Week in Review: Aug. 19-25

Did you miss any of this week's news?

There isn't always time to sit down and read the news. So in case you missed any of the week's stories, here's a look at what happened in the Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood area in the past seven days.

This week, we brought you news that in connection with the . In other police news, police have also that occurred last August. Also, the hearing after a three-hour zoning hearing board meeting on Monday night, and in the meantime.

In news next door, at the Bala Cynwyd Acme, and a bust of Benjamin Franklin, estimated to be worth more than $3 million, . Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Tuesday.

What follows is a list of some of Ardmore Patch's top news stories of the past week, Aug. 19 to 25. For a complete list, click here.



Tired Hands Brewing Company owner Jean Broillet IV explains the origin of a beer made with blueberries and other unconventional brews.

Police have identified Andrea Lawton, 46, of Philadelphia, as a suspect in connection with the theft.

Looking for a job? This week, a wealth of Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood businesses are looking to hire.



Ardmore residents have contributed $374,743 to candidates and Political Action Committees in 2012.

Officials from the Lower Merion School District and the Lower Merion Education Association met Thursday.

Who has the best pizza in town? How about the best thrift store? Here are your picks for Readers' Choice.



Marcus Ricketts, 35, is charged in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in August 2011 at the Wells Fargo Bank in Haverford.

Joseph Facciolo plans to pay off student loans.

The Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth will take "every measure possible" to get voters correct identification.

Lower Merion ranked fifth among the top 25 money-earning communities in the U.S.

The following death notices come from Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Narberth, and Wynnewood.



John Leroy Moore, Jr., 34, of Philadelphia, was arrested Tuesday.

More than 50 people attended Monday night's Zoning Hearing Board meeting.

Number of cases this year highest on record since disease first detected in United States in 1999, federal officials say.

A Halloween costume shop has temporarily moved into the old Wynnewood Borders space.

State officials report a new strain of swine flu infecting people.

A group of about 25 picketed the Republican vice presidential candidate's Aug. 21 speech in West Chester.

The economy and entitlements were hot issues.



The following information has been supplied by the Lower Merion Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Next month, officials will discuss possible plans for developing the church property to accommodate growing Welsh Valley Middle School, the superintendent said.

Negotiations with Lower Merion School District are scheduled for Thursday.



Franklin & Marshall's August poll shows Obama leading Romney by five point with 15 percent of Pennsylvania voters undecided and a 3.8 percent (+or-) margin of error.



A roundup of police activity the week of Aug. 6-12.

Torah Academy is renovating a former Presbyterian church at Montgomery Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue. Classes for about 70 students begin Sept. 10.


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