Archive for April 27th, 2016

UHS student athletics

Unionville High School names student athlete seniors who will play their sport on the collegiate level.                                      

 
 

Academic Acknowledgement

• West Chester University will hold three commencement ceremonies in May to accommodate the 2,530 students eligible to graduate: 2,125 undergraduates and 405 graduate students. The undergraduate ceremonies will be held rain or shine in Farrell Stadium at 10 a.m. on  Saturday, May 7, for the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Visual and Performing Arts; and ...

 

Victory declared in three-for-one write-in race

While the write-in votes cast in the Republican primary for state representative in the 158th Legislative District won’t be official until mid-May, it appears that Eric Roe has won that race. Perry Bentley, the other Republican running a write-in campaign, issued the following concession statement: "While official results are not yet available, early returns indicate ...

 

Local voters mirror statewide primary results

For the most part, residents in Chester and Delaware counties were in step with statewide Pennsylvania results in the races for president, U.S. Senator, and attorney general in Tuesday’s primary election. In Chester County, Hillary Clinton got the nod for president on the Democratic side with 32,985 votes, or 55.2 percent, over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ...

 

Concert to combine powerful words, music

For years, a former psychology teacher at Unionville High School kept a searing secret – a skill that at one time probably saved his life. Decades after escaping unspeakable atrocities at Auschwitz, a notorious Nazi death camp during World War II, Joseph B. Hirt, 91, maintained his silence. Leary of broaching subjects that would generate pain for himself as well as ...

 

Concord votes for home rule

There’s going to be a new government in Concord Township and a new senator in Harrisburg. Beginning Jan. 1, Concord Township will no longer be operating under Pennsylvania’s Second Class Township Code. Township voters, including at least one incumbent supervisor, voted to have the township operate under a new Home Rule Charter. The vote was 2,674 for the charter, ...

 

Richard S. “Dick” Shoemaker of Westtown Township

Richard S. "Dick" Shoemaker, 84, of Westtown Township, died April 25. He was born in 1932 in Canton, Ohio to the late Carl and Esther (Mathias) Shoemaker. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife, Marian (Stauffer) Shoemaker. Richard and Marian were longtime residents of Chester County, living in Westtown for nearly 60 years. He retired from Boeing Aircraft Co. to ...

 

Police Log April 27: Accidents, DUIs, thefts

• An April 19, three-vehicle accident in Concord Township left one driver injured and cited for careless droving. A police report said Steven K. Steel, 28, of Elkton, Md., suffered a medical condition that left him unable to stop before striking a vehicle that was already stopped for a red light at Route 202 and Naaman’s Creek Road. That second vehicle hit another ...