Happy to shoulder blame for ‘Jack’s Fault’

Kennett teacher one of many local ties to Unionville grad’s band By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The members of Jack’s Fault, a local rock and blues cover band, include Sean Patton (from left), Jo Huxster, Ken Genovesi, and Robert Huxster. A Kennett Square resident who visited the borough’s La Verona restaurant last month did so at the urging of friends who  recommended...

State police: Extermination attempt backfires

27-year-old man trying to eradicate rodent, shoots self in leg An attempt to shoot a rat backfired for a Cochranville man, state police from the Embreeville barracks said on Monday, March 31. Police said Zachary G. Troop, 27,  was accidentally struck in the upper leg by a .22 caliber bullet while attempting to shoot a rat in the 900 block of Marlborough Springs Road in Newlin Township on Thursday,...

Ex-foster parent gets 20 to 40 years in prison

Leroy K. Mitchell accepts plea deal, admits molesting five children By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Leroy K. Mitchell For years, a respected member of the community molested various children in his care – until one “very courageous 10-year-old girl” broke the cycle, not only reporting the abuse but also agreeing to call the perpetrator, who apologized while police were...

State police: Drunk driver’s vehicle ends up on curb

Troopers say Delaware County man’s impairment was reason A vehicle halfway up the curb on northbound U.S. 1 at Onix Drive in East Marlborough Township caught the attention of troopers from the Avondale barracks on Monday, Dec. 8 at 3:22 a.m., police said. After troopers initiated a traffic stop, they determined that the operator, James A. Bollinger Jr., 40, of Ridley Park, was driving under...

State police investigating Pocopson Twp. burglary

Electronics allegedly stolen from home in 700 block of Isaac Taylor Drive Troopers from the Avondale barracks are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime between 4 and 6:20 a.m. on Oct. 26 in Pocopson Township, state police said. Police said someone entered a residence in the 700 block of Isaac Taylor Drive and took numerous electronic devices; anyone with information is asked to call police...

Police: Driver who crashed under influence

Troopers from the Avondale barracks responded to Rt. 52, north of Hillspring Road, in Pennsbury Township at 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 7 for a one-vehicle crash, state police said.  Upon investigation, troopers determined that Hugo Lopez, 31, of Wilmington, De., had been driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. A traffic stop on Fairville Road, south of Cossart Road, in Pennsbury Township,...

Residents urged to branch out, donate blood

10 trees will be planted for every pint collected at Lenfest Center The Red Cross blood drive will take place on Oct. 3 in the new Lenfest Center in Newlin Township. Giving help to others and giving back to nature will be possible simultaneously on Oct. 3, when the Lenfest Center hosts a Red Cross blood drive. For every pint of blood collected – and research shows that someone in the U.S. needs...

Celebrating local legacy of Mason and Dixon

 Star Gazers’ Stone is one of sites to be showcased during 250th anniversary festivities By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The Star Gazers’ Stone in Newlin Township is one of the sites being celebrated during the 250th anniversary of the survey by Mason and Dixon. Nearly two-hundred and fifty years ago, when satellites weren’t on anyone’s radar, astronomer Charles...

PennDOT: Roadwork may cause traffic delays

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants motorists to be aware of  roadwork in the area that may cause traffic delays. On Monday and Tuesday, crews from Peco Energy will be working on utility installation on Baltimore Pike between Reese Street and Penn Green Road in New Garden Township. The work, which will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will result in lane restrictions. Lenape...

New ChesLen Preserve parking area provides access for visitors

Residents can now easily visit the Star Gazer’s Stone  The Star Gazers’ Stone is an historical monument located off Route 162.Photo Credit: Holly M. Harper, Natural Lands Trust NEWLIN — The Star Gazers’ Stone is an unassuming quartzite rock measuring no more than 18 inches in height, but it played an outsized role in the political fates of our nation. For many years, the Stone...