Ryan Costello set to take seat in 114th Congress

Ryan Costello set to take seat in 114th Congress #61

Politicians from West Chester who have served as U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District hold remarkable and sometimes colorful biographical histories.

Like the private in the U.S. Army during the Civil War (Smedley Darlington, who served from 1887-1891) who grew to be a banker and the eventual grandfather of a military man known as the “Fighting Quaker;” and the businessman who began his career (William Everhart, 1853-1855) in Congress 30 years after surviving the sinking of the ship Albion off the coast or Ireland; and the war veteran (John Hickman, 1855-1863) who led the impeachment hearing of a federal judge from Tennessee in the 1860s; and the Everhart scion (James Bowen Everhart 1883-1887) who supplemented his work as a Harvard-educated attorney by publishing works of poetry, notably “The Fox Chase.”

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The race to save Peter Kassig

The race to save Peter Kassig #364

On the evening of 3 October, the New York attorney Stanley Cohen got a phone call about Peter Kassig, the young American aid worker held hostage by Islamic State (Isis). The callers were Palestinians from the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon who knew Kassig, and they were “very upset”, Cohen recalled. They had just seen the footage of Alan Henning, a British hostage, being beheaded. At the end of the video, when the masked terrorist who has been dubbed “Jihadi John” paraded another hostage before the camera, they recognised their friend Peter.

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Foot power: Runners ready for legendary trail race

Foot power: Runners ready for legendary trail race #958

Race time is scheduled for 9 a.m.. This race is an off-road cross-country and trail run on property preserved by the Farm & Natural Lands Trust (FNLT) of York County.

There is an event this weekend where you will see something extremely rare. In fact, what you are guaranteed to see is so rare that there is a perpetual debate about whether it’s a myth or reality.

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