Rau of Unruh, Turner new Valley Solicitor

Andrew Rau Unruh Turner Burke & Frees is announced that the Board of Supervisors for Valley Township unanimously appointed Andrew D.H. Rau and Unruh Turner Burke & Frees at its August 21, 2018 meeting to serve as its Solicitor. Valley Township is in Western Chester County and utilizes a manager-board form of government. “Andy’s talent for providing real world solutions to the increasingly...

Valley employee charged with $250K of embezzlement

Donna Groff VALLEY — A township employee faces charges that she embezzled more than $250,000 from township funds to pay for medical bills and online purchases of clothes, shoes and jewelry as part of an alleged “shopping addiction.” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Wednesday the arrest of Donna Groff for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 from her employer, Valley...

Medicine-disposal boxes coming to permanent area sites

Joint initiative will enable residents to avert risk unused prescriptions pose In the past, residents’ best option for disposing of unwanted medication was to take advantage of the semi-annual collections, such as the one that Coatesville Police Sgt. Rodger Ollis helped organize in the city. For years, government officials have seen mounting evidence that drug abuse often originates in home medicine...

Vegetation removal may delay motorists on U.S. 30

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced roadwork in the greater Coatesville area the week of Nov. 4 that may cause traffic delays. Brush-cutting will result in lane closures on eastbound the U.S. 30 Bypass in Valley and Caln Townships through Thursday, Nov. 7, between Airport Road and Uwchlan Avenue. The work will be done between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Vegetation removal scheduled for U.S. 30

It’s one of several projects that could delay traffic this week, says PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants motorists to know about upcoming roadwork scheduled in the area that could pose traffic delays. Drivers on U.S. 30 in Sadsbury Township will experience lane restrictions between Old Wilmington Pike and First Avenue on Monday and Tuesday. Utility installation...

Area roadwork may produce traffic delays

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued its weekly list of road projects so that motorists will know which areas to avoid – or will know to anticipate delays if their route can’t be changed. Utility installation work will be performed on West Kings Highway in West Caln Township on Tuesday and Wednesday. The work, between Wagontown and Meadowview Roads, will be done...

Parkesburg driver cited for speeding on U.S. 30 Bypass

A Parkesburg driver was cited for speeding on Wednesday when she lost control of her 2005 Hyundai Tucson on the U.S. 30 Bypass, east of Airport Road in Valley Township, said state police from the Embreeville barracks. Police said Laurie D. Walls, 51, was traveling east when she struck a guide rail on the shoulder, causing her vehicle to spin so that it was blocking the left lane. Walls was not injured,...

PennDOT: Roadwork may cause traffic delays

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants motorists to be aware of the roadwork in the area that may cause traffic delays. Crews will be ridding westbound U.S. 30 of excess vegetation between Reeceville Road and Rt. 82 Monday through Thursday in Caln and Valley Townships. The work, which will result in intermittent lanes closures, will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastbound...

Police: City man in stolen vehicle spurs chase

Coatesville resident, 18, taken into custody in Downingtown after crash into store A marked city police vehicle was almost struck on Saturday at 2:06 a.m. by a vehicle that turned out to be stolen from Valley Township in May, reported Coatesville Cpl. Larry Cooper. City officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Seventh Avenue and Lincoln Highway, but the driver led police on a chase that...

PennDOT warns of delays on U.S. 30 this week

  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants residents to be aware of possible traffic delays as work continues on area road projects  this week. On eastbound U.S. 30 in Valley and Caln Townships, intermittent lane closures will result from shoulder repairs between Airport Road and Rt. 340 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On westbound U.S. 30 in Caln Township,...