Coatesville redevelopment kicks off — for real

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DEPG CEO Jim DePetris and a bevy of state, county and local officials celebrate a ceremonial start to demolition for the Coatesville Gateway project, Tuesday. COATESVILLE — For nearly a generation, plans to begin to revitalize the city have appeared on the horizon, only to disappear like a distant mirage, leaving city residents thirsty, time and again, for real progress....

Horning named new supervisor of Coatesville Water plant

COATESVILLE — Pennsylvania American Water announced today the promotion of Thomas Horning to the position of production supervisor of its Coatesville Area Water Treatment Plant. In his new role, Horning will be responsible for the daily operations of the treatment facility, which is located in West Caln Township and provides water service to approximately 12,000 customers in western Chester County.

Chesco to be honored for WRAP program

Chester County’s Department of Probation, Parole and Pretrial Services has garnered two more national awards for the Women’s Reentry Assessment and Programming (WRAP) initiative. The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Chester County for the WRAP program as part of its 2017 achievement awards under the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. This award will be presented...

So. Chesco Police: missing woman found

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department along with the City of Newark, University of Delaware Police, New Castle County Police, DNREC Park Police, and the City of Elkton Police Departments announced Friday afternoon thatErin Leigh Miller, reported missing on Monday has been found and is being reunited with her family. Everyone involved would like to thank the public for their assistance...

Cat injured in fatal shelter crash succumbs

Harmony the cat died Friday morning after suffering smoke inhalation and burns to her face and paws, after a Delaware woman crashed into the Brandywine Valley SPCA facility in New Castle, Del. The woman and a number of cats in the shelter died in the incident. Updated, 7-14, 1125 a.m.: Harmony the cat died due to her injuries. WEST CHESTER – Four days after fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley...

‘Sucker Punch’ suspect faces additional charges

Barry Baker The man charged with slugging a disabled man in front of a West Chester 7-11 faces additional charges, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Thursday. Barry Baker, 29, currently of Georgetown, DE, but a former East Fallowfield resident, now faces additional charges of Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Hogan said. Baker was the subject of a manhunt after videos showed him taunting...

Costello continues fight against human trafficking

Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06), a member of the Human Trafficking Caucus, spoke on the U.S. House of Representatives Floor Wednesday in support of bipartisan legislation to fight human trafficking. “Combatting human trafficking is critical to ensuring our constituents have safe and healthy communities,” Costello said. “It is important to advocate for resources for those fighting human trafficking...

So. Chesco Police seek help in finding missing woman

Erin Leigh Miller Update, 11:10 a.m.: Police found Miller’s car in North Wilmington this morning. The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating a report of a potentially endangered missing woman. The victim, Erin Leigh Miller, age 36 years was last seen by her parents on Monday, July 10, 2017 at approximately 7:45 a.m. in West Grove.   It is reported that the victim...

Hogan gives Sheriff’s Office award for Baker apprehension

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh (second left) holds the commendation presented by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (center). She is also joined by (from left to right) Chief Deputy Jason Suydam, Chief Deputy Kevin Dykes and First Assistant District Attorney Michael Noone. WEST CHESTER – Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan issued a commendation to the Chester...

Hartman announces new run for the 16th in 2018

Christina Hartman LANCASTER — After surprising much of the local political world with both her ability to raise funds and attract voter support in a heavily Republican Congressional district in 2016, Christina Hartman announced Tuesday she would again seek the Democratic nomination for the seat in 2018. Hartman lost a competitive race against current freshman U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker in the 16th District.