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September 27, 2013 | By Paul Tierney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Conestoga entered Wednesday night's Central League field hockey matchup with Radnor on a five-game win streak, having outscored its opponents, 27-2, during that time. Despite conceding two goals to the Raiders with fewer than four minutes to play, the Pioneers were able to hold on for a 3-2 victory at Teamer Field. Conestoga coach Meg Ryan said Radnor's offense was able to get the best of her team during the final moments of the game. "Radnor showed up, and they put us on our heels, I think," Ryan said.
SPORTS
May 18, 2013
The Radnor Hunt races are scheduled for Saturday at the race course, which is about 45 minutes from Philadelphia at 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. There are six steeplechase races, starting about 1:30 p.m., with about a half hour between races. The course is roughly a mile around, and the horses run clockwise around the circuit two or three laps, depending on the race.   Tickets may be ordered online at www.radnorhuntraces.org or by phone at 610-388-8383.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor police are cautioning residents about a website that allows users to chat anonymously with strangers after the parents of a 12-year-old reported that someone on the site coaxed the child into sending nude pictures. The site, Omegle, randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they communicate using the handles "You" and "Stranger. " The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vt., in 2008 and helped usher in the age of the anonymous face-to-face chat on the Web, according to Wikipedia.
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July 27, 2011
Lancaster Pollard, an investment and mortgage banking firm that helps hospitals and retirement communities raise money for capital projects, opened an office in Radnor as part of an effort to expand in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The Radnor office has four bankers and one support person. Lancaster Pollard is based in Columbus, Ohio.    -Harold Brubaker
NEWS
October 31, 2011
Northwestern Mutual, a Milwaukee insurance company, is opening a new office in Radnor on Tuesday, expanding the presence of its Philadelphia Group, which has been in the region for more than a century, the company said. The Philadelphia Group, which already had offices in Center City, Mount Laurel, and Montchanin, Del., employs 85 financial representatives and 20 financial representative interns. Northwestern said it planned to add 50 financial representatives and 30 interns over the next 14 months.
SPORTS
May 22, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Melina Avery knew what people were saying about the Harriton girls' lacrosse team entering its rematch with Radnor: The Rams couldn't beat the top-seeded Red Raiders, not again. On Tuesday at West Chester Henderson, however, the Rams quieted the doubters, rolling over the Red Raiders, 15-6, in the semifinals of the District 1 tournament. "I think we really just showed today that we are the better team," said Avery, a junior goalie. "It's always good to come out and play games like that.
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June 1, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Izzy Schaefer and Holly Pachella were talking about it in the dugout. Their Radnor softball team needed a run, and needed one quickly. The conversation between the Raiders pitcher and catcher happened with Katie Jordan at the plate, and while Jordan couldn't hear them, she surely came through. Jordan's fourth-inning, inside-the-park home run was the difference for Radnor, which went on to defeat Springfield (Delco), 2-0, Friday in the District 1 Class AAA championship game at Harriton.
SPORTS
May 25, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
After claiming state championships in 2009 and 2010, the Radnor girls' lacrosse team experienced some rebuilding pains last season. "It was kind of expected," senior midfielder Kristen Norden said. "We didn't go as far in the playoffs as we had in the past. That gave us a bigger hunger to do well this year. " On Thursday evening, with senior Natalie Miller producing four goals, the Red Raiders doubled up Central League rival Conestoga, 14-7, in the PIAA District 1 final at West Chester East's Harold I. Zimmerman Stadium.
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February 27, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just before Merion Mercy's free-throw shooters released their shots in a deathly silent Wissahickon gym, a boy from the Radnor student section sneezed, yelled, or made animal noises on cue to create a distraction. Eventually, the Merion Mercy crowd tried to counter, and as fate would have it, Radnor had the game in the balance at the line in the final seconds. Fifth-seeded Merion Mercy (14-12) ended up missing 8 of 15 free throws a game after making 24 of 30 in the quarterfinals against Chichester, but nothing could distract Myonie Williamson and Nicole Massimino.
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March 8, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
When Hannah Nihill gets the basketball, she immediately looks up. Her first thought as she makes her way down the floor is almost always, "Where's Mary?" Cardinal O'Hara's point guard, Nihill, is as quick as they come. And her teammate, Mary Sheehan, can motor down the floor as well. And that's how it went Friday night: No. 20 (Nihill) to No. 13 (Sheehan). Repeat. The sophomore duo was a dangerous one for O'Hara, which beat Radnor, 54-36, in the first-round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament at Lansdale Catholic.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Virginia Corp. shares soared Thursday after the Wall Street Journal reported that the embattled Radnor oil and gas producer is considering putting itself up for sale. Penn Virginia, a former coal producer that turned its attention to oil and gas, has been under pressure from its biggest shareholder, the investment firm Soros Fund Management L.L.C., to sell itself to maximize shareholder value. Hurt by falling oil prices, Penn Virginia reported disappointing quarterly earnings Wednesday that missed analysts' expectations.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Penn Virginia Corp., the Radnor oil and gas exploration company, reported an adjusted fourth quarter loss of $25.4 million, or 35 cents per share. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had anticipated a loss of 10.5 cents per share. The company, which reported earnings Wednesday after markets closed, reported product revenues of $101.4 million, or $51.73 per barrel of oil equivalent, compared to $141.9 million, or $67.91 per barrel a year ago. A Bloomberg consensus of 16 analysts had anticipated sales of $137.6 million.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's become evident that the Radnor girls' basketball team doesn't mind a long bus ride. The Raiders won their fourth road game of the District 1 Class AAAA playoffs, beating Perkiomen Valley, 46-43, Wednesday. The victory in the playback game clinched a state-tournament berth. Lauren Pacifico's 14 points led the Raiders. Kristin Hamill added 13. KT Armstrong scored a game-high 17 points for Perkiomen Valley. In other playback games: Garnet Valley 44, North Penn 37 - Maddie Ireland scored 17 points to go along with four steals.
NEWS
February 25, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kelly Corrigan loves driving down Darby Paoli Road in Villanova. The author has returned to it many times, both on visits to her parents' house and in her best-selling memoirs about family. It's the look of the landscape. The way the hills slope. The lack of stoplights on the road. "I just think it's beautiful," said Corrigan, 47. It also, like many roads in her life seem to, leads to her mother and father. The Radnor native has built a career writing about her relationships with her parents and daughters.
SPORTS
February 9, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ellie Stief didn't waste much time making an impact in the Central League girls' basketball semifinals on Saturday. The Strath Haven senior came off the bench in a tightly contested game during the fourth quarter and promptly sank three jumpers to give the Panthers the lead in a 46-44 win over Radnor at Marple Newtown. Bridget Sherry scored 16 points, and junior Rachel Vresilovic grabbed 12 rebounds. Ches-Mont League semifinals. Downingtown East will head to the league final after beating West Chester Rustin, 57-40, at West Chester East.
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January 28, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
An onlooker can get a fine introduction to the last three decades of Radnor High boys' swimming from the banner hanging above its swimming pool. For everything else, Tom Robinson is the man to see. For how many District 1 and Central League titles Radnor has won since Robinson became coach in 1984 (10 and six, respectively), consult the banner. Same for when the Raiders won the state championship (2002) and when they placed second (2003 and 2006). But a banner can only say so much.
NEWS
January 20, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
After scrapping a controversial plan for a hotel, apartments, and retail space on one of the region's most desirable sites, BioMed Realty Trust has returned to Radnor Township with a counterproposal. But officials and residents of the Main Line community say the new plan - for an office park near the heavily traveled intersection of the Blue Route and Lancaster Avenue - is even worse. "The dismay that I feel, it comes from the fact that this is a very sophisticated community and we should be able to come up with a better solution for this site," Commissioner Elaine Schaefer said at last Monday's meeting when the plan was presented.
NEWS
December 28, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert C. Bixler, 73, a retired real estate lawyer and competitive equestrian who lived in Radnor, died Friday, Dec. 19, at the Heatherwood Retirement Center in Honeybrook, Chester County, of oral cancer. Mr. Bixler spent more than 25 years working for the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co., helping to seal real estate deals that were part of the company's investment portfolio. One of the biggest purchases he helped to broker was a large hotel in Hawaii, his former wife of 22 years, Karen Ramsing-Bixler, said.
NEWS
December 21, 2014
NONLEAGUE Radnor 44, Dr. Phillips (Fla.) 42: Kristin Hamill converted a pair of free throws with one second remaining to win it for the Raiders in Florida.    Lauren Pacifico scored all 12 of her points on three-pointers. Dr. Phillips won a district championship in 2014 and a state championship in 2013. CRECOM BANK TOURNAMENT Archbishop Carroll 72, Christ Church (S.C.) 40: Jess Carney scored all 18 of her points from beyond the arc to lead the Patriots in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Lexi Kucia grabbed six rebounds.
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