October 27, 1988 |
The search for a new Warminster Township manager should be completed before January, a township official has said. "I plan on having someone by the end of the year," Christopher Staub, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, said Tuesday. "I think we should get someone as quickly as possible. " LeRoy J. Fetterman, who has served in the post since 1985, announced his resignation last month. Fetterman's last day was to be this Tuesday, but he has agreed to stay on the job as needed for as long as he is available.
January 5, 1999 |
O. Charles Giardinelli, 77, of Southampton, semiretired owner of a real-estate firm who was recently honored for his wartime efforts, died Thursday at Hahnemann Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mr. Giardinelli was injured about 9 a.m. Wednesday when his car skidded on a patch of black ice on Street Road, west of Jacksonville Road, in Warminster Township and struck another vehicle. He had been on his way to the Warminster Senior Center. An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Jubilee Liberty Medal from U.S. Rep. James Greenwood on Veterans Day. The award is given to "courageous individuals" who participated in the Normandy invasion.
October 5, 1993 |
A Chalfont man broke in to the home of a Warminster Township woman early yesterday and held her at knife-point in a standoff with police that continued into the night. Warminster Police Chief Harry Stuhlfauth said Paul Mutch, 27, a grocery clerk, entered the home about 6:30 a.m. through the rear door, waking Kathleen Dougherty, 42, and her four children, ages 2 months to 12 years, and a teenage nephew. Her husband, Eugene Dougherty, had already left for work, police said. Armed with two large knives, Mutch held the entire family hostage at first.
January 24, 1986 |
Bucks County District Justice James M. Kelly of Warminster is the subject of a county investigation into allegations of the fixing of traffic tickets, according to judicial and law enforcement sources. County detectives issued a subpoena Jan. 16 and removed the last two years' worth of traffic citation records from the Warminster District Court office, according to Bucks County deputy court administrator G. Thomas Wiley. Wiley said county detectives were investigating the records processed by Kelly to determine whether the tickets were improperly handled.
January 24, 1990
No one can say that Warminster Township's controversial 1990 budget won't fly: Copies of it were airborne the other night, hurled at township supervisors by residents fuming over the imposition of a 1 percent wage tax. Talk of a coup is premature, but residents are understandably hot over the largest tax increase in the suburban Bucks County community's history. They'd been lulled into thinking their local government was doing just fine after 14 years without a major tax increase, during which time their elected leaders nursed revenues upward with a host of nuisance-tax increases.
July 14, 1999 |
Kathleen Guastavino "Mike" Hodgkinson, 70, tax collector for Warminster Township since 1977, died Monday at home of cancer. She was in her sixth term as collector but only a few weeks ago had told township supervisors she could no longer handle some of her work. She appointed her husband, Robert, who had been an assistant in her office for many years, as deputy tax collector. Mrs. Hodgkinson said in a 1997 interview that nothing was wasted in her office, and her attention to detail included "handing the bank teller the deposit slip.
August 25, 1988 |
A 25-year-old Warwick Township man is awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges stemming from a three-car accident in which an 18-year-old man was killed last week in Warminster Township. Walter Thomas Annon 3d of the 200 block of Gates Place, Warwick, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident, Warminster police said. The accident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on York Road near Roberts Road. According to police, Greg Goehler of the 1800 block of Buckingham Drive, Warwick, was killed in the crash and three other people were injured.
June 26, 2007 |
For the second time in less than a week, Buddy and Holly Mullen hosted a positively reptilian overnight guest in their Warminster basement: A three-foot alligator, which Buddy Mullen helped capture Sunday afternoon in Pennypack Creek, in Upper Moreland Township's Masons Mill Park. The gator is not to be confused with the nearly five-footer that Mullen helped bag Thursday in Pennypack Creek, less than a mile downstream in Bryn Athyn. That gator was taken to the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.
November 19, 1987 |
Two Bucks County residents accused of abducting two Horsham sisters are scheduled to appear before District Justice Kenneth Nonneman in Horsham today for a preliminary hearing on charges ranging from kidnapping to criminal conspiracy. George Francis Ward, 29, of Croydon, and Susan Carr, 24, of Chalfont, were arrested by Warminster Police last Thursday and charged with the kidnapping of Colleen McParland, 18, and her sister Kelly McParland, 15. Ward and Carr also have been charged by Horsham police with robbery, two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of unlawful restraint, possession of an instrument of crime, theft, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of kidnapping.
February 10, 1986 |
How do you celebrate an anniversary when you don't know the exact date of what it is you're celebrating? In Warminster, you do it up big. The township will turn 275 years old sometime in March. From May to November, it will celebrate with a carnival, a parade, an Oktoberfest and a dinner/dance. The festivities are being planned by the 275th Anniversary Committee, which has the uncharacteristically unanimous support of the township board of supervisors. But, at a recent meeting, the supervisors had to concede they did not know the exact date the township was founded.