November 28, 2014 |
Rich in property wealth, Radnor Township reaps a harvest of tax dollars annually from its real estate. But from three owners of some of its most highly valued parcels, Radnor collects a grand total of $0.00. Those properties are owned by Villanova University, Eastern University, and Cabrini College - all exempt from real estate levies because they are nonprofits. Now Radnor is going after the schools to kick in to the township coffers, seeking nearly $1 million a year. Similar conflicts between taxing authorities and owners of exempt properties have played out across the country, as towns and schools scratch for money.
November 13, 2014 |
Police are investigating how a bag of bullets ended up in the common area of a Main Line Hebrew school Wednesday, prompting a major law enforcement response and an early end to the school day. "There was never a threat or any type of imminent threat," Lt. Andy Block, a Radnor police spokesman, said of the discovery before noon of the ammunition at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on South Bryn Mawr Avenue. He said officers and dogs from the Radnor and Haverford police departments did a security check of the school and, because of the hour of the day, students were dismissed early.
November 6, 2014 |
The tip that a Radnor Township High School student might have been plotting a school shooting came from a classmate who saw her threatening writings in a notebook, the student and school officials confirmed Tuesday. Zachary Taylor said in an interview that he and the girl, both 17-year-old seniors, were working on a sociology assignment about the 1999 school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Taylor said the girl gave him her notebook and he did a double-take after seeing "all kinds of disturbing stuff" written inside.
November 4, 2014 |
A Radnor High School senior who had a "fascination" with the Columbine High School massacre of 15 years ago wrote about shooting "everyone in classrooms" and blowing up the cafeteria, police said Monday. "I could be the first female shooter," the student, who was not identified, wrote in her journal, according to township Police Superintendent William Colarulo. "I'm homicidal, and I'm fine with that. " Colarulo said students were not in any danger. Police searched the student's home and her locker at school, and no weapons were found.
October 23, 2014 |
For the second time in six years, the top girls' golfer in Pennsylvania is a Radnor student. Junior Brynn Walker birdied the first playoff hole to beat Lauren Waller of Canon-McMillan and claim the PIAA Class AAA golf title Tuesday at Heritage Hills in York. The North Carolina recruit entered the day 2 strokes back, but shot a 1-under-par 71 to tie Weller's two-day total of 146. Radnor's Jackie Calamaro won it all in 2009. Pennsbury's Jackie Rogowicz placed fifth by shooting 153. Field Hockey Sam Dingler scored with 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining to lift visiting 11th-seeded Upper Perkiomen past No. 6 Upper Moreland, 3-2, in the first round of the District 1 Class AA Tournament.
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.