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Chesco massage therapist sentenced in sexual assaults

A Kennett Square massage therapist who sexually assaulted four female patients was sentenced Monday to seven to 14 years in prison.


Related Topix: Kennett Square, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Centre Daily Times

4-H gathering brings achievers together at Penn State

These driven teenagers are 4-H members ages 13-18 who are participating in the 70th annual 4-H State Achievement Days, a three-day educational program sponsored by Penn State Extension.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Indiana County, PA

West Chester Area board OKs new district map

The West Chester Area school board decided Monday how it will redraw its voting boundaries into regions, marking the latest step in the district's move away from the at-large system it has used since its consolidation in 1966.


Related Topix: West Chester, PA, West Goshen, PA, Delaware County, PA

Pa. reps to NCAA: Drop Penn St. sanctions

Five Pennsylvania Congressmen have asked the NCAA to rescind the penalties imposed on Penn State as punishment for its leaders' handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.


Related Topix: Representative Mike Kelly, Representative Glenn Thompson, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

New Jersey Herald

Storm brings rain, power outages to Pennsylvania

The National Weather Service says Sunday's rainstorm generally dumped a half to 1 A1 2 inches of rain, but some communities, such as Honey Brook in Chester County, got much more.


Related Topix: Weather, Honey Brook, PA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

At Amish ironworks, a matter of mettle

Visiting the blacksmith who shod horses for his family's farm, young Amos Glick was inspired: "You put a piece of metal at the forge, heat it and beat it, and you get a completely different shape."


Related Topix: Pequea, PA, Lancaster County, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Devon, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Passive House Building Principles at Kamp Kaolin in Landenberg

Currently under construction in southern Chester County , Kamp Kaolin is a 2,700 square-foot home designed with a whole slew of industry buzzwords in mind.


Related Topix: Landenberg, PA

Alban winner of 2014 Legacy Award

When Miguel Alban arrived in the U.S. in 2005, he couldn't speak English, but in just a few short years, he's become a pillar of the community in southern Chester County area, helping local hispanics, serving on various local boards.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

DA urges Coatesville School District to release probe results

The Chester County District Attorney on Thursday called on the Coatesville Area School District to release its taxpayer-funded internal review of district management, nearly a year after the texting scandal that prompted the investigation broke.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Coatesville, PA

County Democrats hit Corbett on economic record

Key Chester County Democrats gathered for a press conference on the steps of the old Chester County Courthouse to decry Gov. Tom Corbett's poor economic record and express support for Democrat Tom Wolf, who is running against Corbett.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Downingtown, PA, Education Etc.

6th Chesco Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile

A sixth mosquito in Chester County has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Chester County Health Department said this week.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Downingtown, PA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wed Jul 23, 2014

School District Files for Possession of Meadowbrook Golf Club

Phoenixville Area School Board has voted to take immediate possession of Meadowbrook Golf Club.


Related Topix: Phoenixville, PA

Pa. motorists were already going 70, but now it's guilt-free

The saying goes that a guilty conscience needs no accuser, and so speeding Pennsylvania Turnpike motorists have had heavy hearts to accompany their apparently weighty feet.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Morgantown, PA

Business Insurance

Pleading the Fifth on immigration status no bar to workers comp benefits in Pa.

A Pennsylvania employer should not have stopped payment of workers compensation benefits to an employee who declined to testify about his immigration status during a hearing, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.


Related Topix: Kennett Square, PA, Personal Finance, Social Security

ABA Journal

Mixed verdict in Philly ticket-fix conspiracy case: 2 judges acquitted, 4 guilty on only one count

After a two-month trial and a day-and-a-half of deliberation, a former Philadelphia traffic court judge and a suburban magistrate were acquitted Wednesday by a federal jury in a case concerning what prosecutors had portrayed as a pervasive ticket-fixing conspiracy.


Immigrant-children crisis reaches into Pa.

Amid calls for expedited deportations, and counterarguments to allow the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have entered the United States illegally to stay, the issue is both a political football and a gut check on American values.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Meehan, Berks County, PA, Lehigh County, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Pileggi: West Nile found in four Chesco towns

The Chester County Health Department has announced that mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus in four municipalities, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said today.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

SPCA: Chester County Restaurant Closed, Abandoned Fish Tank

Tanks full of fish were abandoned after a Chester County restaurant abruptly closed, the Chester County SPCA says.


Related Topix: Pets, Fish, Exton, PA

Schuylkill wins river awards and money from Chesco

WEST CHESTER Chester County awarded $10,000 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently and congratulated the group for the river's winning of the 2014 Pennsylvania river of the year award.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Pa. schools' reserve funds now top $4 billion

Not even as Philly kids, teachers and parents await word on whether schools are shuttered in September for lack of funding.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Coatesville, PA, Bucks County, PA