Coatesville’s Make a Difference Day and Drug Take-Back event a success

Volunteers donated time, as police collected unused medications By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times After gathering outside of the Benner Building Saturday morning, over 100 volunteers donated their time in six locations throughout Coatesville. COATESVILLE – Great things were happening in Coatesville this past weekend for Make a Difference Day that was organized by the Coatesville Youth...

Local students trained in suicide prevention

WEST CHESTER — On the morning of October 19, the entire ninth grade class in the West Chester Area School District was trained in the suicide prevention program called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Designed much like CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, QPR is a nationally acclaimed program that teaches participants how to recognize warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how help.

20th annual Operation Safe Stop a success in Coatesville

Police, schools work together to promote bus, traffic safety By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Operation Safe Stop, in conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, took place Wednesday with the Coatesville Police Department and Krapf Bus Company. From left to right: Lori Aguilera, Director of the Chester County Highway Safety Project, Danyel Stutzman,  bus driver with Krapf, Stephanie...

CCIU officials honored by occupational therapy association

Ms. Rebecca Austill-Clausen, founder of Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Dr. Joseph J. O’Brien, CCIU executive director, Dr. Jacalyn Auris, CCIU director of student services and Mr. Robert DiSciullo, president of Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc. accept the Award of Appreciation from Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA). DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County...

County honored for preservation of courthouse

(Left to right) Kathy Wileczek, President of the West Chester Downtown Foundation; Phil Yocum, West Chester Historic Preservation Awards Committee member; and Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell. WEST CHESTER — Representatives from the West Chester Downtown Foundation and the West Chester Historic Preservation Awards formally presented the Chester County...

Reward offered for clues on four fatal shootings

COATESVILLE — The Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers and the Chester County District Attorney’s office is offering a combined total reward of $4,000 for information on the arrest and conviction of any one involved in a total of four fatal shootings in the city over the last few weeks. Two men — David Fitzsimmons and  William “Basil” Chance — died from gunshot wounds Sept. 28 in...

New playground built in Coatesville in one day

Built by PECO, KaBOOM!, Natural Lands Trust, volunteers By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Over 200 volunteers gathered at Patton Park in Coatesville Friday morning to assemble a new playground that was designed by children in August. COATESVILLE – Over 200 volunteers from PECO, Natural Lands Trust, the community of Coatesville, and with the help of KaBOOM!, gathered Friday morning at...

Holton visits West Chester to push registration, turnout

Wife of VP nominee Tim Kaine talks election, Hillary Clinton West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta shares a moment with Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine during a voter registration event Saturday. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST CHESTER — Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine visited the borough Saturday with a simple message: vote,...

PennDOT announces lane closures for road work this week

Lane restrictions are planned this week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), Route 401 (Conestoga Road) and Ship Road in Chester County, for high-friction surface treatment, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said. The work schedule for next week, weather permitting, is: Monday, October 10, through Friday, October 14, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 52...

County fire companies get $500K federal grant to buy radios

(From left to right, front row) Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Chief and Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; John Sly, John Sly Grantwriting; John Weer, Chester County Fire Marshal; B.J. Meadowcroft, Union Fire Company of Oxford; County Commissioner...