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Henderson High School speaking contest winner tackles sensitive topic  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER—The topic of sexual assault was the subject matter of the winning presentation at the annual Janet Walton Girls Public Speaking Contest at ...

Henderson High to take part in Special Olympics  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER—Henderson High School has been selected by Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) to participate in its Unified Sports Program by hosting ...

Henderson students host holiday breakfast, concert for community  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER—Henderson High School recently opened its doors and welcomed senior citizens from Hershey's Mill for a holiday breakfast and concert.

Union Academy grad Zach Zandi signed to Bethlehem Steel FC  Brotherly Game

Zandi recently graduated from Villanova University after a four-year career and has been a regular with Reading United.

12 students named National Merit semifinalists in West Chester  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named 12 students from the West Chester Area School District (WCASD) National ...

287 Henderson graduates ready to 'step out onto the world'  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Two hundred eighty-seven B. Reed Henderson High School graduates flipped their tassels and scored diplomas, at Wednesday's ...

West Chester School District Employee Dies At 47  West Chester, PA Patch

West Chester Employee Dies At 47 - West Chester, PA - A Henderson grad and West Chester School District employee has passed away at the age of 47.

Henderson High hosts 34th Black Student Union banquet  Daily Local News

West Chester >> West Chester Area School District's Henderson High School recently hosted its 34th annual Black Student Union Scholarship Banquet (BSU).

Who Was Bruce Rogal, And What Caused His Deadly Rampage?  West Chester, PA Patch

Bruce Rogal: A History Of Violence - West Chester, PA - He may have seemed normal to some, but the man behind a Chester County retirement home shooting ...

West Chester Henderson HS Student Arrested For Bomb Threat: Cops

West Chester Student Arrested For Bomb Threat - West Chester, PA - Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old West Chester Henderson HS student for ...

West Chester Henderson High School students protest election of Donald Trump  Daily Local News

About 25 students walked out of classes at West Chester Henderson High School Tuesday afternoon in protest over the election of Donald Trump as president.

Parkland sparks school safety talk in West Chester  Daily Local News

WEST GOSHEN >> In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting where 17 students and teachers were killed, the West Chester Area School District threw ...

Henderson student finds nothing beats adopting a rescue dog  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER — While Fuzzy, Rover and Max might be man's best friend, a female Henderson High School student has fallen in love with rescue dog Stella.

West Chester East Gym to be named after beloved educator and coach  Daily Local News

West Chester >> Emotions will run high Thursday evening at West Chester East High School, and not just because of the basketball rivalry between the Vikings ...

West Chester YMCAs to host training camp for Special Olympics  Daily Local News

West Chester >> Special Olympics Pennsylvania has announced various West Chester, YMCA locations as the host of its 2018 Special Olympics USA Games ...

Teachers work together to help underprivileged students | Local News |  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER — Members of the West Chester Area Education Association (WCAEA) recently worked together to ensure economically disadvantaged ...

Plogging combines running and picking up trash | National and World |  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Is it jogging or performing a community *service*? Plogging is a little bit of both and a great way for co-workers to share some time together ...

West Chester Christmas Parade will be bigger than ever this year  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER—It's that time again—get ready to ring in the holiday season with the annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade. This year is set to be the ...

School bomb scare suspect charged in West Chester  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> A Henderson High School student was arrested Dec. 11 by borough police and charged with threat to use weapons of mass destruction ...

Police celebrate with community for National Night Out  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Porch lights were turned on and hundreds of Chester County residents gathered in the streets to celebrate National Night Out. For the first ...

WATCH: West Chester Henderson Marching Band Performs National Anthem At Phillies Game

West Chester Henderson Marching Band - West Chester, PA - Watch this beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by the West Chester Henderson choir ...

Kids learn importance of voting during Constitution Day  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER — On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 delegates gathered together to sign the United States Constitution. On Sept. 17, 2018, 231 years later, students from ...

CCHOF: Former West Chester and Henderson basketball coach Jack McClellan made West Chester home  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Twice a year, former Coatesville coaching icon Ross Kershey vacations in Sarasota, Fla., and each time he would make the 15-mile drive ...

Deminski hopes to unseat Comitta in House race  Daily Local News

Republican business consultant and former legislative aide Nick Deminksi hopes to unseat first-term Democratic incumbent state representative and former ...

2 bomb scares rattle West Chester schools | News |  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> A pair of bomb scares emptied West Chester Area School district hallways on Wednesday and Thursday.

West Chester Man, Physical Therapist, Dies At 27  West Chester, PA Patch

West Chester Man Dies At 27 - West Chester, PA - Joe Conner "loved life and everything about it," according to his obituary.

Two counties tell the tale of a growing education gap

A college education has moved from an opportunity for upward mobility to a growing necessity in keeping up with the middle class.

3 West Chester High Schools Make Newsweeks 2016 National Rankings

West Chester, PA - The list, released today, ranked the 500 best high schools in the country for 2016. Three in West Chester made the list.

Hundreds salute veterans at parade in West Chester  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Many of those in attendance, both on and off the podium, spoke of the great sacrifices made by America's veterans, at Sunday's Veteran's ...

Students tell of death threats, racial epithets at West Chester East

Parents, students and residents met to talk about the situation at West Chester East High School. West Goshen police said they have a suspect in custody.

West Chester School District partners with Berlin Steel in valuable learning lesson  Daily Local News

West Chester >> Technology Education students from Henderson High School recently got a firsthand look into the world of steel design and fabrication. Twelve ...

Hatfield Man, Local Church Leader, Dies At 68  Montgomeryville, PA Patch

Hatfield Man, Local Church Leader, Dies At 68 - Montgomeryville-Lansdale, PA - "He was an avid Phillies fan, loved walking his dog, hiking, and in more recent ...

Henderson High holds annual Boys' Public Speaking Contest  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Students at Henderson High School recently took to the stage to compete in the 2017 D. Webster Meredith Boys' Public Speaking Contest.

Just call detective 'doctor' | National and World |  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Members of law enforcement are known by a variety of honorifics. “Patrolman,” for one. “Officer,” for another. “Detective,” “Sergeant ...

Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards  southern chester county weeklies

WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East's Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard ...

First from Chesco, McSwain sworn in as US Attorney  Daily Local News

PHILADELPHIA>> Chester County native William M. McSwain was formally installed into the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on ...

SUSAN NAUGHTON MORGAN  Bucks County Courier Times

Susan Naughton Morgan of Yardley passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, at her summer home in Avalon, N.J., Sept. 22, 2018. She was 58. Susan was ...

7 Main Line Area Running Clubs  Mainline Today

Looking to get back into shape or meet running buddies? Check out one of these Main Line-area running clubs. All Kinds of Fast. Spend your Wednesday ...

Young Artists Featured at 44th Annual Chester County High School Art Festival  MyChesCo

WEST CHESTER, PA — Nearly 500 works of art were on display at the 2018 Chester County High School Art Festival and 6th Congressional District Art Show.

You can now call this Chester County detective 'doctor'  The Mercury

WEST CHESTER >> Members of law enforcement are known by a variety of honorifics. “Patrolman,” for one. “Officer,” for another. “Detective,” “Sergeant ...

GameChangers: Andrew L. Hicks, Changing The Game By Building Bridges  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “With exposure and familiarity comes acceptance,” says Karen Hicks. That is a lesson she and her family learned from their son and ...

Where to Participate in National Night Out in Your Neighborhood  NBC 10 Philadelphia

National Night Out is Tuesday, when communities around the country will join their local police departments in games, food, and other activities designed to ...

4 arrested in murder of West Chester high school student  The Delaware County Daily Times

WEST CHESTER >> Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery and murder of a 17-year-old Henderson High School student, ...

West Chester High School Alumni Association award scholarships  Daily Local News

The West Chester High School Alumni Association has awarded 12 $1000 scholarships to four students from each of the three West Chester area high schools.

Field Hockey Signs Five for 2019 Class  Drexel Dragons

PHILADELPHIA – Head Coach Denise Zelenak and the Drexel field hockey team have announced the signings of five student-athletes for their incoming class ...

‘Basically brothers,’ the Zandi cousins teammates at last at Villanova  Brotherly Game

When Villanova opens their 2017 season tonight in Charlottesville, Virginia they'll do so with a pair of Zandis on the squad and even more of their family ...

Lawrence J. Ent, mechanical engineer, dies at age 25 while playing soccer in Latrobe Park  Baltimore Sun

Lawrence James “Larry” Ent, a mechanical engineer and sports enthusiast, died April 19 while playing soccer with friends in Latrobe Park in Locust Point.

Gunman gets jail time in West Chester teen's death  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> A Coatesville man who authorities contended shot and killed a West Chester teenager he had never met in a sham drug deal pleaded ...

Giffords, Houlahan call for gun reform | News |  Daily Local News

COATESVILLE – Community members and local activists met with 6th District Democratic congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan and former U.S. Rep.

Merion Mercy Academy advances to state semi-finals in mock trial competition  The Delaware County Daily Times

MEDIA >> The PBA announces the Regional 7 Mock Trial Winners advancing to the State Semi-finals are Henderson High School from Chester County and ...

Chester County Girl, 15, Goes Missing: Cops | Phoenixville

WEST CHESTER, PA — A teenage girl has gone missing from her school and police are asking for the public's help in finding her.

David Armand Sprenkle, 65, retired music professor at West Chester University

"Students absolutely loved him," said a West Chester University official. "He was a very accomplished musician on his own, but also a perfect blend of the ...

West Chester Man, All Ches-Mont Football Star, Dies At 45

West Chester Man Passes Away - West Chester, PA - West Chester's Patrick Conway, 45, was a the football team's captain at Henderson High School, and an ...

West Chester Boy Helps Mock Trial Team Win Chesco Championship

DEVON, PA -- Devon Prep's Mock Trial Team won the Chester County Championship yesterday for the second consecutive year defeating Henderson High ...

West Chester Area School District announces National Merit Semifinalist, commended students  Daily Local News

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named 11 students from the West Chester Area School District (WCASD) National Merit Semifinalists for the ...

Nick Deminski announces bid to challenge state Rep. Carolyn Comitta  Daily Local News

West Chester >> Nick Deminski, a West Chester native and a lifelong Republican, announced his candidacy Wednesday to represent Pennsylvania's 156th ...

Delco Safe Schools Summit Set For Tuesday In Drexel Hill  Media, PA Patch

Delco Safe Schools Summit Set For Tuesday - Media, PA - Topics include conflict management, personal self-defense, securing and defending the classroom, ...

West Chester woman develops back brace for sleep  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Samantha Simmons's life changed during a track meet while she was attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Chester County schools rank in top 5 in SAT scores  Daily Local News

Two public high schools in Chester County were ranked in the top five schools in the state with highest average SAT scores, according to figures released ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $74,000 In Scholarships To 65 Greater Philadelphia Area High School Seniors  PR Newswire

TREVOSE, Pa., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the ...

West Chester Teen Who Fell Off Cliff Planned to Be a Doctor  NBC Philadelphia

Seventeen-year-old died Monday while on a family vacation in California.

Chesco chief to step down | National and World |  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> When James Vito was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Chester County Detectives Office, a reporter asked him whether that step ...

- Mount makes it to district semifinals and States  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher Two weeks ago, late free throws by senior Deirdre Regan helped Mount St. Joseph Academy exact revenge against the team that beat the ...

Taylor Nicole Jaeschke, 24  Herald-Mail Media

Taylor Nicole Jaeschke, 24, of West Chester, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Lancaster, Pa. Born July 13, 1993, in Lancaster, she is the ...

Woman sentenced to prison for 27-year-old friend's death in DUI crash in Kennett Square  southern chester county weeklies

WEST CHESTER >> Even though her death came almost three years ago, the raw emotions surrounding Kelly L. Smith Parker's passing — on display at the ...

Constitution Day celebrated in West Chester | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> When was the Constitution signed?, asked Dr. Joseph O'Brien, executive director of the Chester County Intermediate Unit. About 30 Owen ...

#TBT: The 1970 West Chester Halloween parade | National and World |  Daily Local News

Looking back to the Oct. 28, 1970 issue of the Daily Local's archives. To see and be seen. West Chester's Halloween celebrants turned out last night for the ...

West Chester Names Wagman As Tech Director  The Sanatoga Post

Pottsgrove Director of Technology and Communications Michael Wagman will begin a new job in the West Chester Area School District by November.

Philadelphia Union Off-season Rumor Tracker and Discussion Thread  Brotherly Game

Things have been relatively quiet on the Philadelphia Union front since the team bowed out of the playoffs on Halloween, but a few reports have surfaced of ...

Fair DistrictsPA forum takes on Gerrymandering  The Times of Chester County

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times. WEST CHESTER – Political strategist Karl Rove once said, “He who can control redistricting can control Congress.

Peekskill, Hastings only Westchester schools to win $10K grants for theater programs  The Journal News |

The grants, tied to NBC's new school-theater drama "Rise," will boost drama programs at 2 local high schools.

Pa. man hangs himself in public park, disrupting nearby schools

It was a gruesome scene: A man hanged himself at a popular Pa. park, forcing a local school district to try to protect students from witnessing the death.

Engagement: Van Hoorebeke -- Dunn | Lifestyle |  Daily Local News

Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Van Hoorebeke of West Chester, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria L. Van Hoorebeke to Edward G.

Wallingford-Swarthmore School District pays tribute to Jack Hontz  The Delaware County Daily Times

NETHER PROVIDENCE >> A double-barreled salute to the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District's former musical director ran the gamut from a high-powered ...

New mascot at Howse Elementary | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST WHITELAND >> The green tracks outside of Mary C. Howse Elementary School were signs of a new presence around the school.

Winners of RISE America Grants For School Theatre Programs Announced  Broadway World

Fifty high schools have risen above 1000 applicants to claim NBC's R.I.S.E. America grants. The program – inspired by the network's upcoming drama “Rise” ...

On Fox News, West Chester University Student Defends Donald Trump Vote

West Chester, PA - "It was a little bit intimidating going into class knowing that I am Republican and that I voted Republican," said one West Chester student.

Wissahickon High School band among 18 chosen for QVC West Chester Christmas Parade  Montgomery Newspapers

AMBLER >> Members of the Wissahickon High School Marching Band were decked out in Christmas lights Dec. 1, practicing their performance in the high ...

Local sports schedule, Saturday, December 9, 2017  Reading Eagle

College. Men's basketball. PSAC: Seton Hill at Kutztown, 3 p.m.. Commonwealth: Alvenia at Messiah, 4 p.m.. Women's basketball. PSAC: Seton Hill at Kutztown, ...

Investigating a 42-year-old homicide case | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER - The final time that Dwayne Lawrence saw his older sister alive, 42 years ago, he was 8 and she was standing next to him in a line.

College Signing Day Tracker  Brotherly Game

Tracking Philadelphia Union Academy and other signings of local importance on the first day of the college soccer signing period.

RIP Christopher C. Curry  Newport Buzz

Christopher Condon Curry 46 , of Temecula CA., died of cancer on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Loma Linda University Hospital in Murrieta, Ca. He rallied ...

Phoenixvilles Girls in Medicine Programs Honors Local Students

Phoenixville, PA - Dozens of girls from around the area were recently honored at a "white coat" ceremony for their achievements in a medicine program.

Phoenixville Clinic Launches Girls In Medicine Program  Mainline Today

The unique internship opportunity Girls in Medicine encourages local high school students to pursue medical careers.

Judge Mark Bruno acquitted, reflects on ordeal | National and World  Daily Local News

Starting in late May, regular commuters of the R5 SEPTA train from Exton to Philadelphia were joined on the daily trip by a new passenger.

GEOGHEGAN: Cheyney University athletes, coaches locked out of facilities as athletic programs hang by a thread  Daily Local News

THORNBURY >> You would be hard-pressed to find anyone associated with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference who was surprised to hear that ...

13 Local Charities to Support This Holiday Season  Mainline Today

For Giving Tuesday 2016, give clothes, toys, food and other financial donations to these Philadelphia area based charities.

- Locals runners excel at Distance Festival  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher More than 30 area runners travelled out to West Chester last Tuesday evening to compete in the 10th Annual John Hay Memorial Distance.

A Q&A with Kate Young on Fair Districts PA and the fight against gerrymandering  The Unionville Times

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times. Recently I spoke with Kate Young about Fair Districts PA and its campaign to do away ...

Parents warned not to serve alcohol to minors | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> About a dozen community leaders visited distributor Beermill, on Chestnut Street, to urge adults to not supply youth with alcohol.

Men's Soccer Signs Six Players to National Letters of Intent  Villanova University Official Athletic Site

Feb. 23, 2017 Villanova, Pa. -A group of six outstanding student-athletes headlines the Villanova Men's Soccer recruiting class of 2021. The newcomers will ...

Revision to 2017 Best High Schools Rankings | Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings  U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News has revised the ranks of six public high schools.

Football Announces Recruiting Class  Bucknell University Official Athletic Site

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell head football coach Joe Susan announced 19 new members to the Bison football program on Wednesday's National Signing Day.

- Two OT wins earn Mount a spot in state tourney  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher Winning both first-round and quarterfinal games in overtime in the PIAA District 1 Class 5A basketball tournament last week, Mount St.

UPDATED: No charges in West Goshen fatal stabbing  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> No criminal charges will be filed in the fatal, self-defense stabbing in West Goshen, a “family tragedy” that occurred when two brothers ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $188,000 in Scholarships to 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $188,000 in scholarships for ...

Homicides raise concerns of crime among young people  The Mercury

Although the city of Coatesville had its first homicide in about three years on Oct. 4, this is not necessarily indicative of a rise in violent crime in Coatesville or.

Time at West Chster paved way to Gersbach's NFL career  Daily Local News

DEVON >> Nearly a half century after deciding to play college football at West Chester, Carl Gersbach still considers the move one of the best he's ever made.

Engaged in the world, Army general honored at home

Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, head of the U.S. Africa Command, the nation's former deputy commander in Afghanistan, and the leader of many other ...

Women's Track/Cross Country Signs Two Recruits for the 2015-16 Season  Temple University Athletics

PHILADELPHIA - Two recruits will join Temple's women's track and cross country team for the 2015-16 season. Maddie Bixler (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed ...

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