County sets up center to help flood victims

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Flood victims line up outside of United Sports Wednesday waiting to meet up with county resources and community group to get help following Hurricane Ida. DOWNINGTOWN — If you’ve been flooded out of your home, or suffered serious damage, Chester County officials are there for you and have set up an emergency center to find you the help you need now...

Bids coming due to build Coatesville train station

A rendering of the planned new train station in Coatesville. COATESVILLE — As the September 16th due date quickly approaches for contract bids to build the new Coatesville Train Station, the City is poised to mark another milestone for one of its most anticipated projects. According to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) news advisory, the selected contractor will build the project...

County established resource center for Ida recovery

Chester County officials and the Department of Emergency Services announce the operation of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for all individuals and families in Chester County affected by Hurricane Ida. The Chester County MARC is a “one stop shop” that provides assistance to all impacted residents by bringing together staff from many agencies who can help with the services needed to address...

Community steps up to help flooded out Brandywine Ace

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times @mikemcgannpa Local residents help to clear debris in the parking of Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm in Pocopson. POCOPSON — From a distance, with cars parked everywhere and people everywhere despite looming rain clouds, it looked a lot like a normal Sunday afternoon at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm. It was anything but. Flood water raged through the store late Wednesday...

Ida brings massive floods, damage, tornados to Chester County

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Just one of the dozens of flooded areas in Chester County from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which dumped 6-8 inches of rain on the county, Wednesday. Photo: courtesy Chester County Emergency Services. A vicious storm – the remnants of Hurricane Ida — ripped through Chester County Wednesday, causing widespread flooding, power outages and damage,...

County to remember those lost to overdose, Aug. 31

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, Chester County will place 101 pinwheels in front of the Justice Center and Government Services Center buildings in West Chester, representing the 101 lives lost in the county last year to accidental overdose. As part of Chester County’s commitment to combat the opioid epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces...

DCCC to require vaccines in Jan. 22

Citing the increase in COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Delaware and Chester Counties, Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black announced today that the College will require proof of vaccination of all students, faculty and staff beginning next year.  During a virtual meeting this morning, Dr. Gates Black urged the College family to get the vaccine because it is “our best...

Chesco Health to do mosquito spraying in parts of Phoenixville, Schuylkill, Aug. 25

The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of Phoenixville Borough and Schuylkill Township on Wednesday, August 25th from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. The need to conduct the control treatment follows confirmation of multiple mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in the area. The rain date is Thursday, August 26th from 7:30pm to...

Chesco joins regional renewable power effort

WEST CHESTER — Imagine a renewable energy facility that could produce enough electricity for Chester, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The Chester County Commissioners brought that possibility a step closer by signing a memorandum of understanding to participate in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Power Agreement Partnership. The Commissioners are joining their neighboring counterparts...

Coatesville hosting open interview day for manufacturing job seekers, Aug. 28

Exton-based United Safety & Survivability Corporation is teaming up with the City of Coatesville to host an open interview day for manufacturing job seekers on Saturday, August 28, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Coatesville City Hall, One City Hall Place, Coatesville, PA. There is a $750 signing bonus awarded to eligible hired candidates. Candidates will interview directly with Human Resources...