February 17, 2013 |
An 18-year-old Delaware woman was killed in Kennett Township early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania State Police said. Kristen Felkowski, of Wilmington, lost control of her 2005 BMW on a curve in the westbound lane of Old Kennett Road, east of Burnt Mill Road, and hit a tree at 6:15 a.m., police said. Felkowski was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 16-year-old passenger from Scranton, Pa., was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, police said.
June 24, 1989 |
Chris McGlone found himself in a challenging situation yesterday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. With his Chester County all-star team needing a run to take the lead against the Suburban One National League all-stars in the eighth inning of a first-round game in the Carpenter Cup Classic, the catcher from West Chester Henderson had worked a 2-2 count against pitcher Chuck Walsh of Pennsbury. Greg Hill of Bishop Shanahan was on second base. "There were two strikes," McGlone said.
June 9, 2010
Police identified the victims of an apparent murder-suicide in Chester County Tuesday night as Audra Melrath Aston, 41, and her estranged husband, Eric David Aston, 42. Court records showed they had been married for 19 years. East Brandywine police were dispatched about 5:15 p.m. to a shooting at a residence in the 200 block of Lenora Lane owned by Diane and Loren Aston. Officers found Audra Aston in her vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head; her husband was in the rear of the property with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
December 30, 1997 |
Amanda Pirie Warrington, 29, of Unionville, Chester County, died Sunday of injuries she suffered in a fall from a horse during a riding competition in September. Mrs. Warrington had been in a coma at Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del., since the Sept. 20 accident at the Fair Hill horse trials in Maryland. She was competing in the combined training event in the cross-country phase when her horse, Berlioz, misjudged the third fence. When he fell, Mrs. Warrington landed on her head.
July 15, 1993 |
This summer, hundreds of children from nearby cities such as New York as well as more distant places such as Northern Ireland are coming to the Chester County area to enjoy a few weeks of fun and fresh air. They will get here thanks to organizations such as the Fresh Air Fund that try to give children a better summer, and thanks to the generosity of county residents such as Tony Cuff, a father of three from Cochranville. This week, Cuff's Fresh Air Fund child will arrive here, traveling by bus from the Bronx.
March 11, 2012 |
SOMEONE WAS out to offend just about everyone in Chester County, it seems. In an act that managed to be both unpatriotic and sacrilegious, an American flag was stolen from the West Grove Presbyterian Church, burned and left in a puddle sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, state police said. The church, on West Evergreen Street in West Grove, has flown an American flag on its sign out front for quite some time, said church Pastor Charlie Gross, who noted the flag was there when he came on board a year ago. "This church is very patriotic," said Gross, who retired from the Delaware Air National Guard as a lieutenant colonel after 24 years of service.
March 29, 1995 |
When Ada Den Braven went to her Chester County pasture one morning last month, she found five of her sheep killed and one still dying. "Her stomach had been ripped (open) and all the stuff ripped out and she was still alive. "She lifted her head when we came over. . . . Sheep don't make a sound, even if they're dying. " The sheep of Chester County are being slaughtered. At night, in quiet fields that until recently had provided safe shelter for more than 20 years.
September 11, 1994 |
Willowdale Crossing, East Marlborough Township General contractor Dominick Cantera completed his first construction project in 1924. It was an office building. Over the years, his Wilmington-based firm, Cantera Construction Co., evolved into the Bellevue Holding Company and made a name for itself in commercial construction and real estate. But it wasn't until the late 1980s that the firm ventured into home construction. "We turned to homes because we felt the commercial market had been saturated and we thought it was important to diversify," said Steve Cantera, vice president of Bellevue Homes, a Bellevue Holding Company subsidiary, and grandson of the founder.
June 26, 1996 |
Chester County manager Bob Gottschall stood in front of the visitor's dugout at Veterans Stadium receiving congratulations from well-wishing family members and friends. The game was over, and the field lights had already been turned off. But Gottschall, sporting a beaming smile, was positively aglow. Call it ecstatic electricity. He had just watched his team defeat Delaware North, 6-5, in 11 innings, to win the Carpenter Cup championship and he was justifiably proud. "This group of kids hung together, worked together, stayed together and they just produced," Gottschall said.