September 17, 2022 – Delco Times
100 years ago – 1922: RD Miller has organized a beautiful program for the elderly at the Lima County home to be held next Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The Reverend Howard J. Bell, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church will be the speaker. A male quartet will sing several pieces. Anyone wishing to make their way to the Foyer can meet at the YMCA, Seventh Street and Edgmont Avenue, at 1:30 p.m. Transportation provided at low cost.
75 years ago – 1947: With the resumption of meetings by groups and organizations that suspended activities over the summer, bookings for ‘Behind the Headlines’, the Chester Times film, rose to the highest total since May. The 20-minute film, which has been seen by around 18,635 people since its release last November, has had four screenings so far this week with more scheduled for the next few months. Some 200 parents, teachers and students at the Upper Chichester High School PTA meeting watched the Times film and accompanying musical short on Monday evening.
50 years ago – 1972: A 20-year-old Middletown resident lost part of his left hand on Sunday when a 50-caliber shell exploded in his hand, Middletown Barracks State Police reported today. Private James White said the man found the shell last year in his dorm at the University of Pennsylvania and kept it as a souvenir. The incident prompted a warning from the state police corporal. Joseph L. Packer to war material collectors that “Some of these shells have very sensitive noses.”
25 years ago – 1997: A virtual explosion of 911 cell phone calls over the next few years underscores the urgency of improving 911 centers across the state, experts testifying before a state legislative committee yesterday. Cell phone locations cannot be located by centers and callers are often unable to provide exact whereabouts in the event of an emergency. Peter A. Cona, spokesman for cellular tracking company TruePosition Inc., said there are 50 million cellular users nationwide and the number is growing every day. By the turn of the century, it’s estimated that these calls could total 130,000 a day, almost as many as traditional landline-based 911 calls.
10 years ago – 2012: Prospect Park Borough’s next business meeting will look decidedly different. Prospect Park Council has announced that with the help of three volunteers, the Borough’s meeting facilities will be given an update. Moore praised the work of code enforcement director John Cepis, councilor Eric Schreiber and resident Glen Schwenke, who volunteered their time over the weekend to help with the renovation.