$5k presented to local hospitals to help overdose victims

As part of Chester County’s team effort to fight the opioid and heroin crisis, the County Commissioners, District Attorney Tom Hogan and members of the Chester County Overdose Prevention Task Force presented checks for $5,000 to representatives from all five of the county’s hospitals at this week’s public sunshine meeting. The funds, earmarked to support each hospital’s warm hand-off program,...

CCIU partners with teachers on shoe contest

The 2016 winning designer, Hannah Williams from Coatesville Area School District 9-10 Center. DOWNINGTOWN — More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the accomplishments of the past, but also to shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.” In...

Wayne students raise fund for county K-9 program

Second grade students at General Wayne Elementary presented Deputy Sheriff Dan McCole and his canine partner Nero with $252. The students created and sold a cookbook to raise money for the county Sheriff’s K-9 program. K-9 teams from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office will reap the benefits of a class of second-graders’ culinary success – ranging from “PB & Bones” to “Apple Puppy...

Coatesville Police investigate double shooting

COATESVILLE – City Police are investigating a double shooting that reportedly occurred Tuesday night in the 600 block of Belmont Street. Upon arriving at the scene, police say they found one individual had been shot in the buttocks. The victim was then transported to Paoli Hospital by ambulance. It was then discovered that a second individual had been shot in the abdomen but was transported to Brandywine...

Chesco Congress members feeling heat on health care vote

At last count, Meehan, Costello and Smucker appear to be yes votes By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The fate of a controversial health care reform bill may end up in the hands of local members of the U.S. Congress — as two of them were seen as being on the fence on the bill but now said to be leaning toward “yes” votes — as the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans scramble to...

Man wanted in gun discharge, hit and run

COATESVILLE — A city man is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday evening, where at least one shot was fired and a man reportedly struck another person with his car, fleeing the scene. City Police are seeking Aaron Humphrey, 33, who, witnesses said, was engaged in a verbal altercation with two individuals who were not identified by police.

Hogan to chair regional drug strike force

From left to right: Sam Rabadi, Special Agent in Charge, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the outgoing Chair of HIDTA; District Attorney Tom Hogan; SAC Gary Tuggle; and HIDTA Executive Director Jerry Daley . Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) Program Executive Board. Gary...

Man charged with making bomb threat against police

COATESVILLE — A City man was charged with making a bomb threat against the city police department, Wednesday. Police said that a bomb threat was called into police headquarters via 911, at 9:53 p.m., Tuesday night, by what was identified as a male voice. The building was immediately evacuated and searched (including City Hall), with help from the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 unit.

Old Man Winter takes a bite out of Chesco

Snow totals lower than forecast in some areas, but ice remains a concern Old Man Winter is throwing a mix of just about everything at Chester County in a late season storm that has paralyzed local roadways and left virtually all local schools and government offices closed — along with a large number of local businesses. It appears the snowfall amounts may end up a bit lower than advertised — the...

Nor’Easter appears headed for Chester County area

Path will determine snowfalls; models say foot-plus of snow likely Update 4 p.m.: Adds NWS Blizzard Warning. Updated: 2:30 p.m. With additional information, updated forecast. Okay, let’s get this out of the way: it’s going to snow Tuesday. Probably a lot. Possibly as much as two feet in some places, if the storm path is right — and later forecast models suggest a dead aim for the county.  As...