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.
November 4, 2015 |
Radnor Township police said they discovered a large cache of ammunition dating to World War II when they entered a home Monday after receiving complaints about the property conditions and noticed a strong odor emanating from the house. The county bomb squad was summoned to help search the two-story stone Colonial on Marlyn Circle, blocks from the heart of Wayne. At 6 p.m., police, fire, and county investigators were still at the site. Inside, police found the rooms filled with garbage and other items, said William Colarulo, police superintendent.
October 24, 2015 |
A 26-year-old Wayne man was arraigned Thursday morning in Delaware County after police said he attempted to lure three elementary-age children into the woods with him. Daniel Lee was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly approaching three siblings, ages 8, 9, and 10, twice as they played together outside, away from parental supervision. He has been charged with attempted luring of children into a structure, corruption of minors, and harassment. According to Radnor Township police, the first incident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, when Lee approached the three children as they rode their bikes along Arbordale Road near West Wayne Avenue.
October 17, 2015 |
With labor talks still simmering six weeks into the new school year, unionized teachers and staff in the Radnor School District say they're turning up the heat to build pressure on board members for a new contract. After considerable pushback from students and parents, they dropped their initial formula for a breakthrough - withholding recommendation letters for college-bound seniors. And packing a school board meeting earlier this month with 100 teachers and staff in black union T-shirts did nothing to change the equation.
September 18, 2015 |
Radnor High School teachers, who two weeks ago instituted a ban on writing college recommendation letters to protest their stalled contract talks, said Wednesday they will resume writing the letters after being "overwhelmed" by responses from parents. Radnor Township Education Association president David Wood also said the school board has scheduled several meetings with the union. The letter-writing protest rattled the highly competitive district, where more than 95 percent of students go on to attend college, university, or trade school.