Chesco residents demand action on Trump’s detention camps

Protestors gather outside of U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan’s office, Tuesday. By Lisa Longo, Special to The Times Approximately 150 rallied Tuesday at the office of Representative Chrissy Houlahan stating a need for urgent and immediate action and to ask for the support of the Congresswoman to close the Trump detention camps amid reports of deplorable conditions for children and adults. Lack...

DA expands Child Abuse Unit as reports spike

From left, Megan King, Emily Provencher, Christine Bleiler, and Oscar Rosado are part of a growing team to deal with a spike in child abuse complaints in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Friday that child abuse reports are continuing to increase in volume in Chester County — in part because of new state...

DA: Chesco child abuse reports spike in 2015

WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Wednesday that reports of child abuse in Chester County shot up from 414 in 2014 to 1306 in 2015. Hogan said he expected the number to rise in 2016, in addition. Three factors, Hogan said, appear to be driving the increase.    Send article as PDF   

Police: man emptied gun into E. Caln home

No injuries; police say man was trying to intimidate child victim in abuse case By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Douglas Kohen EAST CALN — A township man is charged with firing a gun six times into a house in an apparent attempt to intimidate a child witness against him in a pending child abuse case, Sunday. Douglas Kohen, 62, is charged with firing six rounds into a West Goshen home, where...

Reporting child abuse: we all have a responsibility

New Act 31 means penalties for those suspect abuse but don’t report it By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Children, their health, well-being and protection from predators are all of our business. Dentists and dental hygienists have always been listed as mandated reporters of child abuse in the state of Pennsylvania.  What’s new is the effect of the newly passed ACT...

NFL’s handling of domestic violence is a disgrace

But the opportunity exists for all to learn from it By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I have written a handful of “soapbox” speeches in the past and today, it’s time for another one. As the mother of two boys enamored by all things sports related, I feel compelled to discuss the disgraceful actions of the NFL. In fact, I would venture to say that doing the complete opposite of what...

Op/Ed: Time to deliver justice

By Susan Rzucidlo, Candidate, State Representative, 158th District Susan Rzucidlo I am disappointed that the Republican House leadership in Harrisburg continues to fail to help victims of abuse. HB 832 and HB 878 as well as SB 1392, all bills focused on helping victims of past abuse find justice; all were left to die in committee. Recently, state Sen. Anthony Williams brought forward SB 46, a bill...