GOP, Dems endorse county-wide, judicial slates

The focus on county elections in 2017 has already begun with both county party committees announcing slates of endorsed candidates for county-wide races, judicial retention and district justice races. The Democrats met Wednesday and issued the following endorsements:

Kennett detective honored; police union recognized

Potential for growth of police dept. discussed By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, Kennett Times Kennett Township Detective Amanda Wenrich (right) receiving a special commendation from Chief of Police Lydell Nolt for her extensive work on a home burglary investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspects. KENNETT – Much of the discussion at the Wednesday night meeting of the Kennett Township...

After The Bell celebrates 5000th student

After The Bell celebrated serving its 5000th student on Tuesday. Pictured with the students is Executive Director Kathleen Do and Dori Carson, Program Director. NEW GARDEN — Smiles abounded as After-The-Bell celebrated welcoming its 5,000th student into the unique after-school program, Tuesday. In honor of the mission of the organization’s founders, no child or family has ever had to...

Commissioners get to heart of the matter, get CPR lesson

Harry Moore, Deputy Director of Field Services for the Chester County Department of Emergency Services (far left) instructs Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone in hands-only CPR. WEST CHESTER — In Chester County, on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about the heart. To further emphasize their proclamation of support for American Heart Month, the Chester...

UCF board appoints Day to open seat

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Work Session opened with a roll call vote by board members to fill the Region B. Board Member Vacancy. The board unanimously approved the appointment of Thomas Day to fill the unexpired term, Region B, through December 4, 2017. When the time for public comment opened up, Karen...

State Police warn on Valentine’s ‘Sweetheart’ scams

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds the public – particularly users of dating and matchmaking websites – to protect themselves against online sweetheart scams. Also referred to as a romance scam, the sweetheart scam is a common way for thieves to trick strangers into sending them large amounts of cash. The perpetrator typically preys on the loneliness...

Officials: 8,000 lbs of prescription drugs collected in 2016

At one of the collection boxes, from left to right: Chief John Narcise, Willistown Supervisor Bill Shoemaker, Paoli Hospital President Jim Paradis, District Attorney Tom Hogan, Willistown Supervisor Bob Lange, and Willistown Township Manager Dave Burman. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that more than 8,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in 2016 through the Chester...

TCHS students learn interviewing skills, get jobs

Austin Gobber, a senior automotive service student from the Coatesville Area School District, is interviewed. (back) Dalton Myers, a senior engine technology student from the Coatesville Area School District, is interviewed by representatives from Fred Beans Family of Dealerships. DOWNINGTOWN — One word not commonly used to describe a job interview is fun. However, if you were to ask students...

Brandywine Valley SPCA offering KittyGrams for Valentine’s

Sniffles is just one of the amazing cats available for adoption from the Brandywine Valley SPCA — and can be delivered to your home for Valentine’s Day. WEST CHESTER — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be delivering Kitty Grams on Valentine’s Day. Families who adopt a cat or kitten this weekend (Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12) can have their new family member...

Snow snarls morning commute, closes schools

You can forgive folks in Chester County if they feel a bit like they have whiplash this morning — yesterday afternoon featured highs in the mid to upper 60s and sun, and this morning, residents awoke to closed schools, slushy roads and a deep chill. Forecasters struggled a bit with what today would look like, as the Delaware Valley straddled the line where rain would become sleet and snow. Locally,...