Arrest made in S. Coatesville murder

Dominic “Buddha” Poulson Police and county detectives said Wednesday that they have made an arrest in a 2017 South Coatesville murder case — an incident where a dispute outside of The Malibu Club turned deadly. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and South Coatesville Police Department announced the arrest of Dominic “Buddha” Poulson for the murder of Victor...

Cashing in: eight charged with taking 55 tons of nickel

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times An example of one of the “super sacks” of nickel reportedly stolen from ArcelorMittal in South Coatesville. SOUTH COATESVILLE — While the good old nickel coin might not seem like it is worth much these days, its namesake metal, which makes up 25% of the coin, is a lot more valuable and apparently was targeted for theft in a big way — to the tune...

County approves $2.9M in revitalization grants

Kennett Sq., Coatesville, So. Coatesville among grantees WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Commissioners approved $2.9 million in Community Revitalization Program (CRP) grants, Tuesday. “Over the years, CRP grants have helped to improve communities across Chester County, focusing on urban areas,” said Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. “In addition to improving the public health and...

County offering citizens free emergency training

Course is designed to make residents better prepared to handle catastrophes During the last CERT course, the Chester County Public Training Center was a hub of activity as emergency services workers went about their routine business as trainees learned how to rescue someone from a collapsed building. The county is inviting citizens to receive free training that will help them aid themselves, their...

County completes rock-solid 9/11 tribute

First-responders collect relics from 3 crash sites to memorialize at training center By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Jim Werner (left), a Uwchlan Ambulance Corps EMT, and Ed Toner, past president of the Chester County Fraternal Order of Police, display the shale from the Flight 93 crash site that will be memorialized at the Chester County Public Safety Training Center in South...

‘On the road’ meeting leads to South Coatesville

County commissioners to convene at Public Safety Training Campus The county commissioners will hold their June 5 public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in South Coatesville. When the Chester County Commissioners hit the road for their third 2013 meeting outside West Chester, the location will offer attendees a look at a relatively new county facility. On Wednesday,...

Pocopson gets top marks on runoff study

While local towns fare well in Clean Water Action study, all could do better, authors say By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The 25 municipalities of the Brandywine Creek basin were graded this week for how their ordinances manage storm water runoff, with Pocopson ranking first and Valley and South Coatesville rated worst. PENNSBURY — Local municipalities scored above average in a report card...

First responders get center that befits their bravery

Long-awaited Chester County Public Safety Training Campus opens first phase By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Whether  trying to extricate accident victims from  burning wreckage or evaluating a bomb threat, emergency responders specialize in overcoming obstacles,. Such perseverance served them well in the quest for a county training facility, an arduous, years-long process...