Coatesville Police investigate double shooting

COATESVILLE – City Police are investigating a double shooting that reportedly occurred Tuesday night in the 600 block of Belmont Street. Upon arriving at the scene, police say they found one individual had been shot in the buttocks. The victim was then transported to Paoli Hospital by ambulance. It was then discovered that a second individual had been shot in the abdomen but was transported...

Chesco Congress members feeling heat on health care vote

At last count, Meehan, Costello and Smucker appear to be yes votes By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The fate of a controversial health care reform bill may end up in the hands of local members of the U.S. Congress — as two of them were seen as being on the fence on the bill but now said to be leaning toward “yes” votes — as the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans scramble...

Cox announces run for District Justice

Dave Cox Dave Cox, a State Constable, has announced he is seeking the District Justice post for the Kennett Square area. “Dedication, loyalty, and availability are what the citizens of our community want,” Cox said in a statement. “A judge that is reachable AND available 24/7. Our community bond will grow stronger, our children will thrive, and our businesses will expand. The 30 years...

Holdsworth new Kennett Sq. Police Chief

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times William Holdsworth was named Monday night as the new Chief of Police in Kennett Square. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett Square Borough Council voted unanimously on Monday night to conditionally offer the chief of police position to current borough Lieutenant William Holdsworth. He will be sworn in on April 3, succeeding Ed Zunino, who retired in 2016. Mayor Matthew...

Man wanted in gun discharge, hit and run

COATESVILLE — A city man is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday evening, where at least one shot was fired and a man reportedly struck another person with his car, fleeing the scene. City Police are seeking Aaron Humphrey, 33, who, witnesses said, was engaged in a verbal altercation with two individuals who were not identified by police.    Send article as PDF...

Kennett Arts Alliance presents plan to boost local arts

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Abe Hughes presents plans for the proposed Kennett Arts Alliance to the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. KENNETT  – The Kennett Arts Alliance presented its initial plan to help cultivate the local art scene at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Presenter Abe Hughes said the newly formed group is working closely...

Hogan to chair regional drug strike force

From left to right: Sam Rabadi, Special Agent in Charge, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the outgoing Chair of HIDTA; District Attorney Tom Hogan; SAC Gary Tuggle; and HIDTA Executive Director Jerry Daley . Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) Program Executive Board....

Man charged with making bomb threat against police

COATESVILLE — A City man was charged with making a bomb threat against the city police department, Wednesday. Police said that a bomb threat was called into police headquarters via 911, at 9:53 p.m., Tuesday night, by what was identified as a male voice. The building was immediately evacuated and searched (including City Hall), with help from the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. ...

UCF board focuses on facilities work

By Julianne Besznyak, Correspondent, The Times Tennis court resurfacing and roofing work at Unionville High School were among a wide range of facilities topics discussed at Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education work session. EAST MARLBOROUGH – An abbreviated School Board work session took place Monday night due to the impending snow storm, much of...

Kennett school board to look at additional anti-bullying measures

Residents express concern over increase in anti-immigrant, Hispanic bullying incidents By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, Kennett Times Community member Francisco Cortes addresses the Kennett Consolidated School Board regarding recent issues of bullying in the district, during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. KENNETT SQUARE – Race relations and student bullying were at the forefront...