July 14, 2016 |
Here's a list of all of the athletes on the United States team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro who hail from the Philadelphia region. Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley (Philadelphia) Coach Geno Auriemma (Norristown) Elena Delle Donne (Wilmington) Men's Basketball Kyle Lowry (Philadelphia, Cardinal Dougherty H.S.; Villanova) Fencing Foil fencing Mike Chambley-Watson, foil fencing (Penn State) Women's rowing Lightweight double sculls Kate Bertko (Vesper Boat Club)
July 8, 2016 |
KIDS 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Pleasant Playground, 6757 Chew Ave., free, 215-685-2230. The lovable - if a bit lethal - little yellow henchmen from the Despicable Me series star in their own film, a prequel that explains how they came to be Gru's helpers. Along the way, there's a plot to steal the crown jewels, a calamitous coronation, and one really big Kevin. The outdoor screening is at 8:30 p.m., but come early for story time and a book swap, plus the gourmet food truck. - Michael Harrington 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Brandywine Zoo , 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington.
July 7, 2016 |
A former public-works director in Chester County has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years' probation on charges of illegally dumping chemicals, according to a state prosecutor. Scott Cannon, 57, of Glen Mills, Delaware County, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Clean Streams Act for illegally disposing of magnesium chloride in the fall of 2012 while he worked for Tredyffrin Township. Cannon must pay $10,000 to Tredyffrin to reimburse the town for the fine it paid to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, according to a plea agreement a judge accepted Friday at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester.
July 7, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Senate's cowardice It is horrifying that Pennsylvania's Senate Judiciary Committee lacked the courage and wisdom to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice retroactively ("Pa. panel dials back sex-abuse measure," June 29) and that the Senate passed an amended bill 49-0 on Thursday. There must be room for the provision to be found constitutional given that Sen. John Rafferty Jr. of Delaware County, who is running for state attorney general, had no issues with it. And the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and several high-level prosecutors have supported retroactivity for years.
June 11, 2016 |
"Yes, girlfriend," Maggie Balint said as she extended her hand to an Avon Grove softball teammate, Olivia Kunitsky, in foul territory. "Give me some," the senior said, smiling at the freshman in a way that said, "Atta girl. " Kunitsky had just caught a pop-up bunt close to the fence at Twin Valley Middle School after bursting out of her crouch and getting in position to make the play. It was a small interaction - a pitcher wanting to give her catcher a high-five after putting forth some extra effort - and even smaller in the grand scheme of the game.
June 4, 2016 |
Update: Chester County Coroner's Office also has confirmed the identity of the body. The body of a woman found Monday attached to a cinder block in a popular Chester County swimming hole was identified Thursday as that of a 24-year-old teacher, described as "outgoing and sociable. " District Attorney Tom Hogan said that the body of Ryan Stevyn Benjamin, of East Vincent Township, had been thrown into the Pigeon Creek pond in East Coventry Township "like a piece of trash. " The District Attorney's Office said that the woman was a graduate of Juniata College and a prekindergarten teacher.
May 22, 2016 |
West Chester Borough agreed to give up its years-long fight to collect more than $1.7 million in sewer fees from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer under a court agreement announced Friday. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which Pfizer bought in 2009, used to operate a plant in West Chester. It agreed in 1984 to pay the borough for the life of the Goose Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The sewer plant was built in the late 1980s, largely to handle wastewater from the Wyeth plant. Wyeth demolished its plant a decade ago, but continued to pay the borough, based on the agreement.
May 21, 2016 |
Henry S. Starr, 89, of Broomall and then West Chester, who had successive careers with a telephone company and as an assistant funeral director, died Monday, May 9, of complications from dementia at Moravian Manor in Lititz, Pa. He and his wife, Margaret Lewis Starr, had moved to Moravian Manor last December to be near family. Known as "Bud," Mr. Starr was born in Norristown and graduated from Norristown High School in 1944. A year later at age 18, he enlisted in the Coast Guard.
May 21, 2016 |
Katie O'Donnell watched her first NCAA lacrosse tournament from a stroller. Her mother, Jen, a former West Chester lacrosse player and referee, carted her daughter to games as a toddler. When she got older, Katie O'Donnell remembers sitting on the sidelines, enamored watching the University of Virginia's Amy Appelt speed across the field. O'Donnell isn't on the sidelines anymore. The sophomore midfielder for Penn State has played a key role in the team's success so far in the NCAA tournament.
May 15, 2016 |
LAKELAND, Fla. - It had been three years since the West Chester University women's lacrosse team made it to the NCAA tournament. That was the longest drought in the program's history. The Golden Rams, once perennial contenders for the Final Four, had every intention of making a return trip. Unfortunately, that goal will have to wait another season. Rollins' Megan Curry scored with 31 seconds remaining Friday to lift the fifth-seed Rollins Tars past the fourth-seeded Golden Rams, 9-8, in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Regional.