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March 2, 1986 | Inquirer photos by William F. Steinmetz
Like his father before him, Burt Irion painstakingly applies his woodworking craft to making handsomely appointed Chippendale clocks in his Paoli shop. In constructing finely crafted furniture, Irion sticks to traditional methods of woodworking, attending to the smallest details in pursuit of quality products combining function and design.
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February 6, 1986 | By Mark Butler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Changes in guidelines for federal Community Development Block Grants have netted a $125,000 windfall for Tredyffrin Township that will be used to help resolve parking problems in Paoli's business district. At its weekly meeting Monday, the Chester County Board of Commissioners reallocated $125,000 slated for renovation of portions of the county courthouse in West Chester to Tredyffrin Township. New federal guidelines prohibit block grants from been used for preservation work, county Commissioner Robert J. Thompson said.
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December 5, 1990 | By Michele M. Fizzano, Special to The Inquirer
The Paoli District Justice Court is so messed up it has been ordered closed for new business until it can clear its massive backlog of cases. In an unprecedented move Monday, Chester County Court Administrator Jeffrey C. Huss Sr. ordered the Paoli court to stop handling all new cases through Feb. 1. Huss' action came after a Chester County auditor discovered late last month that more than $75,000 in unprocessed checks for court fines had...
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August 24, 1989 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
Tracy C. Massey, Tredyffrin supervisor and Republican candidate for Chester County treasurer, on Tuesday defended her controversial efforts to obtain federal funding to expand parking in the Paoli business district. Massey was assailed last week by her Democratic opponent, John J. Luke, who called Massey's support for the project "an attitude of nonaccountability toward the use of public funds. " Since 1984, Massey has helped seek Housing and Urban Development block grant funds to raze a string of 15 garages on South Valley Road and to build a 40-space lot there.
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September 13, 1996 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John E. Renner, 74, a retired bank executive, died Tuesday at his home in Paoli. Mr. Renner was associated with the First Pennsylvania Bank, now CoreStates, in Philadelphia for 45 years, and held several management positions. He was a senior vice president when he retired in 1987. He had started with the bank as a messenger boy in the office of the president. Since retiring, Mr. Renner had written a series of articles for local newspapers and magazines on the presidents and founders of local companies.
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June 10, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
The makeover might be decades overdue, and it is getting a huge boost from federal money. But the major impetus for the massive overhauling of the 63-year-old Paoli train station, which serves about a million SEPTA and Amtrak riders annually, was a lawsuit filed by advocates for the disabled over its lack of accessibility. "You wish you didn't have to have a lawsuit," said Marilyn Jamison, an Amtrak official who attended an open house at the station Wednesday during the peak late-day commute, "but in an environment where you're juggling funding, it helps get us all together.
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June 8, 2010
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Maryland State Police are looking for a minimum-security inmate from Paoli who walked away from a work detail at Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says 43-year-old Kevin Corcoran disappeared from the prison's maintenance shop about 11:15 a.m. Monday. Corcoran stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 210 pounds. He was serving a 10-year sentence for robbery. - AP
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August 20, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Players on the Berwyn-Paoli Little League all-star team, which recently won the state championship for 10- and 11-year olds, may already be looking forward to next season, dreaming of a shot at the Little League World Series. Who can blame them? The Berwyn-Paoli team won the 10-11 state title in convincing fashion this year, blanking East Norriton, 10-0, on Aug. 11. The championship game at the Exeter Township Little League field in Berks County was shortened to four innings by the 10-run rule.
SPORTS
August 15, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Three area American Legion baseball teams opened regional competition yesterday with victories. In the Region 1 tournament at Fuessenich Park in Torrington, Conn., New Jersey runner-up West Deptford breezed to a 7-4 victory over Portland, Maine. In Region 2 competition at Delano-Hitch Stadium in Newburgh, N.Y., New Jersey champion Haddon Heights romped to a 16-0 triumph over Moundsville, W. Va., in a game shortened to seven innings by the 10-run mercy rule. Also in Region 2, Pennsylvania runner-up Paoli rocked Dover, Del., 12-2, in a game halted after eight innings by the 10-run rule.
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January 24, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
John R. Davison, 90, of Malvern, a retired Paoli local conductor and father of 11, died of heart failure Thursday, Jan. 20, at home. A native of Askam, in Luzerne County, Mr. Davison attended Bloomsburg State Teachers College (now Bloomsburg University) for two years before becoming a freight conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1941, he married Mildred Fisher. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force Stateside. He remained in the Air Force Reserve until 1958.
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July 13, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Supporters of the Paoli Battlefield are a step closer to persuading Washington to designate the Main Line site - an encampment that swam in patriot blood on a September night in 1777 - a national historic landmark. The research and documentation they submitted have put the 40-acre Chester County tract into contention for the nation's highest historic designation, according to the National Park Service's National Historic Landmark Program and the American Battlefield Protection Program.
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July 10, 2016
A person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Friday afternoon in Delaware County, forcing the suspension of SEPTA's Paoli-Thorndale Line, officials said. The individual was struck at 3:51 p.m. near the SEPTA's Bryn Mawr station on tracks that are used by Amtrak for trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, said Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert. There were no passengers on the train, Tolbert said. The Keystone line was briefly halted for police investigators, but two tracks were back in service around 4:15 p.m. There was no timetable for when the SEPTA's regional rail line would resume service, said agency spokesman Andrew Busch.
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June 10, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
The makeover might be decades overdue, and it is getting a huge boost from federal money. But the major impetus for the massive overhauling of the 63-year-old Paoli train station, which serves about a million SEPTA and Amtrak riders annually, was a lawsuit filed by advocates for the disabled over its lack of accessibility. "You wish you didn't have to have a lawsuit," said Marilyn Jamison, an Amtrak official who attended an open house at the station Wednesday during the peak late-day commute, "but in an environment where you're juggling funding, it helps get us all together.
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January 16, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The Vitamin Shoppe will open 10 new stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, most of them in the Philadelphia area, according to Metro Commercial Real Estate, which represented the retailer in the leases. The company is opening a 3,156-square-foot store in Northeast Philadelphia's Roosevelt Mall, along with locations in Fairless Hills, Chadds Ford, Feasterville, and Paoli, and in Turnersville and Voorhees, N.J. The other new stores are in Lancaster, Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City.
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October 1, 2015 | By Jason Laughlin and Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Last weekend's visit by Pope Francis was good for hotels, but terrible for restaurants and shops closest to the Center City papal events, according to a survey of businesses the City Controller's Office released Tuesday. "Several restaurants stated they were the hardest-hit because they stocked up on supplies over the course of the week, only to find that the demand never materialized," Controller Alan Butkovitz said in a statement he released along with the survey. In the city, 19 restaurants each reported business was off by 45 percent compared with a typical weekend.
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September 9, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Isabel Meyle Keller, 89, of Paoli, a volunteer, skilled gardener, and socialite, died Friday, Aug. 21, of a stroke at home. Before moving to Paoli, she lived for 50 years in a beautiful house in the woods of Newtown Square. Born in Buffalo, to Anna and Edgar Spicer, she grew up in Brooklyn and spent summers on her grandparents' farm in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. She married William H. Meyle Jr. in 1944. The two had known each other since they were 12. Meyle was the president of Independent Pier Co., a stevedoring and tugboat business on the Philadelphia waterfront.
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May 5, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bruce Knapp remembers learning about the Revolutionary War Battle of Paoli in his seventh-grade classroom in the San Francisco area. Years after he moved to Chester County as an adult, he joined a group that had successfully raised money to save the Paoli Battlefield, a pristine piece of Main Line property, from developers in the 1990s. Now, the retired federal investigator is leading the charge to get the National Park Service to recognize the site for what the community believes it is: a national historic landmark.
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November 6, 2014 | For The Inquirer
DOVER, Del. - More than a handful of owners and their horses with Delaware Valley addresses, bid for a significant portion of $1,561,150 in Matron Stakes purses on the line in eight stakes finals on a giant Thursday program at Dover Downs. Howard Taylor, a major harness horse owner as well as a well-known Philadelphia attorney; Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms of New Hope, Bay Pond Stable of Paoli; Rojan Stable (Norm and Bob Aerenson) of Wilmington; Frank Chick of Harrington, Del.; White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J. and Christina Takter, who also is partner in the Father Patrick and Solveig stables.
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June 18, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carmelita F. Biggie, 88, formerly of Rosemont, a speech pathologist and active volunteer, died of heart failure Thursday, June 5, in a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. Mrs. Biggie worked as a speech pathologist at the Timothy School in Bryn Mawr from 1965 to 1973, but she was best known for her many volunteer activities, especially when a need was expressed by an individual or organization. "Her response was always, 'How can we help?' " said her daughter, Sara Fanning. For 35 years, she ran the annual art show for Daylesford Abbey, a Norbertine religious community in Paoli.
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February 22, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA SEPTA may restore weekend late-night service on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines, agency officials said Thursday. Because of increasing nightlife and residential activity in Center City, SEPTA may continue service after midnight, when subways now are replaced by "night owl" buses, general manager Joseph Casey said. The service might continue until 3 a.m., officials said. Initially, it would be limited to Friday and Saturday nights, in a pilot program to test the response.
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