Man charged in kidnap, sexual assault of pre-schooler

An Avondale man is facing charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a preschooler in the early morning hours of June 10. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and the Pennsylvania State Police announced the arrest of defendant Humberto Guzman-Garcia, 35, for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a four-year old girl in Avondale, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The defendant was...

Bingham elected as new chair of Chesco’s Democrats

Outgoing Chester County Democratic Committee Chair hands off the gavel to newly elected Chair Dick Bingham, Wednesday night. WESTTOWN —  Dick Bingham of East Marlborough outpolled Lani Frank Wednesday night to become the new Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee (CCDC) with the goal of turning the county “blue” on November 6 and beyond, despite a 15,000 Republican voter registration...

Dinniman presents flag to Special Olympics athletes

Senator Dinniman meets with athletes and officials from the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania outside his West Chester District Office. Dinniman presented the team with a Pennsylvania State Flag that they will carry with them at the 2018 SO USA Games Opening Ceremonies on July 1 in Seattle.Pictured (from left to right): SOPA Athlete Celine Heffron-Pero (Soccer), SOPA Team PA Tennis Coach Sally Kinsey,...

UCF board previews draft proposal for new fields, renovations

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times The new draft proposal for fields at the Unionville High School/Patton Middle School campus. They would include a new tennis complex, additional parking and new multiuse turf fields. EAST MARLBOROUGH — K&W Engineers and Consultants was contracted by the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District to examine traffic flow, parking, and ground use at the Middle,...

Bingham seeks to lead Chesco’s Democrats

Dick Bingham (left) and Marsha Peltz (right) are running to lead the Chester County Democratic Committee. A PhD in Organic Chemistry with years of community service, Dick Bingham is one of two candidates vying to lead Chester County Democrats through the 2018 Midterms and into the Blue Wave of the next four years. Bingham, a retired DuPont chemist Kennett Square and Chair of the Chester County...

Frank formally announces bid to lead Chesco’s Democrats

Lani Frank, front, is running for chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee, flanked by running mates Bill Phifer, who is running for Vice Chair, and Nick Allen, who is running for secretary. Chester County Democratic Committee Vice Chair Lani Frank, announced her candidacy Sunday for the office of CCDC Chair, vowing to bring a spirit of collaboration and strong leadership to Chester County...

Commissioner present check to Mill at Anselma

Chester County Commissioners present a check for $1,000 to representatives from The Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs. Pictured from left are: Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone; Mill at Anselma Board Member Ernie Holling; Will Caverly, Executive Director Designate for the Mill at Anselma; and Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. The Chester County...

UHS grads urged to say thanks, appreciate new perspectives

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Unionville High School Class of 2018 celebrates their graduation with the traditional tossing of hats in the air, Tuesday. NEWARK, Del. — Gratitude, remembrance and adapting to the change of perspective that comes with growing up were central themes by speakers during Tuesday’s 95th Commencement for Unionville High School, held at the Carpenter Center at...

Commissioners push PUC to keep Mariner East II shut down

WEST CHESTER — On Tuesday, The Chester County Commissioners issued a letter to  Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission asking that the commission uphold the current suspension of the Mariner East pipeline project Here is a copy of the letter the commissioners sent Tuesday to the PUC:    Send article as PDF   

Fire companies use new commercials to recruit

Lights, camera, action! Cameras were rolling as Chester County volunteer firefighters sharpened the skills they’ll need to battle a blaze. And the incredible footage yielded two great new commercials now in Chester County movie theaters. The Western Chester County Fire Chiefs hosted a Day in the Life of a Firefighter training session at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus May 5....