Downingtown teen wins safe driving competition

Kaleigh Krakower from Downingtown West High School (left) won the Southeastern Pennsylvania Teen Safe Driving Competition. Taking first place, she also won a $2,000 scholarship. Tara Klepacki of Chichester High School (center) finished second and Hunter Watterson of Coatesville High School (right) finished third. On May 3, 2017, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Teen Safe Driving Competition was held...

Chesco Ass’t DA to join Army JAG Corps

Jonathan Harrar One local prosecutor has decided to trade in appearances at thecourthouse of Chester County to potentially serving in some of the world’s hot spots, by serving our country. Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Harrar has enlisted in the United States Army and will be serving as an officer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (“Army JAG”). Army JAG handles...

County’s 1st Crisis Intervention Team class graduates

All 28 graduates from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team training class, along with trainers and supporters. WEST CHESTER — Twenty-eight local law enforcement officers graduated from Chester County’s first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class on Friday, April 28 at the West Goshen municipal building. The officers completed the intensive, 40-hour training, which has been...

Chesco Congress members split on ACA repeal vote

Updated 5:10 p.m.: Adds comment from Patrick Meehan By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s Congressional delegation split Thursday in a closely contested vote to pass the American Health Care Act — the controversial bill that would repeal some sections of the Affordable Care Act, a vote that will likely turn the 2018 Congressional Elections into a referendum on healthcare, much as was...

O’Leary honored for local government excellence

The Chester County Commissioners recognize county Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary (center right) as recipient of a Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence. Pictured with Brian, from left to right are: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline; and County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Planning...

Police remind residents about reward for homicide tips

COATESVILLE — City Police want to remind residents that there is a standing $4,000 reward for information on any unsolved homicide in the City that leads the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible. Tips can be called into: • Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS • City of Coatesville Police at 610-384-2300 • Chester County Detectives 610-344-6801

Members of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office present plaques to doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern. WEST CHESTER — A group of doctors at Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern received an unexpected tribute from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, April 26 – a gesture with unlikely ties to a 2014 firebombing. The staff at the emergency and critical-care facility...

A Q&A with Kate Young on Fair Districts PA and the fight against gerrymandering

By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times Recently I spoke with Kate Young about Fair Districts PA https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/ and its campaign to do away with gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. Several Fair Districts presentations this spring have generated great interest. West Chester Public Library didn’t have materials on gerrymandering in its collection, so Fair Districts PA donated three books...

Shapiro announces settlement with Chesco firm on Kickstarter suit

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced the office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection is settling a case against a suburban Philadelphia sports apparel business that raised $579,000 online from more than 8,500 consumers to create athletic shirts that purportedly changed colors in response to body temperatures – but failed to deliver the shirts as promised to many consumers. Kenneth...

Chesco: Drug Take Back Day is Sat.

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 29th. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the...