E. Coventry youth dies in house fire

EAST COVENTRY – A township boy died in a house fire early Sunday, State Police said. The East Coventry and Ridge Fire Company responded to a report of a structure fire on Bulkwater Road at 5:34 a.m. Responders reported finding the structure fully involved with a report of one occupant — the child — still in the structure.

Dykes graduates from special FBI law enforcement academy

West Goshen Police Chief Joseph Gleason, Chester County Chief Detective Kevin Dykes, and District Attorney Tom Hogan. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that Kevin Dykes, Chief of the Chester County Detectives, recently returned to Chester County after attending and graduating from the illustrious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (the “FBI NA”). The FBI...

Costello pushes DeVos on Title IX issues

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) WASHINGTON — Friday, on the 45th anniversary of Title IX, Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to maintain Title IX guidance in K-12 schools that protects young people from sexual assault and harassment. The letter, signed by 52 Members of Congress, also urges Secretary...

Commissioners appoint 3 to chair comp plan steering committee

The Chester County Board of Commissioners announced this week the next step in the Landscapes3 process – the creation of a steering committee to guide the development of the new county comprehensive plan. The steering committee will be co-chaired by three Chester County leaders representing key sectors of the county’s drive to balance growth and preservation: Chris Alonzo, President of Pietro...

Sheriff’s fugitive unit keeps under the radar

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit don some of the equipment they wear on the job. WEST CHESTER — It comes as no surprise that few people know much about the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit: It often works under cover of darkness. Before most county residents have awakened, the eight members of this elite team have donned 35 pounds of equipment...

On Stage (Bonus): Reel Big Fish on a ‘Beer Run’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Reel Big Fish A hot summer night, live music under the stars and a variety of tasty craft beers on tap is a combination that’s hard to beat. Reel Big Fish, a ska-punk band from California, is older that the legal age to drink in every state. So, it’s more than acceptable for the band from Huntington Beach to launch a national tour in celebration of America’s...

Chesco Emergency Services tabbed for awards

Chester County has received two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs developed by the county’s Department of Emergency Services. The two programs – Care Under Fire and Youth First Responder’s Career Training – picked up the accolades within NACo’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety category. Both awards will be formally recognized on July 23...

Coatesville PD, Times’ image honored by DOJ

Viral shot of officer and kids in splash pad wins COPS June photo award The image of a Coatesville Police Officer enjoying the city’s new Splash Pad as photographed by Times’ News Editor Lauren Parker last year became a viral image across the Internet and now, an award-winning image symbolizing community policing, after the U.S. Department of Justice COPS program honored it for its...

Commissioners present $25K check to Food Bank

: Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; Larry Welsh, Executive Director of the Chester County Food Bank; Norm Horn, Director of Development at the Chester County Food Bank; Commissioner Michelle Kichline and Commissioner Terence Farrell. WESTTOWN — The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week. The funds are part of the County’s...

Briggs named as new CEO of Brandywine Health Foundation

Vanessa Briggs COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation Board of Directors today announced that Vanessa Briggs has been named as the foundation’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Briggs will assume her position effective July 17, 2017. She replaces long-time President and CEO Frances Sheehan, who left last year to run an non-profit in Delaware County.