Virginia M. Scheetz of Landenberg

Virginia M. Scheetz, 84, of Landenberg, died Friday, Nov. 4, at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove. She was the wife of Wasson R. Scheetz, with whom she shared 59 glorious years of marriage. Wasson called Virginia his “Peach” and the great love of his life. Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late James and the late Martha (Hullinger) Burns.…

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Paul Francis Winters of Kennett Square

Paul Francis Winters, 58, of Kennett Square, died Monday, Nov. 7, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late John F. and Gladys Tinnin Winters. He was a self-employed auto body mechanic. Paul enjoyed ice hockey, drag racing, football, all sports, restoring cars, and being with his family and friends. He is survived by two brothers, Brian E. Winters and his wife…

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Chesco DA announces murder arrest

A 22-year-old, unemployed Coatesville resident is in custody on murder charges for allegedly shooting a veteran who had recently been treated at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and Coatesville Police Chief Jack Laufer announced the arrest of Sheron “Ryda” Purnell for the murder of Kevin Jalbert, 36,  in Coatesville on Oct. 3.  Purnell was taken into custody last…

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‘November Morning’

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'November Morning' in Chadds Ford Township is captured by Chadds Ford Live reader Katherine Lombardo.

Chadds Ford Live reader Katherine Lombardo captures "November Morning," a frost-kissed, scenic vista at the corner of Bullock and Creek roads in Chadds Ford Township.  

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Incumbents score down ballot wins

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Voters stand in line at Birmingham Friends Meeting waiting to cast their ballots in Tuesday's general election.

While the presidential election drove voter turnout and resulted in what many are saying is a major upset, incumbents won local seats in yesterday’s election. Republican Donald Trump scored a big win over Democrat Hillary Clinton in a race that most pollsters and pundits predicted would be close. Trump, who had never run for elective office before, won 289 electoral votes, 19 more than the…

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Longwood Fire to make chief a paid position

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Longwood Fire Company Chief A.J. McCarthy (right) will join the company's paid staff before the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Longwood Fire Company

After nearly two decades of service, the Longwood Fire Company chief knows a few things about the dangers of burning the candle at both ends. Chief A.J. McCarthy said the challenge of juggling a full-time job as a West Chester police officer with the responsibilities of being a volunteer fire chief and the father of two young children signaled a need for a change –…

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Police Log Nov. 9: False report, fake bills, thefts

• A 23-year-old man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint was charged with filing a false report to police. Isaiah Phillips told police that a gun-wielding assailant who demanded cash approached him on Johnson Farm Lane and that he complied out of fear. However, police said that further investigation revealed the report was false and that Phillips confessed to reporting an incident that never…

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