Thursday, February 28, 2013
Local police remind residents to remove valuables from vehicles to prevent theft.
Upper Providence Township Police kindly remind the area's residents to not leave valuables in vehicles overnight. They have good reason to issue the warning. More than 20 items have been taken in recent weeks from cars in the township. According to a police report issued on Tuesday, an unknown person or persons entered vehicles in the Collegeville section of the township entered multiple vehicles removing a black iPod nano and several GPS devices. The cars were all unlocked and showed no signs of forcible entry. The department estimates that more than 20 thefts have occurred from area vehicles in Upper Providence during February alone. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 610-933-7899. In the meantime, Detective …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Upper Providence facility has lost more than $5 million over the past three years.
The Parkhouse senior nursing facility in Upper Providence Township could be sold, leased, or placed under private management as Montgomery County seeks to reduce its financial responsibility for the unprofitable facility. The Parkhouse, which can accommodate up to 467 elderly patients, and its two affiliated facilities, which provide rehabilitation and assisted living services, have lost more than $5 million during the last three years. A request for information (RFI) issued by the county last week seeks proposals from private entities, either for-profit or non-profit, interested in taking over the three facilities' operations. The county is willing to sell part or all of the 288-acre Parkhouse campus, which dates to 1808 and only about 10…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Customize your burger your way at Cheeburger Cheeburger in Oaks.
The new hip place to be in the Spring-Ford area is in Oaks at the 50s-style burger joint, Cheeburger Cheeburger. Manager Wayne Eppinger said the restaurant opened on January 21, with a line of hungry customers waiting out the door. The burgers, made of black angus, never-frozen beef are served in six different sizes, including the pounder - a 20 ounce burger - and diners can choose between 9 cheeses, 35 free toppings, and specialty toppings to customize their burger to their favorite, or try something new each time. However, man can not live on cheeseburgers alone. Cheeburger Cheeburger also offers onion rings, french fries, salads, wraps, and much more. Eppinger told Patch that the onion rings and french fries are cut fresh daily. And, …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Health inspections in January for Upper Providence Township.
The Montgomery County Health Department in December conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Upper Providence Township. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The alleged incident occurred on Jan. 19 at the Phoenixville McDonald's.
A Mont Clare man was arrested after police say he fell asleep, drunk, in a McDonald’s drive-thru. According to court documents, on Jan. 19 at 2 a.m., Phoenixville Police received report of a man asleep in a pickup truck at the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on 651 Nutt Road in Phoenixville. Upon arrival, the officer noted that the driver, Shane Yonkoske, 27, smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes, and seemed lethargic. Yonkoske allegedly failed field sobriety testing, and was arrested for DUI and taken to Phoenixville Hospital to have blood drawn for testing, said court documents. He was charged with four counts of DUI, an additional count of careless driving, and is awaiting preliminary hearing, said the report.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Exton man, in his car at the time, drove himself to Phoenixville Hospital.
An Exton man went to Phoenixville Hospital last weekend after he apparently shot himself while driving, Upper Providence Police are reporting. According to the department, the 33-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was driving in the southbound lane of route 29 in Mont Clare on Sunday at approximately 3 a.m. when he attempted to transfer a .38-caliber handgun from his pants to his jacket pocket and accidentally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the left lower leg. The man was able to drive himself to Phoenixville Hospital after giving himself the wound, where Upper Providence Police met him and filled out an incident report. The man was transferred to Paoli Hospital Trauma Center for surgery. Police provided no information on…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Selinsgrove native; Upper Providence resident; Jan. 10
Friday, January 25
Dorothy L. App, age 89, of Upper Providence Township, PA, formerly of Exton, PA, died Thursday morning, January 10, 2013 in the Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home in Upper Providence. Born in Selinsgrove, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Ruth E. (Jarrett) App. Miss App worked for the K-Mart in Exton, PA for many years. Miss. App is survived by one sister: Ruth Going, of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by four siblings: Elizabeth M. Priori, Edna G. App, Robert L. App, and Russell K. App. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at the Union Cemetery in Selinsgrove, PA on Saturday, February 2nd, 2012 at 12PM. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Doll. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Multiple departments are on scene.
Update 12:46am: Radio reports indicate that all of the home's occupants are accounted for and that crews are beginning overhaul of the structure. Patch also spoke to Tim Elbertson from the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center. "It was one alarm," Elbertson said. Fire crews are still working on getting the fire out. Elbertson said they are not sure of the cause of the fire. "The residents did have a generator running, but we don't know if that was the cause," Elbertson said. "They haven't even started the investigation yet." Earlier: A large fire is burning at a home in the 900 block of Maple Street near Vaughn Avenue in Upper Providence Township. The home appears to be in the Highlands development. Several fire departments …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Injured wife and daughter with a knife
The Times-Herald reports that Upper Providence resident Terry Gene Simpson, 51, of the 100 block of Roboda Boulevard, was sentenced to 15-34 years in prison and 10 years' probation for assaulting his wife and daughter with a knife in June 2011. According to the Times-Herald, Simpson pled guily but mentally ill to charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime, specifically a knife. The prosecution said that the attack occurred while Simpson and his wife were going through a period of "marital discord". Simpson appeared to have planned the attack, said the prosecution, and told his wife they "were going to die together." Simpson's wife and daughter fought back and escaped from the home, according to …
New policies and security measures are being hurried into place.
Local theaters and police departments were reviewing policies and procedures Friday following an overnight mass shooting at a movie theater in suburban Denver that killed 12 and wounded 59 others during a showing of the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises." The AMC Theatres chain announced on its Facebook page Friday afternoon that it would not allow moviegoers to wear "costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable." Face-covering masks and fake weapons were also prohibited from the company's theaters. In Montgomery Township, where AMC operates a nine-screen cinema, police had "adjusted their patrol deployment" in the wake of the tragedy, said Deputy Chief J. Scott Bendig. Regal Cinemas, which operates a 24-screen theater in …