Deep freeze means folks should take, look out for those in need of help

With an artic deep freeze expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Chester County residents are being cautioned to take care and be on the lookout for homeless folks and those who may need assistance. The overnight temperature is expected to approach 0 degrees Fahrenheit, with winds chills expected to around -15 in the overnight period, according to the National Weather Service. While less...

Bookman announces run for Prothonotary

Debbie Bookman Debbie Bookman, current Coatesville City Council Member, has announced that she will seek election for Chester County Prothonotary. The office of the Prothonotary processes all civil litigation filings for the Court of Common Plea. Debbie has over 20 years experience in strategic planning and administrative operations. Currently employed by ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, PA...

Ryan announces race for Chester County DA

Deb Ryan Deb Ryan, former Deputy District Attorney at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and current County Coordinator for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative at the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., has announced that she will seek election for District Attorney in 2019. “I have spent the past 15 years working as a prosecutor dedicated to fighting for justice...

Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating from CMS

Pocopson Home residents and staff celebrate the facility’s 5-star rating with five gold star balloons. Front row (l to r): Resident Diane Graham; Alicia Cellucci, Director of Nursing; residents Allan Schwartz and Jack McCullough; Back row (l to r): Resident Richard Dilworth; Sandy Bassick, Director of Social Services; Tony Lobb, Resident Assessment Coordinator; resident Betty Allen; Pocopson...

Chester County continues focus on suicide prevention

For more than a decade, suicide rates have been on the rise across the United States, with thousands of lives lost each year. Sadly, Chester County, despite being rated one of the healthiest counties in the Commonwealth, is not immune. The tragedy of suicide was spotlighted in Chester County this month with the death of a local student, one of several persons under age 21 years to die by suicide...

Fiorillo named VP of Chesco Bar Association

John Fiorillo WEST CHESTER — John Fiorillo, a partner at Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, has been elected to serve as Vice President of the Chester County Bar Association effective January 1, 2019. John was a member of the Board of Directors for the Chester County Bar Association from 2012 through 2014 and again from 2016 to the present. John served as Secretary in 2017 and as Treasurer in in...

OIC to help establish employee pipeline to area businesses

Pictured from left: Chester County Commissioner, Michelle H. Kichline, Joyce Chester – CCOIC President and CEO, Linda Lavender Norris – Coatesville City Council, Dan Williams – State Representative, CC Commissioner Terrance Farrell center, Gary Hess – CCOIC Board Chair, James Haynes – President, OIC America, CC Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. COATESVILLE — Chester County Opportunities...

WMCA offers support to government workers impacted by shutdown

WEST CHESTER — As the federal government shutdown continues, the seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine are extending support to those impacted. Any federal government employee who is not being paid due to the government shutdown is welcome to use the YMCA’s facilities free of charge during this time. If the individual is already a member of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, their next...

Murphy named new director for Chesco Emergency Services

Michael Murphy, Jr. The Chester County Commissioners today announce the appointment of Michael Murphy, Jr. as Director of the Department of Emergency Services. Murphy was formerly Platoon Leader for the County’s 9-1-1 operations. “The safety of Chester County residents is one of our top priorities and our Director of Emergency Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring that safety,” said Chester...

LCH moves to Team-Based to better serve community

Members of the LCH Blue Team left to right: Monserrat Balbuena, Medical Assistant, Dr. Federico Ceppa, M.D., Director of Primary Care, Clark Davis, Caseworker and Workforce Development Program Coordinator, Johana Guzman, Registered Nurse. KENNETT — La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) has a rich history of serving the southern Chester County community.  Now, it has more resources than ever to be able...