Thomas Barnhart was arrested Wednesday on five felony and one misdemeanor charges for inappropriately making contact with two 9-year-old females.

Police arrest Red Clay educator for sexual contact with two 9-year-old girls

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Just days after police arrested a teacher at a Wilmington private Catholic school for sending sexual photos to a student, they have arrested another educator from the largest school district in Delaware. RELATED: St. Mary Magdalen teacher arrested for sending sexual pics to 14-year-old The New Castle County Police Department announced Wednesday that it has arrested 54-year-old Thomas Barnhart, a …

The free vaccines are available through through Friday, Aug. 9. (Photo from Brandywine Valley SPCA Facebook)

BVSPCA offering free vaccines to combat respiratory disease outbreak

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

In light of a canine respiratory disease outbreak in Delaware that forced a couple of the largest animal shelters to close their doors to new dogs, one organization is offering free vaccines. The Brandywine Valley SPCA announced it will provide dogs with free canine influenza and distemper shots at their health centers in New Castle, Dover and Georgetown. “While this …

AirJoule LLC will have its main office and manufacturing center in Newark, Delaware. (Photo from Montana Technologies website)

AirJoule, water harvesting company, picks Del. for main office and more

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Business

A global sustainability company focused on economical atmospheric water harvesting has picked a location for its main office and manufacturing center: Delaware, U.S.A.  AirJoule LLC, which is a 50-50 joint venture between GE Vernova Inc. and Montana Technologies Corp., will lease a 30,000 square-foot site on Shea Way in the Newark area’s Delaware Industrial Park for its main office and …

After some pushback from the state's largest autism advocacy group, the Delaware State Fair has canceled its sensory-friendly event Tuesday.

State Fair cancels sensory-friendly day after Autism Delaware’s concerns

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The First State’s largest provider of advocacy, support and services for people on the autism spectrum and their families and caregivers claims that the Delaware State Fair’s inclusionary promises are untruthful. “Recently it has come to our attention that the Delaware State Fair has promoted their carnival on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 as being sensory-friendly and in partnership with Autism …

Alanis Pinion has been arrested on two felonies and one misdemeanor for sending "sexually explicit" photos to a 14-year-old student. Photo of Pinion provided by the New Castle County Police Department.

St. Mary Magdalen teacher arrested for sending sexual pics to 14-year-old

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A 24-year-old female educator who teaches eighth grade at a Wilmington private catholic school has been arrested for sending sexual photos to her 14-year-old student. The New Castle County Police Department announced that Alanis Pinion, a now ex-teacher at St. Mary Magdalen School, “had frequently communicated with her students via Snapchat and had sent sexually explicit photographs to one of …

The Sussex Academy Board has picked Kyle Bentley to serve as the new Head of School.

Sussex Academy names Bentley as new Head of School

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Sussex Academy, a charter school on Airport Road in Georgetown that serves 1,170 students, has named its new head of school. Kyle Bentley, who was most recently principal at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School in the Cape Henlopen School District, replaces Eric Anderson, who was at the helm for more than five years. “As we embark on this journey together, I …

DSU's ECIC higher education graduates, from left: Ayesha Jamison, Michelle Spangler, Luz Quiroga, Evelyn Cubbage, Patrice Jones Cornish, Julissa Valerio and ECIC Scholarship Coordinator Jennifer Seo.

DSU’s early ed. center awards 13 degrees, 223 credentials in first year

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

At the conclusion of its first year, a new program at Delaware State University focused on training professionals to serve the state’s youngest learners, graduated 13 people with degrees and gave credentials to hundreds more.  DSU’s Early Childhood Innovation Center aims to empower and cultivate a highly skilled, educated and diverse workforce by providing holistic, comprehensive and evidence-based supports. Its …

First State Educate's new free school board training has once-a-month sessions scheduled through December.

FSE launches another free training for school board members

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The president of the tumultuous Christina School District Board of Education said a new – and free – training program from a state education group is much needed and very beneficial.  “I’ve had this conversation with other legislators about bringing in organizations like School Board Partners to train our board members, and I think if you look at what’s going …

Naamans Little League Majors pose with the D2 banner after winning the championship. Photo by Mike Lang

Naamans advances to Majors division state championship

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  BRANDYWINE HUNDRED — Brady Bell slammed a two-out home run in the top of the first inning, staking Naamans Little League to a lead it would never relinquish in a 7-2 win over Canal Little League on Thursday at Naamans. With the win, Naamans captured the District II Major Little League championship and advanced to the state tournament next …

Partners plan to reimagine the smallest of the hospitality group’s restaurants. (Photos by Matt Urban)

Trolley Square Grain Put “on Pause” in August

Pam GeorgeHeadlines, Culture

Since opening in 2015, Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen has been on a roll. The first location is on Main Street in Newark. But in quick succession, owners Lee Mikles and Jim O’Donoghue of OMG Hospitality debuted Grain H20 in Summit North Marina in Bear and a second Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen in Kennett Square. Grain on the Rocks at the Cape May-Lewes …