Ryan announces race for Chester County DA

Deb Ryan Deb Ryan, former Deputy District Attorney at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and current County Coordinator for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative at the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., has announced that she will seek election for District Attorney in 2019. “I have spent the past 15 years working as a prosecutor dedicated to fighting for justice...

Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating from CMS

Pocopson Home residents and staff celebrate the facility’s 5-star rating with five gold star balloons. Front row (l to r): Resident Diane Graham; Alicia Cellucci, Director of Nursing; residents Allan Schwartz and Jack McCullough; Back row (l to r): Resident Richard Dilworth; Sandy Bassick, Director of Social Services; Tony Lobb, Resident Assessment Coordinator; resident Betty Allen; Pocopson Administrator...

Chester County continues focus on suicide prevention

For more than a decade, suicide rates have been on the rise across the United States, with thousands of lives lost each year. Sadly, Chester County, despite being rated one of the healthiest counties in the Commonwealth, is not immune. The tragedy of suicide was spotlighted in Chester County this month with the death of a local student, one of several persons under age 21 years to die by suicide in...

Fiorillo named VP of Chesco Bar Association

John Fiorillo WEST CHESTER — John Fiorillo, a partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Chester County Bar Association effective January 1, 2019. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Chester County Bar Association from 2012 through 2014 and again from 2016 to the present. John served as Secretary in 2017 and as Treasurer in in 2018....

OIC to help establish employee pipeline to area businesses

Pictured from left: Chester County Commissioner, Michelle H. Kichline, Joyce Chester – CCOIC President and CEO, Linda Lavender Norris – Coatesville City Council, Dan Williams – State Representative, CC Commissioner Terrance Farrell center, Gary Hess – CCOIC Board Chair, James Haynes – President, OIC America, CC Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. COATESVILLE — Chester County Opportunities Industrialization...

WMCA offers support to government workers impacted by shutdown

WEST CHESTER — As the federal government shutdown continues, the seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine are extending support to those impacted. Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the YMCA’s facilities free of charge during this time. If the individual is already a member of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, their next...

Murphy named new director for Chesco Emergency Services

Michael Murphy, Jr. The Chester County Commissioners today announce the appointment of Michael Murphy, Jr. as Director of the Department of Emergency Services. Murphy was formerly Platoon Leader for the County’s 9-1-1 operations. “The safety of Chester County residents is one of our top priorities and our Director of Emergency Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that safety,” said Chester...

Movement CDC outlines plans for 2019

COATESVILLE — In a recent meeting Coatesville’s Movement Community Development Corporation board discussed becoming more active in 2019.  The group has roughly outlined some goals for the new year, including re-opening the swimming pool in Ash Park by June of 2020 and developing a homeowner housing improvement program in the City’s Federal Opportunity Zone.   

Two CCIU supervisors honored with Patriot Award

Charlot Barker (left) receives the Department of Defense Patriot Award from retired Pennsylvania National Guard Col. Patrick Heron (right). DOWNINGTOWN – One of the best ways to help men and women in the military is to support them in the workplace, and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is doing its part. Two supervisors from the CCIU recently received the Patriot Award in recognition of...

Giving back: Henderson students prepare meals for Safe Harbor

Students from Henderson High School’s Kids “4” Kids Club gathered at The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street on Sunday to prepare meals for Safe Harbor of Chester County. Students from the Kids “4” Kids club at Henderson High School turned into chefs and bakers on Sunday afternoon as they gathered at The Kitchen Studio at Pine Street in West Chester to prepare meals for Safe Harbor of Chester County. Located...