Today's News

  • SCHP: DUI enforcement will increase

    Law enforcement from across Chester County massed at Exit 65 Wednesday morning in a show of strength. The message? To let motorists know law enforcement is going to be increasing their vigilance against drunk drivers and reckless drivers, especially during the upcoming holiday season.

  • 4-H delves into "Drone Discovery"

    At their recent Block Party held at the Chester Fire Department, the members of the Midlands 4-H Youth Science Team were demonstrating the latest 4-H project, drones of all types in a project called “Drone Discovery.” The Youth Science Team members had a foam drone to practice flying with and they were handing out hand-powered helicopter “drones” to the kids who visited the 4-H Booth.

  • SCHP investigates fatal collision at Ashford Road

    UPDATE: Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker has released the name of the driver involved in Monday afternoon's fatal collision with a school bus. The driver was Robert Dixon, 83 years of age, of Heritage Road in Blackstock. Tinker said the driver died of blunt force trauma at the scene of the accident at the corner of Ashford Road and Mountain Lakes Road. 

  • (All) Star turns

    Chester's Malik Williams and Lewisville's Mike Hill were both picked for an all-star game Monday that they hope they won't be playing in.

  • First class of ENERGY Kids mentors at School of Arts aims to change lives

    It takes a special kind of person to say, yes, I’ll give up my time, use my talents and mentor a student at one of our schools. It takes a special kind of person to say, ‘Yes. I’ll help change a kids’ life.’ School of the Arts music teacher Vickie McCorkle has a whole room of those kinds of people.
    She met recently with the volunteers who form the core of a mentoring program at CPESA.
    A mentoring program has been a dream of McCorkle’s for several years.

  • After Matthew, Fire Prevention Week is more importan than ever

    Following the disaster of flood and fire that took place following Hurricane Matthew, the lessons learned during Fire Prevention Week are more important than ever. Fire Prevention Week was held earlier in October, just after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in South and North Carolina. The concept of readiness in case of a fire or other disaster, with emphasis on fire prevention, was one that was uppermost in the mind of Lt. Riley Cloud, Fire Prevention officer for the City of Chester Fire Department during the CFD Open House, held earlier this month.

  • Enjoy a scare with the sheriff at the Trick or Treat event

    There isn’t much that frightens him, but Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood doesn’t like scary things. But he wants you to come and enjoy them at the 3rd annual Trick or Treat with the Sheriff event.
    This two-day event, which is rapidly becoming an annual tradition, will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday. And if one spine-chilling version of this event isn’t enough, the ghosts, goblins and other monsters will also be out at the Chester County Law Enforcement Center on Dawson Drive again on Halloween.

  • County employees form living pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness

    Employees of Chester County gathered on the lawn outside of the county complex Thursday to form a living pink ribbon, the symbol of breast cancer awareness.
    Every employee that formed a part of the strand of ribbon was wearing a pink shirt as part of the awareness campaign.
    County Supervisor Shane Stuart said the gathering and forming of the ribbon symbol was to recognize breast cancer awareness. Wearing the pink shirt is a visual reminder to people what breast cancer awareness week is all about.

  • State settlement will cost county, school district $180,000

    Chester County will be sending a letter to the state soon...probably a sternly-worded one.
    On Monday, Chester County Attorney Joanie Winters informed Chester County Council about a situation that has been brewing for a number of years with Planes LPG.
    "They have a pipeline that is situated in four different counties," she said. "York...Lancaster, Kershaw and it does skirt through Chester County."

  • School board transfers $1 million to capital projects fund

    The Chester County School Board approved a $1 million transfer from the general fund to the capital projects fund at their October meeting Monday night. For some of the board members, you might call this an historic action.
    The vote to transfer the money came after a recommendation from Larry Finney of the accounting firm of Greene, Finney and Horton, who completed the district’s 2016 audit.