Local students join walkout for gun safety

Students protesting against the lack of progress on gun safety legislation protest Friday at Unionville High School. Janet McGann photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — About 75 students joined students from around the nation commemorating the deadly school shooting in Columbine, Colo. which took place 19 years ago, Friday, at Unionville High School. The national wave of students’ protests against gun...

Kennett Sq. OK’s gun violence resolution

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square residents address Borough Council about gun control. KENNETT SQUARE – In the wake of recent school shootings in the United States, Kennett Square Borough Council is advocating for stricter gun control legislation. At Monday night’s meeting, they voted unanimously to approve a resolution urging lawmakers to enact stronger protections against...

Parkland slaughter should hit home in Chester County

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times If you had a pit in the stomach this morning when you sent your kids off to school, you were probably not alone. I certainly did. Yesterday’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida should hit home for folks here in Chester County. Like so many of our community high schools, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is in an affluent suburb. The school has an average SAT...

Coatesville man shot to death in city’s West Side

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — Gun violence took the life of a city man, after gunfire erupted late Tuesday on the the city’s West Side. Police said that 22-year-old Cornell Thompson was found lying on the ground in the area of Plum and Concord streets, suffering from gunshot wounds, after police responded a report of gunfire near the 300 block of Charles Street. ...

Manhunt underway for road rage gunman

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST GOSHEN — A manhunt is now underway for the man who senselessly snuffed out a young life in an apparent case of road rage where Route 100 merges into US-202 during the Thursday evening rush hour — when an armed man shot and killed a young woman, township police said.    Send article as PDF   

Coatesville police seek man wanted in shooting

COATESVILLE — City police are looking for a man they say shot and gravely wounded another man Saturday evening on West Harmony Street. Police responded to the 300 block of West Harmony Street, at the report of a shooting. There they found the victim, a man in his 30s, suffering from a “life threatening” gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Paoli Hospital.   ...

Man sought in newest Coatesville shooting

Dashawn London COATESVILLE — Police are seeking whereabouts of Dashawn London whom authorities say shot another city man last week through his Olive Street front door. The was the second shooting incident in the city this week. A city man, Jay Jackson, was shot in the leg following a dispute on June 13. It is the third shooting in less than a month, as three men were wounded by an exchange of...

Op/Ed: We need leadership on gun violence

By Mike Parrish, Candidate, U.S. Representative, 6th District Mike Parrish I am a gun owner and proud supporter of our Second Amendment. As an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm, I have extensive training on how to responsibly use, care for, and safely store firearms. I have also seen first hand the damage that guns can do. In the aftermath of the shocking Orlando shooting by a radical domestic...