Sheriff welcomes new four-legged deputy

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh with her newest K-9 deputy, Melody. WEST CHESTER — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh is welcoming a new four-legged deputy, Melody, to her office’s K-9 unit. Melody’s appointment within the office is to serve as a “comfort” dog in courtroom circumstances where she can help to ease the stress experienced by children...

Legion, Sheriff’s Office & A. Duie Pyle to host wreath laying for fallen Vets

Community is encouraged to donate and attend December 12 ceremony By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times OXFORD – The Oxford American Legion Post and Wreaths Across America (WAA) invites the Chester County Community to consider supporting the purchase of wreaths to be placed at the headstones of 1,200 fallen veterans and honor them with a wreath laying ceremony scheduled for December 12, at the...

Oxford Legion Post again plans Wreaths Across America event

Thanks to the efforts of various groups in the area, including the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, the graves of deceased veterans will again be honored in Oxford and elsewhere this December with a wreath laying, as seen here from the 2013 event. OXFORD —  The American Legion Roy W. Gibson Post 535 will again sponsor this year’s Wreaths Across America (WAA) event, planned for Saturday,...

Sheriff’s 3rd annual cruise night to benefit K-9, Friday

WESTTOWN — The Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit will host its third Annual “Cruise Night” from 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m, Friday evening at the Government Services Center Building located at 601 Westtown Road, just of US-202. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and her deputies have organized the event to bring awareness to the six K-9 units in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office which...

Caln Elementary deemed safe after K-9 sweep

Search for heroin heightens tension between authorities, school district By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times More than four days after authorities discovered heroin in the possession of a first-grader at Caln Elementary, “a protective sweep” of the school using K-9 officers deemed the building and grounds safe, Caln Township Police Chief Joseph Elias said on Tuesday, May 6. In a...

Symbolic wreaths will pay tribute to veterans

Ceremony will take place at Oxford Cemetery on Saturday  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times On Saturday, Dec. 14, wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves in more than 850 communities across the country as part of the Wreaths Across America project. In Chester County, a ceremony will be held at Oxford Cemetery. Ask yourself what your life would be like were it not for the many...

Two injured in separate, 1-vehicle crashes

One occurred Friday in Thornbury, the other in Westtown Two serious one-vehicle accidents occurred on Thursday, Nov. 22, in southwestern Chester County, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department reported.  At 7 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fox Meadow Lane in Thornbury Township for a single-vehicle crash, a department news release said. Officers learned that a 2005 Ford Escape...

Retired Stars and Stripes get respectful repository

County residents can place worn flags in new box near Sheriff’s Office By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Sporting a flag-filled tie, Chief Deputy Sheriff George P. March prepares to retire a collection of flags he had been saving. If you build it, they will come, and that is exactly what occurred Tuesday afternoon when the Patriotic Order Sons of America presented a large handmade...

Couple strives to sublimate anguish with outreach

Diaper drive will pay tribute to the infant son they lost By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Shane Brant and his wife, Suzanne Campos, pose with their daughter, Alex, now 9 months old, and a photo of their son, Max Athan Brant, whose legacy is helping other children. The euphoria was painfully short-lived. An hour after giving birth to a healthy-looking son, a Sadsbury Township couple...