The Daily Numbers: 450 new construction jobs to be created as they turn the Sunoco Marcus Hook refinery into a storage and transfer site for material from Marcellus Shale products.
590 jobs that used to exist at the refinery. Sunoco Logistics is not giving an estimate of how many jobs will be created at the new facility.
70,000 barrels a day of natural gas products such as propane and ethane to be brought into the site via a new pipeline.
600 million dollars being invested by Sunoco in new Marcellus Shale-related ventures.
3-1 vote by Chester City Council to change the rules when it comes to personnel appointments. The line no vote was cast by Mayor John Linder, who is at odds with council.
4 stops planned in communities by the county’s health guru, Dr. George Avetian, in what is being dubbed Wellness on Wheels.
1 person shot in Clifton Heights.
2 new full-time police officers being hired in Darby Borough.
7 years since the body of Gary Drais was found in his Aston home. He was beaten to death. No arrest has been made in the case.
3 feet, how much higher the new Sellers Avenue Bridge is slated to be, and that’s the cause of a minor uproar in the borough.
3rd Street Bridge in Media, which continues to cause an uproar in that town as well. Now it looks like council is leaning toward a 1-way, 1-lane roadway.
12,000 ID cards issued by PennDOT in trying to get residents ready for new Voter ID law. A judge could rule on the law today.
2 Penn State officials who will face trial on perjury charges stemming from the Jerry Sandusky investigation.
40, age of woman in South Jersey who is charged with using a ruse of suffering from cancer to collect money from family and friends.
1 man killed, 1 wounded in Cobbs Creek section of Philly.
4 teens who committed suicide in a week in towns surrounding Wilkes-Barre.
20 home runs for Nats Bryce Harper, who hit 1 last night in leading D.C. to 8-4 win over Phils.
2, any combination of Phils losses and Cardinals wins will eliminate Phillies from playoffs.
3 home runs surrendered by Kyle Kendrick in a rough outing.
5 runs on 5 hits in 2-plus innings for Kendrick.
23 home runs for Jimmy Rollins, tops on the team.
9-9, Michael Vick’s record since that epic come-from-behind win over the Giants back in 2010.
242 yards passing and 130 more rushing for Vick in that game.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.How long until the first questionable call by the regular refs and cries of, “Bring back the replacements.”
I Don’t Get It: Another woman, this time in South Jersey, is facing theft charges after she used a ruse of suffering from cancer to rip off friends and family. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who kept pressing for a future for the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook. It won’t be a refinery, but it will be processing Marcellus Shale materials.
Quote Box: “I have long held that the Marcellus Shale is an important resource that over time would benefit the entire commonwealth.”
- Gov. Tom Corbett, on the announcement of the new facility in Marcus Hook.