Phoenixville honored for Commitment to Community

PHOENIXVILLE — At the November Borough Council Meeting, the Borough of Phoenixville accepted a prize check from Dallas Data Systems, Inc. for being the winner of their 2018 Commitment to Community Contest. The Commitment to Community Contest allows municipalities to enroll their community projects or charities, and then encourages their community to vote for their project in hopes of winning...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and...

Teen slain at Phoenixville Dunkin Donuts

Authorities shared this image of a car that left a Dunkin’ Donuts in Phoenixville thought to be involved in a deadly shooting Wednesday and are asking the public for help in identifying the shooter. PHOENIXVILLE — A 15-year old was shot to death Wednesday night in an apparent drug deal gone wrong in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. Authorities say that Jayson Ortiz-Cameron, 15 years...

National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

An overdue, but well-deserved honor

Chester County’s Mike Piazza enters baseball’s Hall of Fame today By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Today, the best baseball player ever to come out of Chester County will finally get his due. Mike Piazza of Phoenixville will be enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame today along with Ken Griffey Jr. Some of you may want to argue that Kennett Square’s Herb Pennock was a better player...

Corbin announces Phoenixville housing grant

State Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155). Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155) Tuesday announced the Department of Community and Economic Development has approved a grant through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to support Petra Community Housing in performing an environmental assessment in Phoenixville. Petra Community Housing has received approval for a $46,125 Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) grant...

Art Watch: ‘Musical Chairs’, Photography, Plein Art and More…

By LeLe Galer, Columnist, The Times This first Friday in July is a First Friday Art Stroll for the towns of West Chester, Kennett Square and Phoenixville. Make sure to mark your calendars for this Friday, July 3rd and check out the various opening receptions, and pop up shows throughout the towns. First Fridays are a great way to introduce you to these wonderful downtown locations. Make sure to...

Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in the Hall

Lunkhead sportswriters may keep him out, but we know the truth By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County’s Mike Piazza belongs in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The game never saw a better hitting catcher. More than likely, sometime Tuesday morning, we’re going to see that Chester County’s own Mike Piazza, hands down the best hitting catcher in baseball, just missed getting elected...