Red Cross reminds all of CPR and AED Awareness Week

June 1-7 is designated as National CPR and AED Awareness Week. The American Red Cross, along with other National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative members, is stressing that every second counts in cardiac arrest and people can save lives by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED. Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of thousands of people in this country every year. If someone goes into sudden cardiac...

Commissioners present $35K check to Community Volunteers in Medicine

Dr. Peter Thompson, CVIM Vice President Dental Affairs; Alberta Landis, CVIM Vice President Dental Services; Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone. (Seated left to right): Maureen Tomoschuk, President and CEO, CVIM; and Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline. The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $35,000 to representatives from Community Volunteers in...

Cardamone promoted to Deputy District Attorney

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (left) and newly promoted Deputy District Attorney Andrea Cardamone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced  Wednesday that veteran prosecutor Andrea Cardamone has been promoted to Deputy District Attorney. “Andrea is a strong and tireless prosecutor,” Hogan said in a news release announcing the promotion. “She...

PUC court shuts down Mariner East 1 & 2

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission judge Thursday approved state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s (D-19) petition to halt operation of the Mariner East 1 (ME1) pipeline and prohibit construction of the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Mariner East 2X (ME2X) pipelines in West Whiteland Township. Reacting to the decision, a local group fighting the pipeline project, Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, called...

Coroner: former reality star’s death ruled an overdose

Brian Lancaster The Chester County Coroner’s Office has released information about the death of Brian Lancaster. Lancaster, a former reality TV show competitor who died March 29, 2018 at Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville was 43. The cause of death was fentanyl, heroin, and ethanol intoxication, with the manner of death being accidental.

Chesco Detective becomes first ever to earn PhD degree

Detective Ben Martin is at his graduation with his father, former Chester County Detective Frank Martin. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Detective Ben Martin now will be referred to by his colleagues in law enforcement as “Doctor Martin.” Detective Martin recently received his Ph.D. in Leadership from Alvernia University. Det. Martin was joined at his graduation by his father, former Chester...

State Police: Shots needed to stop suspected drunk driver

Brian Touchton The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police announced that there was a trooper-involved shooting in Avondale, Pennsylvania at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 2018. Three Troopers discharged their weapons, authorities said. Nobody was struck or injured in the shooting.  At 11:21 p.m., the State Police  received a call for an erratic driver...

Commissioners honor WCU for mental health efforts

Terence Farrell, Commissioner; Tracy Behringer, Outreach, County Mental Health/Intellectual & Development Disabilities (MH/IDD) Office; Candy Craig, Deputy Administrator, MH; Leanne Valentine, WCU, Mental Health Services; Michelle Kichline, Commissioner; Amanda Blue, Outreach Manager, WCU, College of Health Sciences; Linda Cox, Administrator, MH/IDD; Kathi Cozzone, Commissioner. WEST CHESTER —...

On Stage: Dorothy is seeing a higher profile these days

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dorothy Dorothy, who recently released her album “28 Days in the Valley,” has been a very busy performer this year. In the last few months, the album and the lead single “Flawless” took off – and so did Dorothy. The talented singer from Los Angeles completed one tour, almost immediately headed out on another tour and has been sprinkling in...

Wagner, Barletta win statewide; Andrew, Roe, Williams win local nods

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Voters across Chester County — and Pennsylvania — made their choices Tuesday in the primary elections that settle both statewide and local legislative races in a typically low turnout election, but one that saw local Democrats turn out at a higher rate than their Republican counterparts, a break from recent primary election in the county. While Gov. Tom Wolf ran...