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Today's News

  • Animal cruelty ordinance passes final reading

    It took a few months to craft and pass, but Chester County now has more stringent ordinances on animal cruelty and tethering.

  • Locals continue solid seasons at college level

    A number of players that starred on the baseball and softball fields of Chester County are continuing to shine at the college level.

  • Craig and Nuggets on a roll

    The Denver Nuggets are currently riding a three-game winning streak. Probably not coincidentally, that has coincided with an uptick in minutes for Torrey Craig.

    On Wednesday, Denver knocked off the Indiana Pacers 107-104. In that game, Craig got 18 minutes off the bench and though he only scored two points, he contributed his normal sticky defense, coming up with four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.

  • Lady Lions lose close one to national power

    It will go down in the record book as a loss, but it will probably help prepare the Lewisville softball team for some bigger wins down the line.

    On Wednesday, Lewisville was eliminated from the Grand Strand Softball Classic Tournament with a 4-3 loss to Greenbrier Christian Academy. The Lady Gators scored two runs in the first inning, but Lewisville responded with single runs in each of the first three innings to take a 3-2 advantage. That held up until the fifth, when Greenbrier managed to push two more across and hold on for the one-run victory.

  • Lions win two at Mingo Bay

    They hope to find themselves making a deep run in the 1A post-season tournament in a few weeks, but the Lewisville Lions are also making a nice push in a spring break tournament right now.

  • UPDATED: Norman: Opportunity zone announcement isn't crumbs, but bread of life

    U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman visited Chester on Wednesday to announce that two census tracts in the City of Chester have been named Opportunity Zones, which means they could provide tax incentives for investors to develop properties in those tracts. He made the announcement in the meeting room of the new Chester County Natural Gas Authority building.

    Norman was joined by State Sen. Mike Fanning, City of Chester Mayor George Caldwell and Chester County Economic Development Director Karlisa Dean as they added their comments to the announcement.

  • Stuart announces bid for re-election

    He bridged the GAP, now incumbent Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart wants to light the “PATH.”

    “PATH” is the acronym in Stuart’s new campaign slogan. He unveiled this new slogan on Thursday as he announced he would seek re-election to his current office. The letters stand for “Planting Alliances, Transparency and Hope.” The “GAP” in the previous “Bridge the GAP” slogan stood for Government Accountability and a better Public image.

  • Behind the scenes of Chester Opportunity Zones

    Sometimes the variety of wine and the person who owns the vineyard gets all of the credit and the workers in the vineyard get little to none of it. The same might be said of the Opportunity Zone announcement for Chester that will take place today. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman may have made the announcement (as Gov. Henry McMaster did in Ridgway earlier) but Chester City Councilmember Angela Douglas did the actual “grape-crushing.” In this case, that means Douglas found out about the Opportunity Zones in the first place.

  • Downtown Chester turns blue for autism awareness

    Police vehicles flashed their blue lights, everyone was dressed in shades of blue and even the monument on Monument Square was briefly illuminated by blue lights Monday night as a crowd of people came out to observe autism awareness month.

  • Not your grandmother’s ‘women’s shelter:’

    The Center of Hope facility is now open in downtown Chester, but Shelter Leader Kathi Gaddy and Christ Central Ministries Director Betty Bagley say, don’t call it a “women’s shelter” – the program is so much more than that.

    “We like to call it the ‘Center of Hope Women’s Program’ Gaddy said. ‘Shelter’ has such a negative connotation to it, like it’s a facility where people wander in and out and leave during the day and come in at night. That’s not really what we are.