Chesco Sheriff’s Office joins Philly’s ‘Operation Priority Takedown’

On Friday, law enforcement agencies announced 37 arrests and displayed weapons seized during “Operation Priority Takedown.” PHILADELPHIA — This weekend, residents of the greater Philadelphia area slept a little safer, thanks to a collaboration among the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Sheriff’s Offices of Delaware and Bucks counties, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Philadelphia...

Businesses asked to participate in reopening survey

Chester County businesses, from small companies to Fortune 500s, are being urged to participate in the Chester County Business Reopening Survey. “What are companies’ current COVID policies, what are their staffing challenges and their post-pandemic plans? The sooner we receive responses to this survey, the sooner we can share the data with Chester County businesses so they can benchmark what peers...

Chesco Planning completes trail study, calls for new projects

The Chester County Planning Commission recently wrapped up an 18-month study to determine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail connecting Chester County’s southern communities to the Circuit – Greater Philadelphia’s existing multi-use trail network. Major project recommendations included 20 miles of bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Baltimore Pike to create a unified “Baltimore...

Bokovitz to lead Chesco Dept. of Human Services

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Patrick Bokovitz as Director of the Chester County Department of Human Services, effective July 31. Bokovitz, who has served as the Director of Chester County’s Department of Community Development and the Workforce Development Board for 14 years, will be responsible for the...

Brandywine Hospital shares plans to battle opioid overdoses

CALN — Brandywine Hospital shared with the community its plans to address the Opioid Overdose issue in Chester County at an event on June 23, 2021. Event speakers included Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Hospital, Marian D Moskowitz, Chair, Board of Commissioners, County of Chester Commissioners’ Office, and Wei Du, MD, Chair of Psychiatry...

CCEDC launches update Web site to help local businesses grow

EXTON – The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is launching a newly designed website to assist businesses with financing solutions, location services, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurship. “Whether you’ve done business with us for 30 years or you’re new to CCEDC, we consider ourselves a business community service and it’s our commitment to be accessible,”...

Coroner to investigate death of Philadelphia youth at football workout in Coatesville

The Chester County Coroner’s Office is confirming the sudden death of Ivan James Hicks, Jr., 16, of Philadelphia during a football 7 v 7 voluntary activity in Coatesville on July 13, 2021. Hicks, a student at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, was taken to Brandywine Hospital after collapsing while taking a water break at approximately 5:45 pm. Resuscitative efforts were immediately initiated...

PennDOT to put construction of Coatesville Train Station out to bid

A rendering of the what the new Coatesville Train Station will look like. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advised the public and contractors that the new Coatesville Train Station is being advertised for bid beginning today. “We and the Coatesville community have worked hard on this project and we are excited that it’s moving forward,” PennDOT Secretary...

As cases dwindle, Chesco to step down as health lead for Delco’s COVID response, Aug. 1

WEST CHESTER – As the COVID-19 crisis unfolded across southeast Pennsylvania in March, 2020, Chester County was willing to stand up to help a neighbor — Delaware County, which lacked its own Health Department — to assist in the management of the pandemic. With cases now in steep decline — largely because of high vaccination rates in the two counties — that neighborly help is no longer needed...

Houlahan tours Coatesville businesses, holds public town hall

Rep. Houlahan and Chief Jack Lauer meet at the Coatesville police department to discuss community safety. COATESVILLE – On Tuesday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-6) spent the day in Coatesville, touring various locales and engaging with the community on a number of crucial issues affecting Pennsylvania’s Sixth District: care for our seniors, collaboration with our local police, support for...