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July 9, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Residents call it their "hidden gem," the picturesque pond at Eastlake Park where children learn to fish, couples walk hand in hand, and picnickers feast along the water's edge. Humans aren't the only species drawn to the 14-acre lake in the heart of Ridley Park. Another is the Eastern red-bellied turtle, affectionately described as the park's "hidden jewel. " But that jewel has become a very expensive problem. The ponderously moving reptiles, which vary in length from 10 to 15 inches, are on Pennsylvania's endangered-species list.
REAL_ESTATE
October 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Realtor Nicole Ritchie describes the borough of Ridley Park as "a cluster of residential, commercial and industrial" parcels. Add proximity to Interstate 95 and a stop on SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Line, and the picture is complete. Well, not quite. If you've ever shared an office with someone who grew up there and graduated from Cardinal O'Hara, about nine miles away, you may know lots of things about Ridley Park that aren't listed in the guidebooks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She's exchanged vows with her husband twice over the last 14 years - once at a borough hall, once at church - and yet Barbara Persia , 44, has never fulfilled that universal girlhood wish, to wear a fabulous wedding dress. Third time's the charm, they say: On Saturday, Barbara will don her dream wedding dress for her third go-round at the altar with her husband, 58-year-old Mark Persia . This time, the Ridley Park couple will say their vows at a chapel that's both sacred and profane: the Rascal Flatts concert at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2004 | By Dick Cooper INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Boeing Co. notified union officials this week that it planned to move part of the assembly of Chinook military helicopters out of Delaware County in an attempt to reduce costs. Boeing spokesman Jack Satterfield said yesterday that the move was expected to increase sales of Chinooks and not reduce jobs at the Ridley Park plant. He would not say how much the company hoped to save on each of the $30 million aircraft. John DeFrancisco, president of United Aerospace Workers Local 1069, the largest local union at Boeing, said he was "very, very skeptical" that no jobs would be cut. He said Local l069 has 1,366 members in Ridley Park, up from 1,302 two years ago. Satterfield said that Boeing hoped the Army and international clients would order more helicopters.
NEWS
December 21, 1998 | By Deirdre Shaw, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
You can still buy flip-flops for 59 cents at the Ridley Park 5 & 10. You can also get socks for 65 cents and "I Support Desert Storm" signs for 50 cents. But you'd better get there today. After over 25 years in the heart of the borough, the 5 & 10 on Hinckley Avenue will close tomorrow when James "Bud" Geddis retires after 15 years as proprietor. The closing is a disappointment for many who will miss Geddis, a Norwood resident, and his old-fashioned wares. But more significant, many say, the closing is symbolic of the continuing decline of small business districts in the face of competition from malls and giant retailers.
NEWS
July 28, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marilyn Neal Blanton Cuellar, 60, of Springfield, Delaware County, a homemaker and the wife of TV reporter Dann R. Cuellar, died of ovarian cancer Thursday, July 25, at Taylor Hospice in Ridley Park. Mrs. Cuellar worked as a nurse in Texas before relocating here in 1988 with her husband. He was transferred from KMOL-TV in San Antonio to WPVI-TV (6ABC) in Philadelphia. Mrs. Cuellar was born in Lufkin, Texas, to a family involved in the newspaper business. She moved to Houston, where the two met indirectly because of a news story.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
A trash worker died after being run over by his truck in Delaware County on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ridley Park man was "hustling" to catch up to the truck when officials believe he tripped and fell on the ground, where he was caught under a tire on the truck's right side. The truck was turning the corner at Ladomus and Delaware avenues, and another car coming past created a tight spot The worker was in the driver's blind spot, said Ridley Park Police Chief Robert M. Frazier.
NEWS
January 10, 1992 | Special to The Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
A WHOLE LOT of processed pork lies on the median of Interstate 95 near Ridley Park. A truck belonging to the Schaffer Trucking Co. overturned about 6 a.m. yesterday, spilling the cargo and blocking northbound traffic for about two hours.
NEWS
August 20, 2016
A Delaware County prison guard was arrested after he was caught on video allegedly pocketing $108 that belonged to an inmate, the District Attorney's office announced. Correctional Officer Daniel McEnhill, 33, of Ridley Park, was charged with theft. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail to await a preliminary hearing. According to officials, inmate Christopher Channel filed a complaint alleging he never received a receipt for $108 that was taken from him May 16 during the intake process at the George Hill Correctional facility.
REAL_ESTATE
May 24, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
I used to think that the tiny-house movement had something to do with building smaller homes that more people could afford. Then I came across an article in Forbes by Erin Carlyle that talked about the upscale nature of tiny houses, with so many amenities per square foot - even a tiny hot tub - that you wonder how people can fit inside. One example was an $82,000, 348.5-square-footer "equipped with one bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen/living room with a butcher-block countertop that doubles as a desk," Carlyle wrote.
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NEWS
August 20, 2016
A Delaware County prison guard was arrested after he was caught on video allegedly pocketing $108 that belonged to an inmate, the District Attorney's office announced. Correctional Officer Daniel McEnhill, 33, of Ridley Park, was charged with theft. He was released on $10,000 unsecured bail to await a preliminary hearing. According to officials, inmate Christopher Channel filed a complaint alleging he never received a receipt for $108 that was taken from him May 16 during the intake process at the George Hill Correctional facility.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Police in Chester County are searching for a Philadelphia man who they say tried to run over an officer with a stolen vehicle. Tyrell A. Winchester, 28, of the 2000 block of South 20th Street, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses. According to a criminal complaint, a Willistown Township police officer ran a registration check on a silver 2000 Mercury sedan on Thursday around 4 p.m. The officer found it had been reported stolen from a man in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
A national coalition aiming to improve democracy by taking big money out of politics and expanding voting rights is kicking off a 10-day march to Washington with a rally outside the Liberty Bell on Saturday. Organizers of what is being called "Democracy Spring" said the nonviolent, family-friendly rally will begin at 10 a.m. with speeches and music. Scheduled speakers include Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard University law professor who briefly ran for president but dropped out of the Democratic primary race in December after the debate rules changed; actress Gaby Hoffmann, known for her roles in the TV series Girls and Transparent ; and Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring.
NEWS
March 24, 2016
A trash worker died after being run over by his truck in Delaware County on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ridley Park man was "hustling" to catch up to the truck when officials believe he tripped and fell on the ground, where he was caught under a tire on the truck's right side. The truck was turning the corner at Ladomus and Delaware avenues, and another car coming past created a tight spot The worker was in the driver's blind spot, said Ridley Park Police Chief Robert M. Frazier.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Crozer-Keystone Health System signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by for-profit Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. of Los Angeles, the Delaware County organization announced Friday. Crozer, which operates five hospitals, reached a preliminary deal with Prospect in October. As part of the deal, Prospect has agreed to invest at least $200 million over the next five years in Crozer facilities, which have been starved of capital investment, according to Moody's Investors Service.
NEWS
November 30, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there During her sophomore and his junior year at Cardinal O'Hara High School, Noelle and Jason were assigned to the same lunch period. She sat with her friends and he with his, but friends in common meant frequent visits to each other's tables. "She was interested in me from Day One," Jason said. "What? No! He was trying to be with me!" Noelle said. "He kept coming over to ask me out, or he would call my phone. " Press them on it, and each acknowkledges being intrigued by the other back then, in 2003.
NEWS
November 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. Joseph C. Dalton Jr., 84, of Ridley Park, a Baptist pastor in Delaware County for many years, died Friday, Nov. 6, of heart failure at home. Born in Chester to Joseph and Agnes Dalton, Mr. Dalton graduated from Nether Providence High School in 1949. He enlisted in the Air Force and served as a B-36 radar mechanic. He loved the church and dedicated his life to living his faith, his family said. Mr. Dalton was licensed for Gospel ministry in 1953 and ordained at Handley Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
REAL_ESTATE
October 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Realtor Nicole Ritchie describes the borough of Ridley Park as "a cluster of residential, commercial and industrial" parcels. Add proximity to Interstate 95 and a stop on SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Line, and the picture is complete. Well, not quite. If you've ever shared an office with someone who grew up there and graduated from Cardinal O'Hara, about nine miles away, you may know lots of things about Ridley Park that aren't listed in the guidebooks.
NEWS
September 1, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
MARC HANLY, a police officer and fire chief in Delaware County, has a nasty welt in the middle of his chest. And for that his family is thankful. That's because the welt could have been a bullet hole, a center-of-mass shot that may have been fatal. "Thank God he was wearing his vest," Hanly's son Michael said yesterday outside their Collingdale home, where a sign on the lawn reads: We support our police. They put their lives on the line everyday for us. Hanly, 45, a full-time police officer in Ridley Park who also serves as fire chief at Collingdale Fire Company 1, was shot twice about 1:30 a.m. yesterday as he and other officers responded to a report of a possibly suicidal man inside the Mohawk Manor Apartments, off Chester Pike in Norwood.
NEWS
July 23, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fleeing suspect was shot and wounded Tuesday during a wild, 21/2-mile police chase that began in Chester and ended when he crashed into a police car after ramming his vehicle into a gate at a Chester prison complex, Delaware County officials said. The driver, identified as Brian Bowe, 24, of Wilmington, was reported in stable condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The incident began around 10:30 a.m. at 12th Street and Melrose Avenue, near the I-95 exit, when Chester police attempted to stop a vehicle driven by a man believed to have been involved in drug activity, said Emily Harris, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.
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