February 1, 1989 |
At a special meeting last week, the Edgewater Park Township Committee voted to hire Tim Cooper, a township resident, to fill the vacant position of Public Works Department supervisor. "We're comfortable that he has the personality and the ability to make a difference in the department," said Paul Guidry, the township's administrator. "We're very positive that there will be improvements. " The $25,000-a-year position was left vacant after John Shedosky, the last superintendent, retired in 1984.
May 22, 1988 |
George Martin Cloud will be making a return appearance as a supervisor of East Marlborough Township. On Monday, the board unanimously voted to appoint Cloud to fill the unexpired term of John Hufford, a 13-year veteran of the board who died last month. Cloud had been a supervisor for 27 years but did not run for re- election in 1987 and has been off the board since January. "I believe he was first elected to the supervisors when Eisenhower was elected president. And he had been appointed to serve on the board about 18 months before that," township manager Jane Laslo said.
January 15, 1992 |
A supervisor at the Embreeville Center for the mentally retarded, who last year received a five-day suspension after a state investigation into neglect and abuse of the retarded, was cleared by the state yesterday. After the state action, a union official who represented the Embreeville employee said the state probe had been a political show. "It's now perfectly clear that the state was politically motivated in disciplining our member," said Paul Gottlieb, business agent for the Pennsylvania Social Services Union.
March 28, 1991 |
Herman John, who two years ago lost a write-in campaign to win re-election to the Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors, is back on the ballot. "I am running because the only announced candidate is G. Edward Heit," John, 68, said Tuesday in an interview. Heit, 60, is finishing his first six-year term as a supervisor and is the only other candidate for the single opening. Both men are Republicans, but John's position hurt him last week when it was time for the township's eight GOP committee members to make their endorsements.
May 15, 1997 |
As she has done several times before, Eileen Lemma is running alone. The Republican supervisor will seek reelection without the backing of the local Republican Party. The party, which has never endorsed Lemma in various runs for supervisor, instead picked elected auditor Keith Froggatt and incumbent Darwin Dobson for nomination to run for this year's two open seats. Political newcomer Jerry Petrowski also is running for the nomination. "I don't know why anybody voted the way they did," said Fred Koelble, president of the Upper Southampton Republican Club.
September 29, 1992 |
A Philadelphia man was sentenced yesterday to 11 1/2 to 23 months in Delaware County Prison for sexually assaulting a 24-year-old Drexel Hill woman at a department store in January. Donald Ranson, 48, of the 700 block of North 46th Street, pleaded guilty in Delaware County Court to assaulting the woman in a fitting room at Macy's in Springfield Mall. Ranson was a store supervisor. The attack occurred before the store opened on a Saturday. Ranson approached the woman, who worked as a housekeeper, in the fitting room and asked her to have sex with him. When she refused, Ranson tried to force himself on her; she broke free and ran. Later, he told her that he would try again and threatened to use a gun if she did not remain quiet.
September 13, 1990 |
In the former barn in Doe Run that serves as township garage and meeting room, Landis Hess made the usual pot of coffee before Tuesday night's supervisors meeting. Then he took his seat. But for the first time since 1946, Hess - who resigned last month as West Marlborough supervisor - sat in the audience, not with the board. He was surrounded by an unusually large number of people, listening as township business proceeded for about half an hour. Then Chairman Charles Brosius said the time had come to honor the township's longest-serving supervisor.
September 15, 2009 |
Norman E. Simpson, 80, of Tacony, a cemetery supervisor and an active supporter of Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery, died of kidney failure Thursday at Aria Health-Frankford Campus. In 1976, after his wife and children confronted him about his alcoholism, Mr. Simpson became a patient at Livengrin's inpatient program in Bensalem. "He was a wonderful man, but he had a serious addiction. It was ruining his life," said his wife, Dorothy Alley Simpson. Mr. Simpson and his wife were so grateful to Livengrin for his successful treatment and the counseling it offered their family that they became Livengrin volunteers, answering phones, working with families, and even parking cars, his wife said.
June 4, 2008 |
Barry DiLibero never expected that the wedding knot he tied in 1996 was going to cause him a knotty political problem - especially given the marriage has been going swimmingly. In 1999, he and his wife, Theresa, bought a house in West Vincent Township, opened a tag-and-title business on the first floor, and frequently stayed overnight on the second floor. Last year DiLibero, who also operates a hot-air-balloon business, decided to run for township supervisor. After spending the princely sum of $151 on his campaign, he was declared the winner, defeating incumbent Clare Quinn by 26 votes.
November 18, 2013 |
Stephen Cianchetti, 58, of Gloucester City, supervisor of public works there, died of complications from cancer Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Mr. Cianchetti, known as "Spags," helped develop a shared-services agreement with Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Collingswood, and Mount Ephraim that became official in 2010, Gloucester City administrator Jack Lipsett said. Prior to that, Lipsett said, the communities would informally help one another. "For instance," Lipsett said, "Bellmawr doesn't have a bucket truck which hangs banners and things, and we would share our vehicle.