Some common sense legislation could reduce gun violence, but don’t hold your breath

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, here we are again. Another (well, two, actually) mass shooting with dozens dead. And yes, there are some ancillary issues, such as a growing White Nationalist movement inspired by the most racist president since Andrew Johnson (which is saying something if you think about Woodrow Wilson) — and while that whole issue, revealing a growing racist streak in the...

Parkland slaughter should hit home in Chester County

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times If you had a pit in the stomach this morning when you sent your kids off to school, you were probably not alone. I certainly did. Yesterday’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida should hit home for folks here in Chester County. Like so many of our community high schools, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is in an affluent suburb. The school has an average SAT score...

Coatesville man shot to death in city’s West Side

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — Gun violence took the life of a city man, after gunfire erupted late Tuesday on the the city’s West Side. Police said that 22-year-old Cornell Thompson was found lying on the ground in the area of Plum and Concord streets, suffering from gunshot wounds, after police responded a report of gunfire near the 300 block of Charles Street.

Manhunt underway for road rage gunman

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST GOSHEN — A manhunt is now underway for the man who senselessly snuffed out a young life in an apparent case of road rage where Route 100 merges into US-202 during the Thursday evening rush hour — when an armed man shot and killed a young woman, township police said.

Coatesville police seek man wanted in shooting

COATESVILLE — City police are looking for a man they say shot and gravely wounded another man Saturday evening on West Harmony Street. Police responded to the 300 block of West Harmony Street, at the report of a shooting. There they found the victim, a man in his 30s, suffering from a “life threatening” gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Paoli Hospital.

Man sought in newest Coatesville shooting

Dashawn London COATESVILLE — Police are seeking whereabouts of Dashawn London whom authorities say shot another city man last week through his Olive Street front door. The was the second shooting incident in the city this week. A city man, Jay Jackson, was shot in the leg following a dispute on June 13. It is the third shooting in less than a month, as three men were wounded by an exchange of gun...

Op/Ed: We need leadership on gun violence

By Mike Parrish, Candidate, U.S. Representative, 6th District Mike Parrish I am a gun owner and proud supporter of our Second Amendment. As an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm, I have extensive training on how to responsibly use, care for, and safely store firearms. I have also seen first hand the damage that guns can do. In the aftermath of the shocking Orlando shooting by a radical domestic...