Family of four found dead in apparent murder-suicide

A West Whiteland family — a mother, father and two minors — were found dead Sunday in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. The Chester County Coroner’s Office confirmed the cause of death of all four was by gunshot wound. The Times is not publishing the name of the family members to protect their privacy.  “This is a tragedy beyond comprehension because two children and both...

Chesco opens pre-registration for COVID vaccinations

WEST CHESTER — Residents of Chester County can now pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine by completing a form found on the Chester County Health Department’s COVID-19 web page. The form for all individuals age 16 and over who live and work in Chester County can be found at www.chesco.org/covidvaccine. Completion of the form registers a person’s interest in receiving the vaccine, and the information...

Coatesville gets first Keystone Innovation Zone designation

The nth Innovation Center will be Coatesville’s first Keystone Innovation Zone. COATESVILLE – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has designated 190 W. Lincoln Highway as a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), the first KIZ in Coatesville. The property is home to the nth Innovation Center. Its lead tenant, nth Solutions LLC,...

Honoring Dr. King’s legacy: Youth, law enforcement build bridges and skills with de-escalation training

A fall meeting among teens from Sanji Strong and officers from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and West Chester Police Department resulted in shared skills in conflict resolution. WEST CHESTER — Seven months after Chester County youth group Sanji Strong led a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in West Chester, ambassadors from the group honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by attending...

Coatesville names new Ass’t. City Manager during reorganization meeting

Charles “Chip” Huston COATESVILLE — During the Monday, January 4 Coatesville Reorganization meeting, which was held in the midst of the city’s pivotal redevelopment initiatives, Linda Lavender Norris was reelected as City Council President along with Carmen Green, Vice President. “I feel honored that my colleagues entrusted me to maintain this leadership role, and it’s my pleasure...

County officials lay out COVID-19 vaccination plan

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The Chester County Health Department laid out the vaccine plan to battle COVID-19 during a detailed presentation to the public, Tuesday, even as the first phase of inoculations were under way for health care workers in the county. All three County Commissioners, County Administrator Bobby Kagel and County Health Director Jeanne Casner detailed the...

Caln police investigating fatal car accident, Sunday

CALN — Police are investigating a three vehicle crash that occurred on Sunday at 11:53 AM in the 2600 block of Lincoln Highway. A vehicle traveling eastbound (2015 Buick Encore) operated by Jamie Sauer (28yo) of Coatesville was involved in a collision with a (2016 GMC Terrain) operated by Janet Giddens (71yo) of Coatesville who was also traveling eastbound.  The 2015 Buick Encore then entered...

County Health reveals COVID vaccination plans

WEST CHESTER — Working in tandem with state and federal guidance, Chester County health officials are planning to begin a schedule of phase 1 vaccinations by the end of December. Initial Phase 1 groups include EMS providers, all types of healthcare personnel, the elderly and persons with high risk medical conditions. Chester County Health Department staff have been meeting with local healthcare...

Eviction prevention court services to expand in Chester County

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s Eviction Prevention Court, a program that provides a combination of legal representation, financial assistance and social services for individuals or families facing eviction, is gaining momentum and funding – resulting in a planned expansion of the service. Piloted in September in conjunction with the Downingtown Magisterial District Court, Eviction Prevention...

Coatesville VA begins use of Moderna COVID vaccine for staff, residents

henita Clark, Unit Manager for 138A of our Community Living Center, becomes the first Coatesville VA Medical Center employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Constance Fagan, Registered Nurse on Monday. CALN — Coatesville VA Medical Center began COVID-19 vaccinations with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Monday following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization...