September 20, 2016 |
The Riddle HealthCare Foundation, part of Main Line Health, Media, has elected John Feehery to its board. He is an otolaryngologist with Providence Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Chester and an attending physician in the Division of Otolaryngology at Riddle Hospital. The foundation provides a philanthropic venue for members of the community to support Riddle Hospital. Nandini Natrajan has been appointed to the volunteer board of trustees of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, a Marlton nonprofit.
September 19, 2016
ISSUE | PORNGATE Remove the guilty judges and prosecutors Former U.S. attorney Peter Vaira's commentary was right on the mark ("Beemer's task: Get truth out about porn scandal," Wednesday). Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane paid a very high price for going after the old-boy legal system in the state. These judges and prosecutors (as far as I can tell, all men) charged, tried, or sat in judgment of people they were ridiculing in their emails. And, as Vaira pointed out, these were officials who knew better, and their behavior compromised the judicial system.
September 12, 2016 |
IT'S OFFICIAL. Lane Johnson was not suspended by the close of NFL business Friday, so he will start at right tackle Sunday in the Eagles' opener against the Cleveland Browns. "Getting ready to play, man," Johnson said after Friday's practice. "I didn't think this day would come. " The Eagles decided last week that since Johnson's suspension hadn't been announced and the season was at hand, they would file away the plan they spent much of the preseason working on, in which left guard Allen Barbre practiced and played at right tackle, with rookie Isaac Seumalo fighting veteran free-agent signee Stefen Wisniewski for Barbre's former spot.
September 9, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE An 'F' for Swarthmore Life itself is the school of hard knocks. Delaying the experience, as Swarthmore College does for its freshmen, works to deny our youth the most valuable of lessons ("1st semester, no grades," Tuesday). In creating a faux-world for new students, Swarthmore's take-a-pass freshman offerings reek of the kind of political correctness that produces citizens fearful of everything. |Avrum Fine, West Chester, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 6, 2016 |
Software start-ups may be fishing for a few young engineers in Philadelphia. But it's the Chester County suburban-family lifestyle that hooked the software department of a Chicago fin-tech firm that looks to bring hundreds of engineering and development jobs to the edge of Valley Forge National Historical Park over the next few years. "I moved here from Chicago with my family" to grow the tech shop for Envestnet Inc. , a publicly traded company that makes software for investment firms, chief operating officer Josh Mayer told me from his new office in Chesterbrook.
September 3, 2016 |
A Chester County man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend last summer was sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison Thursday. Zachary David Ludwig, 23, of Spring City, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and related charges at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester. Angry about his ex-girlfriend's relationship, Ludwig confronted her boyfriend, Nicholas Mruczek, 20, outside the latter's apartment in North Coventry Township and shot him once in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun around 2 a.m. July 15, 2015.
August 31, 2016 |
Two months after a massive dresser recall prompted by the deaths of six toddlers, Ikea is balking at a Philadelphia judge's order to turn over internal documents it gave to federal safety regulators. The company missed an Aug. 19 deadline to give the records to lawyers for a West Chester mother who sued after her 2-year-old son was crushed by his Ikea dresser in 2014. On Monday, the mother's lawyers asked Judge John Younge to fine Ikea $1,000 a day until it complies with his order.
August 30, 2016 |
Mike Watkins is not surprised by Max Bryson's bruising and effective rushing style. That's because Watkins, Bishop McDevitt's rookie head coach, has watched the quarterback shine on the pitch. "If he sees a seam, he takes it and goes," Watkins said. "I've seen him do the same thing in rugby. " Bryson, a third-year starter at QB, is a member of the Blackthorn Rugby Football Club. He joined his brother, Sean, in playing for the program's men's squad over the summer. The boys' sister, Emily, plays the sport at Millersville.
August 26, 2016 |
WEST CHESTER'S football team opens its season Sept. 3 at Bentley (Waltham, Mass.). The Golden Rams, who went 7-4 last season, have been picked to repeat as East Division champs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Which means this should be an exciting time, as they get ready to embark on a journey that could bring them more good things. Instead, it has turned into a painfully conflicted time for a group of college student-athletes who suddenly have to deal with a tragedy that seems totally incomprehensible.
August 21, 2016 |
Maker Nancy Salamon, 66, of West Chester's Clay Born pottery. She has been making hand-painted ceramics in whimsical, nature-inspired themes for 40 years, and this summer, she launched a new line of coordinating textiles digitally printed with her designs. Her start Salamon says she wandered into a clay studio while attending Antioch College and was instantly enamored. But she didn't start out intending to be a painter, too. "When I had to take painting classes, all I wanted to do was paint pictures of pots," she said.