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This Texas Longhorn is so friendly, it will never be butchered; horns measure 115 inches |Feb 24, 2018

LUDWIG’S CORNER >> If you want to see the cattle with the largest horn spread in the United States, you’ll have to travel to Kansas, where a steer with a spread of 117.2 inches was measured at a competition held by Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America.

Fundraiser set for Kennett Square woman who needs to replace aging service dog |Feb 24, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> For the last 11 years, Lisa Parrish’s service dog has helped her to get around. A Type 1 Diabetic since the age of 12, Parish relies on the dog for just about everything.

Auditor General: Kennett Square VFRA lacking |Feb 23, 2018

HARRISBURG >> Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighters’ relief associations in 21 counties in Pennsylvania, and it was discovered Kennett Square Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association has inadequate relief association bylaws.

Ex-pastor at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford faces trial on drug, theft charges |Feb 23, 2018

CONCORD >> The former pastor at St. Cornelius Church Thursday waived a preliminary hearing on charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and theft, his defense attorney said.

Kennett police working proactively to keep kids safe at school |Feb 23, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the wake of the rash of school shootings this year, Kennett Square Police Chief William Holdsworth wants parents to know police are proactively working to protect students.

Dog fighting ring broken up in East Marlborough; gun, pit bulls, drugs seized |Feb 23, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Police this week arrested a Coatesville man in connection with a dog fighting and drug ring operating out of an East Marlborough Township home, that involved pit bulls, drugs and guns.

Chesco Sheriff’s office updates 10 Most Wanted list |Feb 23, 2018

West Chester >> The Chester County Sheriff’s Office has released an updated list of its most-wanted fugitives.

Empty Bowls meals fill the fire hall twice |Feb 23, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Gentrification is a word that has good and dubious connotations.

Kennett High Finance Club visits New York Stock Exchange |Feb 22, 2018

Kennett Square >> The Kennett High School Finance Club was founded in the fall of 2016 by a few students who wanted to form an organization that fed their growing interest in investing and emphasized not only education but also philanthropy.

Kennett High Model UN Club impressive at two conferences |Feb 22, 2018

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School Model UN club members recently attended a conference at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. Kennett students participated in a variety of activities as they debated world issues and crises.

Kennett High Mock Trial Team places fourth |Feb 22, 2018

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School’s Mock Trial Senior Team placed fourth out of eighteen teams in the Chester County Round of this year’s statewide Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Kennett Square native helping to train Navy’s best pilots |Feb 22, 2018

Fallon, Nev. >> In Nevada’s high desert is the Navy’s premiere tactical air warfare training center, home to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center and it’s Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, known to the world as TOPGUN.

Kennett Township police force gets five-year contract |Feb 22, 2018

Kennett Township >> The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors has approved a five-year employment contract with its municipal police force.

PLCB accepting bids for expired liquor licenses |Feb 21, 2018

Harrisburg >> The fifth round of bidding is underway for expired restaurant liquor licenses in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Tuesday issued an invitation to bid in the latest auction for the expired licenses.

Students at West Chester schools plan walkout over gun violence |Feb 20, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Students at all three of West Chester’s high schools – Rustin, East and Henderson – will participate in a 17-minute walkout March 14 in a unified demonstration seeking common sense gun reform and to make schools safer.

Four new stores to open at Shoppes at Longwood: Ross Dress for Less, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Ulta and OshKosh B’gosh |Feb 20, 2018

East Marlborough >> Four new retail stores will soon open at the Shoppes at Longwood, which has been closed for several years after Super Fresh moved out.

‘Jazz Along the Brandywine set Feb. 24 at Unionville High School |Feb 19, 2018

East Marlborough >> Experience the sounds of booming brass, toe-tapping percussion and sultry solos at the 20th Annual Jazz Along the Brandywine on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Unionville High School in Kennett Square from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card on view locally |Feb 19, 2018

Winterthur, DE >> A Honus Wagner baseball card (ca. 1909−11), one of the rarest and most iconic of all sports-related objects, will be on view at Winterthur this spring. In this Eye on the Iconic exhibit, a prized Wagner card from the New York Public Library will be displayed along side a “Hans Wagner” cigar box label from the Winterthur Library collection.

Victoria Wyeth to discuss family’s artistic legacy at Uptown! |Feb 19, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Although Victoria Wyeth comes from a long line of Chester County artists, she’ll tell you that being Andrew Wyeth’s granddaughter is no guarantee that she can paint.

Search ramps up for puppy swept away into Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township |Feb 19, 2018

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Hundreds of pet lovers, many of them strangers, have joined “Team Piper” seeking the return of a 16-week-old black Labrador retriever puppy.

Unionville getting new scoreboards thanks to $46,570 donation from URA; mascot still an issue |Feb 19, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There will be new state-of-the-art LED scoreboards at Unionville High School’s varsity baseball and softball fields this year, thanks to a donation by the Unionville Recreation Association.

McLeod receives praise and cheers as ‘Outstanding Citizen’ |Feb 18, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Outstanding Citizen 2017 Jim McLeod received a rousing reception at Longwood Gardens on Saturday night as the audience members rose and applauded him with a standing ovation.

West Chester boy, 11, gets jury summons after county changes vendors |Feb 16, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Luke Fox has a really good reason to bail out of jury duty.

At age 104, woman runs out of money; fundraiser established |Feb 16, 2018

MEDIA >> It’s the problem most people fear when they get older – outliving their money.

New Commissioner in New Garden |Feb 16, 2018

New Garden’s newest Commissioner, Michael A. Ranieri. is sworn in by Judge Matthew Seavey on Feb. 15 at the Public Safety Commissioners meeting. He is replacing Commissioner Randy Geouque whose term has ended.

Scanlon: West Chester schools taking a number of security precautions |Feb 15, 2018

West Chester >> In wake of the school shooting at a Florida High School Wednesday, Jim Scanlon, superintendent of the West Chester Area School District, is reminding parents that the district has set in place a number of security provisions to keep students safe.

Mainstreet Inc. aims to boost the town |Feb 15, 2018

OXFORD >> Brian Wenzka became the new executive director at Oxford Mainstreet, Inc., (OMI) in September but some residents may not know him yet.

Summer 2018 driving season may be most expensive since 2014 |Feb 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> Like the stock market in recent weeks, gasoline prices across the region have been up and down over the last several months. And while prices may have dipped a bit in the last few days, AAA is forecasting a rise in prices — just in time for the summer driving season.

Christianna Hannum wins Winnie award for documentary on Nancy Penn Smith Hannum |Feb 14, 2018

Unionville >> Goodnight Ladies, a 37-minute documentary film about the world’s most famous Master of Fox Hounds, Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, has won a Winnie award at the Equus Film Festival for best of Equestrian History.

Kennett area household bombarded with six large take-out orders it never placed |Feb 14, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> A Kennett area home was deluged with food delivery orders over the weekend, orders they never placed.

Dane Decor in Downingtown up for sale |Feb 14, 2018

Downingtown >> The owners of Dane Décor will be selling their iconic property at 216 and 222 East Lancaster Ave, in Downingtown. The business will remain open while the property is listed.

LETTER: Unionville Indian mascot must be preserved |Feb 13, 2018

The Unionville-Chadds Ford students who are advocating the removal of our Indian Mascot are showing their historic ignorance and possibly their bigotry. The Lenape Indians lived in our region long before European immigrants arrived and slowly, mainly peacefully, push their Indian neighbors to the west.

Kennett school officials plan 2.2 percent real estate tax hike |Feb 13, 2018

Kennett Square >> Residents of the Kennett school district might see their real-estate taxes go up by 2.27 percent under a proposed preliminary budget.

No injuries in crash at Route 1 intersection in Concord during funeral procession |Feb 13, 2018

Concord Township >> No one was injured in a three-vehicle crash Feb. 3 when a car traveled through a green light and collided with a car in a funeral procession at the intersection of Route 1 and Cheney Road in Concord Township, police said.

Kennett High School’s Mini-Thon set for Feb. 23-24 |Feb 12, 2018

Kennett Square >> A dedicated and enthusiastic group of over two hundred KHS students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 23, to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for Mini-THON, an event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

A new rectory for Assumption and St. Rocco |Feb 12, 2018

WEST GROVE >> Assumption BVM Pastor Father Scott Brockson has announced the sale of the old Blessed Virgin Mary Church complex that sits along Evergreen Avenue in the borough. In all it includes the church, the rectory and the convent, and it occupies 1.

Two killed in West Goshen crash |Feb 11, 2018

WEST GOSHEN>>Two West Chester residents were killed in a head on crash when a northbound 2018 Volvo S90 crossed into the southbound lane, just before midnight Saturday night, at 1000 Pottstown Pike.

Primo’s to open its 52nd Pa. store in Kennett on Tuesday; first 100 to get free hoagie |Feb 11, 2018

Staff Report Kennett Square >> On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 the Primo Hoagies organization will welcome their newest franchise to the Philadelphia market at 1278 Baltimore Pike, Toughenamon, PA.

Hundreds enjoy Chocolate Lovers Festival; winners announced |Feb 11, 2018

Kennett Square >> Hundreds of people attended the annual Chocolate Lovers Festival in Kennett Square Sunday, despite downpours at times.

Scores take the polar plunge; record funding achieved |Feb 10, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> About 100 people took the Polar Plunge Saturday morning, taking a dip in the icy Brandywine River, all to raise money to help the local environment. Now in its 10th year, more money was raised this year than in any other year.

Montgomery County DA: Bill Cosby’s claims of prosecutorial misconduct are ‘false’ |Feb 9, 2018

NORRISTOWN >> Prosecutors, in court papers, argued the accusations of prosecutorial misconduct leveled by Bill Cosby’s defense team are “misrepresentations and false claims” and urged a judge to deny a defense request that sex assault charges be dismissed against the actor.

Armed robber hits Jersey Mike’s in Chadds Ford |Feb 9, 2018

Chadds Ford Township >> The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Feb. 8, 2018 at Jersey Mike’s Subs, which is located at 1700 block of Wilmington West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County.

Officials begin planning for roundabout in Kennett Township; cost pegged at $2.6 million |Feb 9, 2018

Kennett Township >> A near-capacity crowd gathered at Kennett Township’s municipal building Wednesday night to see if a roundabout was the answer to chronic congestion at the Five Points intersection.

Three Avon Grove seniors honored for saving life of elderly man |Feb 9, 2018

Jennersville >> Three Avon Grove seniors were honored Feb. 7 for saving the life of an elderly man at the Jennersville YMCA in December.

Landenberg woman announces candidacy for 13th District seat |Feb 9, 2018

COCHRANVILLE >> Sue Walker, a Democrat and a resident of Landenberg, has announced her candidacy for the state House of Representatives, 13th District. The seat has been held for the past eight years by Republican incumbent John Lawrence.

Funding approved for troubled Baltimore Pike-Newark Road intersection |Feb 8, 2018

NEW GARDEN >> Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects, including $2 million for improvements to the Baltimore Pike/Newark Road intersection in New Garden Township, will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Eagles safety Rodney McLeod appearing in Glen Mills Friday |Feb 7, 2018

Glen Mills >> Rodney McLeod, a safety for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, will be at the Smoothie King in Glen Mills Friday, Feb. 9, and will sign autographs.

Local attorney challenging Barrar for 160th state House seat |Feb 7, 2018

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Anton Andrew, a Kennett Township attorney, on Wednesday announced his intention to seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in the 160th district. Andrew, a Democrat, seeks to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar, who has held the seat for the past 21 years.

Bill introduced to raise minimum wage in Pa to $12 per hour; $9 for tipped workers |Feb 6, 2018

Harrisburg >> State Sen. Christine Tartaglione announced recently introduced legislation that proposes to raise Pennsylvania’s long-stagnant minimum wage. Surrounded by colleagues in the General Assembly, other workers’ advocates and members of Raise the Wage PA, Tartaglione announced the details of Senate Bill 1044 that would impact millions of low-wage Pennsylvanians.

54-unit development clears hurdle in East Marlborough |Feb 6, 2018

East Marlborough >> The East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors has approved a conditional use order for a 54-unit twin-house development proposed by Doug White for a 22.6-acre tract located at the intersection of Gale Lane and Walnut Road.