Sappey bestowed Foot Soldier of Justice Award by NAACP for championing trauma-informed education in PA

State Rep. Christina Sappey State Rep. Christina Sappey (D-158) received the prestigious Foot Soldier for Justice Award from the NAACP Media Area Branch on Saturday. Sappey was chosen for her demonstrated commitment to children’s education throughout Pennsylvania. In July, Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation to implement trauma-informed education in schools throughout the commonwealth, largely thanks...

Chester County Youth Center receives statewide award for community service dog treat-making program

: Kristi Washington (center), Caseworker for the Chester County Youth Center, who received a state Program of the Year award for the Youth Center’s dog treat-making program, along with Youth Center deputy director Fred Ellzy (left) and Youth Center Director Gary Blair (right). The Chester County Youth Center recently received a Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP)...

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 sponsors...

Family Promise honored for fight against homelessness

Susan Minarchi, executive director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County pictured left with Chester County Fund for Women and Girls executive director Michelle Legaspi Sánchez. KENNETT SQUARE — Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC) was recognized and rewarded for its efforts to alleviate family homelessness by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG). Family Promise...

MEDIC 94 earns American Heart Association Lifeline Gold Award

Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services MEDIC 94 has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage...

O’Leary honored for local government excellence

The Chester County Commissioners recognize county Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary (center right) as recipient of a Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence. Pictured with Brian, from left to right are: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline; and County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Planning...

Lewis salutes three Coatesville-area student on DAR award

Madeline Ladd of Saint Agnes Catholic School in West Chester, Emma Bennett of Scott Middle School in Coatesville and Jillian Smyles of South Brandywine Middle School in Coatesville were congratulated by Nick Deminski of Rep. Harry Lewis Jr.’s (R-74) office for their winning entries in the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest. HARRISBURG – Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-Chester) congratulated...

Healey honored for Narcan works

Robert Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services; Representative Dan Truitt; Senator Andy Dinniman; EthanHealey; Ernie Holling, President, CCATO; Congressman Ryan Costello. PENNSBURY — Ethan Healey of West Chester will received the first Chester County Association of Township Officials (CCATO) President’s Award for Meritorious Service Thursday at the organization’s Fall...

County given sustainability award

(From left to right) Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell; Planning Commission Assistant Director David Ward; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Brian Styche, Planning Commission Transportation Planner; Brian O’Leary, Director, Chester County Planning Commission; and Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. Chester County was recognized last week by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management...

8-year-old honored by Coatesville City Council

Keira Ollis working to make Coatesville more beautiful By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times 8-year-old Keira Ollis recently volunteered her time by painting over a graffiti tag at the corner of Newlinville Road and South First Avenue in Coatesville. COATESVILLE – As most children are spending their summers at the pool or playing at the park, 8-year-old Keira Ollis is looking for her next...