December 25, 2012
At least one person died in a house fire Monday night in Sharon Hill. A Delaware County dispatcher said the county coroner's office was called to the scene, but he could not provide any further details. The fire was reported before 7 p.m. in a two-story house on the 100 block of Ridley Avenue. - Jessica Parks
February 9, 2012
Genesis HealthCare Corp. is closing a Sharon Hill program that allows elderly participants who would otherwise be in a nursing home to live at home but get medical care and social interaction through regular visits to a center in their community. The Genesis facility, opened in July 2007, is part of a federal- and state-backed program called Living Independently for Elderly, or LIFE. The facility serves 134 elderly residents, mostly from Delaware County, but including 10 from Chester County.
March 9, 1989 |
Two men have been charged in the stabbing of a 20-year-old Sharon Hill man last week, while police are still seeking a third suspect in the assault. George Ramsey, 21, of the 1500 block of Roosevelt Drive, and Lewis Graham, 30, of the first block of Bayard Avenue, both of Sharon Hill, were charged in the stabbing of Robert Crawford, 20, of the 1200 block Calcon Drive, during a fight early Thursday morning outside the Township Inn in Sharon Hill. Ramsey was charged with attempted homicide, the possession of an instrument of crime, possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal conspiracy.
June 16, 1992 |
At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nina Innarella arrived for her set - short in the back, curled on top and brushed back on the sides. Called a shingle, it's the same style she's been getting for years. Many years. No scrunging, no crimping, no mousse for Nina. She insists on her regular shampooing, rollers and set - with at least 20 minutes under the dryer. So she'll have plenty of time to gossip. Innarella and her 20 or so friends are what the Venus Beauty School in Sharon Hill calls the regulars - women, most of them far north of 60, who never miss their Friday morning trip to Venus.
December 13, 2014 |
They're ready to do the concrete rumble on Arch Street. Contractors for Comcast Corp.'s new skyscraper on the 1800 block will pour 400 truckloads of concrete over 10 to 12 hours beginning early Saturday for a 10-foot-thick, 15-million-pound foundation mat. This foundation mat for the city's tallest skyscraper will attach the building's structural support - its core - to city bedrock. Officials said Thursday that it will be one of the largest concrete pours in city history.
August 13, 1987 |
A Sharon Hill woman injured by a car that killed one of her sons remained in stable condition yesterday at Crozer-Chester Medical Center with head, neck, leg and internal injuries. The driver, Robert Jennings, 65, of the 800 block of Woodland Avenue, Sharon Hill, was listed yesterday in critical but improved condition at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Fitzgerald Division, Darby, where he underwent four hours of abdominal surgery on Friday to repair a ruptured aorta of the stomach.
December 2, 1997 |
A little wind, or even a lot of wind, wasn't going to deter William McGoff of Sharon Hill from his appointed rounds yesterday. McGoff was out for his daily walk at Governor Printz Park in Essington.
September 11, 1991 |
In a month-and-a-half crime spree, Antonio Carl Dorman broke into 10 Delaware County homes, threatened residents with a gun, stole money and jewelry and raped a woman. Yesterday, the 22-year-old Sharon Hill man was sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison for his crimes. He had pleaded guilty before Judge Anthony R. Semeraro to rape, burglary and related charges. The sentence was part of a negotiated plea reached with the District Attorney's Office. Dorman accepted the plea on the advice of his attorney, public defender Spiros E. Angelos, who said his client could have faced a much stiffer jail sentence if convicted of the charges against him. After being arrested Feb. 12 outside Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill, Dorman gave police a detailed confession, admitting to a series of crimes in January and February in Sharon Hill, Folcroft, Glenolden and Upper Darby.
December 8, 1999 |
Mary V. Mohan Meehan, 91, who wrote newspaper stories about Sharon Hill, where she lived much of her life, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Prospect Park Nursing Home. Always sociable and people-oriented, Mrs. Meehan in the 1960s began writing about Sharon Hill borough government, schools and events as a correspondent for the weekly News of Delaware County, said Nancy Hagan, her daughter. Mrs. Meehan continued newspaper reporting for more than 20 years.
August 1, 2014 |
As a business development team, the "Shadow Crew" was effective, federal prosecutors said: One nighttime visit from the crew, and nonunion contractors reluctant to hire union ironworkers would change their minds and hire a few. Maybe, as charged in a superseding federal indictment released Wednesday, they were convinced by beatings, arson, and vandalism. Particularly persuasive, the indictment said, were anchor bolts smashed with sledgehammers and cranes that suddenly didn't work, along with the resulting costs and delays.