Coatesville PD seeks info on man trying to lure girls into car

COATESVILLE — City police are looking for more information about a pair of alleged incidents involving a man in a car attempting to verbally lure juvenile females into it, Thursday, as the girls were walking to school. Police did not share details or locations of the reported incidents, but are asking anyone with additional information — or if anyone else may have been approached — to contact...

Downingtown’s Sharma wins county spelling bee

Pictured above is 2017 Chester County Spelling Bee Champion Sid Sharma from Downingtown Middle School, with second place winner Aakash Narayan and third place winners Ritish Kodali from Katheryn D. Markley Elementary School and Lineesha Kamana from the Marsh Creek Sixth Grad Center. (From left to right: Ritish Kodali, Aakash Narayan, Sid Sharma, and Lineesha Kamana). DOWNINGTOWN — “E-s-t-r-e-p-e.”...

Fair DistrictsPA forum takes on Gerrymandering

Carol Kuniholm, Chair of Fair Districts PA, addressing the audience, Wednesday night at West Chester Henderson High School. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CHESTER – Political strategist Karl Rove once said, “He who can control redistricting can control Congress.” At her presentation Wednesday at Henderson High School, Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm used this quote to illustrate...

Deputy celebrates 30 years in Sheriff’s office

Hercules “Herc” Avello WEST CHESTER — More than three decades ago, an unlikely confluence of regional influences – mushrooms, the Wyeths, and a passel of crooks – redefined a Kennett Square resident’s career path. Hercules “Herc” Avello, who marked his 30th anniversary with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office last month, said he expected to follow his father’s footsteps into the...

CASD board declares impasse in teachers’ contract talks

Union seeks state Fact Finding for potential new pact UPDATED: 8:30 p.m. Adds comment, detail from teachers’ negotiator. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Coatesville Area School District announced Wednesday it declared a contract talks impasse with the district’s teachers as the district’s teachers’ union is seeking fact finding through the state’s Labor Relations Board...

Lewis salutes three Coatesville-area student on DAR award

Madeline Ladd of Saint Agnes Catholic School in West Chester, Emma Bennett of Scott Middle School in Coatesville and Jillian Smyles of South Brandywine Middle School in Coatesville were congratulated by Nick Deminski of Rep. Harry Lewis Jr.’s (R-74) office for their winning entries in the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest. HARRISBURG – Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) congratulated...

GOP, Dems endorse county-wide, judicial slates

The focus on county elections in 2017 has already begun with both county party committees announcing slates of endorsed candidates for county-wide races, judicial retention and district justice races. The Democrats met Wednesday and issued the following endorsements:

Commissioners get to heart of the matter, get CPR lesson

Harry Moore, Deputy Director of Field Services for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (far left) instructs Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone in hands-only CPR. WEST CHESTER — In Chester County, on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the heart. To further emphasize their proclamation of support for American Heart Month, the Chester County...

State Police warn on Valentine’s ‘Sweetheart’ scams

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds the public – particularly users of dating and matchmaking websites – to protect themselves against online sweetheart scams. Also referred to as a romance scam, the sweetheart scam is a common way for thieves to trick strangers into sending them large amounts of cash. The perpetrator typically preys on the loneliness of their...

Officials: 8,000 lbs of prescription drugs collected in 2016

At one of the collection boxes, from left to right: Chief John Narcise, Willistown Supervisor Bill Shoemaker, Paoli Hospital President Jim Paradis, District Attorney Tom Hogan, Willistown Supervisor Bob Lange, and Willistown Township Manager Dave Burman. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that more than 8,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in 2016 through the Chester...