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December 7, 1998 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The global economy is right at home in Chester County, judging from a new publication listing 225 county business operations that stem from parent corporations abroad. Compare that to the approximately 50 such Chester County enterprises that a similar state survey found in the mid-1980s, and the growing impact of globalization is clear, said Chester County Commissioner Andrew E. Dinniman. "That's the part that I found so intriguing," said Dinniman, the driving force behind the current survey.
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August 10, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
Details of the novel's plot remain unknown, but a Kennett Square caterer thought a Chester County billionaire would pay handsomely to block its publication, authorities said. The reason? The author allegedly promised thinly veiled and unflattering portraits of Mary Alice Malone, a Campbell Soup heiress, and her family. Although federal authorities did not name Malone, details in the indictment against Agnes O'Brien, 54, offered clues to Malone's identity. Calls Monday to Iron Spring Farm, Malone's renowned 1,000-acre horse-breeding operation in the Coatesville area, then generated a response from one of Malone's attorneys in New York City.
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August 23, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The state Attorney General's Office filed charges Wednesday against 25 members of an alleged drug-trafficking ring, based in Chester County, that prosecutors say sold pills at area universities. The group sold prescription pills, including OxyContin and Xanax, as well as cocaine and marijuana around the Philadelphia region and in Delaware, prosecutors said. Thomas Donnelly, 33, of Exton, was a central figure in the organization and made from $2,000 to $3,000 in profit weekly, prosecutors said.
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February 25, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Straddling the western border of Chester County where the imposing mansions of the Philadelphia exurbs surrender to rolling hillsides and lush green horse farms, the Octorara Area School District is situated in one of the region's most pastoral settings. It also has been a battleground, where property owners have learned that open space can come with a price. With thousands of acres designated as "farmland," off-limits to taxation, the district has some of the highest property tax rates in the region.
NEWS
June 12, 1991
After a recent Inquirer series pointed out how cavalierly Chester County's court system deals with a big population of Spanish-speaking mushroom workers, the official response could have taken one of two directions - denial and resistance, or a let's-do-better willingness to change. So far, we're happy to report, county authorities are taking the second path. Throughout the county - and especially in the courts around Kennett Square where one in four cases involves a Hispanic as victim or defendant - the top court administrator has ordered district justices to have an interpreter on hand.
NEWS
November 22, 1987 | By Ellen Dean Wilson, Special to The Inquirer
Volunteers for the United Way of Chester County, each holding a piece of cardboard with a number on it, stood in a row to show their colleagues how much money had been raised in the 1987 campaign. The cards read: $2,403,652. The total represents a 20 percent increase over the amount raised last year - and almost 106 percent of the goal that had been set for this year. About 180 people attended Thursday's end-of-the year dinner for the county United Way, which gives money to 54 public agencies serving Chester County residents.
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June 11, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You don't have to know much baseball to understand a strikeout. For your team, it's good - plain and simple. Except when it's not simple, when the best possible scenario leads to mass confusion, and mass confusion leads to a mistake, and a mistake breaks open a tie game. In the top of the ninth inning of a first-round Carpenter Cup Classic game Sunday afternoon, Scott Bochus of the Philadelphia Catholic League fired a third strike past Chester County's Tyler Hall. Then what proved to be the winning run stomped across the plate, uncontested - and confused.
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February 7, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writers
Update: The Red Cross opened a 400-cot emergency shelter late Wednesday in West Chester that could be expanded to hold up to 1,500 people if needed, according to a spokesman from the organization. The shelter, which opened at 9 p.m., is at the West Chester University field house, 855 S. New St. Red Cross spokesman Dave Schrader said state officials decided to open the shelter, which the Red Cross is operating, anticipating that many people who spend Wednesday night at home without heat will be looking for somewhere warm to stay Thursday if their power has not yet returned.
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September 13, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER A Chester County man was found guilty Wednesday of cruelty to animals, having he shot and killed his neighbor's dogs after saying he thought they posed a threat to his sheep. A jury deliberated 31/2 hours before finding Gabriel Pilotti, 73, of Chester Springs, guilty on both counts - one for each dog, said Kevin Pierce, assistant district attorney. "I respect the jury's verdict, as any trial attorney would, but I respectfully disagree," said Pilotti's attorney, Thomas Ramsay of West Chester.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | By Ashley Primis
The diversity and volume of high-quality cheeses being produced in Chester County are downright impressive. Here is a sample of what local chefs are featuring on cheese plates, and in risottos and salads. Find more information on the makers (and where to get their goods) at chestercountycheese.org. Cloud Nine from Yellow Springs Farm: Aptly named, this cotton-ball-esque goat cheese has a pure-white bloomy rind that hides a smooth, subtly tangy, addictive bite inside. Birchrun Blue from Birchrun Hills: This raw cow's-milk cheese is aged for at least 60 days, has a sweet and tangy true blue taste, and a texture between crumbly and spreadable.
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