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Hearing Begins for Crebilly Farm Development

Local builder Toll Brothers has submitted a conditional use application to build more than 300 homes on the more than 300-acre Crebilly Farm at the intersection of Routes 202 and 926. The hearing began at a Westtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday...

Victim Testifies in West Chester University Rape Trial

The Daily Local News is reporting that the alleged victim of a rape at West Chester University testified this week in the trial against her alleged assailant. Mauricio Sanjuan-Martinez, a 21-year-old man from Gettysburg, was arrested and charged by West Chester Police...

Work on New Paoli Train Station Kicks off Next Week

State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Paoli Train Station Project is set for next week. SEPTA and PennDOT will officially kick off the Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements Project on Tuesday, February 28th at...

Fundraiser Friday Night for Injured Rustin High Student

According to a report in the West Chester Patch, a fundraiser will be held Friday night for a girl who suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident in November. The event will raise money for West Chester High School senior Madeline Duffy, who is paralyzed from the...

Former Kennett Mayor to be Named Citizen of the Year

According to a report in the Kennett Paper, former Kennett Square Mayor Leon Spencer will be named Citizen of the Year next month. Spencer will be named at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Annual Dinner on March 24 at Longwood Gardens....

Chester County Deputy Sheriff Celebrates 30 Years on the Job

Hercules “Herc” Avello, celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office last month. The path was an unlikely choice for Avello, who expected to follow his father’s career path in the mushroom industry, working at the family business ACA...

Cousins Involved in Thefts from Walmart and Target

According to West Whiteland Township Police, 28-year-old Thomas Trego, of Coatesville, and 27-year-old Justin Trego, of Honey Brook, were charged with Retail Theft on February 12. The charges were filed after officers were dispatched to the Walmart store at 2:18 p.m.,...