Archive for October 14th, 2016

Roadwork for week of Oct. 15

PennDOT has announced the following road projects which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 15 through Oct. 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Patricia Lane in Concord Township will be the site of utility installation at Glenview ...

 
 

Delco man guilty in death of Chesco father

A Delaware County judge convicted a 20-year-old Chester on Friday, Oct. 14, of killing a West Chester man more than a year ago. Judge Gregory M. Mallon found Leyron D. Johns, 20, of Chester, guilty of first-degree murder for the July 27, 2015, fatal shooting of Joseph Torres, 27, a West Chester carpenter and father. Johns was also found guilty of robbery and ...

 

Trust’s effort to save 1,505-acre farm advances

Natural Lands Trust announced a major milestone in its effort to preserve 1,505 acres in northern Chester County known as Bryn Coed Farms. On Sept. 28, Natural Lands Trust and the current property owners, the Dietrich family, executed an agreement of sale for the property. Natural Lands Trust now has six months to conduct due diligence, including Phase II ...

 

Olen M. Grimes of Lincoln University

Olen M. Grimes, Jr., 54, of Lincoln University, died suddenly on Monday, Oct. 10, at his home due to a heart attack. He was the beloved husband of Roxann Carter Grimes, with whom he shared 18 years of marriage. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a son of the late Olen M. and Ann (Kane) Grimes. Mr. Grimes was a 1980 graduate of Kennett High School. He served in the ...

 

32-year-old pedestrian dies in Rt. 1 crash

A 32-year-old West Chester pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Route 1 on Thursday, Oct. 13. State police from the Avondale barracks said at 7:23 p.m., Matthew Lane entered the northbound side of Route 1 at its intersection with School House Road, where he was hit by a vehicle driven by Shawn Rose of Westover. Lane was pronounced dead at the scene by ...

 

Acme launches wine sales

With a change in state liquor laws, supermarkets may now sell wine as well as beer. The Acme Market in Concordville launched its wine sales with a brief ceremony Thursday. The only dignitaries taking part were state Sen. Tom Killion and state Rep. Steve Barrar — both of whom are running for re-election. They both like the loosening of laws on where beer and wine may ...

 

The Human Resource: Know your rights, know you’re right

During two plus decades of interaction with employers and employees as a human resource professional, I have encountered countless situations in which negative or terrible results were observed simply because individuals failed to know or understand their rights. It is a terrible situation to be in, to face a series of events or take a course of action that is wrong ...