Kennett Square teen waives homicide hearing

The Kennett Square teen accused of fatally bludgeoning his girlfriend at Millersville University on Feb. 8 waived his preliminary hearing on Monday, April 6. Gregorio Orrostieta, 19, had been scheduled to appear before Lancaster County Magisterial District Judge Joshua R. Keller on Tuesday, April 7; however, the case will advance to Lancaster County Court without the need for prosecutors to prove that sufficient evidence existed…

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Joan Weaver Hanna of Wilmington

Joan Weaver Hanna, 80, of Wilmington, died Sunday, April 5, at Brandywine Nursing Home in Wilmington. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and the late Ruby Hart Weaver. She was a life-long Baptist and attended church regularly. Most important in her life were her family and friends. Survivors include one son, David A. Hanna and his wife Tracy of…

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Lee Fertig of Kennett Square

M. Lee Fertig, 76, of Kennett Square, died Friday April 3, surrounded by his family. Born in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Herbert M. and the late Geraldine (DePew) Fertig. Mr. Fertig served our country in the Navy. He attended Ryder College where he met his sweetheart and future wife, Mary Pyle Fertig enjoying 53 years of marriage. Lee owned his own…

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Horace Pippin: The Way I See It

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Horace Pippin (1888-1946) Saying Prayers, 1943, oil on canvas. Collection Brandywine River Museum of Art. Museum purchase. The Betsy James Wyeth Fund

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents the first major exhibition of the works of Horace Pippin (1888-1946) in more than 20 years. Over 60 works will be borrowed from American museums, universities and private collections. Horace Pippin: The Way I See It opens April 25 through July 19, 2015. An artist esteemed for his bold, colorful and candid paintings reflecting life in the African…

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PECO to homeowners: Dial before you dig

April is National Safe Digging Month, and PECO reminds all customers and contractors to call 8-1-1 to have underground utility lines marked before digging. Nationwide, every six minutes someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 8-1-1, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 8-1-1 phone number and safe digging practices, a PECO press release said.…

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