Coatesville Area High School Hall of Fame 2017 inductees announced

Maurice Gaffney, Thomas Walker, James Brooks, Gregory Hunter, Coach (and current State Representative) Harry Lewis Jr. from the 1983 State Runner up Indoor Track and Field Team, and 1984 State Runner up Outdoor Track and Field Teams COATESVILLE — The committee for the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Inductees, who will be honored at an October dinner: Derrick Morgan,...

Goats take center stage at 4-H livestock show

Frank Reith won Best in Show. HONEY BROOK – The Chester County 4-H Dairy Goat Show was held at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County on Rt. 322, Honey Brook as part of the 4-H Fair Week.  A total of 35 goat projects were exhibited and 24 4-H youth participants.  This year the show was divided into four classes – Alpine Dairy Goats, LaMancha Dairy Goats, Pet Goats and Market Goats. Rachel...

Chesco Emergency Services tabbed for awards

Chester County has received two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs developed by the county’s Department of Emergency Services. The two programs – Care Under Fire and Youth First Responder’s Career Training – picked up the accolades within NACo’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety category. Both awards will be formally recognized on July 23 at...

Parker named to Chester Co. Hall of Fame

From left: Bill Bogle, Chester County Economic Development Council Board Chair, Dr. Jerry Parker, Chester County Hall of Fame award winner and President of Delaware County Community College and Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council President and CEO. EXTON – Dr. Jerry Parker helped lead the charge to bring a community college to Chester County when none existed. Now the institution...

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...

TCHS Pickering student honored as good citizens

TCHS Pickering students pose with their DAR Good Citizen’s Award certification of recognition. Left to right: Pablo Gonzalez and Cassandra Tiburcio. PHOENIXVILLE — Two students from the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus demonstrated that good citizenship always pays dividends. Full-time TCHS Pickering student Pablo Gonzalez received the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR)...

Commissioners present agriculture awards

King’s Pumpkin Farm of Parkesburg — named Farmer of the Year — was one of two winners of agricultural awards from the Chester County Commissioners. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Board of Commissioners, along with the Agricultural Development Council (Ag Council), presented two agricultural awards at the Commissioners’ Meeting this week. The Farmer of the Year award was presented...

Chester County ranked 10th in nation for tech

Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell (center) receives the Digital Counties Survey award from (left) Tim Woodbury, Director of Government Relations for Accela and (right) Katie Burke, Government Program Specialist for Laserfiche. WEST CHESTER — Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes...

County earns Distinguished Budget Presentation award for 25 years

Mark Rupsis, Chester County Chief Operating Officer, and Julie Bookheimer, Chester County Finance Director, with the latest in the collection of Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards that the County has earned consecutively over the past 25 years. WEST CHESTER — The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has named...

Woodland named VA Police Officer of the Year

Officer honored as tops at mid-size VA facility Paul Woodland CALN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Officer Paul Woodland with the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Police Department (VAPD) is VA Police Officer of the Year of a medium-sized VA medical center.   “Each of you and your teams are doing an outstanding job every day protecting our Veterans, staff...