Mexican national charged with selling kilo of meth, half kilo of fentanyl-laced heroin

Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday the arrest of  Jose Uriel Arreola–Ortiz for drug trafficking. The defendant reportedly supplied a confidential informant with a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and a half kilogram of fentanyl-laced heroin. Arreola–Ortiz allegedly ran a drug operation out of Mexico and California, supplying drugs...

Emmons announces run for Congress

John Emmons Businessman John Emmons announced his candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, Wednesday. Speaking to a group of more than 100 supporters at the VFW Hall in Parkesburg, Emmons kicked off his campaign: “The 2020 election will be a fight for the soul of our country, and as most of you know, I’m not afraid of a fight. We need strong, unwavering...

Kennett Sq. Council to vote on resolution condemning Trump over racial comments

KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Square Borough Council will take up a resolution, Tuesday night, to condemn President Donald Trump for racially inflammatory comments. The meeting, at Monroe Nute Room of the Kennett Volunteer Fire Building, starts at 7 p.m. The resolution reads as follows:    Send article as PDF   

On Stage: Hamilton storms into Philadelphia

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hamilton This is the week for big stage productions to arrive in the area in a variety of genres – musical theater, international ballet and modern circus. First and foremost is the eagerly awaited arrival of the mega-hit musical “Hamilton,” the show that took Broadway by storm a few years ago and never let up.    Send...

Commissioners seek threat assessment on pipeline safety

WEST CHESTER — Energy Transfer — the company managing the construction and operation of the controversial Mariner East II pipeline — might be selling a public image of safety, economic growth and such, but after a number of incidents, extreme secrecy, alleged deception and open questions whether the project is a clear and present danger to the people of Chester County, the county commissioners...

Dunlap named as interim CASD superintendent

Dr. Richard Dunlap The Coatesville Area School District has a new leader — at least on an interim basis — Dr. Richard Dunlap has been tapped to take over the district after the resignation earlier this summer of Dr. Cathy Taschner. The CASD board voted this week to hire Dunlap at a rate of $17,000 per month while the search for a new superintendent is conducted.    Send...

State Police seeks horse donations for mounted patrol unit

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit. The department maintains a stable at the Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses. The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol of remote areas. They also participate in parades, demonstrations...

Volunteer to tutor an adult student

By Mimi Burstein, Special to The Times Chin Wei Huang (left) with tutor Laura Jenkins. Library users may have noticed several pairs of adults in the Reference section, deep in quiet conversation, poring over books, laptops, and papers together. In many cases, they are student-tutor pairs, working with the Adult Tutoring program based in the Chester County Library.  The program is a partnership...

Fellow commissioners surprise Cozzone with service pup named in her honor

Commissioners Terence Farrell, Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline, with Kathi the Canine Partners for Life service puppy, named by Commissioners Kichline and Farrell in honor of her colleague Commissioner Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — A traditional charity check presentation at today’s Chester County Commissioners’ public sunshine meeting included an element of surprise for one Commissioner.  ...

Registration Opens for Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix

COATESVILLE — Start your engines! Registration is now open for drivers and owners of vintage race cars and motorcycles who would like to compete in the Fourth Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30am to 5pm. Registration deadline is August 31, 2019. Vendors and sponsors are also welcome to register. The event is expected to attract 5,000 people...