Hook ’em: Unionville HS adopts ‘Longhorns’ as new mascot

It’s official: the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District announced Monday night that Unionville High School’s new mascot will be the Longhorn, which replaces the long-used Indians, which was deemed culturally insensitive. The new name makes reference to the King Ranch, a local spin off of the original King Ranch properties near Corpus Christi, Tx. A local offshoot of the ranch operated between...

Recorder of Deeds announces new online search service

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Recorder of Deeds announced Monday new public online access to search for recorded documents dating back to the County’s founding. For the first time, land documents, including recorded deeds and mortgages, ranging from 1994 back to the 1600s are available for public access digitally. Recorder of Deeds Chris Pielli, Esq., partnered with records management company...

Family of four found dead in apparent murder-suicide

A West Whiteland family — a mother, father and two minors — were found dead Sunday in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. The Chester County Coroner’s Office confirmed the cause of death of all four was by gunshot wound. The Times is not publishing the name of the family members to protect their privacy.  “This is a tragedy beyond comprehension because two children and both...

Chesco opens pre-registration for COVID vaccinations

WEST CHESTER — Residents of Chester County can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a form found on the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 web page. The form for all individuals age 16 and over who live and work in Chester County can be found at www.chesco.org/covidvaccine. Completion of the form registers a person’s interest in receiving the vaccine, and the information...

Coatesville gets first Keystone Innovation Zone designation

The nth Innovation Center will be Coatesville’s first Keystone Innovation Zone. COATESVILLE – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has designated 190 W. Lincoln Highway as a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), the first KIZ in Coatesville. The property is home to the nth Innovation Center. Its lead tenant, nth Solutions LLC, a vertically...

Honoring Dr. King’s legacy: Youth, law enforcement build bridges and skills with de-escalation training

A fall meeting among teens from Sanji Strong and officers from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and West Chester Police Department resulted in shared skills in conflict resolution. WEST CHESTER — Seven months after Chester County youth group Sanji Strong led a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in West Chester, ambassadors from the group honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by attending...

Coatesville names new Ass’t. City Manager during reorganization meeting

Charles “Chip” Huston COATESVILLE — During the Monday, January 4 Coatesville Reorganization meeting, which was held in the midst of the city’s pivotal redevelopment initiatives, Linda Lavender Norris was reelected as City Council President along with Carmen Green, Vice President. “I feel honored that my colleagues entrusted me to maintain this leadership role, and it’s my pleasure...

County officials lay out COVID-19 vaccination plan

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The Chester County Health Department laid out the vaccine plan to battle COVID-19 during a detailed presentation to the public, Tuesday, even as the first phase of inoculations were under way for health care workers in the county. All three County Commissioners, County Administrator Bobby Kagel and County Health Director Jeanne Casner detailed the plans...

Caln police investigating fatal car accident, Sunday

CALN — Police are investigating a three vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday at 11:53 AM in the 2600 block of Lincoln Highway. A vehicle traveling eastbound (2015 Buick Encore) operated by Jamie Sauer (28yo) of Coatesville was involved in a collision with a (2016 GMC Terrain) operated by Janet Giddens (71yo) of Coatesville who was also traveling eastbound.  The 2015 Buick Encore then entered the...

County Health reveals COVID vaccination plans

WEST CHESTER — Working in tandem with state and federal guidance, Chester County health officials are planning to begin a schedule of phase 1 vaccinations by the end of December. Initial Phase 1 groups include EMS providers, all types of healthcare personnel, the elderly and persons with high risk medical conditions. Chester County Health Department staff have been meeting with local healthcare providers...