Archive for December 9th, 2015

‘Pill Mill’ doctor sentenced 10 to 20 years

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Anthony D. Scanlon sentenced Dr. Lawrence Wean, 61, 10 to 20 years in a state correctional facility for illegally prescribing narcotics and filing false insurance claims. Wean was convicted by a jury on Oct. 2, of 99 counts of unlawful prescribing of controlled substance and all counts of insurance fraud, for examinations ...

 
 

Emily Anne Poole of West Chester

Emily Anne Poole, 88, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on Monday, Dec. 7.  She was the daughter of the late Louis Emil and Sarah Purdy Smith of Darby. She graduated from Ursinus College in 1949, where she met her future husband, Robert Poole, M.D.  They married on Dec. 23, 1949.  Anne worked as a science and health teacher and coached girl’s field hockey ...

 

Letter: Complete the loop road

In my first term as a township supervisor, I was happy to push forward the opening of the northwest leg of the loop road with the aid of then township engineer Jim Kelly and building inspector Rich Jensen. This was followed by meetings with the then board of Painter’s Crossing Condominiums, Henderson Developers and other landowners adjacent to what would be the ...

 

Couple accused of witness intimidation

If you’re facing drug charges, it helps to have an accomplice in the court system – at least that’s what a 25-year-old defendant apparently thought. Now Kenneth “War” Wylie and his girlfriend, Chanel Turner, 23, a receptionist for the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department, are both accused of felony witness intimidation, said Chester County District Attorney ...

 

Art Watch: Vet’s sculpture has primordial reach

Jill Beech coral forms

One of my favorite local sculptors is Jill Beech, and she will be having her annual studio sale this Saturday December 12th 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Even though she is still not planning to create a website, Jill has a large loyal following of collectors, including me, who wait for her studio sale announcement every year. I already bought 6 of her pieces last weekend, ...

 

Concord to hold line on taxes

Concord Township supervisors are holding the line on taxes. Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi said during a Dec. 8 preliminary budget meeting that the proposed budget for 2016 has no tax increase. This is the sixth consecutive year without a tax hike, he said. The budget, scheduled for adoption during a Dec. 15 meeting, is balanced with revenue and expenses ...

 

Police Log: Burglary, DUIs, accidents

• State police are investigating a burglary on William Beardsley Road in Concord Township on Dec. 4. A report said someone forced his or her way into the residence sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and stole jewelry, guitars and an entertainment system. • State police cited Victor S. Bethea II, 29, of Sharon Hill, after he lost control of his Honda Accord and ...