State, local officials bring Mariner East II construction under scrutiny

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The Mariner East II pipeline is facing closer scrutiny from state and local officials after sinkholes developed in West Whiteland and noise complaints prompted a cease and desist order in Uwchlan. Times file photo. The Mariner East II pipeline faced government intervention on two fronts this week, as local officials in Uwchlan informed Energy Transfer/Sunoco...

PUC moves to shut down Mariner East I & II

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State officials moved Wednesday to shut down two liquid natural gas pipelines — one still under construction — after it was determined that the construction work was causing sinkholes in West Whiteland. Use of the Mariner East I pipeline, in use since 1931, was halted Wednesday and construction on the Mariner East II pipeline was shutdown again by the state Public...

County seeks input from residents at meeting on Landscapes3

Chester County residents attended a Landscapes3 public meeting at the West Whiteland Township Building on Oct. 26. WEST WHITELAND – When it comes to planning Chester County’s future, there are many voices and viewpoints about ways to balance preservation with growth. That’s why the Chester County Planning Commission recently conducted a public meeting about Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range...

Man charged in negligent death of father

Edward O’Brien III WEST WHITELAND — A township man was charged Wednesday in the negligent death of his 91-year old father in 2013. Edward O’Brien III was arrested by township police Wednesday and charged with murder in the third degree, theft and other offenses in the death of his father, Edward O’Brien Jr. in September of 2013. Authorities said that the younger O’Brien, 61,...

Coatesville woman charged with sex with a minor

Sarah O’Neill WEST WHITELAND — A Coatesville woman has been charged with having a sexual affair with a minor at the private school where she taught, township police said Tuesday. Township Police charged Sarah O’Neill, 35, with four counts of Corruption on Minors. Police said that the charges stem from an investigation into allegations of O’Neill having an inappropriate relationship with...

So. Coatesville among 8 to get recycling grants

South Coatesville is among eight Chester County municipalities given state funding to support recycling, according to state Senator Andy Dinniman. Dinniman’s office announced the grants, totaling more than $166,000, Monday. Much of the funds — issued on the basis of amount of material recycled — were award to West Whiteland Township, which managed to collect some 9,993.8 tons of material,...

Police: Downingtown man busted for 3rd DUI in 3 months

Dharmesh Vaswani WEST WHITELAND — The Township Police Department charged Dharmesh Vaswani with his third DUI arrest in the past three months in the township, police said Thursday. Vaswani is a 42-year old male from the 700 block of Southwind Lane in Downingtown. On May 31, 2014, Vaswani was arrested after officers made contact with him at a DUI checkpoint in the 300 block of N. Pottstown Pike. Vaswani...