Wells Fargo Regional Foundation donates $500K to Coatesville revitalization

County and city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the $500,000 donation by the Wells Fargo Foundation. COATESVILLE — The Chester County Economic Development Foundation in partnership with the Coatesville Area Partners for Progress and the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance has announced that the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is contributing $500,000 toward the Coatesville Growing Greater...

Chesco honored for digital tech advances

Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell (second right) and Chester County Chief Information Officer Glenn Angstadt (right) accept the 2018 Digital Counties Award at last week’s National Association of Counties Conference in Nashville. Also pictured are (from left): Alan Cox, Executive Vice President, Center for Digital Government; Danielle Balmelle, Business Development Executive for award...

Two injured in Coatesville early morning house fire

COATESVILLE — The Bureau of Fire was alerted to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Coates Street, early Monday morning. The initial call was issued at 3:44 a.m, according to the Bureau.  Within minutes Ladder Company 41 arrived and confirmed an active house fire.  Heavy smoke was evident in and around the home with one person trapped.  One victim was located hanging out a third floor...

Azalta, Eagles and Stroud celebrate area All-Pro teachers with day in White Clay

From left to right: Axalta All-Pro teachers Eric Turnbull, Brooks Twilley, Joe Dell’Arciprete, Heather Handler, Colleen Mooney, Robin McClean, the Stroud Center’s Dr. Steve Kerlin, Philadelphia Eagles Safety Chris Maragos, Dr. Javier Dominguez, Ross Cruz, Paul VanHouten, Anne Klein, and Michelle Fogel got hands on with macroinvertebrates in White Clay Creek. Axalta, a leading global supplier...

State to fund $1.1M for traffic safety upgrades in Chesco

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.1 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades. The grants come through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program, which reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. “Ensuring that our traffic lights...

UCFSD approves student handbooks, asks for student conduct policy feedback

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The cover of the new Unionville High School student handbook. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Monday night’s Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board Meeting was brief, including only the voting items needed to ensure a smooth start to the upcoming school year. Student handbooks for elementary, middle, and high schools were approved.  The updated handbooks better...

Gawthrop Greenwood named W. Bradford solicitor

  (l to r) Gawthrop Greenwood attorneys Anthony T. Verwey, Stacey L. Fuller and Patrick M. McKenna, of the firm’s Government & Education Law Department Gawthrop Greenwood, PC announced Tuesday it has been appointed solicitor of West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania. “Since 1904, our firm has had a long and well-regarded history of serving as trusted solicitors for government entities,”...

Lasko family donates ambulance to Good Fellowship

Vivian Lasko starts the new ambulance that the Lasko family helped donate to Good Fellowship Ambulance in the name of her husband, the late business leader and philanthropist Oscar Lasko. State Senator Andy Dinniman thanked the Lasko Family for donating $184,000 to Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Training Institute for the purchase of a new ambulance. “Oscar Lasko and the Lasko family never...

Dinniman details continued fight against animal cruelty

Senator Dinniman and rescue poodle, Jagger, with Melissa Falvo, mother of the late Justin Hayes, for whom Justin’s Foundation for Kindness is named. WEST BRANDYWINE –  State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the 3rd Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park. The festival, organized by Justin’s...

Sheriff’s office K-9 Nero truly becomes a ‘rock’ star

Chester County Sheriffs Deputy Matthew ‘Jamie’ Mendenhall is shown on duty with K-9 Nero. WEST CHESTER — Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition. In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew “Jamie” Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise...