Archive for February 26th, 2018

Animals seized in dog-fighting investigation

Rabbits, as well as dogs, were seized in the raid.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA took six dogs and four rabbits into its care on Wednesday, Feb. 21, following their seizure by Pennsylvania State Police at a residence in Coatesville. The dogs were seized as evidence in the case against a man now facing charges that include cruelty to animals and possession of dog fighting paraphernalia, including treadmills and medical ...

 
 

Linda M. Spohn of Lincoln University

Linda M. Spohn, 68, of Lincoln University, died Friday, Feb. 23, at her residence. She was the wife of Thomas J. Spohn, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Emidio and Virginia Kirkwood Urbani. Linda was an elementary school teacher, last teaching at the Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, retiring in 2011. ...

 

Arthur G. Basmajian of Kennett Square

Arthur G. Basmajian, 87, of Kennett Square, formerly of Havertown, died Friday, Feb. 23, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Bernice A. Tichian Basmajian, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Artin and the late Beatrice (Misirian) Basmajian. Art served our country during ...

 

Family Promise hires new case manager

Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a volunteer-driven nonprofit committed to helping families experiencing homelessness, welcomes Omar Henriquez as its new case manager. Henriquez will guide families through their housing crisis by providing the tools and encouragement to regain their housing, employment and become fully and permanently self-sufficient. ...

 

Carolyn Trimble

Carolyn Trimble died in Chester County Hospital on Feb. 20, due to surgical complications. She was 58. Carolyn was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in Wilmington, to parents Jess and Evelyn Bewley. She graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1977. She married Timothy Trimble in 1985 in West Grove. The Trimble’s moved into their first home in Landenberg in 1986. Carolyn ...

 

Adam Matthew Dilley, formerly of Kennett Square

Adam Matthew Dilley, 33 of Denver, Colo., formerly of Kennett Square, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 18, in Denver. Born in Lima, Pa., he was the son of Joseph and Concetta (Connie) Tavoni Dilley of Kennett Square. Matt, as he was known by friends and loved ones, worked in various customer service industries as he enjoyed working with people. He had a charisma that was ...

 

Brad William Giffin of Chadds Ford

Brad William Giffin, 26, of Chadds Ford, died at his home on Tuesday, Feb.20. He was born May 9, 1991 at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media; the son of Robert William Giffin and Linda Louise (Buck) Giffin. He attended Kennett High School and graduated in 2010. Following high school, he studied at Kutztown University. Brad was an avid fan of all things sports, ...

 

Fentanyl misuse can be deadly

Addiction to opioid drugs is a growing problem across the United States. Like other drugs associated with the crisis, fentanyl creates significant health risks for people who misuse and abuse it. New research published in the International Journal of Drug Policy suggests that more than half of overdose deaths are linked to fentanyl. While fentanyl on its own is a ...