Chester County residents to be first charged under new dog fighting law

A Chester County SPCA Humane Police Officer holds three of the puppies rescued in Parkesburg, Thursday night. WEST CHESTER  – Two Parkesburg Borough residents will be the first to be charged under a new state law that specifically makes it illegal to possess animal fighting paraphernalia. Thursday night at 10:45 pm, Chester County SPCA Humane Police Officers, assisted by local police and State...

Victory looks start canning operation in 2015

DOWNINGTOWN — In response to consumer demand and much online speculation, Victory Brewing Company® (Victory) is pre-announcing installation plans of a canning line in its new Parkesburg facility slated for 2015.  Summer Love Ale is the first beloved Victory brand tentatively scheduled to make its aluminum debut. Victory officials say they believe offering strategic brands in a can format will meet...

County Commissioners to convene in Parkesburg

 April 16 session is first ‘on the road’ meeting for 2014 WEST CHESTER – The first Chester County Commissioners’ “on the road” public meeting for 2014 will take take place in Parkesburg, on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in Parkesburg Borough Hall, 315 W. First Ave., Building 1. The meeting will replace the commissioners’ meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, April 16,, a county...

Getting teens fired up about public service

County course offers opportunity for hands-on experience By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times As her colleagues watch, Hayleigh Hunter, 17, of Avon Grove High, drains the fire hydrant so that the hose can be attached. While many of their peers lounged at home or hung out at the mall this past weekend, a group of county teens took turns wrestling with hoses, matching wits with ladders,...

Sheriff’s Office mourns passing of chief deputy

James Moyer had 31 years of service Sheriff’s Chief Deputy James Moyer, who died Friday, had 31years of service with the office. The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of its chief deputy, Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh said Monday. She said Chief Deputy James Moyer died peacefully in his sleep Friday morning, 31 years to the day that he was hired by the sheriff’s office,...