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Malvern Pharma Co. Asked To Pull Opioid Painkiller

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 10:30
This is the first time the FDA is asking to remove a opioid painkiller due to the public health consequences of abuse.
Categories: Lower Merion

Have You Seen Pollux? He's Been Missing For Nearly A Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 09:53
The long-hair tuxedo cat was last seen in Ardmore after going missing Sunday, June 4.
Categories: Lower Merion

Delco Couple ODs, Leaves Toddlers Alone: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 08:56
Sandra Dicianno and Sean Dolhancryk are behind bars after being charged with endangering the welfare of a child and drug-related charges.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Open House Listings This Weekend in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 08:16
An open house planned by the right realtor can help you in any number of ways. Check out those around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Comey TV: What it tells us about Trump

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-06-09 06:24
James Comey thinks the president of the United States is a liar.

And the former FBI boss says he was fired because of the way he was handling the Russia investigation.

Donald Trump, at least in the words of his high-priced private lawyer, believes he was vindicated by Comey's riveting day of testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Thankfully, his staff managed to convince the president to stay off Twitter during Comey's testimony. It no doubt galls the former reality TV show host to see the ratings garnered by the man he fired.

The president's lawyer held a press conference after the televised session that gripped the nation to point out that Comey testified that Trump was not the target of an FBI investigation, and that the president never told his FBI director to end the Russia investigation. But I'm kind of interested in something the Trump team - including the president - did not say.

Does anyone ever remember anyone asking if the president asked how we go about preventing this kind of Russian meddling in our election process again.

Aside from the political posturing of both sides in trying to score political points from yesterday's hearing, a couple of things became crystal clear: The Russians did indeed interfere with our election process, and they will try to do it again.

But that does not seem to concern the president all that much, at least not that he has indicated.

And it only confirms one of the things I have thought about Trump for some time now.

He's not running the country. He still thinks he's running his company.

It's all about him. Whatever Donald wants, Donald gets. And if he doesn't, well, 'You're fired."

He wants loyalty from those around him.

To him, not the Constitution.

When he didn't get it from his FBI director, who seemed to favor standing up for citizens and the Constitution, he was gone. Trump is an autocrat. He's now running the country the way he ran his real estate empire.

He came to Washington as an outsider promising to drain the swamp.

But he has no clue about how the swamp works.

That is why he has been spinning his wheels in the muck since the day he was inaugurated

. He doesn't realize that back channels with the Russians are not the way things get done in the Intelligence community.

He had no clue that health care "could be so complicated."

He's frustrated that his ambitious agenda is going nowhere while various investigations into his campaign's ties to Russia continue. He can't make it all go away with a shrill command.

Except for James Comey, who as FBI director served at the will of the president.

In this case, Trump returned to his reality TV persona, and showed Comey the door.

Trump doesn't understand the workings of Washington and the presidency.

To him it's personal - and business.

Drain the swamp? He seems like he's drowning in it.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Rolling the dice on the Pennsylvania budget

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-06-09 05:59
Thank god for gambling.

How else would Pennsylvania ever climb out of the sea of red ink it continues to wallow in every budget season. This year is no different.

How bad is it? Well the Powerball jackpot Saturday night is likely going to be in the neighborhood of $400 million. Nice neighborhood. If Gov. Wolf of the Pennsylvania Legislature happened to be holding a winning ticket, that would only leave them about $2.6 billion short of balancing the books.

Yeah, it's that bad.

And in Pennsylvania, that can only mean one thing.

More legalized gambling.

You can read our editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby Trial: 5 Takeaways From Week One

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-06-09 01:58
As week one of the Bill Cosby trial comes to a close, here are five key takeaways from the last few days in court.
Categories: Lower Merion

TE School District Served With Another Lawsuit

Lawsuits against TE School District and Conestoga High School administrators are climbing at an alarming rate. Two weeks ago on May 25, I wrote the headline, “Conestoga High School Hazing Fallout: Football Coach Sues T/E School District Administrators”.  We learned that Thomas Batgos, an assistant Conestoga High School football coach fired by the T/E School […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Wynnewood Road Closed By Downed Wires: Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 14:38
The township said the road is closed while PECO crews work to fix the wires taken down by a tree.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Man, Ex-Youth Hockey Coach, Assaulted Boys Across South Jersey: Prosecutor

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 11:43
A Montgomery County man and ex-youth hockey coach has been accused of sexually assaulting boys in multiple counties in New Jersey.
Categories: Lower Merion

REMINDER: DUI Checkpoints, Patrols Start Friday In Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 11:41
The police department will be out in force as part of a national effort to combat driving under the influence.
Categories: Lower Merion

$1 Million Jackpot Won In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 11:38
A winning Cash 5 Jackpot ticket worth $1 million has been sold in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wayne Chipotle Reopens Thursday After Drug Bust: Health Officer

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 11:28
The restaurant was closed by health officials as they determined whether or not marijuana found on site tainted food.
Categories: Lower Merion

Armed Robbers Hit 2 Roxborough 7-Elevens Tuesday: Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 10:09
One robbery occurred at 12:08 a.m. at 7607 Ridge Ave. and the other at 11:48 p.m. at 6101 Ridge Ave., police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Main Event

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-06-08 08:00
Get your popcorn ready.

They've moved the Super Bowl up a few months this year. They also moved the location.

The big event is taking place today in Washington, D.C., as fired FBI boss James Comey testifies about his dealings with President Trump and the Russia investigation.

D.C. has not seen this kind of buzz since the days of Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame, or maybe even John Dean of the Watergate hearings.

Comey already has released his prepared opening remarks. You can read them here.

On our editorial page, we talk about what all this means, and try to put it in a little historical perspective.

Read it here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

It's graduation season - join our coverage!

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-06-08 07:28
Graduation season is upon us - and we're inviting you to take part in our coverage.

The truth is we're not able to get to all these graduations - especially when several schools have the big events on the same day.

We are sending photographers to graduations each day this week, starting last night with the festivities at Academy Park.

You can view a gallery of images from the Academy Park graduation here.

Unfortunately, we won't get to all of them. However, that does not mean we're not interested in your graduation ceremony. Instead we're hoping readers join us on social media and send us photos. Send us your pix on Twitter and use the hashtag #delcograduates.

In addition, our annual salute to all graduates in the Class of 2017, our annual Grad Tab with the names of all Delco high school graduates, will appear in the paper Tuesday, June 20.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Supermarket Shooting Leaves 4 Dead

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-06-08 06:49
Breaking: Four people have been killed in a shooting at a northeastern Pennsylvania Weis Market.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cool Off With Skating Lessons At Haverford Skatium

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-06-07 16:05
Six-week skating courses will help you feel more comfortable on the ice while giving you a break from summer heat.
Categories: Lower Merion

Meet Andy Gavrin, Lower Merion's Democratic Ward 6 Candidate

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-06-07 14:42
The 43-year-old Long Island transplant hopes to "bring back better government" should he win the Ward 6 seat in November.
Categories: Lower Merion