November 21, 2014 |
An official trust fund has been set up to benefit the 6-year-old brother of Scott McMillan, the 3-year-old Chester County boy police say was beaten to death two weeks ago by his mother and her boyfriend. DNB First, a bank based in Chester County, will handle the details of the trust account for the brother, who also suffered abuse in the household. Donations can be sent to Chester County Angel Trust, DNB First Wealth Management, 410 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, Pa. 19341. The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County and the county's District Attorney's Office made the announcement Thursday.
November 16, 2014 |
Widener scored 21 points in a decisive third quarter and captured its league-record 20th Middle Atlantic Conference title with a 44-28 victory over Delaware Valley at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium. Widener (10-0, 9-0 MAC) is headed to the NCAA tournament for the 14th time in school history. With the score deadlocked 14-14 at halftime, Widener went 62 yards in just over three minutes before Seth Klein connected with Anthony Davis (Chester) on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 21-14 lead.
November 12, 2014 |
William L. Kenny, 90, a longtime Rosemont resident who volunteered with special-needs youngsters, died Monday Oct. 27, of respiratory failure at Freedom Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. Although Mr. Kenny lived in Rosemont for 62 years before relocating to Arizona, he was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland. He grew up in a fishing village and worked as a fisherman off the Grand Banks. In 1941, when World War II erupted, Mr. Kenny joined the Canadian Merchant Navy. Two years later, the U.S. government purchased his ship and asked Mr. Kenny to fight under the U.S. flag.
November 10, 2014
Players of the Weekend National - Ohio State freshman J.T. Barrett threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 86 yards and two scores in a 49-37 win at Michigan State. Local - Brandon Monk carried 36 times for 257 yards and two TDs as West Chester (9-1), ranked 18th in Division III, won at East Stroudsburg (6-4), 35-24. Around Town Villanova 42, Towson 14 One week after they had their seven-game winning streak broken, the Wildcats (8-2, 5-1 CAA)
November 9, 2014 |
West Chester running back Brandon Monk (Avon Grove) rushed for a career-high 257 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead West Chester (9-1, 8-1 PSAC) to a 35-24 victory over host East Stroudsburg (6-4, 5-4) Saturday. Quarterback Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) threw for 172 yards and three touchdowns. Widener 55, King's 6 - The unbeaten Pride (9-0, 8-0 MAC) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a rout of the host Monarchs (3-6, 3-5). Brandon Harper (Highland) led the defense with seven tackles.
November 4, 2014 |
It read more like a poison-pen letter than a measured legal argument. One startling if little-noticed aspect of the uproar over former Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery was Chief Justice Ronald Castille's Oct. 20 opinion on McCaffery's suspension. It was called a concurring statement, but more than anything else, it was a tirade. Castille, a former Marine and former Philadelphia district attorney, interjected his ongoing feud with McCaffery throughout the five-page opinion, cataloguing various insults hurled by McCaffery.
November 4, 2014
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union , West Chester, has named Patrick M. McKenna to its supervisory committee. He is a shareholder and partner at West Chester law firm Gawthrop Greenwood P.C. Paul M. Schmidt has been appointed to the board of the Traffic Club of Philadelphia , a group that promotes and educates the public about the transportation, supply-chain, and logistics industry in the Philadelphia region. He is an attorney at Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C., Philadelphia, and co-chair of the firm's environmental practice group.
October 30, 2014 |
For a third straight year, Chester County will not raise property taxes in 2015, according to a preliminary budget unveiled Tuesday that officials developed to align with the county's strategic goals while adjusting for economic challenges. Those challenges include the county's two main revenue streams: its tax base and state and federal grants, which are expected to stay relatively flat. County officials also said they worked to keep cost increases for employees' medical plans at a minimum.
October 29, 2014 |
TO ALL THOSE folks who figured the selection committee for that new four-team playoff was going to somehow reinvent the wheel - and you know who you are - it might be time to reconsider. I keep hearing how the panel, which is down to 12 members now that Archie Manning has taken a leave of absence due to health issues, will be able to weigh all the information differently than the way voters and the even-more-dreaded computers did before. And thereby, I'm assuming, come up with better answers/solutions.
October 29, 2014 |
A CHESTER COUNTY priest who has been charged with posting child pornography to Instagram admitted during questioning that he'd once posed as a teenage girl online to engage in a relationship with a 14-year-old girl, according to court documents. When Chester County detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding two photos of a naked, underage girl that were posted to Instagram in April, they tracked the IP address to Ss. Simon and Jude Parish in West Chester.