Chesco opens tactical firing range for first responders

Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone with President of the Chester County Police Chiefs Association, Chief Shane Clark, and Director of the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Bobby Kagel. SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell were joined by more representatives of the first...

Venture Chesco launches to spark startups

From left to right – RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin; Guy Fardone, Chief Executive Officer, Evolve IP;  Scott Nissenbaum, Chief Investment Officer, Ben Franklin; Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Terence Farrell and Kathi Cozzone; and Tony Green, Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group, Ben Franklin. WAYNE — The Chester County Retirement...

W. Chester murder suspects in custody

Tyrell Jacobs (left) and Timothy Jacobs (right) were taken into custody Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The duo were wanted in connection to a murder in West Chester, April 10. Tyrell Jacobs and Timothy “TJ” Jacobs, brothers who were wanted for a homicide in the Star Social Club in West Chester on April 10, were captured last night in Philadelphia.

Corbin: Pipeline fines to be used for grant program

State Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155) Representative Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine) Tuesday applauded the Department of Environment Protection (DEP) for developing a grant program with the $12.6-million fine assessed against Sunoco in February for permit violations during construction of Mariner East 2. The grant program, which will open on May 7, will fund projects that reduce or minimize pollution...

Chesco doubles open space acreage preserved in 2017

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo courtesy: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation . The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased...

Working, single mom honored with Harrison Award

At the Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference, the Belinda R. Harrison Award was presented to a mother who as overcome adversity and is active in her community. Pictured left to right: Benchmark Federal Credit Union’s Rebecca Worthington presents the award to Tierra White, as the daughter and sister of Belinda Harrison look on. Belinda Harrison was a single mother who worked tirelessly for...

The Chester County Intermediate Unit: Supporting education across the county

By JP Phillips, Staff Writer, The Times I’ve driven by the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Boot Road campus dozens of times.  Except for attending a Forensics (Speech and Debate) competition there once and knowing my neighbor provided CCIU-contracted early intervention services in area homes, I knew nothing else. Apparently, I am not alone in my ignorance.

TCHS Brandywine students compete in SkillsUSA competition

On Saturday December 16, 2017, SkillsUSA students from Technical College High School Brandywine Campus, participated in in the National Wreaths Across America Day event held at the Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downingtown, PA. Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus SkillsUSA students are offering their own take on what it means to be an American through a series of projects...

Two sought in W. Chester murder

Tyrell Jacobs (left) and Timothy Jacobs (right) are being sought in the murder of a man in West Chester, Tuesday night. Two men are being sought in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a man at a social club in West Chester. On Thursday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and West Chester Police Chief Scott Bohn announced homicide charges against Tyrell Jacobs and Tim “TJ” Jacobs...

Suspect sought in fatal W. Chester shooting

WEST CHESTER — Authorities are seeking information about a fatal shooting that took place at a borough social club, Tuesday evening. Eric Brown, 26, suffered a fatal gunshot wound at the Star Social Club on East Market Street just after 9 p.m. Tuesday night. Brown was found on the scene by police with a chest wound and transported to Paoli Hospital where he later died. Although authorities do...