Turn5 celebrates new HQ opening with Gov. Wolf

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Gov. Tom Wolf answers questions from the media during his visit to Turn5’s new headquarters in Paoli. PAOLI — You may not know much about Turn5, that is if you don’t drive a Jeep, Ford Mustang or a pickup truck, but as one of Chester County’s real local business success stories, expect be hearing more in the coming years. A lot more. The company —...

Snow snarls traffic, closes schools; deep freeze next

Updated, 11:50 a.m.: Adds postponement of Rep. Costello’s Town Hall event. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Snow, wind and cold snarled the Thursday morning commute closed schools across the county as well as county offices, as road crews around the area worked to keep roads clear, fighting snowfall that is expected to continue through midday. Slippery roads, high winds and poor visibility...

Snow, frigid temperatures to hit Chesco this weekend

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times If you loved today’s frosty weather, just wait until you see what Thursday and the weekend bring to Chester County: even colder temperatures and yes just enough snow to make Thursday morning commute a bit tricky. AccuWeather is forecasting about an inch of snow in the morning, some area may see as much as three inches with a high of 25. However sustained winds...

DEP halts Mariner East 2 pipeline construction

The troubled — and much protested — construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which cuts through the heart of Chester County, was halted Wednesday morning by the state Department of Environmental Protection, just days after local residents and officials mounted calls to stop the project. According to a statement issued Wednesday morning by DEP, the agency has issued an order suspending the...

DNB makes donation to support local veterans

From left to right: James T. Amato, LSW Secretary, Catholic Human Services Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Vince Liuzzi, Chief Banking Officer, DNB First; Vernon Fountain, US Army Veteran; Geoffrey Hurnyak, USN Ret. Program Manager, Veterans Multi Service Center; Amy Stoner, Director of Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Ed Lis, Director of Mission Integration & Communications,...

Students learn history, get tour of county Justice Center

. Retired Capt. Joseph Carbo poses with students from West Chester Christian School. Assault with a ham sandwich has landed some unwitting schoolchildren in the slammer recently – as least figuratively Those unfamiliar with the legal perils of using lunch to mimic fisticuffs probably haven’t experienced the Chester County courthouse tour of Joseph Carbo, a retired captain with the Chester County...

Recorder of Deeds office steps up to help veterans

Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery meets with staff at the Mary E. Walker Home. COATESVILLE — There will be no rain-soaked veterans in Coatesville this Christmas!  More than 125 veterans residing at the LZ II and Mary E. Walker House on the grounds of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center were gifted brand new umbrellas as part of Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery and his...

Chesco to invest in local tech startups

Members of the Chester County Retirement Board sign a resolution that establishes Venture Chesco, a partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania to invest $4 million in emerging and growing companies located in, or willing to locate to Chester County. Seated left to right: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell; Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle...

The East Hill Group knows how to go above and beyond

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Bill and Robin Huyler, principals of The East Hill Group of Chadds Ford. CHADDS FORD — Sometimes answering a customer’s question correctly is not enough.  When you fundamentally understand your customers, you can go above and beyond and not only answer their questions but can begin to anticipate their needs. That’s the fundamental philosophy behind The East...

Good Samaritan and Bridge of Hope complete merger

Two established non-profits that serve the homeless population of Chester and Lancaster Counties – Good Samaritan Shelter and Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties – announce the official merger that uniquely positions the organizations to provide a full range of services to address homelessness. The new organization has been re-named Good Samaritan Services to reflect the progressive...