Runners From Chester County, PA Club In Boston For Marathon

Parkesburg Gazette

WEST CHESTER, PA – Nine members of the West Chester Running Company are in Boston. They finished the race on Monday and they are doing just fine.

But as you can imagine, that sense of worry for people back at home who were very concerned for their family members and friends there in Boston.

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CBS Philly

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By Mark Abrams

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A Chester County woman, set to go on trial for a murder in which she convinced her young lover to kill her husband, pled guilty on Tuesday and was sentenced to life in prison.

Authorities say 37-year-old Morgan Mengel convinced her lover, Stephen Shappell, an employee of the couple’s landscaping business, to kill her husband, Kevin Mengel in June 2010.

“She wanted to get rid of her husband,” says Chester County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Carmody, “and she manipulated a 21-year-old lover to do a crime with her. After she did the crime, she thought she covered her tracks.”

Shappell was captured and eventually confessed to authorities that he hit Kevin Mengel in the head after an attempt to drug him failed. He’s facing a sentence of 40 to 80 years in prison.

Carmody says a jury…

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My West Chester, PA

The Chester County Historical Society is a not-for-profit educational institution whose mission is to promote an understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region, and nation beyond, to audiences of all ages and interests. Check out some of the events coming up this month!

Family Day | February 10th

Enjoy old-fashioned family fun with crafts, toys, dress up and story telling from 10am-1pm at the Chester County Historical Society, High & Chestnut Streets. At 11am, meet children’s author Jen Bryant, author of A Splash of Red, The Life and Art of Horace Pippin. All museum exhibits and The History Lab will be open. $10.00 per family. Call 610-692-4800 for details.

History on Tap | February 19th

Join the Chester County Historical Society for a special evening with the Dill Pickle Old Time…

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CBS Philly

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Crews responded to the scene of a natural gas leak in Chester County on Thursday evening.

The gas leak was reported on Business Route 30 and Wallace Avenue in Downingtown.

The gas was shut off, but PECO reports that no customers were impacted. Crews worked to repair the leak, which was contained by 9 p.m.

Business owners were allowed to return to their businesses to check the gas levels.

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