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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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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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Justice Bennett, left, receives the 2016 Journalism Education Association’s Student Impact Award, given to him by Mark Newton, president of the association. (Kate Plows)

Malvern senior wins journalism awards

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Main Line Media News‘ website. Justice Bennett never pictured himself as a journalist when he started high school. In fact, the Malvern Prep senior didn’t even think his paper was very journalistic at that time. However, that all changed when he […]

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Starkweather Elementary School student receives Shining Star Award

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — In front of the entire fifth-grade class, Starkweather Elementary School’s Thomas Crook was honored as the recipient of the Keystone Federal Credit Union’s 2016 Shining Star Award. Near the end of the day on Friday, everyone gathered together in the school’s […]

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Chester County’s Youth Leadership Program celebrated and “graduated” its 2016 class during a banquet at the Radley Run Country Club on Thursday. (Candice Monhollan)

Chester County’s Youth Leadership Program graduates 2016 class

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. BIRMINGHAM — With May comes graduation season for schools across the country. Though the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) isn’t exactly a school, but rather a year-long program for Chester County students, the participants did get to celebrate a graduation of sorts during the […]

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One of the stations at East Goshen Elementary School’s Smart Night was ‘Reading Under the Stars,’ where students were able to curl up with a book under the “stars” on the cafeteria stage. (Candice Monhollan)

East Goshen Elementary’s Smart Night a hit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST GOSHEN — Smart Night at East Goshen Elementary School on Tuesday wasn’t about intelligence, but instead focused on core subjects in a fun, interactive way for students, parents and teachers. “Smart Night (stands for) science, math, art and technology,” said Paulette Tykwinski, […]

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The annual Read Over at Mary C. Howse Elementary School gives students the opportunity to learn to love to read for fun outside of school and lets them have a night of fun in the school during a sleepover. (Daily Local News)

West Chester area school sleepover inspires students to read for fun

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST WHITELAND — Cheryl Chaborek, the librarian at Mary C. Howse Elementary School, has been able to ignite students’ passion for reading over the past 25 years through the use of her annual Read Over. This year’s Read Over, a play on sleepovers, […]

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The West Chester History Train is currently the only train which runs out of West Chester, but SEPTA will look into restoring rail service to the area. (Candice Monhollan)

SEPTA plans for feasibility study to restore rail service to West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST CHESTER — If someone was interested in hopping aboard a train in West Chester, they would have to do it for just a trip down memory lane instead of commuting somewhere. However, that may change. […]

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Jed Burns, a retired Marine and commander of the Disabled American Veterans of West Chester, stands by one of the Metasequoia Dawn Redwood trees planted in honor of the veterans by West Chester Borough on Friday. (Candice Monhollan)

Redwoods planted for Arbor Day in West Chester

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — In 1872, J. Sterling Morton started an annual nationwide tradition celebrating trees and the environment. On April 10 of that year, more than a million trees were planted in Nebraska, creating Arbor Day. In Hoopes Park in West Chester, the […]

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West Chester Area School Board reduces tax increase in proposed budget

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — Now that the dust has settled in Harrisburg and the state has a budget, the West Chester Area School Board was able to unanimously pass a proposed final budget without having to play a guessing game with the numbers. The […]

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Carl Nassib visited his old school of St. Maximilian Kolbe School in West Chester on Wednesday and stopped in a fourth-grade classroom to sign autographs. (Candice Monhollan)

NFL prospect visits St. Max’s

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — Carl Nassib has never let anyone knock him down or take away his dreams. When Nassib told one of his coaches he wanted to play in the NFL one day,  the coach kicked him out of his office. “It didn’t deter […]

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Donald Trump visits West Chester University

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Mercury‘s website and the Main Line Media News‘ website and featured in Bucks Local News. WEST CHESTER — The chanting coming from West Chester University on Monday was heard before even stepping […]

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Guests attending a celebration for the Volunteer English Program read about some of the students who went through the program to learn English. (Candice Monhollan)

Nonprofit teaches English for free, celebrates 30 years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — For people trying to learn the English language, it can sometimes prove to be extremely difficult. The Volunteer English Program (VEP), however, has spent the past 30 years in Chester County teaching English, for free, to thousands of hard-working, adult […]

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Philadelphia Flyers players, alumni and fans, along with friends, family and colleagues of Ed Snider remember the life of the Flyers founder during a public memorial on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. (Candice Monhollan)

Crowd remembers Snider as Philly ‘legend’ during public memorial

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Trentonian‘s website and The Reporter‘s website. PHILADELPHIA — The team that played in the Wells Fargo Center Wednesday night — and hopes to play there again this season — […]

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Daniel “DJ” Matthews, a volunteer firefighter and senior at West Chester University, was honored by the borough for rescuing four people from a burning building in March. Pictured here from left are West Chester Fire Chief Mike McDonald, Mayor Carolyn Comitta, Matthews and West Chester Assistant Fire Chief Steve Pelna. (Nancy Gainer)

West Chester firefighter, student saves four people from burning home

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website, The Times Herald‘s website, The Mercury‘s website, The Reporter‘s website, The Phoenix‘s website, the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website and the Berks-Mont News website. WEST CHESTER — Daniel “DJ” Matthews was walking home from the Fame Fire […]

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Martin Shane, East Goshen supervisor, received the President’s Leadership Award for Township Supervisor at the annual Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors conference in Hershey on Wednesday. (Candice Monhollan)

East Goshen’s Shane, Smith recognized for service to township

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. HERSHEY — Standing in front of a crowd of over 100 colleagues, East Goshen township officials Marty Shane and Rick Smith received statewide awards at the annual Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey. For the […]

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John Fuyuumo speaks to Fugett Middle School seventh graders about when he and his family were forced into an internment camp during World War II before transferring east to New Jersey. (Candice Monhollan)

Japanese-American held at internment camp speaks to Fugett Middle School students

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — When speaking about internment camps during World War II, little is spoken about the ones in the United States when people of Japanese descent were rounded up and forced into relocation camps. But for those Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans, they […]

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West Chester Area Education Foundation holds annual breakfast

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — Now celebrating its sixth year in existence, the West Chester Area Education Foundation (WCAEF) has made a positive impact on the school district and its students, highlighted during the annual breakfast. This year’s breakfast was held Friday morning in the cafeteria […]

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West Chester University students in John Kennedy’s American Political Parties class impersonated Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton (shown on left) and Donald Trump for campaign rallies held at Ruby Jones Hall on Thursday. (Candice Monhollan)

West Chester University students impersonate presidential candidates

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump rallied on the porch of Ruby Jones Hall at West Chester University on Thursday afternoon. Well, sort of. University students in John Kennedy’s American Political Parties […]

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West Chester Rustin High School students meet with Holocaust survivor David Tuck to shake his hand and take pictures with him on Monday morning. (Candice Monhollan)

Holocaust survivor shares life story with West Chester Rustin High School students

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN — It has been almost 71 years since David Tuck bore witness to the horrors of the Holocaust, but the 87-year-old still remembers what he went through. The Poland native spent five-and-a-half years under a constant fear for his life, living through […]

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U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello visited the Chester County Food Bank to make a donation. (Candice Monhollan)

Chester County Food Bank in need of donations

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. UWCHLAN — With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, people in Chester County who are struggling to put a holiday meal – or any meal – on their table will be facing an even tougher time now that the Chester County Food Bank […]

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No raise in taxes in West Goshen’s preliminary budget

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — No changes are coming to West Goshen Township as the 2016 preliminary budget features no raises in taxes or fees. If passed as is, this will be the sixth consecutive year the township will not raise taxes. “There is no […]

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