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New athletic fields, renovations, parking areas planned at Unionville High, Patton Middle |Jun 19, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A multi-million-dollar project to renovate and add athletic fields at Unionville High School and Patton Middle School, add more parking and improve traffic circulation, is part of a 10-year master facilities plan being considered by Unionville school directors.

State troopers at Avondale begin wearing body cameras |Jun 19, 2018

AVONDALE >> Troopers at the Avondale barracks will begin to use body cameras as part of a pilot program that runs through the end of the year. They are one of only three in the state. The others are troopers in Uniontown and at Somerset.

Landhope breaks ground for its fourth store in Oxford |Jun 18, 2018

Lower Oxford Township – >> After three years of planning, construction for a new Landhope store began Monday. The new store will be located at the corner of Conner Road and Limestone Road (Route 10) in Lower Oxford Township.

East Fallowfield police officer honored for bravery |Jun 18, 2018

East Fallowfield >> Gina Malarick, an East Fallowfield police officer, was honored for bravery after she subdued a man twice her size who was assaulting a fellow officer.

Man arrested for severely beating his 3-month-old child in West Goshen |Jun 18, 2018

West Goshen >> A Havertown man has been arrested for beating and seriously hurting his three-month-old child.

Help available locally for those being abused |Jun 16, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Those who feel trapped in an abusive relationship can turn to the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County for immediate help.

State Street Bridge (Avondale) scheduled to reopen June 20 |Jun 15, 2018

Update May 23, 2018 The County held a progress meeting on May, 23rd for the State St bridge project in Avondale. PECO has completed their portion of the work, and the remaining work to be completed is drainage, paving, curb, sidewalk & guiderail.

Woman who was murdered by her husband was in process of obtaining PFA |Jun 15, 2018

WEST GOSHEN >> Just days before she was murdered by her husband, Stephanie Williams was trying to get a Protection from Abuse order.

Proposed legislation would help victims of domestic violence |Jun 15, 2018

West Chester >> Five years ago, Hollie Ayers’ estranged husband shot and killed her 2-year-old son and then himself. Hollie Ayers had a Protection from Abuse order. Seven years ago, Tina Souders’ ex-boyfriend shot and killed her, and then himself.

Avondale man charged in kidnapping, sexual assault of 4-year-old girl |Jun 14, 2018

AVONDALE >> A 35-year-old southern Chester County man is being held in prison on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in Avondale last weekend, with authorities saying Thursday that the suspect was a stranger to the child and her family.

Kennett Square woman arrested after arriving at court high with her children |Jun 12, 2018

Kennett Square >> Stephanie T. Enriquez, 33, of Kennett Square was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of DUI (controlled substances), after she was found to have driven her two children, ages 4 and 12, to District Court, while she was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Redman earns national award from National Garden Clubs |Jun 12, 2018

East Marlborough >> Paul B. Redman, president and chief executive officer of Longwood Gardens, was honored with a national Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs Inc. at the organization’s 89th national convention in Philadelphia.

Alvernia University to offer advanced degrees at MCCC |Jun 12, 2018

Pottstown >> Alvernia University has joined Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and will offer two advanced degree programs at the college’s west campus in Pottstown.

Beat Beethoven raises funds for the orchestra |Jun 10, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> In most 5K races, the runners are usually concerned about shaving seconds off their time. In the annual “Beat Beethoven” race, however, the idea is to complete the 3.

Kennett’s Class of 2018 graduates al fresco |Jun 9, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> When Pierre DuPont founded Kennett Consolidated School (now the high school), it’s almost as if he envisioned a regal commencement ceremony in which the graduates proceeded down wide steps to greet their audience.

Charter graduates advised to follow their own paths |Jun 8, 2018

LOWER OXFORD >> Avon Grove Charter School’s message of creativity and ingenuity was not lost on the graduation speakers Thursday evening.

Free bicycle helmets offered at Kennett Square ribbon-cutting ceremony; beer live music on tap |Jun 7, 2018

Kennett Square >> Bike Kennett, the Kennett Library, and Anchor life + fitness, will host “Bike the Borough,” two ribbon cutting ceremonies on Third Thursday in Kennett Square on June 21.

Kennett officials look at possibility of expanding role of indoor farming |Jun 7, 2018

Kennett Township >> The Southern Chester County region has officially been found to be an ideal location for a center of excellence for indoor agriculture.

Stephanie Williams remembered as loving mother, friend |Jun 7, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Stephanie Williams, 50, died of gunshot wounds to the chest and head, the Chester County Coroner’s Office ruled yesterday, and her husband, Charles died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Local officials train for hazardous materials catastrophe |Jun 6, 2018

Jennersville >> The Chester County Department of Emergency Services conducted a training exercise for a simulated local hazardous materials release recently. Months of planning and coordination were required to prepare for the evening-long simulation held at Lincoln University’s Ivory V.

Po-Mar-Lin firefighter honored for 50 years of service |Jun 6, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A Kennett area man was honored Tuesday dedicating 50 years of his life as a volunteer firefighter for Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company.

Fatherfest to feature variety of aircraft at Helicopter Museum |Jun 5, 2018

West Chester >> Various aircraft from military to home-built highlight this year’s FatherFest on Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (AHMEC).

Seventh annual Trail Blazer Run set June 16 in East Bradford |Jun 5, 2018

East Bradford >> On Saturday June 16, East Bradford Township and CCWA-Paradise Farm Camps will host the seventh annual Trail Blazer Run.

Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards |Jun 5, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East’s Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Awards at the West Chester County Club on Saturday.

East Marlborough officials debate controversial development plan |Jun 5, 2018

East Marlborough >> The East Marlborough supervisors came close to burning the midnight oil Monday as they wrestled with the difficulties of a controversial Toll Brothers development.

Unionville seniors told to remember to say thank you |Jun 5, 2018

NEWARK, DE >> Unionville seniors were reminded Tuesday that it’s important to remember to say thank you.

Police: Husband who killed wife in West Goshen home was a pro wrestler |Jun 4, 2018

West Goshen >> The man who apparently killed his wife inside their West Goshen home early Friday morning was an accomplished professional wrestler.

Workers putting finishing touches on steelwork at Chester County Hospital |Jun 4, 2018

West Chester >> Chester County Hospital commemorates the official “topping out” for the largest expansion effort in its 125-year history June 5. The finished project will welcome a state-of-the-art procedural platform, a 99-bed tower for patient care, a new main entrance, rooftop helipad, and 13 additional Emergency Department rooms.

Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards |Jun 4, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East’s Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Awards at the West Chester County Club on Saturday.

Kennett senior honored as 2018 ‘Best of Class’ |Jun 1, 2018

Kennett Square >> Torianna LaBare, a Kennett High School and Technical College High School – Pennock’s Bridge senior, has been recognized as WPVI 6abc’s 2018 Best of Class.

Kennett Middle School earns Senate commendation for achievement |May 31, 2018

LANDENBERG >> For the third time in the past six years, Kennett Middle School has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Don Eichorn Schools: Schools to Watch program that gives high scores to academic excellence and social equality.

Unionville senior earns Cadet of Year |May 31, 2018

East Marlborough >> Jordan Marzolk, a senior from Unionville High School has earned the title of Cadet Of The Year during graduation day for the 2018 class members of the Octorara Homeland Security and Protective Services Academy.

Oxford High School seniors take farewell bus ride through town |May 30, 2018

Oxford High School seniors take their last bus ride with a swing around the borough and elementary schools, led by police cars and announced with sirens and horns on Wednesday. They greeted their friends and parents jubilantly from the windows of the 17 buses that carried them through Oxford as spectators cheered.

Drowning inspires initiative to help children learn to swim |May 29, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Soon after 17-year-old Raziel Mireles drowned in the Anson Nixon Park pond nearly four years ago, some local businesses decided to partner with the Kennett Area YMCA to provide free swimming safety lessons for all second-graders in the Kennett Consolidated School District.

New dog park opens in Oxford area |May 29, 2018

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Mother Nature was not kind to the Oxford Area Recreation Authority on Saturday. The group had planned a big Kids to Park Day and ribbon cutting to welcome the summer season and baptize the new dog park.

Residents urged to shelter in place as police respond to person barricaded in home in West Whiteland |May 28, 2018

West Whiteland >> West Whiteland Police Department are handling a barricaded person in the Whitford Village section of the township.

Large crowds mark the holiday in local towns |May 28, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Year after year, southern Chester County is the place to be for Memorial Day parades, with events in Kennett Square, West Grove and Oxford over the weekend in those towns.

Thorndale Beverage sells $1,000 a week for life lotto ticket |May 26, 2018

Middletown >> A Pennsylvania Lottery Cash4Life ticket sold in Chester County for the May 10 drawing won a prize of $1,000 a week for life, or $1 million cash. It was sold at Thorndale Beverage, 65 N.

EMS Council honors Avon Grove student heroes and others |May 26, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Three seniors from Avon Grove High School were among the scores of heroes recognized at the Chester County EMS awards ceremony on Thursday at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room.

Garage Youth Center raises more than $20,000 at Spring Fling |May 25, 2018

Kennett Square >> On May 20, supporters of The Garage Community and Youth Center gathered at Hartefeld National for a Spring Fling and $10,000 Raffle sponsored by Flagship Credit Acceptance.

Coroner: Reality TV star Brian Lancaster had drugs in system at time of death |May 25, 2018

West Chester > Brian Lancaster, the former reality TV star who died at the Phoenixville Hospital on March 29, had fentanyl, heroin and alcohol in his body at the time of his death, the Chester County coroner’s office said.

DA’s office probing state trooper gun discharge incident in Avondale |May 25, 2018

Avondale >> Two state troopers stationed at the Avondale police barracks discharged their guns at 11:30 p.m. May 23, the Chester County District Attorney’s office announced. No one was struck or injured by the gun discharge.

Police arrest two men in connection with West Chester stabbing |May 24, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> West Chester police have arrested two people in connection with an early-morning stabbing at a residence on South High Street after being positively identified by witnesses.

Ben Martin is first county detective to earn doctorate degree |May 24, 2018

West Chester >> Chester County Detective Ben Martin now will be referred to by his colleagues in law enforcement as “Doctor Martin.” Detective Martin recently received his Ph.

School vandalism of bathrooms at Unionville High School sparks suspension, outrage |May 23, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A student at Unionville High School was recently suspended for vandalism after attempting to enter a locked bathroom at the school, sparking outrage by some parents and forcing school directors to re-examine the district’s policy on suspensions.

PUC sets public hearings for PECO rate hike request; average PECO customer would see 3.2 percent increase |May 22, 2018

Media >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has scheduled five hearings in June, including one in Media, and one in Norristown, to gather public input on a rate increase request filed by PECO Energy Company.

Even more fun and games on tap for this year’s Strawberry Festival |May 22, 2018

West Brandywine >> The 46th annual Strawberry Festival, one of the most anticipated events in Chester County, kicks off Thursday, May 31 on the grounds of the Brandywine Hospital.

Girl Scout Troop 4707 aids local pet shelter |May 21, 2018

Girl Scout Troop 4707 from Unionville Elementary always donates a portion of their cookie profits. This year the girls wanted to support a pet shelter and they decided on the La Mancha Animal Rescue in Coatesville.

T-shirt graveyard in West Chester a reminder of gun violence |May 21, 2018

West Chester >> Volunteers at the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester installed a T-shirt graveyard at the front of their property Saturday. The T-shirts have the name of 57 victims of gun violence in Chester County over the last 10 years, with their name, age and death date on display for all to see who ride or walk by the section of High Street, near West Chester University.

Municipal officials, lawmakers urge re-evaluation of planned massive Coatesville tax hike; vote set May 29 |May 19, 2018

WEST BRANDYWINE >> West Brandywine supervisors have adopted a resolution opposing Coatesville Area School District’s proposed tax increase for the 2018-19 school year.