Unionville defense powers to 48-12 win over Oxford

Unionville’s Alex Pelegrin leaps to block a pass by Oxford quarterback Brett Kochmansky. By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times OXFORD — It’s a terrible cliche (or meme, or joke in a TV commercial) but, in football, defense really does win championships — and it certainly won a game Friday night. And while it might have been tempting to focus on Unionville’s offense on a big scoring...

Arrest announced in W. Fallowfield slaying

Hakeem Smith Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of an Oxford man in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in West Fallowfield last week. Hogan announced Wednesday morning that Hakeem Smith faces charges  for the murder of Sam Algarin on Sept. 13. Algarin’s lifeless body was found on the side of the road in West Fallowfield Township, dead from a single...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

Unionville’s overpowers Oxford, 40-0

Unionville’s Joe Zubillaga reaches up for an over the shoulder pass from Alex Gorgone for a TD, Friday night. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — On paper, this looked like a close battle: undefeated Unionville facing a vastly improved Oxford team that was coming off a narrow 42-34 loss to powerhouse West Chester Rustin. But the Indians’ grunts in the trenches —...

Three charged with operating gambling machines

Three alleged gambling machines found by authorities at a Kennett Square store, led in part to the arrest of three, related to gambling charges there and at another location in Oxford. Three area residents have been charged with operating illegal gaming machines — some of which may have been rigged to keep players from winning — in Kennett Square and Oxford and some $37,000 in illegal gambling...

La Comunidad welcomes new doctor in Oxford clinic

La Comunidad Hispana is welcoming Dr. Elaine Kirchdoerfer (known as Dr. K to her patients) to its Oxford satellite office. Oxford staff pictured here from left, Anel Medina, Registered Nurse, Dr. K., Physician, and Liliana Hernandez, Member Relations Specialist. Dr. Elaine Kirchdoerfer, or “Dr. K.” as her patients call her, has joined La Comunidad Hispana’s (LCH) medical team at the new Oxford...

La Comunidad to open Oxford health center

La Comunidad’s new Oxford Health Center is slated to open later this month. OXFORD — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH), a Kennett Square health and community services organization with more than 40 years’ history in southern Chester County, will open its first satellite location in Oxford this month. The LCH Oxford Community Health Center will be a full-service health center for primary, acute,...

Unionville uses strong ‘D’ special teams to hold off Oxford, 24-7

Sets up pivotal contest at Great Valley next week By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Trevor Gardiner blocks a punt by Oxford’s Dan Green, resulting in a safety. Gardiner has three sacks for the Indians. Jim Gill Photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Michelangelo’s David, it wasn’t. Unionville will take its, at times, sloppy and uneven win over Oxford, 24-7, Friday night, but...

County gives Oxford $575K for Wheeler Blvd. improvements

Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Betsy Brantner – Oxford Borough Manager, John Thompson – Oxford Borough Council member, Randy Teel – Oxford Borough Council member, Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell. OXFORD — The Chester County Commissioners awarded the Borough of Oxford $575,000 of 2015 Community Revitalization Program...

Penns Grove students learn to ‘Think Kindness’

During the recent Think Kindness assembly at Penn’s Grove Middle School, several students were nominated by faculty and staff members as the school’s first “Kindness Ninjas” for displaying random acts of kindness in their classes, the hallways and cafeteria. The students are pictured with, second row from left, Think Kindness president and founder Brian Williams and guidance counselor Marisa...