October 12, 2013 |
The continuing rush to profit from the natural gas boom in Pennsylvania and elsewhere has pushed PVR Partners L.P., a Radnor-based energy firm, into the $5.6 billion embrace of a Texas pipeline operator. Regency Energy Partners L.P., with headquarters in Dallas, purchased PVR on Thursday for $3.88 billion in stock and cash while taking on $1.8 billion in debt. The deal, expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014, almost triples PVR's estimated value of $2 billion just 18 months ago, when it plunged deeper into the natural gas pipeline business with the purchase of Chief Gathering L.L.C.'s pipeline system, which services the state's Marcellus Shale region.
October 8, 2013 |
Debbie Campolo's husband came home one day in February to find the front door of their house in Radnor smashed open. The target was clear - her jewelry box sat empty on the bedroom dresser. "They took everything I had, even the stuff my kids made me," said Campolo, a physical therapist who lives near Overbrook Golf Club. Then she talked to three or four neighbors and workout pals who said the same thing had happened to them. And she found out that a few weeks before her break-in, a house three doors down had been hit the same way. "They come in, pull a pillowcase off of a pillow, and then they dump the contents of a jewelry box right in it," Campolo said.
September 27, 2013 |
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.
September 6, 2013 |
Taylor LeSage came under siege in the waning moments of Methacton's 2-1 win over Owen J. Roberts on Wednesday. But the Methacton goalie never broke. LeSage stuffed a penalty shot with less than 10 minutes to play and made three other acrobatic saves in the closing stages to preserve the Pioneer Athletic Conference boys' soccer victory. Methacton trailed, 1-0, at halftime. Connor Stevenson began the comeback by finishing a through ball from John Lausch. Jake Tagland gave Methacton the lead with a goal on a 40-yard free kick 25 minutes into the second half.
August 15, 2013 |
Radnor Township officials got an earful Monday night - about cats. At a packed meeting of the board of commissioners, animal rights organizations, cat rescue groups, and others voiced their opinions about a proposed ordinance that would regulate the feeding of feral felines. At the same meeting, commissioners passed a resolution supporting groups involved in trap, neuter, and release (TNR) programs for cats at large. "It was a step in the right direction," said Kathy Siciliano, an animal rights advocate from Bryn Mawr.
August 8, 2013
A headline in some editions Tuesday about the family of student Sunil Tripathi and the search for him misstated where the family lives, in Radnor.
August 8, 2013 |
Hello there Lindsay glumly boarded a plane that would take her from Melbourne, Australia, back to Philadelphia in February 2010. After graduating from Temple University, she spent a year doing contract work in communications to fund her adventure down under. But with no company offering full-time work and her visa about to expire, she had to leave. To extend her experience just a little longer, Lindsay, who is now 26, walked the airplane aisle, looking for Aussies to talk to. She joined a group standing in the exit row, debating whether skiing was better in Colorado or Japan.
July 17, 2013 |
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.
July 12, 2013 |
Radnor Township officials want residents who feed feral cats or stray dogs to become the animals' owners - like it or not. A proposed ordinance would make anyone who feeds a stray animal on a regular basis responsible for vaccinating it for rabies and obtaining any required state license. The ordinance stipulates fines of up to $1,000 a day. Hearings are scheduled to begin next month on the ordinance, introduced Monday. Township Manager Robert Zenkowski; Kevin Kochanski, the community development director; and Police Superintendent William Colarulo did not return calls for comment.
July 11, 2013 |
It might have been George Forster's longest day on a golf course in terms of the hours between his first and last shots. But in the end, he had his prize - a spot in this week's U.S. Senior Open. Forster, 57, the head professional at Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, is one of 26 club pros who will tee off in Thursday's first round of the 34th annual championship for players 50 and older. This year, it is being played at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club. In the June 19 Senior Open qualifier at Musket Ridge Country Club in Myersville, Md., Forster teed off in the first group and shot a 2-under-par 70. After a visit to the nearby Antietam National Battlefield, he returned to the course for a three-man playoff for the final berth and outlasted fellow Philadelphia Section PGA member Rob Shuey on the seventh hole.