Berks County Court of Common Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sprecher speaks at the annual luncheon for the League of Women Voters of Chester County about criminal justice reform on Tuesday in West Chester. (Candice Monhollan)

Berks County judge calls for criminal justice, prison reform

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. This is the second story in a series looking at prison reform in the United States, especially in ...

West Chester Borough passed a Stream Protection Fee ordinance to help make repair and clean local streams, including Goose Creek. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester adopts Stream Protection Fee ordinance

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The borough is attempting to improve the quality of the streams in the area in ...

Students were able to take apart old household appliances, such as radios, alarm clocks and more, to help come up with a new invention as part of Camp Invention. (Candice Monhollan)

Camp Invention in West Chester Area School District encourages kids to create and invent

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Just because it’s officially summertime doesn’t mean it’s time for children to stop exercising their ...

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Berks County Court of Common Appeals Judge Jeffrey Sprecher speaks at the annual luncheon for the League of Women Voters of Chester County about criminal justice reform on Tuesday in West Chester. (Candice Monhollan)

Berks County judge calls for criminal justice, prison reform

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. This is the second story in a series looking at prison reform in the United States, especially in Pennsylvania and local counties, and the impact of Norway’s Correctional System. WEST CHESTER — Judge Jeffrey Sprecher knows something has to change in the criminal […]

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West Chester Borough passed a Stream Protection Fee ordinance to help make repair and clean local streams, including Goose Creek. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester adopts Stream Protection Fee ordinance

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The borough is attempting to improve the quality of the streams in the area in an effort to be in line with state and federal mandates. As a result, borough council unanimously adopted the Stream Protection Fee ordinance Monday night […]

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Students were able to take apart old household appliances, such as radios, alarm clocks and more, to help come up with a new invention as part of Camp Invention. (Candice Monhollan)

Camp Invention in West Chester Area School District encourages kids to create and invent

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Just because it’s officially summertime doesn’t mean it’s time for children to stop exercising their brain, and that’s where Camp Invention comes in handy in the West Chester Area School District. The weeklong camp, held once in June and again […]

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Pictured is the West Chester Area School District Spellman Administration Building, located along Paoli Pike in West Goshen.  (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester Area Schoool District looking to sell administration building

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Walking along the hallways of the Spellman Administration Building, it’s impossible to not see how old the administrative home of the West Chester Area School District is. The building, located along Paoli Pike, is 92 years old – and shows […]

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West Chester University professor Sami Abdel-Salam and Deputy Warden Jan Strømnes spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on June 6. From left: Lisa Miller, graduate student, criminal justice, WCU; Petter Wilhelmsen, American College of Norway; Jona Pedersen, American College of Norway; Brenna Turner, undergraduate student, criminal justice, WCU; Abdel-Salam, WCU Department of Criminal Justice; and Strømnes, Halden Prison. (Sami Abdel-Salam)

WCU professor speaks at Nobel Peace Prize Forum

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. This is the first story in a series looking at prison reform in the United States, especially in Pennsylvania and local counties, and the impact of […]

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Representatives from West Chester Borough and West Chester University gathered together as advisors for West Chester Together, a project to promote shared community values and positive community norms. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester Borough, West Chester University unite for West Chester Together

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — A group of representatives from both the West Chester Borough and West Chester University has been referred to as a “legacy project” by Mayor Carolyn Comitta. These advisors from both contingents came together Tuesday morning at the Sykes Student Union […]

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Dozens gather to remember Orlando victims in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The tragedy in Orlando on June 12 sent shockwaves across the nation. Those ripples of sorrow, anger and cries for change have even reached West Chester. On Wednesday night, people of all religious […]

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The first confirmed case of the Zika virus has reached Chester County, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (WebMD)

Zika virus confirmed in Chester County

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Mercury‘s website, The Times Herald‘s website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — The Zika virus has officially reached Chester County as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified the Chester […]

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Glen Acres Elementary School kindergarteners perform a song and dance at the school’s 50th birthday celebration. (Tracey Dukert)

Two West Chester elementaries celebrate 50 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Known as the “Golden Jubilee,” celebrating 50 years can be a significant milestone. It wasn’t a marriage anniversary, but a birthday for two elementary schools in the West Chester Area School District. On June 2, both Glen Acres Elementary and Penn Wood Elementary […]

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Chester County Food Bank going mobile with produce truck

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. COATESVILLE — Summer is the time of the year to see gardens and farms flourishing and farmer’s markets springing all over the county. Even with the greenery growing in abundance, not everyone in Chester County has access to affordable, nutritious food such as […]

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Food bank, United Way gather PB&J donations

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. UWCHLAN — There is no easier lunch to make, whether an adult or a child, than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For many children in Chester County, though, they don’t have access to the ingredients of the sandwich, or lunch in general. […]

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West Chester residents rally for gun violence protection

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — People in orange were marching around the streets of West Chester Thursday morning as part of the national Gun Violence Awareness Day. Even more so because, as of a proclamation unanimously approved by the borough council and read aloud by […]

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Philly Union’s Washington visits St. Agnes School in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Just in case Philadelphia 76er Robert Covington didn’t get the point across about staying healthy and fit last week, the students at the St. Agnes School were able to learn similar lessons Tuesday with a different athlete. As part of […]

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West Chester Henderson seniors in the AP Physics class built and programmed robots and then shared their work with second graders at Fern Hill Elementary School on Thursday. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester seniors, second graders share robots

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — High school seniors and second graders mixed together in the gymnasium of Fern Hill Elementary School on Friday for a unique experience. Both sets of students programmed robots this year and, as a fun end-of-the-year get-together, they shared what they […]

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West Chester Area School District passes final budget with 2.7-percent tax increase

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It has seemed like a more arduous road than usual for the West Chester Area School District when figuring out the budget for the 2016-17 school year. The guessing game of a state budget did no favors, but with it […]

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Philly 76er keeps St. Agnes students fit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Teaching young students to stay fit may sometimes result with an in-one-ear-and-out-the-other, but that can be where a professional athlete steps in. Robert Covington, a small forward for the Philadelphia 76ers, spent Tuesday morning with sixth- graders from the St. […]

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The West Chester Borough agreed to a settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals/Pfizer after years of a back-and-forth struggle over the Goose Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant bills. (Jim Callahan)

West Chester agrees to settle litigation with Wyeth, Pfizer

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — It has been a long process, but West Chester ended the long battle with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer in a draw after the borough council voted to approve a settlement agreement on May 18. “While the borough has full faith […]

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‘Old Glory’ salutes local law enforcement

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Dave Pawlewicz’s American flag may have started off as just a simple, store-bought flag in 1999, but almost 20 years later, that flag, named Old Glory, has become well-known and has flown over historic and significant locations across the globe. […]

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Here is a view of West Chester residents who attended a special meeting Thursday night about a string of home burglaries in the borough over the last two months. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester officials conduct special meeting about burglaries

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — A string of home burglaries over the last two months in West Chester led borough police and Mayor Carolyn Comitta to conduct a special meeting for residents on Thursday night. “The No. 1 thing everyone wants in our community is […]

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Uptown! Entertainment Alliance celebrates the groundbreaking to turn the old National Guard Armory building into a theater for film and live performances on Wednesday. (Candice Monhollan)

Construction starts this week to turn Armory building in West Chester into a theater

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Uptown! Entertainment Alliance has been working to bring a theater to West Chester for over five years, but during that time, it has all been coming together either in drawings and writing. Now, the reality is here as Uptown! (UEA) […]

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Malvern Prep students in the Social Entrepreneurship class presented their final projects in front of a panel with a CEO on Tuesday afternoon. (Candice Monhollan)

Malvern Prep students try to find solutions to social impacts

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. MALVERN — Teenagers are always faced with problems of growing into an adult, but some students at Malvern Preparatory School were asked to take a look at a larger problem — one that doesn’t necessarily affect them. Twenty-one students, guided by faculty and […]

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Four Westtown residents received commendations for their work during the Jan. 23 blizzard during the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting on May 16. From left, Edmund “Ted” Lewis, of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department; Mike King, of the Westtown Public Works Department; Andrew Lang, of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department; and Dean Stafford, of the Westtown Public Works Department. (Candice Monhollan)

Four Westtown residents receive commendations

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — With the mounting snow in a short period of time during the blizzard this past winter, a Westtown resident collapsed from a heart attack while shoveling his driveway on Jan. 23 with no way for first responders to reach him. That’s […]

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West Chester Henderson High School held an assembly on the Power of Identity on Thursday, exploring the idea of identity through culture, race, religion and more through expression of poetry and spoken word. (Tracey Dukert)

Cultural identity expressed at West Chester Henderson High School

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — West Chester Henderson High School’s Jen Gallagher had planned the assembly to be different, but with time constraints, she had to change some ideas around. However, what came out of the Power of Identity: Cultural Celebration left an impact with […]

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West Chester police and Marine Corps League members carry the coffin of former West Chester Mayor Dick Yoder from St. Agnes Church. Yoder was the two-term mayor of West Chester. He served as mayor from 2002 to 2010, and he was a six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. (Candice Monhollan)

Friends, family and the community say goodbye to former West Chester Mayor Richard “Dick” Yoder

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — For a man who spent so much of his life promoting West Chester and almost all of it living in West Chester, it was a fitting tribute to have that very same community pay its respects back on Thursday morning […]

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