, causing turnovers and building a lead that Franklin never lost. The Trojans also couldn't overcome foul trouble. Their center, 6-foot-8 sophomore Jason Lawson, picked up three quick fouls in the first five minutes and sat out the rest of the first half.
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July 25, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
In an effort to resolve a controversy over the posting of Korean-language street signs on N. 5th Street in Olney, a member of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is trying to convene a meeting next week for the neighborhood's business, civic and Korean leaders. Ida Chan, a human-relations commissioner, said yesterday that she hoped the meeting would allow both sides to discuss the matter harmoniously. The leaders were unable to do that at a meeting Tuesday night, when about 150 Olney residents - some shouting ethnic slurs - demanded that the Koreans remove the signs or they would.
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October 23, 2009
A FEW YEARS ago, we'd get off of the R8 train at Olney to find that our car windows were busted. We were told by a business across the street that schoolkids vandalized the cars. Now it's the station being vandalized, glass-block windows were broken, along with the frames. Someone had to be there for quite a while to break that glass. Every morning, there is more damage, even graffiti on the trash can. I don't understand what goes through a person's mind to do something like this.
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March 21, 1986 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A suspected robber and a Philadelphia police officer exchanged gunfire in an alley in the Olney section yesterday, seconds after a woman was held up at gunpoint nearby, police said. Neither the suspect nor the policeman was hit by the bullets, and the suspect was arrested a short time later, police said. Detective Lt. Richard Strohm of the Northwest Detective Division gave this account: At 8:10 a.m., Anna Marie Ponterelli, 29, a student technician at the Albert Einstein Medical Center's Northern Division in Olney, parked her car in the 5300 block of North Marvine Street and got out to walk to the hospital.
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July 27, 1987 | By JOSEPH GRACE, Daily News Staff Writer
William Russell said his son, Barry Williams, 22, was sitting alone on the steps of the family's Olney rowhouse when five or six white youths holding pipes and knives walked up and said, "It's nigger night. " Within moments Saturday night, Barry's brother, Tyrone Williams, 20, who came out of the house to help, was stabbed once in the back, according to Russell and police. Within minutes, Russell said, as he and his wife came to their sons' aid, a crowd of white youths and adults milled about on 7th Street near Chew Avenue, yelling racial slurs.
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April 3, 1990 | By Jamie Catrambone, Special to The Inquirer
The Olney boys' coaches probably never thought their sense of direction would help them in a track meet. That is until Saturday morning, when the team embarked on its trip to the Pennsylvania State Track Classic, one of the biggest meets of the outdoor season. Instead of traveling to Council Rock High School, the site of this year's classic, however, Olney's bus was moving to another destination, North Penn High School. The reason, Olney coach Herm Baker said, was some miscommunication among the staff at his school.
NEWS
August 12, 1997
People are getting excited about the far-reaching structural changes planned this fall for Olney and Audenried high schools. And no wonder: The two schools are implementing sweeping strategies to build smaller learning communities, address the problems of disruptive students, and increase class length for freshmen. Daily News education writer Kevin Haney reported last week that Olney will break its 2,900-student school into seven mini-schools. Audenried is instituting an "empowerment community" to provide students who have behavioral or academic problems with intensive instruction.
SPORTS
January 17, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Donyell Miller's family has lower-level season tickets for the 76ers. Since Miller, a senior forward at Olney, is 6-3 and 220 pounds and rebounds like a tiger against much-taller opponents, care to guess whom he idolizes? "Charles Barkley," Miller said. "He's always been my favorite. For someone of his height (6-4 3/4)to be a successful inside player in the NBA, it's very unusual. "It seems as though I'm shaped like Barkley. I can do some of the same kinds of things. The guys on the team sometimes call me 'Little Charles.
NEWS
March 11, 1988 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
The refined, green-eyed Austrian woman who owns and operates the Universal Bookstore in Olney doesn't get around very much. She walks to and from home, and does her shopping in the neighborhood, which once was predominantly German-speaking. She has never learned to drive, and ventures to Center City, oh, once or twice a year - "if that often. " She has very little firsthand knowledge, then, of how distinctive - maybe even unique - her little bookshop is. "Is it?" asks Ingeborg Bitny, her German-accented voice rising in genuine surprise and appreciation.
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May 16, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Last season, after lining out to second base for the final out, Olney Charter's Giovanni Ortega got an up-close look at Franklin Towne Charter's celebratory dogpile near the mound. Ortega and the error-prone Trojans squandered a four-run lead in bowing to the Coyotes, 9-7, in the Public League final at Campbell's Field in Camden. Fueled in part by last year's disappointment, Olney is 10-1 in league action and determined to be on the receiving end of Public League chairman Barry Strube's first-place trophy presentation this time.
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May 7, 2016
Police were asking for the public's help in finding a man missing since Monday from an Olney adult day-care center who suffers from dementia and needs heart medication. Neil Riggs was last seen in the area of the Olney Shopping Plaza at 101 E. Olney Ave. about 11:40 a.m. He was wearing a silver bracelet with his first and last name. Riggs is 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds, and he was wearing an orange long-sleeve T-shirt, a black lightweight jacket, jeans, and black sneakers.
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April 13, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police on Monday were searching for the people who fatally shot two men and the person who stabbed another in three separate homicides over the weekend. About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, medics with the Fire Department responded to a report of a "hospital case" on the 6000 block of North American Street in Olney, police said Monday. In the rear driveway of a home, they found an unresponsive man bleeding from his left shoulder. They took the victim to Einstein Medical Center, where it was determined that he had been shot.
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February 17, 2016
[Update: Police said Tuesday evening that Hughes had been found and reunited with his family. ] Police on Monday night were trying to locate a 47-year-old Philadelphia man who went missing Thursday and needs medication for a mental-health issue. Thomas Hughes, of the 5200 block of North Marshall Street in Olney, is 5 feet 9 inches tall, about 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a checkered red-and-black shirt, olive green pants, a black jacket, and brown boots, according to a police bulletin.
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December 17, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The medical examiner said Maria Santiago's body gave up no secrets about her death: no sign of disease, no physical trauma on her 5-foot-4, 170-pound body, no sign of struggle, no evidence of drug or alcohol use. Burlington County Medical Examiner Ian Hood testified Tuesday that he could only classify the death of Santiago, 38, as a homicide because of how she was found: wrapped in paint-stained blankets in the trunk of her 2014 Chevrolet sedan at...
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November 1, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nixlot Dameus was 11 years old when he decided he had been bullied for the last time. After being chased, caught, and beaten in the streets of his Olney neighborhood, Dameus retreated home and decided that at least one life would end. "That night, I got home and said, 'That's it. I'm either going to end my life here or find a way to kill them and get my revenge,' " Dameus said. Instead, he gave birth to a new life. Dameus, now a 17-year-old senior at Del-Val Charter, won the World Physique Federation USA Teenage Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition earlier this month.
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August 23, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The consensus in court Friday was that Lionel Perez and Loidy Irrizarri were madly in love and not very good for each other. There was the Dec. 3, 2013, incident, when Irrizarri said Perez attacked her with a stick and injured her stomach. But when Perez went to trial in February 2014, court records show, Irrizarri failed to appear and charges were withdrawn. Then there was the morning of March 30, 2014, when Perez showed up uninvited at Irrizarri's Olney house, allegedly drunk and belligerent, and she plunged a 4-inch blade into his neck.
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August 20, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman in the city's Olney section has launched an online campaign to try to get a Philadelphia police officer fired for running over her dog last week. Sidara Son's 21/2-year-old pit bull, Phoebe, was struck by a 35th District vehicle in the 5400 block of Ella Street around 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9. She posted several videos of the aftermath on a Facebook page named "Justice 4 Phoebe Son. " The videos show her sitting in the street cradling her gravely wounded dog and weeping. "Ma'am, you're going to blame it on me regardless," the officer says in the video.
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August 20, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for two people in connection with a shooting that killed a man and wounded a woman in Olney on Monday night. Police identified the deceased victim as Anthony Celious, 32, of Burholme. He was sitting on the front steps of a house on the 200 block of West Nedro Avenue around 9 p.m., speaking with a 22-year-old woman sitting just above him, police said. A man and a woman walked up to them and opened fire, police said. Celious was hit in the stomach, and the woman was hit in a foot.
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