Archive for January 27th, 2016

2 area preservation projects win state funding

A project to turn part of the historic Strode's Mill crossroads in East Bradford Township from an eyesore into an asset gets a boost from an $84,000 state grant.

Updated at 8 p.m. with comment from Friends of Strode's Mill Two area preservation projects are among five Chester County initiatives that will share more than $1.6 million in grant funding through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in a press release. The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester ...

 
 

Chesco Voter Services assistant gets top job

The Chester County Commissioners announced on Wednesday, Jan. 27, that the new director of the Department of Voter Services has been selected from within the department. Kara Rahn, a resident of Honey Brook, has served as assistant director of Chester County Voter Services and is skilled in the Pennsylvania Election Code and in all election programming software, a ...

 

Minnie Eldreth of West Grove

Minnie Eldreth, 100, of West Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, at her residence. She was the wife of Gene Eldreth, who died in 1980, and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Her first husband Byard Blevins, died in 1948. Born in Lansing, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Mary Miller Pennington. Minnie was a certified nursing assistant, at Pocopson ...

 

Alleged witness intimidator in custody

After being on the lam for more than three months, a Coatesville man surrendered to Chester County Detectives on Tuesday, Jan. 26, several days after police visited the homes of his mother and girlfriend during a warrant sweep, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. In December, Hogan had vowed to bring Kenneth “War” Wylie, 25, to justice, suggesting that ...

 

William J. Vignola of West Chester

  William J. Vignola, 84, of West Chester,  and formerly of Aston, died Jan. 20. Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931, William was the son of the late John and Rose (McCullough) Vignola. William was a graduate of John Bartram High School in Southwest Philadelphia, where he was captain of the football team. He then graduated from Gettysburg College, where he played ...

 

Nils Bengston of West Chester

Nils Bengston, 83, of West Chester, formerly of Melrose, Mass., Trumbull and Huntington, Conn., died Jan. 21. Born in Melrose, Mass. in 1932, he was the son of the late Nils B. and Irma (nee Ostling) Bengston. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Turro); the loving father of Nils Peter (Barbara) and Gregory B. (Eileen); grandfather of Gabriella, Liam, and ...

 

Police Log Jan. 27: Fugitive, thefts, DUIs

• A Jan. 19 hit-and-run accident on Route 202 in Concord Township helped land a Seaford, Del. man in jail. A state police report identified the suspect as Linwood Bruce Burley, 56. According to the report, troopers had responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident near Johnson Farm Lane at 5:41 p.m. and learned from a witness that the operator of a silver Honda ...

 

Film festival to inspire ‘Change of Course’

Once again, local host Trail Creek Outfitters is bringing the 14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – the country’s largest environmental film festival – to the area. This year’s theme, “A Change of Course,” focuses on pressing issues surrounding water.  The films aim to inspire dialogue and encourage change in the way people interact with the environment, ...