Uncle Irvin: Two resign as New Year's blessing
● By Richard Gaw
Area residents received unexpected New Year's gifts with the resignation of London Grove supervisor Raymond W. Shoen and Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board member Michael Rock, both misfits.
Schoen, who was elected in 2016, attended few meetings and was arrested in February 2016 by the Birmingham Township Police for the triple count of criminal trespassing, theft, and receiving stolen property, for allegedly stealing firearms from a Birmingham Township home in December 2015.
It appears that the unsuspecting owner of the guns hired Schoen as a pet sitter and gave him a key to the house. Schoen was later identified by a gun shop manager for attempting to sell the firearms. Schoen is awaiting trial. London Grove residents will not miss this alleged thief.
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will not miss school board member Michael Rock. Unlike Schoen, Dr. Rock is a college professor and an extreme know-it-all liberal who was always nitpicking his colleagues on trivia that usually is way off-target and redundant.
Willingness to serve the public is only beneficial if the elected person is worthy and has something to offer.
(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)