You named them! Meet Zeeke and Moose, Chesco’s newest K-9 officers

WEST CHESTER — The two young K-9s in training to become four-legged deputies in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office now have their names – selected from more than 600 suggestions sent in by Chester County residents of all ages.  Zeeke and Moose were chosen because they are short, powerful and easy for the dogs to understand. Zeeke is expected to join his new partner, Deputy Matthew Moyer, this...

Sheriff’s Office seeking names for new young K-9 recruits

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that it is expecting! Later this month, two young K-9s, destined to become Chester County Deputy Sheriffs, will be “delivered” to Chester County to begin their training regime. But both dogs need names.  And Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox and her team are asking the Chester County community for suggestions. “We...

Welsh will not seek reelection as Sheriff

Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh After nearly two decades, the first female sheriff elected in Chester County has announced that she will retire from the Sheriff’s Office and therefore won’t be seeking re-election. Her term ends in early 2020. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, the longest-serving sheriff in county history, said she plans to pursue one of several opportunities that have...

Cookies For A Cop sweetens deputys’ day

Lauren Bolt, executive pastry chef at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community, delivers freshly baked cookies to members of the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed a delivery of cookies, as part of the nationwide “Cookies for a Cop” program. The cookies, baked by Lauren Bolt, Executive Pastry Chef at Jenner’s Pond Retirement...

Sheriff’s golf classic to benefit K-9 team, May 9

Melody, a comfort dog for the county courts, is the newest member of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is holding its 23rd annual Sheriff’s Community Golf Classic on Monday, May 9 at the Downingtown Country Club golf course. The proceeds of the golf classic support the community work of the Sheriff’s K-9 unit. “We are pleased to work with...

Candidate Q&A: Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh, candidate for Sheriff

EDITOR’S NOTE — The Times asked the 2015 candidates for Chester County county-wide office to answer a serious of questions relative to their campaign and office, as well as their personal background. Wanting to give each candidate a direct, unfiltered, option to communicate with the voters, these responses are not edited nor abridged in any way. By Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, Candidate,...

Candidate Q&A: James Bell, candidate for Sheriff

EDITOR’S NOTE — The Times asked the 2015 candidates for Chester County county-wide office to answer a serious of questions relative to their campaign and office, as well as their personal background. Wanting to give each candidate a direct, unfiltered, option to communicate with the voters, these responses are not edited nor abridged in any way. By James Bell, Candidate for Chester County Sheriff James...

After blasting gender barriers, a new challenge

Sheriff tapped to serve on state Commission for Women By Kathleen Brady Shea, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com Chester County Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh was selected by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. PENNSBURY — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh said she received a phone call a couple of weeks ago that both honored and humbled her. She...

Sheriff Welsh endorses Pileggi

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh PENNSBURY – Chester County Sheriff Bunny Welsh, a township resident, announced her support for incumbent state Sen. Dominic Pileggi — who faces a primary challenge — this week. Pileggi, (R-9, Chester) currently serves as state Senate Majority Leader. Pileggi, who represents all but two municipalities in the Unionville area, faces a primary...