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Like Parkland, Downingtown, Pa., faced a teen suicide cluster. Here’s what schools can do.

Research shows that in communities where someone kills themself — whether it's a school, a military unit, or a close-knit town — everyone else is more at risk ...

Obituary: Michael J. Berquist / Assistant DA for Allegheny County  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael Berquist devoted his life to making the world a better, safer place. The longtime assistant district attorney in Allegheny County built a career on ...

2 Downingtown schools earn Title 1 Distinguished Schools | News  Daily Local News

The Downingtown Area School District announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Education – Division of Federal Programs has named both Bradford ...

Downingtown school board member Barbara 'Bobbi' Albright dies at 69  Daily Local News

DASD announced the sudden passing of Downingtown School Board member Barbara Albright, who was first elected in 2013.

Cavalcade of Bands coming to Downingtown | Local News  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN—Downingtown Music Parents Association is hosting the Cavalcade of Bands marching band competition at Kottmeyer Stadium on Saturday ...

Annual Downingtown Christmas Parade set for Saturday | News  Daily Local News

The Downingtown Christmas Parade is set for Saturday.

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber of Commerce forms new Business and Education Council  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN—Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the formation of a new Business and Education Council.

Like Parkland, a Pa. school district faced a teen suicide cluster  Grand Haven Tribune

PHILADELPHIA — After two student survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., took their lives this month, high school and community officials there are ...

Chester County native Zack Steffen reportedly heading to Manchester City  Brotherly Game

A deal worth about $9 million is reportedly being finalized.

Former asst. principal filmed screaming at teen pro-life activists says he's been harassed

Zach Ruff says he doesn't remember much of what he said in April when he yelled and cursed at and mocked teen abortion protesters at Downingtown STEM ...

Chester Co. Man, Talented Carpenter, Woodworker, Passes At 34  West Chester, PA Patch

Chesco Man Passes At 34 - West Chester, PA - Drew Martin also loved cars, music, and playing guitar, according to his obituary.

4 Facts about Kelly Frey from WTAE  Earn The Necklace

Kelly Frey is one of the most adored and admired personalities at WTAE, ABC's Pittsburgh affiliate station. The news anchor on Channel 4 Action News has ...

Downingtown Robotics team advances to world championship | National and World  Daily Local News

Downingtown >> The Downingtown High School Robotics team has advanced to the world championship to be held later this month in Michigan following ...

Axe-throwing craze comes to West Chester area  Daily Local News

WEST GOSHEN—Jason Gomez of Downingtown couldn't find a pool table in a restaurant or bar in West Chester, so he started his own “axe throwing ...

2,700 Students From Across Western Pa. To Attend Special ‘Hamilton’ Performance  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Nearly 3,000 high school students from across the region will get to attend a special performance ...

Downingtown assistant principal who cursed at teen abortion protesters resigns

Zach Ruff, the Downingtown assistant principal who was videotaped cursing at and berating teen abortion protesters outside Downingtown STEM Academy, ...

From high school teammates to Ivy rivals — Penn's Betley and Cornell's Warren ready to square off  The Daily Pennsylvanian

When Penn men's basketball (17-7, 7-1 Ivy) takes on Cornell (9-12, 3-5) on Saturday, the history between the two teams will go back much further than the ...

Home is where the heart is… but not where the Knights have been  Knight Crier

TOWAMENCIN- There are always great high school football stories that we hear about. The entire community gathers in one place to support their high school ...

Downingtown names new athletic director | National and World  Daily Local News

EAST CALN – The Downingtown Area School Board Wednesday appointed a new athletic director to begin employment in July.

After daughter dies of drug overdose, father works to help others  Daily Local News

EAST MARLBOROUGH—A Kennett Square man would not be alive today if 23-year-old Kacie Rumford hadn't died of a drug overdose in her bedroom five ...

Not forgotten: He ran Very Best Weiner Shop in Pottstown  Reading Eagle Company

Christy Christ is remembered for running a friendly neighborhood hot dog establishment.

U.S. schools turn to new programs to warn teens of drug risks  Reuters

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The desperate cry of a mother finding her 17-year-old son dead from a painkiller and another prescription drug instantly ...

Downingtown West student dies of complications from the flu  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN >> Downingtown West High School senior Andrew Specht died Friday of complications from the flu.

It's Your Move  The Philadelphia Citizen

A new campaign for teens—and by teens—aims to stop prescription opioid misuse. Keep reading to find out more about how kids are helping.

Helm winds up storied career at Downingtown | Sports |  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN >> As a player, then a coach and finally an administrator, Jack Helm tackled everything that came his way with the edge and confidence of a ...

Former Downingtown star overcame adversity to hoist Lombardi Trophy  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN – When Keith Carter plowed into the back of a car on his motorcycle in April of 2003, it was the type of devastating crash that would derail just.

Six Downingtown graduates inducted into Alumni Association's Hall of Fame  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN >> Six Downingtown graduates were recently recognized as inductees into the Downingtown Area School District and Alumni Association's ...

102 Pa. National Merit Scholarship winners recognized: here's the list

Merit Scholars each receive $2500 and were chosen from more than 15000 finalists.

15 local teachers district winners for 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning  southern chester county weeklies

Exton >> More than a dozen Chester County teachers were recently surprised at their school; each received the 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning Award.

Samuel W. Supplee, III | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Samuel W. Supplee, III, 83, of Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom, PA, died at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He and ...

Author's secret: Why 'Pretty Little Liars' has local flavor

The "Wawa" reference was a giveaway, and astute viewers have picked up on some of the other similarities between the fictional Rosewood school in the Pretty ...

D-West's Milano gets Hall call | Sports |  Daily Local News

DOWNINGTOWN >> One of the most successful and innovative head football coaches in the state is being inducted into the Pennsylvania Football Coaches ...

National Merit Scholarship winners: 102 Pa. students make the list  York Daily Record

The list of 102 Pennsylvania students who won National Merit Scholarships includes kids from school districts across the state, including eight in the southcentral ...

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 ...

Tens of thousands attend West Chester Christmas Parade  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER — USA Today called QVC West Chester's Christmas celebration "one of the top-ten places to experience the arrival of Santa Claus during the ...

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.

Kyle Lauletta Is Leading Downingtown East To History  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — Kyle Lauletta keeps a private list in his head. It's an inventory of all the Division I schools that broke promises ...

As guest speaker, Davis hits a home run  Chester County Press

Ben Davis, the former major leaguer who serves as a broadcaster and color analyst of Philadelphia Phillies games, returned to Kennett Square on Saturday, Jan ...

100 Best High Schools In Pennsylvania - Is Your School On List?

Norristown, PA - New 2016 list: collected test results, graduation rates, surveys and more to determine the best schools in PA and in the U.S.A..

Top 50 high schools in Philadelphia, suburbs ranked by state's latest School Performance Profile scores

The state Department of Education last Thursday released 2016 School Performance Profile scores for all Pennsylvania schools.

Fellow workers fondly remember deceased Marsh Creek teacher  Daily Local News

UWCHLAN >> Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center math teacher Mike Getz, who died on July 27 at the age of 47, was a favorite teacher remembered for his ability ...

Substitute teachers are the new endangered species

Those perfect spring Fridays - cerulean skies, temperatures in the 70s - are exactly the kind of days that Dan Nerelli has come to dread.

New director of Mill at Anselma has big plans for historic site  The Mercury

WEST PIKELAND >> “See the large gears go round and round, Hear their soothing rumbling sound,” reads an interpretive sign at the Mill at Anselma. The mill's ...

2018 Pennsylvania high school football scores powered by Scorestream  High School Football America

Follow 2018 Pennsylvania high school football scores all season long from our partners at Scorestream at

Hart Break: Man gets jail time as thefts from mother split family  Daily Local News

WEST CHESTER >> The reunion that the Hart brothers held this week was a long time coming, but it was not a joyous one.

Brother and Sister Killed, Driver Arrested After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Minivan  NBC 10 Philadelphia

A brother and sister were killed and a driver was charged with DUI after a pickup truck and a minivan collided Saturday night in Chester County.

'Pretty Little Liars' maybe wasn't set on the Main Line, after all

I'd be lying if I said I knew much about Pretty Little Liars, which will end its seven-season run on June 27 with my not having seen an entire episode since ...

Drunk driver who killed two gets 18-36 years

In the mornings, Maggie Hannagan said, she wakes up the same way she went to sleep: crying. Often, nightmares wake her before the sun rises.

9 Main Line Area Schools Named to Top 500 US High Schools  Mainline Today

Nine Main Line area schools were named to Newsweek's “America's Top High School's 2015,” an annual list of the 500 best public schools in the country, two of ...

Revision to 2017 Best High Schools Rankings | Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings  U.S. News & World Report

After the online release of the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings on April 25, it became evident that there were errors in the rankings of a small ...

| (VIDEO) River Hawks Win Penguin Cup; Ready Now for State Title  The Kittanning Paper

Last night was one for the history books as the Armstrong River Hawks hockey team shut out Quaker Valley 5-0 to win the Penguin Cup at the UPMC Lemieux ...

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 ...

Students | Lifestyle  Daily Local News

The names of nearly 1350 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall have been announced by the University Registrar.

New Uwchlan police chief sworn in | News |  The Mercury

UWCHLAN >> Lt. Scott Alexander said he never strayed once from walking the path of a law enforcement officer, and on Monday night, the board of supervisors ...

TV picks: ‘Billions,’ ‘The Fix,’ ‘The Village,’ a ‘Pretty Little Liars’ spin-off, and more

Billions. As the fourth season begins, the increasingly pointless battle between hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and former U.S. attorney ...

Wissahickon High School band among 18 chosen for QVC West Chester Christmas Parade  Montgomery Newspapers

AMBLER >> Members of the Wissahickon High School Marching Band were decked out in Christmas lights Dec. 1, practicing their performance in the high ...

Statewide Pennsylvania High School Football Scores

Statewide Pennsylvania High School Football Scores - Philadelphia, PA - All the high school football schedules and scores from all over Pennsylvania.

A team means family  The Daily Pennsylvanian

On Oct. 8, 2005, all that Penn football player Greg Ambrogi had to worry about was a slippery Franklin Field turf, and even that was working out in his favor.

Owen J. Roberts High School ranked in top 500 nationally  The Mercury

SOUTH COVENTRY >> Owen J. Roberts High School has gotten some good news that will get the school year off to a positive start when doors open next week.

Eight players and one coach heading into the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame  Chester County Press

Baseball has a long and rich history in Chester County, and each year the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Association honors those local players who have shined ...

Specialist joins the Penn State extension team

Elizabeth Bosak has joined the staff at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office as a field and forage crop science and on-farm research specialist.

Perry County Times Obituaries - August 26, 2017

GERALDINE A. BORNMAN Geraldine "Jerry Ann" Bornman, 86, of Ellabell, Ga., formerly of Enola, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. She was born May 18, 1931.

Wal-Mart launches management training academy at Hilltown store  Bucks County Courier Times

Wal-Mart held a graduation ceremony at its Hilltown store Tuesday to celebrate the first group of employees to complete its Wal-Mart Academy training program.

Hatboro-Horsham directors announce new administrators | News  Montgomery Newspapers

With the district's superintendent and an assistant superintendent stepping down, the Hatboro-Horsham School District approved a number of new ...

David Gambacorta, William Bender, Alfred Lubrano and Jeff Gammage Who are the charged frat brothers?  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The eight Penn State students now are lost in what will likely be harsh, uncertain waters for months -- if not years -- to come.

Alec Y. Peabody and Lindsay Galczynski are engaged  The Philadelphia Tribune

The parents of Alec Y. Peabody and Lindsay Galczynski are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Alec is the son of Emmett and Catherine ...

State rep. Brian Sims calls inquiry into speaking fees, travel a ‘clickbaitsmear attempt’

Philly never seems to run out of political corruption stories. But a gay state representative and rising political star recently in the news for receiving $53,000 in ...

Comcast Awards $184,000 in Scholarships to Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...

Softball Coach Maria DiBernardi To Retire Following 2018 Season  Villanova University Official Athletic Site

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova University Director of Athletics, Mark Jackson , announced today that head softball coach Maria DiBernardi will retire following the ...

Cedar Cliff linemen Garrett Villar, Dylan Farrow added to final PSFCA East-West football game

Cedar Cliff lineman Garrett Villar poses with his brothers Riley and Colten Merritt at Harrisburg International Airport. The Colts were preparing to board a flight to ...

Tredyffrin swears in new police officer | News  Main Line

Tredyffrin officials swore in the newest member of the police department Monday night when District Magisterial Judge Analisa Sondergaard administered the ...

Comcast Awards $187,000 In Scholarships To 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...

John Byford Named Women's Soccer Associate Head Coach  Temple University Athletics

PHILADELPHIA – John Byford, who has accumulated over a decade of head coaching experience at the collegiate level, has been named associate head ...

PHOTOS: Top fan photos from around the country, Oct. 10-16  USA TODAY High School Sports

Here are the top national fan photos from our partners at ScoreStream. Make sure you post your team's best photo to ScoreStream and see if it makes the cut in ...

Delone to present 'Masterworks' | Local News  Gettysburg Times

The 32 members of the Delone Catholic High School Marching Band will be bringing some "Masterworks" to the field this fall.

Former Downingtown High East soccer player's lawsuit against coach over head injury dismissed  The Pennsylvania Record

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has dismissed an Upper Uwchlan couple's lawsuit filed against Downingtown High School East and its girls soccer coach ...

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