McGuire wins CCATO Marshall student award

Nolan McGuire, Kevin Kerr, First Vice President of CCATO and Supervisor at Upper Uwchlan Township, and Dr. Dorothy Ives Dewey the Chair of the Department of Geography and Planning as West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs. West Chester University graduate student Nolan McGuire was named Lewis H. Marshall Awardee by the...

Spring ahead, but change batteries, be wary on the road

It’s that time again — we lose an hour of sleep, but gain a precious hour of sunlight in the evening, meaning more time outside and the coming prospect of firing up those grills (Tuesday’s snowstorm forecast notwithstanding) — Daylight Savings Time starts early Sunday, so don’t forget to change your clocks. But, as usual, there’s a few more things to remember: State Fire Commissioner Tim...

Dinniman questions costs of standardized testing

State Sen. Andy Dinniman HARRISBURG — State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19), Minority Chair of the Senate Education Committee, expressed serious concerns Tuesday about the significant amount of state funding being spent on mandatory standardized testing in Pennsylvania schools. “We are spending hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars on testing while some school districts don’t even have the resources...

49 charged in drug dealing enterprise

A late model BMW allegedly used by drug dealers was confiscated by authorities. A multi-year operation has led to the arrests of 49 people associated with an alleged drug trafficking organization (DTO) operating out of southern Chester County. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the charges Tuesday as the result of “Operation Crushed Ice” a joint law enforcement operation...

Wild game dinner raises funds for Sheriff’s K-9 unit

Chester County deputy sheriffs work their magic in the kitchen for the 2017 Wild Game Dinner.Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh poses with some of the deputies who make the event happen.Welsh (right) listens Chester County Lt. Harry McKinney addresses the crowd. For the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, “game on” conveys a message that extends beyond the phrase’s familiar use:...

WCU hosts discussion called, “Yes, All Women!”

Presented by Chester County Fund for Women & Girls By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Lilah Saber and Juliana Mosley smile after their presentations at the Yes, All Women! event Thursday at West Chester University. WEST CHESTER – March is women’s history month, and at West Chester University Thursday, women of all ages, races and backgrounds gathered to discuss how they can learn from...

Coatesville teachers present petition with 2K signatures to CASD board

By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times School board members Ann Wuertz, Dean Snyder and superintendent Dr. Cathy Taschner, listening to public comment during Tuesday’s meeting. CALN – Another tumultuous school board meeting of the Coatesville Area School district was held Tuesday, during which, the primary focus was yet again on contract negotiations with the Coatesville Area Teachers Association,...

Juvenile charged in E. Brandywine home invasion

An East Brandywine woman was locked bound and gagged for four days in this storage closet in her home, after being the victim of a home invasion last month. A 17-year-old has been charged in the home invasion robbery of an East Brandywine woman, who was left bound in a closet in her home for four days. The youth, not identified by authorities because of his age, was a resident at Devereux Brandywine,...

County school of government announces spring session

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County School of Government, a free course open to all county residents, is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Chester County Library in Exton. This year’s “school” includes an overview of Chester County government’s services and responsibilities, followed by three further evenings that include panel discussions on topics affecting all county...

Local resident treats 75 girls from Coatesville to movie

By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times The 75 girls and 12 chaperones gathered with Alphonso Newsuan at New Life in Fellowship Church in Coatesville before going to the Movie Tavern in Exton to see Hidden Figures COATESVILLE – As the result of a great idea from local resident, Alphonso Newsuan, 75 African-American girls living in the Coatesville Area School District were recently treated to the...