RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:25:00 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Kennett man arrested after responding to online ads for underage sex]]> 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.

Shane R. Lewis, 35, of the 500 block of North Mill Road, was one of eight charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, and grooming.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:47 -0500 2015-01-29T12:41:47-05:00 2015-01-29T12:46:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett merchants: A big reason for Kennett's Square's success]]>

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

And some would say the most successful in the entire state.

"Economically, I don't think anyone can deny which of the boroughs (in southern Chester County) is doing the best," said former borough manager Brant Kucera.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:07:32 -0500 2015-01-29T09:07:32-05:00 2015-01-29T09:19:52-05:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![CDATA[Police Reports Jan. 29]]> 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.

Minor bump >> There was a minor rear-end collision on Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Townshp on Jan.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:41:56 -0500 2015-01-27T13:41:56-05:00 2015-01-27T13:41:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville School District resignations, new hires]]> Resignations

Margaret Buck >> Teacher, Pocopson Elementary.

Stacy Cohen >> Personal care assistant specialist, Hillendale Elementary.

Mark Feliciani >> Teacher, Unionville High.

Aundria Hicks >> Personal care assistant, Hillendale Elementary.

Willem Miracle-Hallowell >> Transportation bus driver.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:38 -0500 2015-01-27T13:39:38-05:00 2015-01-27T13:39:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Carly Rechenberg, Unionville Fair Queen, returns with fond memories]]> HERSHEY >> She didn't win the title of Pennsylvania Fair Queen, but Unionville's Carly Rechenberg came home with lots of memories.

Rechenberg, a senior at Unionville High School and Unionville Fair Queen, didn't win the crown, but performed well at the annual joint-convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs and the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:26:56 -0500 2015-01-27T13:26:56-05:00 2015-01-27T13:26:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Oxford School Board audit is clean]]> 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.

The Jan. 13 School Board meeting began with a report from Pamela Baker of Barbacane Thornton & Company LLP, the firm hired to perform the annual audit of the school district.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:34:57 -0500 2015-01-27T10:34:57-05:00 2015-01-27T10:34:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Old Timers chat with Morandini and induct eight]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> For baseball lovers in the Philadelphia area, it's never too early to start thinking about opening day at Citizens Park.

That's why the Old Timers of Kennett Square get together every January to honor the great amateur players among them and hear from a pro what's in store for the following summer.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:24:29 -0500 2015-01-27T10:24:29-05:00 2015-01-27T10:24:29-05:00
<![CDATA[Tony Scheivert takes over as new township manager in New Garden]]> NEW GARDEN >> Tony Scheivert has always liked dealing with people. He likes being around people and solving problems.

Scheivert will get the opportunity to do just that after being hired as New Garden township manager, overseeing a staff of 33 full-time and part-time employees. He replaces former Township Manager Dan Fox, who left his $100,000 salaried post to take a job as manager of Easttown Township.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:18:57 -0500 2015-01-27T10:18:57-05:00 2015-01-27T10:18:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials considering public parking garage expansion]]> 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.

"I don't believe we need a parking garage expansion right now, as a borough," said Councilor Dan Maffei. "However, a large tenant of ours, Genesis HealthCare, does need more parking.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:14:51 -0500 2015-01-26T13:14:51-05:00 2015-01-26T13:14:51-05:00
<![CDATA[To-Jo, Phillips Mushroom Farm win big at Pa. Farm Show]]> 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.

Chester County cheesemakers swept all three "Best of Show" top spots in the Show's first-ever cheese competition.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:13:18 -0500 2015-01-23T13:13:18-05:00 2015-01-23T13:13:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Local woman offers free cleaning services to cancer victims]]> 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.

More than two years ago, DeNicola, a house cleaner from Chadds Ford, was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy and radiation, losing all of her hair.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:11:25 -0500 2015-01-23T12:11:25-05:00 2015-01-23T12:11:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]>

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. 14 at 5:45 p.m., police said.

DUI >> Nicole Taylor Buschmeier, 20, of West Grove was found to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Route 896 northof Walnut Glen Road in Franklin Township on Jan.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:49:59 -0500 2015-01-20T16:49:59-05:00 2015-01-20T16:54:22-05:00
<![CDATA[MLK CommUNITY choir performs in Kennett Square]]>

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:48:44 -0500 2015-01-20T14:48:44-05:00 2015-01-20T14:48:44-05:00
<![CDATA[E. Marlborough man who abandoned wife, children to avoid arrest on child porn charges captured]]> 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.C.

Jeffrey Matthew Ball, 45, who had lived on East Doe Run Road in East Marlborough Township, was taken into custody by South Carolina authorities Jan.

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:20:39 -0500 2015-01-20T12:20:39-05:00 2015-01-20T12:22:46-05:00
<![CDATA[More than 1,000 volunteer for MLK Day of Sharing in Kennett, Unionville]]> KENNETT SQUARE - America has a crisis of mass incarceration, and if current trends continue, one out of every three black males will be in prison.

That was the message Dr. Marjorie G. Adams delivered Monday morning at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY breakfast, attended by more than 400 people, including local lawmakers, police, public officials and county commissioners.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:30:56 -0500 2015-01-19T14:30:56-05:00 2015-01-19T14:30:56-05:00