Chester County to participate in ‘Alcohol Awareness Month’

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces the county’s participation in “Alcohol Awareness Month” this April. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month is a campaign which helps to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism and encourages communities to spread education and awareness...

UCF Initiatives, school tax increases explained

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times Janet Schuster, retiring Patton Middle School teacher. EAST MARLBOROUGH — The April 9th Unionville Chadds-Ford School Board work session included a presentation by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, several district proposals, and talk of the upcoming 2018-19 budget.  But first, the Administration took time to honor a long-time employee. Patton Middle...

TLC announces preservation of properties in Elk, London Britain

Fern Hill, one of two southern Chester County properties that The Land Conservancy of Chester County announced acquiring last week. The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) announced last week that it had agreed on preservation agreements on two properties totalling 200 acres in Elk and London Britain townships. First, TLC reported the acquisition of a 180 acre property located in...

KSPD’s Rongaus, Manko promoted to corporal

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Ken Rongaus is sworn in as corporal by Mayor Matt Fetick as his family looks on. KENNETT SQUARE – Kennett Square’s finest was out in full force at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting as police officers Ken Rongaus and Andrew Manko were promoted to the rank of corporal. Police Chief William Holdsworth said Rongaus and Manko were each chosen for the...

Valley employee charged with $250K of embezzlement

Donna Groff VALLEY — A township employee faces charges that she embezzled more than $250,000 from township funds to pay for medical bills and online purchases of clothes, shoes and jewelry as part of an alleged “shopping addiction.” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Wednesday the arrest of Donna Groff for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 from her employer,...

More than 500 Chesco students participate in science research competition

Awards and prizes were awarded at the Chester County Science Research Competition Award Ceremony on Monday, March 19. Best of Show winners display their awards. Chester County’s future doctors, engineers, mathematicians and scientists took the stage on March 19 for the 2018 Chester County Science Research Competition Awards Ceremony. They were there to celebrate the work of the 561 young scientists...

Lacy stepping down as head of The Land Conservancy

Gwen Lacy Gwen Lacy, the founding executive director of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC), has announced her decision to step down, effective April 30. Lacy has been a dedicated and passionate advocate for land conservation, historic preservation, environmental education, and stewardship in the region for 14 years. She started in 2004 as director of the Kennett Township Land...

Fatal shooting in Coatesville early Sunday

COATESVILLE — A city man was shot to death in the early morning hours, Sunday, in the area of South 4th Avenue and Maple Avenue, police said. Jamar Parker, 36, was found lying in the middle of the intersection with gunshot wounds at about 1 a.m. Responding police administered first aid to the victim before transport to Brandywine Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.   ...

Chesco to kickoff WalkWorks first responder challenge 2018 on April 7

WEST CHESTER — The latest challenge set by the Chester County Commissioners to encourage county residents to take five billion steps by the end of 2018 will be launched on Saturday, April 7th at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (PSTC) in South Coatesville.  The WalkWorks ChesCo! First Responder Walking Challenge kicks-off that day at a special event open to the public, and especially...

Officials offer update on Coatesville redevelopment

Jack Corcoran of DEPG Developers talks about the Gateway Retail and Office project on Lincoln Highway slated for construction this summer. COATESVILLE — Throughout 2018, the City of Coatesville will begin to see numerous changes to its landscape and on Thursday morning more than 50 attendees learned the details of what’s forthcoming. “This is our way of ensuring that the Coatesville community...