Chesco FOP donates scholarship funds to boost police diversity

President Steve Plaugher (Left) and Vice President Bob McCarron, Chester County FOP, announce a donation of scholarship funds for a student of color to attend the Municipal Police Academy. WEST CHESTER — During Black History Month, the Chester County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) provided $6,800 for tuition and stipend toward diversifying local law enforcement. The donation contributed to an initiative...

WCU clinic demonstrates potential model for large county vaccine events

Chester County residents in Phase 1A received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, at the large-scale clinic established through a partnership between Chester County Hospital and the Chester County Health Department. WEST CHESTER — Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers came together on Saturday for a one-day clinic that vaccinated close to 1,500 individuals in...

A tale of two political parties

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa With apologies to Charles Dickens, it is a tale of two political parties. In one party, a long-serving U.S. Senator is under attack for voting his conscience — the party rejecting the idea that said senator can hold a former President responsible for sparking an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The local county committee draws up a resolution condemning...

County Health, Chester Co. Hospital partner for one-day vaccine clinic to help appointment backlog

The vaccine clinic site at West Chester University WEST CHESTER — Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers have come together to create a one-day mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, Feb. 20, for 1,500 individuals in Phase 1A who live and work in Chester County. The clinic is by appointment only, and the Chester County Health Department has contacted individuals who are next...

Taming the robber barons of the Internet: Facebook and Google

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Let’s take a week off from politics and talk about….The Internet! (foreboding music plays). Well, actually not the whole Internet (do not ask me about being a cat on Zoom, I have no clue — I consider Zoom to be an insecure platform and only use it very reluctantly to watch county commission meetings), just Facebook and Google, who are the two worst...

County officials hit state DOH over vaccine distribution

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Graphic courtesy Chester County Chester County officials addressed public frustration with the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, issuing a statement Friday afternoon, expressing frustration with the state Department of Health’s (DOH) inability to meet the county’s needs. The statement makes clear that Chester County officials feel the county is not getting...

Lock It For Love campaign launched

COATESVILLE — On a weekend when love is in the air, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Coatesville Center for Community Health (CCCH) are launching a campaign about the care and protection of children. CCSO’s and CCCH’s Lock it for Love initiative sends the message: lock your guns. Free gun locks (while supplies last) are available for pick up at the CCSO’s main desk in the Justice...

80 get job offers after job fair in Coatesville

Ready to open the doors for the URBAN Outfitters, Inc. Hiring Event at the Benner Center in Coatesville February 6 & 7 where 80 employment offers were extended. (left to right) – Donald Folks, Coatesville City Councilman; County Commissioner Josh Maxwell; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline; County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; State Representative Dan Williams; James Logan, Coatesville City...

Commissioners OK new ethics rules for county employees

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners recently approved a new ethics policy for Chester County Government employees. The Chester County Employee Code of Ethics policy is, as stated, “intended to set forth, and govern, the ethical conduct of all individuals employed by Chester County.” In layman’s terms, the new ethics policy sets clear expected behaviors for those working or serving...

Chesco YMCA’s holding diaper drive this month

WEST CHESTER – The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), a nonprofit association of eight YMCA branches (Brandywine YMCA, Jennersville YMCA, Kennett Area YMCA, Lionville Community YMCA, Octorara YMCA Program Center, Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center, Upper Main Line YMCA, West Chester Area YMCA) in Chester County, is hosting a diaper drive this month in partnership with Chester County Women’s...