Authorities continue investigation into Bellingham killings

Bruce Rogal A man, after attempting to kill his ex-wife on the day their divorce became final, apparently killed his aged parents at an East Goshen Assisted Living facility, before leading police on a deadly chase, with gunfire exchanged before being found dead, Wednesday night. The man, Bruce Rogal, age 59, allegedly killed his parents in the Bellingham retirement community in East Goshen on Wednesday...

Arrest announced in W. Fallowfield slaying

Hakeem Smith Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of an Oxford man in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in West Fallowfield last week. Hogan announced Wednesday morning that Hakeem Smith faces charges  for the murder of Sam Algarin on Sept. 13. Algarin’s lifeless body was found on the side of the road in West Fallowfield Township, dead from a single...

UCF board get closer look at proposed campus improvements and costs

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Part of the proposal would reconfigure parking at Unionville High School and add new fields and facilities to the campus. EAST MARLBOROUGH — K&W Consultants, the firm hired earlier this year to examine the Unionville Elementary and Patton/High School traffic flow, parking and athletic facilities came back in front of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Board...

15 UHS students named as National Merit Semi Finalists

15 seniors at Unionville High School were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. EAST MARLBOROUGH — A total of 15 Unionville High School students were named today as National Merit Semi-Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented...

Roe urges school to apply for safety grants

State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) is encouraging schools to apply for funding to help with safety equipment and resources from the new School Safety and Security Grant Program by Oct. 12 to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, which is administering the new program. “As a parent myself, I understand the importance of preserving our children’s safety at all times,...

Phoenixville get $1.5M state grant for community center

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf approved a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for a new Phoenixville Community Center.  This is one of three projects approved in Chester County under the RACP Program. The new proposed community center will be approximately 34,000 square feet of multi-use space to house the Parks and Recreation Department,...

Authorities seek public’s help on W. Fallowfield murder

Local authorities are seeking information about this car — missing — after the body of its owner was discovered late Thursday in West Fallowfield. Authorities are asking the public for help in finding the killer of a man whose body was discovered Thursday night in West Fallowfield. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and West Fallowfield Police Department are investigating a...

Hurricane Florence could impact area by week’s end

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The current projected path of winds from Hurricane Florence as it is expected to make landfall Thursday. The latest computer models suggest a turn to the north that could impact the Chester County area. While there are a large number of variables, local residents should at minimum stay alert as to the path and progress of Hurricane Florence, which looks to make...

County to spray for mosquitos in West Chester on Sept. 11

One of two areas planned for mosquito spraying next week. WEST CHESTER — Following the contractual guidelines/agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of West Chester Borough on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The rain date for this event is Wednesday, Sept....

Career Link extends office hours

EXTON — Beginning on September 12th, the PA CareerLink® – Chester County office will offer expanded hours for customers on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  On these days, the center will remain open until 7:00 p.m. for access to services including the Welcome Center, workshops like CPR/AED certification and soft skills training, and events like job fairs, employer panels,...