Local News

  • Passenger in fatal collision identified

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker has identified that passenger killed in the fatal collision on I-77 this past weekend as Herman Lee Bell, age 81, of Bristolville, Ohio. He was the passenger in the vehicle. The accident took place near the 63 mile marker.

  • Coffee with a Cop aims to improve community, cop relations

    The best way to get to know someone is over lunch or while slurping a nice cup of java. The Chester County ECHO (Empowering Communities for Healthy Outcomes) DUI Task Force wants to offer citizens the opportunity to do just that, during Coffee with a Cop on Friday and a Lunch with a Cop event on Monday.

    Join the members of the ECHO DUI Task Force and law enforcement on Friday from 8-10 a.m. at Gene’s Restaurant in downtown Chester for Coffee with a Cop.

  • 'Plein air' learning


    There is a phrase, one of those high-falutin’ art phrases, en plein air, that basically means painting or drawing outside in the “plain air” and there was plenty of that going on with the young artists in the Workshops in Open Fields program at the Brainerd Institute on Thursday. But there was a lot more than just painting (or drawing with crayons) – there was all sorts of learning taking place. Call it “plain air” learning.

  • Randy Jensen didn't miss the bus, he rebuilt it


    When it came time to rebuild the 1925 Ford Model TT school bus that is one of the jewels in the Chester County Transportation Museum’s crown, you could say that Chester County Historical Society volunteer Randy Jensen didn’t miss the bus – in point of fact, he rebuilt it.

    The royal blue, 20-passenger wooden-bodied school bus that was used by schoolchildren in the Wellridge Community of Chester County was unveiled last weekend at the Chester County Transportation Museum’s Car Show.

  • Armed robbery at IGA in Richburg

    According to a Chester County Sheriff's Office Citizen Advisory on Monday, investigators reported to the scene of an armed robbery of the IGA in Richburg. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Chester County Sheriff Office at 803-581-5131. The suspects have been identified as two black males driving a grey sedan. As of press time, the investigation is continuing and no new information has been released.

  • Chester a bellwether on Tuesday

    When it came to state and district-wide races Tuesday night, Chester County was a near perfect bellwether.

  • City weighs options on keeping cemeteries clean

    Equipment failures, staffing shortages and other personnel issues have made it difficult for the City of Chester public works department to properly maintain the Evergreen Cemetery and other properties.

    During Monday’s meeting of Chester City Council, Councilwoman Linda Tinker bemoaned the current state of the cemetery. She said the city’s move to take that back in-house after having outside companies handle it for a while has not worked well.

    “When we contracted it out, it was expensive but it was well-manicured,” she said.

  • UPDATED: PRIMARY 2018: Guy, Parnell, McDaniel, Ligon win. Vaughn and Melvin headed to runoff

    Knocking on doors wasn’t a problem for Mike Vaughn…but getting to the doors might have been a little bit of a struggle.

    “I’ve been campaigning hard,” he said. “At first I was making a lot of phone calls because I had my knee replaced. But I’ve out knocking doors for the past few weeks.”

  • UPDATED: Chester County has Election Night hiccups
  • FILOT money will go to fire departments, economic development

    In recent Chester County Council meetings, Richburg Fire Chief John Agee has asked that consideration be given to channeling some fee-in-lieu of tax money from industries in his district into the fire department. Apparently, that should have already been happening.