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7 municipalities interested in regional policing |Mar 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A plan to form the largest regional policing agency in Chester County has expanded to include seven municipalities.

Church thefts draw prison sentence for New Garden man |Mar 4, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A New Garden man who served as the bookkeeper of a Kennett Square church for more than 25 years was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stealing almost $60,000 from its bank accounts after he got into financial problems stemming from bad financial decisions.

Chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber |Mar 3, 2015

OXFORD >> It’s a sure sign of spring when the chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber, and last week, they arrived.

Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn |Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden |Feb 28, 2015

A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank |Feb 27, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Former Kennett football great faces sex charges |Feb 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

New Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett expecting 1,000 customers per day; 100 workers hired |Feb 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Victory Brewing Co. will open its second Chester County location in Kennett Square in less than six weeks, adding 100 jobs.

Concord OKs liquor license transfer for Wegmans |Feb 26, 2015

CONCORD >> Shoppers wishing a beer and sandwich in the café or a glass of wine or craft brew with lunch or dinner in the full-service pub will be able to enjoy either, as the supervisors approved an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for Wegmans under construction near Baltimore Pike and Route 202.

Still not contract |Feb 25, 2015

OXFORD >> “OAEA Still United, Still No Contract.” That was the slogan on the buttons worn by teachers at the Oxford Area School Board meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Law enforcement seeks vandal who spray painted at Lincoln |Feb 25, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> The Lincoln University officials are working with the Chester County District Attorney’s office to determine who spray-painted a racial slur on an entrance sign at the school.

Police Log |Feb 24, 2015

Kennett Square Robbery arrest >> On Nov. 25, at 10 p.m., police received the report that victims had just been robbed at gun point by two black males at a residence located in the 100 block South Willow Street.

Police Reports |Feb 24, 2015

State Police Avondale Tires Slashed >> Sometiime overnight on Feb. 8, someone slashed a tire on a vehicle in the 100 block of Buttercup Lane in East Nottingham Township, police said.

Kennett Square officials creating a ‘walkable paradise’ |Feb 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square officials are creating a “walkable paradise,” and there’s a good chance the borough could secure nearly $1 million in county funding to improve the borough’s streetscapes project this year.

Kennett’s WIN program inspires students to succeed |Feb 16, 2015

The final year of high school can be very stressful as any senior will attest - if they have the time to talk between classes, SATS, school visits, essays and college applications. The process of planning one’s future and applying to college can be a daunting task for any student or parent unfamiliar with the process.

Kennett Square couple’s new business helps people in their native Columbia |Feb 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Colombia has the fastest growing information technology industry in the world and has longest fiber optic network in Latin America. Columbia has an upper middle-income economy, and is Latin America’s fourth largest overall economy.

Kennett students learn the hard facts about drugs and deaths |Feb 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>> The last words Jackie Zwann heard from her son were “I love you mom.”

Granite Run Mall demolition expected to begin in fall |Feb 12, 2015

MIDDLETOWN >> Demolition of the distressed Granite Run Mall — except for the Boscov’s and Sears anchor stores — could begin in the fall, according to attorney Joseph Riper, representing BET Investments.

Karlie Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford |Feb 12, 2015

Karle Adele Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Millersville University.

REVIEW: AMC Dine-in theatre in Chadds Ford a great experience |Feb 12, 2015

Ever since it opened in 2014, I was hot to try the new Dine-in Movie Theater at AMC Painter’s Crossing 9 at 202 and Route 1 in Chadds Ford. I had heard about Movie Tavern in Collegeville and other tri-state dine-in movie theaters, and I always thought the whole concept was cool.

Kennett Square police arrest 17-year-old on drug, gun charges |Feb 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Following a months-long investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile from Kennett Square was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of selling marijuana.

Bayard Taylor library changes its name; prepares to move out of borough |Feb 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> What’s in a name?

Murder victim, 18, wanted to own her own business; fund-raiser set up to defray expenses |Feb 10, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Karlie Hall was a hard worker who had dreams of one day owning and operating her own business.

Karlie Hall a Unionville grad, loved animals and her sisters |Feb 9, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Karlie Hall loved animals, her two sisters, and rugby.

Kennett Square man charged in death of Chadds Ford woman at Millersville University |Feb 9, 2015

A coed from Chadds Ford was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University early Sunday and her boyfriend has been charged with assault, officials said.

Chocolate Lovers Festival raises $14,000 for charity |Feb 9, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>More than 1.300 people attended the third annual Kennett Square Chocolate Lovers Festival Sunday, and not a single person walked out hungry.

Kennett Square man charged in death of Chadds Ford woman at Millersville University |Feb 9, 2015

A coed from Chadds Ford was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University early Sunday and her boyfriend has been charged with assault, officials said.

Wegmans opening mega-store Nov. 8 in Chadds Ford |Feb 9, 2015

Barring any weather-related construction delays, the 140,000-square foot store is slated to open Nov. 8, store manager Todd Strassner Jr. said last week during a hearing before the supervisors. He and attorney Mike Schlagnhaufer appeared to request a liquor license transfer for the Pub, the white table cloth restaurant in the market.

Local church offering drive-through ashes |Feb 8, 2015

WEST CHESTER>> “Remember, man, that you are dust and unto to dust you shall return.”

Police reports |Feb 6, 2015

State Police Drugs >> On Wednesday, Jan. 7, a student at Avon Grove High School in the 200 block of State Road in London Grove Township, a student was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Boomers is closed, but still holds happy memories |Feb 3, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The southern Chester County destination that many children chose as their favorite party site closed on Jan. 4 because of what the owner said was lack of income.

Boomers in Avondale goes belly up, but doesn’t go out of business quietly |Feb 3, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The southern Chester County destination that many children chose as their favorite party site closed on Jan. 4 because of what the owner said was lack of income.

New Garden’s Simpson named officer of year |Feb 3, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> As he accepted the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan on Friday, New Garden Police Chief Gerald Simpson was virtually surrounded by a physical manifestation of the attitude that he — and others also honored in the ceremony — received the award with.

It’s in the stars: Local planetarium offering public showings |Jan 30, 2015

The planetarium on the campus of West Chester University is offering live shows are held once a month during the regular academic year. These presentations are given by a PhD astronomer and consist of an overview of what is currently visible in the night sky.

Kennett man arrested after responding to online ads for underage sex |Jan 29, 2015

AURORA, ILL.>> A Kennett Square man was one of eight men arrested in west suburban Aurora, Illinois during a series of stings targeting people who allegedly sought underage sex through online advertisements.

Historic Chandler Mill Bridge in Kennett Township saved |Jan 29, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors this week passed a resolution opening the historic Chandler Mill Bridge to pedestrians, bicyclists and emergency vehicles. The action ends years of controversy over the county-owned bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since May of 2011.

Former director of Tick Tock Early Learning Center arrested |Jan 29, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> The woman who led the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Toughkenamon for eight years has been charged by police with theft and receiving stolen property.

Kennett merchants: A big reason for Kennett’s Square’s success |Jan 29, 2015

Kennett Square, just one square mile with about 5,000 residents, has become the most successful borough in Chester County.

Oxford School Board audit is clean |Jan 27, 2015

OXFORD >> The Oxford Area School District received a clean report for the past year from their new auditors, and are now working toward the 2015-16 school year budget.

Carly Rechenberg, Unionville Fair Queen, returns with fond memories |Jan 27, 2015

HERSHEY >> She didn’t win the title of Pennsylvania Fair Queen, but Unionville’s Carly Rechenberg came home with lots of memories.

Police Reports Jan. 29 |Jan 27, 2015

State Police Avondale Stolen clubs >> Someone stole golf clubs and bag from Innescrone Golf Club in the 700 block of East Avondale Road in London Grove Township on Dec. 16 at 11:09 a.m., police said.

Unionville School District resignations, new hires |Jan 27, 2015

Resignations Margaret Buck >> Teacher, Pocopson Elementary.

Old Timers chat with Morandini and induct eight |Jan 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> For baseball lovers in the Philadelphia area, it’s never too early to start thinking about opening day at Citizens Park.

Tony Scheivert takes over as new township manager in New Garden |Jan 27, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> Tony Scheivert has always liked dealing with people. He likes being around people and solving problems.

Kennett Square officials considering public parking garage expansion |Jan 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square officials are considering a $3.2 million expansion of its public parking garage, but officials agree additional parking is not really needed.

Local woman offers free cleaning services to cancer victims |Jan 23, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Angel DeNicola knows just how hard it is for a woman battling cancer to get things done. After the diagnosis, and after the denial, there’s fear, and a feeling of self-defeat.

To-Jo, Phillips Mushroom Farm win big at Pa. Farm Show |Jan 23, 2015

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges last week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in almost every agricultural discipline in the show’s 99th year of operation.

E. Marlborough man who abandoned wife, children to avoid arrest on child porn charges captured |Jan 20, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>A man who abandoned his home, wife and children after learning he was being sought by police on child pornography charges, has been captured after a four-day intelligence and surveillance mission determined he was hiding out in Pendleton, S.

MLK CommUNITY choir performs in Kennett Square |Jan 20, 2015

Police Reports |Jan 20, 2015

State Police Avondale Retail theft >> Brittany Lee Ross of East Marlborough Township removed items worth $188 from the shelves without paying and then tried to return them fpor cash at Walmart on Schoolhouse Road in East Marlbough on Jan.