20090610-24Hours100px-ZlomekThe Limerick Post scanned available news feeds during recent days and found these stories of local interest.

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Developer O’Neill sues Citizens Bank of Pa. for $4B (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Developer Brian O’Neill has sued Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, seeking about $4 billion in damages, alleging that the bank wrongly demanded the return of a portion of millions it lent O’Neill before the money was due and reneged on long-promised construction financing.

Harleysville National logs $2.8M 4Q profit (Philadelphia Business Journal)
Harleysville National Corp., scheduled to be sold to First Niagara Financial Corp. later this year, ended a difficult year on a positive note by getting back in the black. The bank earned $2.8 million, or 7 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, compared to $3.8 million, or 11 cents per share, in the same period of 2008.

Fire Destroys Barn In Montgomery County (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
A Montgomery County barn is destroyed after a massive fire Friday night.

Royersford awaits grant for new scanning system (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
With a little luck, a federal grant may soon make one part of the Royersford Police Department’s job 98 percent more effective.

Royersford looks for input on juvenile curfew (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
Royersford Borough Council is seeking public input on a juvenile curfew ordinance that’s currently in the preliminary stages. Council discussed the five-page ordinance at its Jan. 26 meeting.

Pension time bomb troubling to Spring-Ford (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
As school districts across the state face increasing property taxes by the millions every year for the foreseeable future, officials in the Spring-Ford School District believe “there is going to be a public revolt.”

300 To Lose Jobs At At Harleysville National Bank (Lansdale PA Reporter)
There will be 300 people out of a job at three local Harleysville National Bank facilities, in the wake of the bank’s acquisition by First Niagara Financial Group Inc.

New Leader Takes Over At National Penn Bank (WFMZ-TV, Allentown PA)
The economy’s been bumping along and it’s been tough going for banks. One local bank has been awash in red ink. But Berks County-based National Penn Bank has a new leader at the helm Scott Fainor is hoping to right the ship after the bank’s $350- million loss in 2009.

Powerball and MegaMillions Now Sold in Pa. NJ and Del. (KYW-AM, Philadelphia PA)
Penna., New Jersey and Del. residents can now buy both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in all three states. And this may be just the beginning of the collaboration between the state lotteries.

DA honors eight staffers (Lansdale PA Reporter)
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has presented six commendations to members of her staff and honored two others with the District Attorney’s Medal for their outstanding performance.

‘Code Blue’ extended until Monday (Lansdale PA Reporter)
It’s really cold out there, so cold that the Montgomery County Health Department has declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency that will last until noon Monday.

Spring City Library celebrates 100 years (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
The one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Spring City Library, of Broad Street, will be commemorated as an all-day affair on Fri., Feb. 5—the exact date, one century ago, when the local civic institution opened its doors housing literary collections for tastes of all ages.

Cook recipient of President’s Award (The Phoenix, Phoenixville PA)
The corporate offices of George’s Music have announced that the recipient of their 2009 President’s Award, presented to the manager of the year, is Jaime Cook, of the Spring City location. Cook, 27, began managing at Spring City four years ago after coming from the company’s North Wales shop.

Following reorganization, THP hopes to resume construction in spring (Spring-Ford PA Reporter)
Residents of one partially completed TH Properties housing development may see some relief when the seasons change.

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