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Community: Celebrate the glory years of Chester High Hoops  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> There are very few high schools in Pennsylvania that can claim the championship pedigree of the Chester Clippers.

Chester High School basketball star Warren Sutton finds redemption 60 years later

A star at Alfred University in Western New York, Sutton, an African American, he began dating a white coed. What followed changed their lives forever, and led to ...

Check here to see if you have a reunion coming up  The Delaware County Daily Times

Chester High School Class of 1968: holds its 50th class Reunion from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington.

Chester High 1st day of school delayed to Thursday

There is an unexpected delay for the start of classes at Chester High School.

Philadelphia Union to fund soccer at Chester High School, expand outreach to local youth clubs  Brotherly Game

Chief Business Officer Tim McDermott also talked about plans for the stadium campus at Town Hall event on Thursday.

Convicted felon hired as vice principal of Chester High School

An Action News Exclusive investigation finds a convicted felon, accused of sex crimes and violent acts, hired by a local school district.

Chester High principal enters ARD for police incident at school  Delco News Network

MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Chester High School Interim Principal Pearl Cameron entered into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program Wednesday for ...

A Chester basketball legend, buried for years in an unmarked grave, gets his memorial

In the 1990s, as the national basketball conversation was dominated by Michael Jordan, Bo Ryan could only think of someone else, a Chester guy like himself.

Auto dealers 'Drive Away Cold,' donate new winter coats to Chester kids  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER – A lot of Chester kids are going to be much warmer this winter, thanks to new coats donated by some friendly auto dealers.

Fight at Chester High School under investigation

A family is demanding answers after a fight at Chester High School that was caught on video.

Chester High School football to get a new weight room courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles organization reached out, one underdog to another, and made a dream come true for one local high school team on Tuesday.

Philadelphia Eagles donate $10,000 to Chester High School football program  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Eagles donated $10000 to help provide new equipment and resources to the Chester High School football team.

Pennsylvania schools in need of overall improvement  Allentown Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released its lists of schools that need to improve and will receive additional funding to do so.

Chester High School student charged in school bus shooting

A Chester High School student has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a student hospitalized.

Check to see if your reunion is scheduled  The Delaware County Daily Times

Archbishop Prendergast High School Class of 1963: is celebrating its 55th reunion Sept. 23, Noon-4 p,m. at The Veranda at TECA Newtown Square, 191 S.

Chester woman named new face of Ashley Stewart 2018 at star-studded NYC event  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER – Tiffany Gosa-Flamer is on top of the world. “The past few months have been almost surreal,” exclaimed Tiffany Gosa-Flamer, the new Ashley ...

Jazz making comeback at Uptown! in West Chester  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER—Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center welcomes back jazz musicians to an intimate stage and great listening room.

Today in History: August 28, 2018 | Local News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

100 Years Ago – 1918: James Burns of Linwood, while attempting to board a trolley car at Seventh and Fulton streets in Chester yesterday, fell and was injured.

Chester community loses activist Rev. Bernice Warren | Region  Delco News Network

Chester >> The Rev. Bernice Warren was known for being a strong-willed, truth-telling woman who strived to make the Chester community the best it could be.

SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY: Chester native enlarges map of city he loves for all to enjoy at Delaware County Historical Society  Delco News Network

Alan C. Holcombe, a 1952 Chester High alum, loved the city of his youth so much, he went on a mission so he could put his adoration on grand display.

Chester cops: 'Dangerous criminal' snagged in drug bust  Delco News Network

CHESTER >> A Marcus Hook man — described 18 years ago at his sentencing by a county judge for his role in an armed holdup of an undercover police officer.

Investigator describes fatal 'cat-and-mouse' game in Chester County road rage case  The Mercury

west chester >> A witness to the “cat-and-mouse” interplay between a Delaware County man and a West Chester high school student that ended in the ...

Drive-by victim identified as 15-year-old Chester High student  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> A city youth killed Monday in a drive-by shooting has been identified as 15-year-old Ronald Lundy Jr., a student at Chester High School, ...

Toy gun prompts lockdown at Chester High School

Authorities say a toy gun prompted the temporary lockdown at Chester High School on Tuesday.

Teen student killed amid violent day in Chester ID'd

Police have identified the 16-year-old student who was murdered Friday, in one of four shooting incidents in the violence-plagued city.

Chester basketball coach sues city, claiming police brutality  WHYY

An assistant basketball coach at Chester High School has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Chester City and five police officers, claiming they wrongly ...

Teachers rally, receive donated supplies at Chester High School  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> Year after year, stories flood from Chester Upland School District about the budgeting shortfalls that affect educators and students in the form ...

Chester woman launches frozen food line at Fare & Square | Business  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> On two shelves in the Fare & Square's frozen food section, a trio of new items appeared last Friday, showcasing the culinary talents – and ...

Auditor General: Chester Upland School District is in 'administrative chaos;' saddled with huge debt  Delco News Network

The Chester Upland School District is in “administrative chaos” said Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, who Wednesday released an audit that ...

Chester Upland pleads for more funding for schools | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> Gesturing to the shuttered Columbus Elementary School, which sits adjacent to Chester High School, Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland on Thursday ...

Class of 2018: Mayor Kirkland addresses Chester Community Charter grads  Delco News Network

CHESTER >> Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland Friday presented a stirring charge to 220 eighth-grade graduates of the Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), ...

Check to see if your reunion is coming around  The Delaware County Daily Times

Chester High School Class of 1955: celebrates its 62 1/2-year reunion on April 14 at the Springfield Country Club with a luncheon from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is ...

How Chester Community Charter School got a 9-year deal

The move means the state's largest bricks-and-mortar charter won't have to worry about its fate for nearly a decade, even if its test scores continue to fall far short ...

Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards  southern chester county weeklies

WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East's Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard ...

Changes for some Pa. schools coming under new state rules

Come next year, more Pennsylvania schools will be tagged as struggling -- given supports and deadlines to improve -- under new rules detailed Thursday by the ...

No heat keeps Chester High School closed as cold grips Delco  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> No heat at Chester High School will keep the doors closed until at least Thursday as the region deals with frigid temperatures approaching ...

Class of 2014: Chester High School and STEM Academy  Delaware County Daily Times

Chester High School and the STEM Academy held its commencement exercise Friday evening at the high school's athletic fields.

Chester High School to open on Thursday | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> Chester High School students will have two more days of summer this year, as school has been pushed back for ninth through 12th graders until ...

For 18 years she lived in Chester's housing projects. Now she's returned to inspire

While Chester continues to struggle with crime and poverty, Marrea Walker-Smith is a success story. She wants others to follow and has returned to the Chester ...

World-renowned kickboxer honored by hometown of Chester  Delco News Network

CHESTER >> The world champion had come home to be honored.

BIG SURPRISE: Chester police officer offers to cover prom expenses for high school senior  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

A student at Chester High School got a big surprise today when a Chester Police Officer surprised and offered to cover his prom expenses.

Judge steps aside in West Goshen murder | National and World  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Next Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of a West Goshen man at the hands of his neighbor, in what officials ...

For prep football media, the road goes on forever  Chester News

In his 47 years as the radio play-by-play man of the Chester Cyclones, the late Carlisle Roddey saw it all. He smelled it all too. “We were doing a game at the old ...

Police: Chester student in custody after posting online threat

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested after police say she made an online threat against the Chester Upland School District, Chester Community Charter School, ...

2018 Year in Review, Part II: Curtain falls on slew of Delco icons  The Delaware County Daily Times

As the curtain comes down on 2018, so did a slew of Delco iconic landmarks undergo some serious change.

5 Arrested In High School Fight Captured On Video  CBS Local

by Jericka Duncan, Elizabeth Hur. CHESTER, Pa., (CBS) – It's a story you saw first on 3 – A vicious beating inside a local high school and a cell phone camera ...

Documentary telling 'A Chester Story' debuts on King's birthday  Delco News Network

CHESTER >> A documentary revolving around the life and times of the people of Chester, titled “A Chester Story” debuted Monday night to the ...

In Chester, the struggles of playing youth football in one of the country's most dangerous cities

In the last eight years, the Cougars have lost at least five players and one coach to gun violence on the streets of Chester - most recently a 16-year-old who was ...

Thousands attend Chesterfest on grounds of Talen Energy Stadium  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER — Chester's creativity and cheer were abundant on the grounds of Talen Energy Stadium Saturday as thousands came to enjoy the sights, sounds ...

287 Henderson graduates ready to 'step out onto the world'  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Two hundred eighty-seven B. Reed Henderson High School graduates flipped their tassels and scored diplomas, at Wednesday's ...

You can now call this Chester County detective 'doctor'  The Mercury

WEST CHESTER >> Members of law enforcement are known by a variety of honorifics. “Patrolman,” for one. “Officer,” for another. “Detective,” “Sergeant ...

West Chester High School Alumni Association award scholarships  Daily Local News

The West Chester High School Alumni Association has awarded 12 $1000 scholarships to four students from each of the three West Chester area high schools.

4 arrested in murder of West Chester high school student  The Delaware County Daily Times

WEST CHESTER >> Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery and murder of a 17-year-old Henderson High School student, ...

Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in Chester drive-by shooting

Chester police are investigating a drive by shooting that left a person dead and others injured.

Teen Murdered at Start of Five Hours of Gunfire in Chester City  NBC 10 Philadelphia

On his way to Chester High School Friday morning, Zion Abdullah took a familiar route for kids who live west of Kerlin Street. The 16-year-old was cutting ...

Cardinal O'Hara senior takes mom to prom  Delco News Network

SPRINGFIELD >> Fatima Faruq and her son Nassir Al-Faruq realized going to the Cardinal O'Hara High School senior prom together on Friday, April 13, would ...

'Voice' star from Chester performs in Lansdowne this weekend  The Delaware County Daily Times

LANSDOWNE >> Chester's own Jamai, current contestant on NBC's “The Voice,” returns to his home county this weekend for a Saturday night performance at ...

McCaskey coach remembered for 'huge impact' on players | News

McCaskey's head coach Steve Powell looks on as his season comes to an end during the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA tournament at Coatesville High ...

Ousted Chester basketball coach's supporters demand his reinstatement  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> The support for now-former Chester basketball coach Larry Yarbray is mounting as members of the community gathered at Holy Temple Holy ...

Chester police seek missing teen | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> Sixteen-year-old Evan Houston has been missing since Jan. 11, and city police are appealing to the public for help to locate the city youth.

Eight injured in Chester weekend of gunfire | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> As investigations continued Monday into five separate shootings that left a total of five men and three women wounded during a bloody weekend ...

Upper Darby residents, administrators discuss school safety | News  Delco News Network

UPPER DARBY >> An overview of current school safety practices and the potential to enhance them in the Upper Darby School District generated two hours of ...

Community Briefs: Family Fun Fest at Springfield Mall Saturday to feature demos, entertainment, vendors and more  The Delaware County Daily Times

SPRINGFIELD — Delco News Network, in conjunction with the Springfield Mall, will present Family Fall Fest Noon-4 p.m., Saturday at the Springfield Mall, 1250 ...

Chester Upland teachers make push for new contract  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> Teachers, educators, school support staff, students and allies gathered outside Chester High School Monday to remind the public and political ...

Jim Balk Builds Basic Bridges with Baseball  Jewish Exponent

Behind the side door of Jim Balk's Broomall home is a dimly lit room littered with photos, newspaper clippings and other mementos dedicated mostly to his ...

Coatesville legends head new class of Chester County Sports Hall of Fame inductees  Daily Local News

COATESVILLE >> The only city in Chester County has a long, rich tradition in athletics, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that more than a third of the 2017 class of.

Ex-school security guard convicted of child sex assault  The Mercury

MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> A former Chester High School security guard has been convicted on charges of sexual assault and sexual abuse of a child.

Springfield HS still top of the class in education  The Delaware County Daily Times

Springfield High School is once again the top public school in the county on state-issued assessment profiles to show student performance and growth in a ...

Former Chester star Eddie Swain to be inducted into Delco Athletes Hall  The Philadelphia Tribune

Eddie Swain played some outstanding basketball during his career at Chester High School. Swain will be recognized for his basketball prowess as one of the ...

West Chester Businessman, Lifelong Resident Oscar Lasko Dies At 96

Oscar Lasko Passes At 96 - West Chester, PA - Oscar Lasko, a 96-year-old businessman at Lasko Products and lifelong borough resident, has passed away.

Audit: Many Pa. school bus drivers aren't meeting basic qualifications  WHYY

A statewide audit has found a number of school districts across Pennsylvania have employed bus drivers that should be banned from the job — and still more ...

Teen Posts Death Threats, Racial Slurs Against High School Students on Instagram  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Students at West Chester East High School in Chester County were on high alert on September 11 after death threats and racial slurs aimed at freshmen were ...

CCHOF: Former West Chester and Henderson basketball coach Jack McClellan made West Chester home  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> Twice a year, former Coatesville coaching icon Ross Kershey vacations in Sarasota, Fla., and each time he would make the 15-mile drive ...

NBA star comes home to Chester | News |  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> NBA player Tyreke Evans is back home in Chester this weekend to host a free basketball camp at Chester High School.

Nigerian native to graduate Chester High at age 16  Delco News Network

CHESTER >> Honored by the Chester branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, native African Deborah Ekwale, a student at ...

Suspects sought after 8 shot over the weekend in Chester

Police in Chester, Pa. remain on the hunt for multiple gunmen after a violent weekend.e.

Chester Upland teachers' contract gets final approval | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> After three years without one, the Chester Upland School District faculty and teachers finally have a contract after it was approved at Thursday's ...

The Heron's Nest: 2 great men honored Monday; class move by Alshon Jeffery  The Delaware County Daily Times

We will honor two very important men on Monday. One you likely know about; the other you probably don't. Once again the county, region and nation will take ...

The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores

They have common denominators - poverty and crime chief among them. The schools that posted the 50 worst SAT scores in Pennsylvania share among ...

Chester businesses challenge new stormwater fees in court  Delco News Network

CHESTER >> The board of the Chester Business Association on Friday began an effort to challenge the newly imposed Chester stormwater fee, which this year ...

Memorial Day 2018: How Delco will mark salute to fallen vets  The Delaware County Daily Times

The following ceremonies and parades to honor of those who gave their lives in *service* to their country, and social events to benefit veterans' organizations, take ...

'This system will destroy the city of Chester'  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> A public hearing by the newly formed Stormwater Authority of the city of Chester voted unanimously to approve a monthly fee of $8.25 to be paid ...

McGarrigle proposes alternative high school graduation requirements | News  The Delaware County Daily Times

A bill recently introduced in the state Senate that proposes changes in the use of standardized testing as a graduation requirement for high school students is ...

Jacqueline Irene Ayres  Villages-News

Jacqueline Irene Ayres (née Shanklin), of The Villages, Florida, passed away with her family by her side on January 8, 2019. She was 78 years old. Jackie is ...

Former Chester High School basketball great Rondae Hollis-Jefferson declares for NBA draft after two seasons at Arizona

Hollis-Jefferson played two seasons at Arizona after winning two state championships at Chester.

PromMom: Cardinal O'Hara senior takes mom to prom after she missed her own 18 years ago  The Delaware County Daily Times

SPRINGFIELD >> Fatima Faruq and her son Nassir Al-Faruq realized going to the Cardinal O'Hara High School senior prom together on Friday, April 13, would ...

Jameer Nelson Jr. commits to Saint Joseph's  The Philadelphia Tribune

When Jameer Nelson Jr. heads to Saint Joseph's University in a couple years, he will be playing basketball at the same college where his father, Jameer Nelson ...

Brian Dawkins, Eagles send local high school football coach to the Super Bowl  Eagles Wire

Brian Dawkins on behalf of the #Eagles arranged for a local HS football coach to join the team for #SuperBowl.

Hollis-Jefferson basketball camp cultivates Chester youth  The Philadelphia Tribune

In the midst of the hype of their success as a unit, the Hollis-Jefferson family found time to help Chester's future stars develop their basketball skills at their 3rd ...

Chester Upland applauds work of teachers, staff | News  Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER - Chester Upland School of the Arts Principal Sara Ferguson received the district's first-ever Vision Award to a standing ovation Monday afternoon.

One dead in Chester shooting

The death marks the 13th homicide for the Delaware County city this year.

Chester gets into 'Storm Mode'  Chicago Daily Herald

Chester was in the eye of the storm last week, as the Channel 4 KMOV TV Storm Mode Tour blew into town and drew a flood of attendees from across the region.

What's happening in and around Garnet Valley area  Delco News Network

DAY TRIP. The Concord Senior Citizens club is sponsoring a trip to the American Music Theater on Wednesday, May 2 to see “Songs of the Silver Screen.

Philadelphia Union players criticize field conditions, decision to host slate of high school games  Brotherly Game

Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin sounded off on the conditions at Talen Energy Stadium after the Union's 1-0 loss to New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

Boy, 11, Wounded, Man Killed Overnight in Chester as City's Homicide Total Hits 20  NBC 10 Philadelphia

The shooting death of a man in Chester Saturday afternoon marked a grim tally: There have already been 20 homicides in the city of less than 40000, ...

Check here to see if your reunion is soon  The Delaware County Daily Times

Cardinal O'Hara Class of 1987: holds its 30th reunion from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel, Glen Mills, in the Victoria Room.

Check here to see if your reunion is coming up  The Delaware County Daily Times

Upper Darby High School Class of 1967: holds its 50th reunion at the Concordville Inn on Oct. 21. Cost is $70. For information, email

Baughn's back to lead Chester Upland as interim super  The Delaware County Daily Times

CHESTER >> A familiar face is back in town to lead the Chester Upland School District as its interim superintendent, officials announced Monday night at a ...

and other Pa. school districts, can learn from Chester City's radically transformative youth courts | Opinion

In a youth court, peer volunteers hear cases of student offenses that would otherwise be managed by the principal or teachers. Students play the roles of judge, ...

Cold snap tests school heaters

The recent record cold spell along the Eastern Seaboard last week called nationwide attention to classrooms with little or no heat not just in Chester-Upland but ...

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