Coatesville PD seeks info on man trying to lure girls into car

COATESVILLE — City police are looking for more information about a pair of alleged incidents involving a man in a car attempting to verbally lure juvenile females into it, Thursday, as the girls were walking to school. Police did not share details or locations of the reported incidents, but are asking anyone with additional information — or if anyone else may have been approached — to contact...

Downingtown’s Sharma wins county spelling bee

Pictured above is 2017 Chester County Spelling Bee Champion Sid Sharma from Downingtown Middle School, with second place winner Aakash Narayan and third place winners Ritish Kodali from Katheryn D. Markley Elementary School and Lineesha Kamana from the Marsh Creek Sixth Grad Center. (From left to right: Ritish Kodali, Aakash Narayan, Sid Sharma, and Lineesha Kamana). DOWNINGTOWN — “E-s-t-r-e-p-e.”...

Fair DistrictsPA forum takes on Gerrymandering

Carol Kuniholm, Chair of Fair Districts PA, addressing the audience, Wednesday night at West Chester Henderson High School. By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CHESTER – Political strategist Karl Rove once said, “He who can control redistricting can control Congress.” At her presentation Wednesday at Henderson High School, Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm used this quote to...

Groundbreaking set for for Paoli train station upgrades

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Paoli Train Station Project is set for next week. SEPTA and PennDOT will officially kick off the Paoli Station Accessibility Improvements Project on Tuesday, February 28th at 10 a.m., at the Paoli Train Station NW Parking Lot off of Valley Road in Paoli.    Send article as PDF...

Deputy celebrates 30 years in Sheriff’s office

Hercules “Herc” Avello WEST CHESTER — More than three decades ago, an unlikely confluence of regional influences – mushrooms, the Wyeths, and a passel of crooks – redefined a Kennett Square resident’s career path. Hercules “Herc” Avello, who marked his 30th anniversary with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office last month, said he expected to follow his father’s footsteps into...

CASD board declares impasse in teachers’ contract talks

Union seeks state Fact Finding for potential new pact UPDATED: 8:30 p.m. Adds comment, detail from teachers’ negotiator. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Coatesville Area School District announced Wednesday it declared a contract talks impasse with the district’s teachers as the district’s teachers’ union is seeking fact finding through the state’s Labor Relations Board...

Lewis salutes three Coatesville-area student on DAR award

Madeline Ladd of Saint Agnes Catholic School in West Chester, Emma Bennett of Scott Middle School in Coatesville and Jillian Smyles of South Brandywine Middle School in Coatesville were congratulated by Nick Deminski of Rep. Harry Lewis Jr.’s (R-74) office for their winning entries in the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest. HARRISBURG – Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) congratulated...

Bowden announces run for Kennett school board

Mark Bowden KENNETT SQUARE — Mark Bowden, the bestselling author of “Black Hawk Down” and other titles, announced Tuesday he is running for a seat on the Kennett Consolidated School District Board this year. A resident of Kennett Square Borough, Bowden is seeking the open seat for the borough on nine-member board, and plans to cross-file to run in both the Democratic and a Republican primaries...

GOP, Dems endorse county-wide, judicial slates

The focus on county elections in 2017 has already begun with both county party committees announcing slates of endorsed candidates for county-wide races, judicial retention and district justice races. The Democrats met Wednesday and issued the following endorsements:    Send article as PDF   

Kennett detective honored; police union recognized

Potential for growth of police dept. discussed By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, Kennett Times Kennett Township Detective Amanda Wenrich (right) receiving a special commendation from Chief of Police Lydell Nolt for her extensive work on a home burglary investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspects. KENNETT – Much of the discussion at the Wednesday night meeting of the Kennett Township...