Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The son, 22, was charged with aggravated assault.
The following incidents were reported by the East Pikeland Township Police Department. Arrest, when mentioned, does not suggest conviction. Aggravated Assault On Saturday at approximately 4 a.m., East Pikeland Police received a report of a fight between a father and son on the unit block of Bonnie Brae Road. After a brief investigation, police say, they arrested a 22-year-old resident of the home and charged him with aggravated assault, possession of instruments of crime, unlawful restraint, simple assault, recklessly endangering another, harassment. The defendant and his father were both treated at Phoenixville Hospital and released. The defendant was confined to Chester County Prison when he was unable to post $20,000 bail. Disorderly …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The group donated craft packets for kids getting emergency treatment at the hospital.
Members of the H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) Team at Christ Church of the Valley recently donated craft packets for children who receive care at Phoenixville Hospital’s Emergency Department, according to hospital public relations director Lori Cunningham. The packets included crayons, stickers, Play-Doh and other fun items that are designed to take the young patients minds off what can be a stressful experience.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The youth initiative draws attention to the dangers of tobacco use.
On March 20, 2013, students across the United States will participate in Kick Butts Day, a youth initiative, drawing attention to the dangers of tobacco use. Students from the Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) Club from the Phoenixville Area Middle School will be joining their peers nationwide as they participate in several local activities to support tobacco free living. For the second year running, the TATU Club is partnering with the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Phoenixville Branch in the “Take the Challenge – Exchange Your Tobacco for Free Exercise Sessions” promotion. The middle school students have created the posters and the tobacco drop-off boxes for the YMCA to use during the days surrounding Kick Butts Day (KBD). March 18 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Police say the defendant shouted racial slurs at a separate officer and spat in his face.
A local man faces multiple felony charges after he assaulted a Phoenixville Borough Police officer and shouted racial epithets at another in Phoenixville Hospital this weekend, the department said. According to court documents, on Sunday at 3:07 a.m., police were dispatched to the hospital when two nurses reported that William Joseph Gruber, 21, was acting in an unruly and threatening manner. Gruber was reportedly yelling at the staff, having removed all his monitors, and refused to return to his hospital bed. When officers arrived at the scene, they demanded the Phoenixville man sit. Police say the defendant didn’t comply, and squared his body toward them in a threatening way. An officer then pulled out a pair of handcuffs, which Gruber …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck her reportedly refused to give a statement to police.
A jogger was killed Monday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle on N. Lewis Road in Limerick, Limerick Patch is reporting. Police said that a green Ford Focus traveling northbound on N. Lewis Road crossed into the southbound lane "for unknown reasons" and struck a woman wearing jogging clothes before hitting a utility pole. The woman was not carrying identification when she was killed, but the department indicated on its Facebook page that it had tentatively identified her from information on her cell phone. The 18-year-old male driver of the Focus sustained minor injuries and was transported to Phoenixville Hospital for treatment. He refused to give a statement or consent to a search of his cell phone, police said later Monday. …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The following death notices are from the week of Feb. 25.
Tekla (Rava) Nakonecznyj, 89, wife of the late Mykolaj Nakonecznyj, of Phoenixville, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in Pennsburg Manor. She was a member of Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Phoenixville, where she belonged to the Altar Society and helped with baking and cooking for church activities. Read her complete obituary here. Gerald F. Keim, 76, husband of Kathleen M. (Hempsey) Keim, lifelong resident of Phoenixville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the Phoenixville Hospital. Mr. Keim was a graduate of Phoenixville High School, and went on to serve in the United States Navy. Read his complete obituary here. Mary E. (O'Donnell) Stuart, 88, of Phoenixville, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. She graduated from …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The second of the two arrests occurred on Fillmore Street.
A 32-year-old Devon man was arrested for DUI on South Whitehorse Road last week, Schuylkill Township Police are reporting. According to court documents, on Feb. 20 at 9:35 p.m., police saw a black Audi traveling 15 mph under the speed limit on the 400 block of South Whitehorse Road and swerving. When the officer stopped the vehicle, he noted the man had glassy eyes and betrayed other signs of intoxication. The driver said he had had two beers that night, police said. The man then took and failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and taken to Phoenixville Hospital to have blood drawn for testing. He was charged with DUI. A 21-year-old Spring City man was arrested for DUI in the borough last week, Phoenixville Police are reporting. …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The $7 million addition is expected to be completed in July 2013.
The expansion of Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital began in earnest yesterday, as a group of local civic leaders gathered for the groundbreaking of the $7 million revamping. According to Phoenixville Hospital community relations director Lori Cunningham, the expansion is being executed to accomodate a vault that will hold a state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients. “Patient benefits include faster treatment time and greater patient comfort. The new linear accelerator seamlessly integrates imaging, beam delivery, and sophisticated technology to accurately target tumors with precision and speed," said Et-tsu Chen, MD, director of Penn Radiation Oncology at The Cancer Center at …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Exton man, in his car at the time, drove himself to Phoenixville Hospital.
An Exton man went to Phoenixville Hospital last weekend after he apparently shot himself while driving, Upper Providence Police are reporting. According to the department, the 33-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was driving in the southbound lane of route 29 in Mont Clare on Sunday at approximately 3 a.m. when he attempted to transfer a .38-caliber handgun from his pants to his jacket pocket and accidentally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the left lower leg. The man was able to drive himself to Phoenixville Hospital after giving himself the wound, where Upper Providence Police met him and filled out an incident report. The man was transferred to Paoli Hospital Trauma Center for surgery. Police provided no information on …
Phoenixville Hospital is celebrating "Go Red for Women" this month.
Thursday, January 31
The following was submitted by Kathy Clarke, RN, MS, CCRN at Phoenixville Hospital. February is “Go Red for Women” month and there is no better time for women to learn the facts about heart disease, how to reduce risks, and which symptoms to be aware of. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States? Heart disease kills about 60 women each hour in the United States, with 64% of women having no previous symptoms. Also, cardiovascular disease contributes to about one third of deaths in women. It is important for women to be aware of the risk and the steps they can take to protect themselves. Throughout the month of February, Phoenixville Hospital will be offering free education events, health …