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...

Green awarded 1st scholarship focused on local police diversity

Bakari Green, Jr. WEST CHESTER — Chester County resident Bakari Green, Jr. has been named the first recipient of a scholarship focused on diversifying law enforcement in Chester County.  The scholarship to the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy is the first award made to a student of color, by the Committee for PA Act 120 Certification Scholarship.  Financial support for...

Collins named to Longwood Gardens Board of Trustees

James C. Collins, Jr., EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Gardens today announced the appointment of James C. Collins, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Corteva Agriscience, to its Board of Trustees. The appointment is effective January 1, 2020. “We are extremely fortunate to have Jim joining Longwood’s Board of Trustees,” said Longwood Gardens President & CEO Paul B. Redman. “His extensive...

What To Do: Up, up in the sky….balloons!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County Balloon Festival When there are hot air balloons floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. Three things guaranteed to make you look up are helicopters, bald eagles and hot air balloons. If you want to experience the sensation of checking out hot air balloons in the sky...

Obituary: William Brinton Parker, Jr.

William Brinton Parker, Jr. William Brinton Parker, Jr. of Kennent Square passed away peacefully on February 26.  Mr. Parker is survived by his wife Barbara “Bobbie” Collins.  He was 89.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William Brinton Parker, Sr. and Naomi Cecelia Lodge. Mr. Parker graduated from Westtown School in West Chester, PA and received a degree as an Electronic...

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...

Obituaries: John H. Cameron, Jr

John H. Cameron, Jr John H. Cameron, Jr, age 55, of Kennett Square, PA died suddenly at home Sunday, October 28, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Karen Kayatta Cameron with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. He was the loving son of Marilyn “Bunny” Murphy Cameron of Oxford, PA and John H. Cameron, Sr. and his wife, Glenda, of Palm City, FL.    Send article as PDF   ...

Comey firing raises the stakes for 2018 elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just when the healthcare mess seemed ready to drown our local Congressvictims in a Jonestown Flood like deluge, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, Tuesday, swooped in and saved them by changing the subject. And by saving them, I mean sparing them from a looming electoral firing squad by hitting them with a flaming asteroid. While Pennsylvania’s...

Obituaries: Edward Culbertson, Jr.

Edward Culbertson, Jr. Edward Culbertson, Jr. age 84 of Avondale, PA, died Friday October 7, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Esther Murray Culbertson, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and the late Agnes (Quinn) Culbertson Sr.     Send article as PDF   

Obituaries: Kenneth Edgar Wilson, Jr.

Kenneth Edgar Wilson, Jr. Kenneth Edgar Wilson, Jr., a retired Navy Rear Admiral, died at age 90 on July 7, 2016 at his Kendal Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Jane Hance Wilson, of Taney Place, Calvert County, Maryland, and Kenneth Edgar Wilson, of Baltimore, Maryland. Ken was born in Philadelphia in 1926, was raised in nearby Narberth, and attended...