PUC court shuts down Mariner East 1 & 2

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission judge Thursday approved state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s (D-19) petition to halt operation of the Mariner East 1 (ME1) pipeline and prohibit construction of the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Mariner East 2X (ME2X) pipelines in West Whiteland Township. Reacting to the decision, a local group fighting the pipeline project, Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, called...

Coroner: former reality star’s death ruled an overdose

Brian Lancaster The Chester County Coroner’s Office has released information about the death of Brian Lancaster. Lancaster, a former reality TV show competitor who died March 29, 2018 at Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville was 43. The cause of death was fentanyl, heroin, and ethanol intoxication, with the manner of death being accidental.    Send article as PDF   ...

Chesco Detective becomes first ever to earn PhD degree

Detective Ben Martin is at his graduation with his father, former Chester County Detective Frank Martin. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Detective Ben Martin now will be referred to by his colleagues in law enforcement as “Doctor Martin.” Detective Martin recently received his Ph.D. in Leadership from Alvernia University. Det. Martin was joined at his graduation by his father, former...

State Police: Shots needed to stop suspected drunk driver

Brian Touchton The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police announced that there was a trooper-involved shooting in Avondale, Pennsylvania at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 2018. Three Troopers discharged their weapons, authorities said. Nobody was struck or injured in the shooting.  At 11:21 p.m., the State Police  received a call for an erratic...

Commissioners honor WCU for mental health efforts

Terence Farrell, Commissioner; Tracy Behringer, Outreach, County Mental Health/Intellectual & Development Disabilities (MH/IDD) Office; Candy Craig, Deputy Administrator, MH; Leanne Valentine, WCU, Mental Health Services; Michelle Kichline, Commissioner; Amanda Blue, Outreach Manager, WCU, College of Health Sciences; Linda Cox, Administrator, MH/IDD; Kathi Cozzone, Commissioner. WEST CHESTER...

UHS bathroom closures questioned; Knier new Patton Ass’t, Principal

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times New Patton Asst. Principal Jessica Knier with Principal Dissinger Monday night. POCOPSON — A main point of discussion during the May 21st meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board at Pocopson Elementary returned to the suspension policy after a recent incident where, according to residents, a student was suspended for vandalism after trying to...

Ahhhhhh….Prom night

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s a memory that will stick with you looooong after high school is over. Six years ago, I wrote about my experience (complete with hideous and embarrassing pictures) here http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=9152. Please note that I graduated in 1989, so I deserve a bit of a reprieve for my dress selection. It was trending at the time, I swear. The fluffier...

On Stage: Dorothy is seeing a higher profile these days

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Dorothy Dorothy, who recently released her album “28 Days in the Valley,” has been a very busy performer this year. In the last few months, the album and the lead single “Flawless” took off – and so did Dorothy. The talented singer from Los Angeles completed one tour, almost immediately headed out on another tour and has been sprinkling...

Wagner, Barletta win statewide; Andrew, Roe, Williams win local nods

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Voters across Chester County — and Pennsylvania — made their choices Tuesday in the primary elections that settle both statewide and local legislative races in a typically low turnout election, but one that saw local Democrats turn out at a higher rate than their Republican counterparts, a break from recent primary election in the county. While Gov. Tom Wolf...

UCF sets budget vote for June 18; honors retirees

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville High School Music teacher Scott Litzenberg and art teacher Heidi Benson are retiring. ” Two colleagues that are irreplaceable,” said Principal Jimmy Conley. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The $87.1 million 2018-19 budget moved forward during Monday’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session.  The final tax levy vote set for June...