Local students trained in suicide prevention

WEST CHESTER — On the morning of October 19, the entire ninth grade class in the West Chester Area School District was trained in the suicide prevention program called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Designed much like CPR or the Heimlich Maneuver, QPR is a nationally acclaimed program that teaches participants how to recognize warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how help.

CCIU officials honored by occupational therapy association

Ms. Rebecca Austill-Clausen, founder of Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Dr. Joseph J. O’Brien, CCIU executive director, Dr. Jacalyn Auris, CCIU director of student services and Mr. Robert DiSciullo, president of Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc. accept the Award of Appreciation from Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association (POTA). DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County...

On Barnard House, supervisors report progress

Commissioners get tour to see renovations By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times POCOPSON – The township meeting on Monday night was adjourned after only a half an hour with few residents in attendance – but progress regarding the unoccupied historical Barnard House was reported by supervisors Ricki Stumpo and Elaine DiMonte. (Alice Balsama was not present.)

UCF board takes look at reserve funds structure

10-year capital plan gets update, review By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — The question of whether the Unionville-Chadds Ford needs to keep a dedicated a reserve fund to cover anticipated pension costs was the top point of discussion during Monday night’s Work Session of the Board of Education. Currently, the district is carrying about $2.5 million in its pension reserve...

Killion votes against suits over local gun ordinances

State Sen. Tom Killion (R-9) State Sen. Tom Killion (R-9) Monday voted against legislation that would penalize municipalities and taxpayers for enacting ordinances that are more restrictive than laws passed by the General Assembly. Killion said he opposed Senate Bill 1330 because he believes that the legislation encourages lawsuits against municipalities, and would cost taxpayers millions and...

County honored for preservation of courthouse

(Left to right) Kathy Wileczek, President of the West Chester Downtown Foundation; Phil Yocum, West Chester Historic Preservation Awards Committee member; and Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell. WEST CHESTER — Representatives from the West Chester Downtown Foundation and the West Chester Historic Preservation Awards formally presented the Chester...

Holton visits West Chester to push registration, turnout

Wife of VP nominee Tim Kaine talks election, Hillary Clinton West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta shares a moment with Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine during a voter registration event Saturday. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST CHESTER — Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine visited the borough Saturday with a simple message:...

PennDOT announces lane closures for road work this week

Lane restrictions are planned this week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), Route 401 (Conestoga Road) and Ship Road in Chester County, for high-friction surface treatment, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said. The work schedule for next week, weather permitting, is: Monday, October 10, through Friday, October 14, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route...

County fire companies get $500K federal grant to buy radios

(From left to right, front row) Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Jack Law, West Bradford Fire Chief and Chester County Fire Chiefs Association; John Sly, John Sly Grantwriting; John Weer, Chester County Fire Marshal; B.J. Meadowcroft, Union Fire Company of Oxford; County Commissioner...

Ryan visits Chesco to boost Costello

Speaker touts local Congressional candidates Scott Johnson, President of J-Tech, tells Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (left) about how hard U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (right) has worked for local constituents, during a tour of his Chester Springs facility, Thursday. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times CHESTER SPRINGS — Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan...