MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Two men separately arrested last year in a coordinated Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force sting for attempting to have sex with children were sentenced Tuesday.
MEDIA — Delaware County's most senior medical official issued recommendations pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has killed more than 100 people and sickened thousands in China.
NORRISTOWN — More than 30 superintendents from districts in five counties across the greater Philadelphia area announced their intentions to tackle charter school reform during a press conference Monday at the start of National School Choice Week.
By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The commissioners honored two township residents at their January meeting who have given much to many.The honorees were Matt Tyson and Merrit V. Herr-Neckar, each of whom received resolutions from commissioners Tom Donahue and Steve Bidoli,
MEDIA — Changes keep a'coming to Delaware County as county council hired a human resources specialist to revamp hiring practices and as it prepares to host an ethics reform hearing next month.
By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> Township Manager Ed Pisani resigned from his position at the Jan. 22 meeting of the board of commissioners. But he won't have
PROSPECT PARK — The man charged with shooting a Prospect Park teenager last year during a “drug deal gone bad” is expected to appear at a preliminary hearing next week.
EDDYSTONE — Council appointed a new borough manager at its first regular meeting of the new year. Dawn Jones of Brookhaven will replace Possenti Consulting.
Members of Delaware County Council plan to meet with state officials in Harrisburg next week to discuss the process of establishing a health department.
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — Ridley High School's acclaimed Drama Group rose to new heights when its recent production of the Broadway musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" was performed on the stage of The Strand Theatre in downtown York during the Pennsylvania State Thespian Festival held at York College earlier this month.
EDDYSTONE — Hearts have been opened wide to help two families burned out of their homes in an apartment building blaze last Friday night in the 1000 of Ashland Avenue with an organized drive unveiled by former council member Mandy Hall at council's recent meeting.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 32-year-old Glenolden man was sentenced to 30-60 months in a state prison Tuesday for possession and dissemination of child pornography, both felonies of the second degree.
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — The preliminary hearing for a Ridley Township man charged in Eddystone last month with his 11th arrest for driving under the influence has been continued to Feb. 10.
EDDYSTONE — Fire chased several borough residents from from their apartment building Friday night - and the borough council president is being credited with alerting them that the structure was on fire.
MEDIA — The solid Democratic Delaware County Council met for more than two hours Wednesday and already began making changes by scheduling nightly meetings, live streaming meetings and setting hours during the week to make themselves available to the public and to county employees.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Democrats officially took control of county government Monday morning with the swearing in of Dr. Monica Taylor, Christine Reuther and Elaine Paul Schaefer, who joined incumbent Democrats Kevin Madden and Brian Zidek on the five-member county council.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — It was standing room only Friday morning in the John V. Diggins Ceremonial Courtroom, where four new faces joined the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas in a historic swearing-in ceremony often fraught with emotion and never lacking for applause.
EDDYSTONE — A Ridley Township man who has been charged with driving under the influence 10 times is free on bail after being arrested for his 11th DUI offense Dec. 30.
Another post-season appearance for the Philadelphia Eagles and another run for the jerseys, T-shirts, hoodies and all other fan gear to ramp up the underdog base.
MEDIA — Delaware County Council unanimously approved hiring McGrath Human Resources Group for $102,452 to perform a compensation study of county and court employees with a goal to begin implementing parts of that study by the end of 2020.
MEDIA — The Delaware County Bar Association may have received a $35,000 grant from Delaware County Council but Democratic members were vocal about their opposition to "subsidizing" lawyers.
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — For the first time in five years township real estate taxes are going up in 2020, according to the final budget approved recently by the board of commissioners. Also scheduled for increases are trash and sewer fees.
RIDLEY PARK — The long-dormant plan to replace the Sellers Avenue bridge over Amtrak's northeast corridor looks like it may be back on track, according to action taken by borough council at its recent meeting.
By Barbara OrmsbyTimes CorrespondentRIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The Ridley and Interboro school districts, in conjunction with the U.S. Army, will host the U.S. Army March on Hunger on Jan. 20, with students from both high schools accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food items January 2-20.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A 23-year-old Essington man arrested with nine others in a coordinated Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force sting operation earlier this year was sentenced to seven years of sex offender probation Monday.
For more than a century, Republicans have ruled Delaware County and overseen the operations and functions throughout every corner of the county.
Wawa is taking a proactive approach to help customers who may have been affected by a months-long data breach this year that may have compromised credit card information used at any of the convenience store chain’s 850 locations up and down the East Coast.
U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5 of Swarthmore, pointed out some appropriations in the budget that would have direct impact here in Delco, including approval of the Chinook Block II and support for Cheyney University.
RIDLEY PARK — Council approved the final 2020 budget at its December meeting, calling for a real estate millage rate of 9.54 mills, up from the current millage rate of 9.04 mills. The increase means about a $50 increase for a property assessed at $100,000. The general fund expenditures total $5,036,320.
PROSPECT PARK — A Prospect Park School alumnus laid down the law to first- and second-grade students about one of the most important aspects of life: Friendship.
PHILADELPHIA — A 25-year-old Ridley Township man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release Monday on multiple child exploitation charges after seeking out at least 11 young girls online in a bid to entice them into photographing themselves engaging in sexual activity.
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP — Police departments and officials around the region are extending condolences to the friends, family and co-workers of veteran Ridley Township Police Officer William Henderson, who died of natural causes over the weekend.
EDDYSTONE —Eddystone Police Lt. Joseph Pretti is urging shoppers using trading applications this holiday season to exercise caution and try to schedule meet-ups in secure environments when making exchanges.
RIDLEY PARK —State Rep. David Delloso, D-161 or Ridley Park, announced the state’s approval to fund a $14.4 million project to improve freight rail lines in Delaware County.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. House was expected to vote Wednesday night on the final version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes $28 million in additional funding for the CH-47 Chinook Block II upgrade program.
EDDYSTONE — The borough's preliminary presentation of the 2020 budget at its regular December meeting shows a possible 1 1/2- to 2-mill increase to meet estimated general fund expenditures of $4,289,586. The current millage rate is 9.1 mill. The sewer fee presented is $345 per unit. The borough does not have a separate trash collection fee. Final adoption of the budget will be 6 p.m. Dec. 30.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Delaware County fly at half-staff to honor a fallen Delco firefighter.
PROSPECT PARK- A Delaware County man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a January shooting in Prospect Park resulting from what authorities call a drug deal gone bad.
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Delaware County woman who was a special education teacher in the Philadelphia School District was sentenced to 23 months of intermediary punishment Tuesday after entering an open guilty plea to five instances of delivering cocaine to an undercover police officer.