Archive for October 7th, 2014

A history of peace and arrest

Being arrested is nothing new for 80-year-old Joan Nicholson. She said she’s been taken into custody more times than she could recall off the top of her head. One of those times, however, did lead to a year in prison. Nicholson is, and has been, a peace activist. Her name might not be familiar, but motorists who drive by the Old Kennett Meeting near the entrance to ...

 
 

New roundabout date: ‘around Thanksgiving’

If all goes as planned, area residents might be able to give thanks for the opening of the Route 52 Roundabout along with their Thanksgiving feasts – a couple of months past the project’s scheduled completion date. Brad Rudolph, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, said the general contractor, Road-Con Inc. of West Chester, has been limited ...

 

Concord First appeals to Pa Supreme Court

Concord First has filed an appeal of two lower court decisions with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The citizens’ group wants the high court to overturn decisions denying a question being placed on the November ballot that would ask Concord Township voters whether or not they want the township to become a township of the first class. Concord First’s Colette Brown ...

 

Guilty plea to scam, weapons charges

A 44-year-old Chester County man - who played a role in the 2009 disbarment of a West Chester lawyer - pleaded guilty on Monday, Oct. 6, in federal court to crimes that authorities said enveloped Chester County and beyond. Istvan Merchenthaler, whose addresses have included Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, and Glenmoore, admitted committing wire fraud, ...