April 25, 2016 |
Hannah Wentzel's ability to find the net paid dividends Saturday. Wentzel had two goals and three assists as Boyertown outlasted Shipley, 16-3, at the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival in Radnor. Hailey Heimbach led the Bears with four goals. Maddy Siejk found the net three times. Sarah Didget stopped eight shots. Elsewhere at the Samson Festival: Jenny Rowan scored four goals and Nicole McNeely scored three times as Strath Haven defeated Germantown Academy, 15-0. Greer Guyer scored four goals and Hannah Fox scored three for Penn Charter in its 10-8 victory over the Hill School.
March 31, 2016 |
After playing understudy for the last two seasons, the time is now for Radnor junior goaltender Tucker Ballbach. Last year, senior goalie Alex Andersen, a 6-foot-2, 270-pounder now playing football at Penn, led the Red Raiders to their first PIAA lacrosse championship. This year, however, the 5-9, 160-pound Ballbach stands between the pipes. And in Tuesday's 9-3 victory over visiting West Chester East, Ballbach stood tall, stopping 11 shots and seizing an opportunity he's long awaited.
March 14, 2016 |
When Farrah, a German shepherd stray, came to Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in 2012 with a tumor on her right eye, she refused to live anywhere in the no-kill shelter except its bustling kitchen. There, she fell in love with everyone but went ballistic every day when staffers prepared to feed Francisvale's 65 cats. The sounds of kibble being poured into metal bowls sent Farrah into a frenzy of jumping, barking, spinning in circles, and biting her tail. Bright sunlight streaming through a kitchen window and the moving shadow of a ceiling fan were equally powerful triggers.
February 12, 2016 |
Center City's residential growth is being fueled in part by empty-nester suburbanites seeking bright lights. Susanna Foo, the chef/restaurateur who raised her two boys on the Main Line and shut her namesake restaurant in Radnor last summer, not only has bought a condo in Rittenhouse Square, but she will work there, too. Foo and her son Gabriel expect to open SUGA - a portmanteau of "Susanna" and "Gabriel" - in the next two weeks at 1720...
January 29, 2016
A member of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners has thrown her hat into the ring as a Democratic candidate for the seat to be vacated by House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Bill Adolph. Elaine Paul Schaefer has served six years on the board including two terms as the chairman, and is chair of the Open Space Committee. Prior to serving on the board, Schaefer co-founded and served as executive director of the Radnor Conservancy. Schaefer, an attorney, graduated from Boston College and William and Mary Law School.
January 2, 2016
Radnor Township Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in a recent armed robbery and are asking the public for help in locating the individual. On Dec. 17, Kenneth N. Jones, 31, allegedly held up two men on Pine Tree Road and stole an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing. The holdup led to a lockdown of Radnor High School and Cabrini College. The township has offered a $7,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jones. Jones, who has Philadelphia addresses, is also wanted for similar offenses in Montgomery County.
December 28, 2015 |
The Archbishop Ryan girls' basketball players probably were late for dinner on Saturday. If they were, it was excusable, as the Ragdolls were busy defeating Radnor, 68-65, in quadruple overtime in the George Betz Memorial Bracket of the Boardwalk Classic. The ride home from the Wildwoods Convention Center was a little sweeter for Archbishop Ryan guard Megan McLaughlin. The junior hit a three-pointer from the corner with seven ticks left on the clock, lifting her team to a victory.
December 9, 2015 |
A bullet found in a Radnor High School hallway on Monday was all it took for the school to declare a lockdown, news helicopters and reporters to rush to the scene, five bomb dogs from four jurisdictions to be brought to investigate, and parents and students to send a steady stream of text messages back and forth. "Society right now is so hyped about shootings," said Janelle McClure, a parent who was waiting anxiously for school to be dismissed. She was upset that the school did not contact parents immediately about the discovery.
November 20, 2015 |
After months of contentious talks and a dispute that roiled one of the region's elite school districts, Radnor Township's school board and teachers have approved a three-year contract. Teachers will receive annual raises, but starting next school year they will have to pay a share of any health-insurance increases, according to details released Wednesday night by the Radnor Township School District. The 320-member union ratified the contract Tuesday, and the board unanimously approved it Tuesday night.
November 19, 2015 |
In a deal worth nearly $1 billion to founder Peter McCausland, Airgas Inc., a Radnor distributor of industrial gases and related goods, has agreed to a $10.3 billion takeover by French giant Air Liquide, the two companies said Tuesday. The deal comes five years after McCausland survived a bitter takeover fight with Allentown's Air Products & Chemicals Inc., which wanted to buy Airgas for as much as $5.9 billion, or $70 a share, before giving up in February 2011 after a court loss. Paris-based Air Liquide agreed to pay Airgas shareholders $143 a share, a 50 percent premium to Airgas' close Thursday, the last day of trading before speculation about a deal started driving Airgas shares up. Airgas shares closed at $137.35 on Tuesday, up $31.17, or 29 percent Including debt, the deal is worth $13.4 billion, according to Air Liquide, which has a corporate hub in Houston, a research and development center in Newark, Del., and operations in Bucks County.