May 17, 2013
A Havertown man was charged Wednesday with being the hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a 46-year-old Bryn Mawr woman and her 5-year-old twins while they were crossing Lancaster Avenue at Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr on April 25. Stephen John Groch, 27, of Ellis Road, was charged by Lower Merion police. He was the alleged driver of a black Ford F-150 pickup truck that hit the three before driving off. The mother and one daughter were treated at Bryn Mawr Hospital for bumps and bruises.
March 2, 2012
What: PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball championship game. When, where: 9 p.m. Friday at Villanova's Pavilion. Records: Lower Merion, 25-2; Chester, 26-0. Winning streaks: Lower Merion, 19; Chester, 52. District titles: Lower Merion, 15; Chester, 20. Last district title: Lower Merion, 1996; Chester, 2011. Last meeting: The Aces defeated Chester, 49-48, in overtime in December 2006. Coaches: Lower Merion, Gregg Downer (22d season)
March 3, 2013 |
Another dazzling third-quarter surge paved the way for Chester's third consecutive PIAA District 1 Class AAAA championship. Against second-seeded Lower Merion, the top-seeded Clippers seized command after a back-and-forth first half with a 16-3 burst and easily downed the Aces, 60-46, Friday night in the final at Villanova's Pavilion. Chester, which claimed its 10th district boys' basketball crown in the last 12 seasons and 22d overall, did the same to Abington in Tuesday's semifinals.
May 6, 1994 |
Harry Hasson, suspended since January as Lower Merion police superintendent following a drunken-driving arrest, ended speculation over his future role with the department by retiring yesterday. Hasson, 52, a 31-year veteran of the department, had been suspended with pay from the 135-officer force after his Jan. 4 arrest. Hasson was seriously injured when the township car he was driving hit a tree in Easttown Township, Chester County, the night of Dec. 17. He will receive the same monthly retirement benefit and health-care coverage that the township offers to all retiring officers, township personnel director Gary Nichols said.
June 22, 1989 |
Robert J. Koegel, an assistant township manager in Lower Merion for the last eight years, will move up July 1 to the top leadership post in the township administration. The Township Board of Commissioners decided earlier this month, after several closed-door sessions, to name Koegel, 40, to replace retiring Township Manager Patrick Joyce, board President Charles F. Ward said in an interview Tuesday. He said the commissioners were to officially vote on the appointment at their business meeting last night.
February 20, 1992 |
The game meant nothing in the Central League standings. Lower Merion was locked into second place, Haverford High had clinched third, and their meeting Tuesday would affect the standings as much as the New Hampshire primary. But the game meant something to Lower Merion guard Alison Cohen, who hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to break a 41-41 tie and one more with no time remaining to give the visiting Aces a 44-41 victory. "Haverford-Lower Merion always is a big rivalry," the Aces' senior guard said.
February 12, 1987 |
They're not exactly Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but Kirsten Kepner of Lower Merion and Nina Alston of Conestoga turned back the clock in a girls' Central League basketball shootout Monday night. Armed with itchy trigger fingers and aided by teammates willing to give up the ball, the pair nearly transported the sparse crowd inside the Lower Merion gym back to the Wild West. The result was an old-fashioned shoot-'em-up that saw 'Stoga escape with a 58-52 victory, leaving the two combatants weary but smiling.
August 20, 1992 |
Frank Ingram removes asphalt broken up by a milling machine on Trent Road between Remington and Manoa Roads in Lower Merion. The three-week job, which began last Thursday, also covers parts of North Bowman, Montgomery and Wyndon Avenues, and Airdale and Wakefield Roads.
March 23, 2013
Chester-Lower Merion State-Final Preview District 1 rivals Lower Merion and Chester will square off for the PIAA Class AAAA boys' basketball championship at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Here is a closer look at the final. TV: Live on the Pennsylvania Cable Network. Follow on Twitter: Rick O'Brien (@ozoneing) will be providing live tweets. Records: Lower Merion, ranked No. 3 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, is 29-3. No. 1 Chester is 28-3.