September 27, 2014 |
Police officers are the ones who are supposed to do the protecting, the ones with the tough veneers, the ones who are the strongest. But for the third time in less than a month, a police officer in Delaware County has taken his life, sending ripples of concern throughout the law enforcement community. The latest incident occurred Monday, when a Darby Borough police officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ridley Park. In the aftermath, police officials said Tuesday that they were taking measures to ensure that officers are aware of the help available to them.
September 22, 2014 |
Down by two goals with 20 minutes left, the Harriton boys' soccer team persevered Saturday. A goal by Kyle Gaeffke halved Radnor's lead, then Felix Serlin managed to slip a shot past goalie Ryan Young with only 14 seconds to play, sending the game to overtime. There, Harriton made short work of the visiting Raiders to complete the comeback, with Serlin scoring his second goal of the game two minutes into the extra period for a 4-3 victory in a Central League game. On a free kick, the ball was cleared out on a header by a Radnor player right to the feet of Serlin, who then drilled a bullet past Young from 25 yards.
September 12, 2014 |
Radnor Township staff and officials were in shock Wednesday after police said a popular officer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after going off duty Tuesday night. Officer Robert "John" Miller, 34, a nine-year veteran of the department and a married father of two sons, was found in the township building's parking lot, 301 Iven Ave., about 6:30 p.m., police said. "He was truly one of my finer officers," Police Superintendent William Colarulo said.. "I never saw this coming.
August 31, 2014 |
A former supermarket employee was arrested in Radnor on Friday for allegedly "upskirting" - using a cellphone to surreptitiously video unsuspecting women - in another grocery store. Brian Bailey, 52, of the 300 block of West Johnson Street, was arrested and is being held in Montgomery County on a probation violation for a similar crime, said Lt. Andy Block of the Radnor police. Bailey is charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, disorderly conduct, and harassment, according to Block.
July 20, 2014 |
For Matt Cherry, pressure is not being forced to make a quick decision on the lacrosse field. It's having 10 seconds to get to a bomb shelter. Cherry, a Radnor High School graduate, starred in lacrosse at Dickinson College and graduated in 2013 as a two-time all-American and the school's all-time leader in assists. He never would have guessed where his path would take him next. He connected with Birthright, an educational organization that sponsors free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish adults ages 18 to 26. He went with no plans to stay longer, but he has called Israel home ever since.
July 14, 2014 |
The trail would be an invitation to criminals and depress property values, its critics warned, and the proposal to build it over an old railroad bed set off tense debates at public meetings, close votes, and a lawsuit. Now, nearly a decade since the 2.4-mile trail opened in Radnor Township, it is popular - even congested, at times - with walkers, runners, and bicyclists. It is such a success, in fact, that Radnor is considering a long-range plan that would more than triple the length of trails through the township, connecting, and making use of, its open space.
July 1, 2014 |
Alex L. Pronzato, 73, of Philadelphia, the founder and former president of the construction firm Pronzato & Associates Inc., died Monday, June 16, of cardiac complications at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Pronzato attended North Catholic High School before graduating from Pennsylvania State University, and Temple University. He also served in the Marine Corps. "Alex was a man's man, known for his rugged good looks, undeniable charm and a trademark engaging smile," his family said in a tribute.
June 16, 2014 |
Jodi Sabra began her career as an actress. The training has served her well as a sixth-grade social studies and language-arts teacher at Radnor Middle School in Wayne. She views teaching as a performance art, and her style of teaching is infused with her congenital optimism. In 2009, a college friend who runs a service travel program asked Sabra whether she'd like to involve her students in a pen-pal program with students at a school in Uganda. "I say yes to everything," Sabra says, and soon her students were writing letters to the Bupala Primary School in the remote Iganga district of Uganda.
June 11, 2014 |
Radnor Township Police will be honoring officers, firefighters, paramedics and others on Monday night, including a policeman who was part of the team that escorted a terminally ill 3-year-old boy from Philadelphia International Airport to his home. Platoon 4 officers will be recognized for the safe arrest on May 1 of a Radnor man who, police said, was high on LSD and swinging two machetes while walking near a popular park. The machetes will be on display. They also will be recognized for the arrest of a male juvenile arsonist who was at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
June 5, 2014 |
The Avon Grove fans streamed through the open gate that led to West Chester Henderson's field after the Red Devils rolled past Radnor, 10-6, Tuesday night in a PIAA boys' lacrosse semifinal. A player popped out of the team's postgame huddle on the other side of the field and waved the fans back. The crowd was eager to mark the team's first state-championship berth, but coaches did not want a raucous celebration. "You guys go over to them. They don't come over the fence," an assistant directed after the team ended its huddle.