Today's News

  • 'Historic' lawsuit withdrawn

    A lawsuit lodged against the City of Chester meant to appeal a decision made by a city-appointed commission opposing the demolition of a historic home was withdrawn last week, throwing the resultant public hearing aimed at addressing the conflict off the docket.

  • A sustainable resource

    Trees are a renewable resource, but Chester Wood Products doesn't treat them that way. Nothing, from the bark to wood chips, is ever wasted at the facility, which is Chester County's largest industrial employer.
    Typically, trucks are lined up at the facility at 6 a.m. every day. In a day, 100 or so trucks loaded with wood will roll into the facility, each carrying about 50 tons of wood.
    "They'll be steady all day," said Larry Stewart, a contractor and public relations specialist with Chester Wood Products.

  • Church Calendar For Friday, July 22, 2011

    Anointed Church of God
    • Chinese auction, Saturday, July 30. Selections will be made at 11 a.m., auction begins at noon. Call 377-4605 for details.
    • Church is at 238 Gadsden St. Sunday school at 9 a.m., devotion at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Bible study, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.

    Armenia Baptist
    Weekly Bible study is recessed for the summer.

    Armenia UMC
    • UMYF Beach Blast, July 24-27.
    • Committee of Nominations and Leadership, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the sanctuary.

  • Police officer dons full-time gear; he's not alone

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    The first day on the job is always the most jarring—well, unless you're Michael Doster.

    Amid the scalding Monday afternoon heat, Doster stood—sweaty and proud—in the engine room of Station 1 of the City of Chester Fire Department, poised to don a pair of gloves and oxygen tank instead of inserting a gun into a holster and handcuffs in his back pocket.

  • Crow is new ER director

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    Dr. Daniel Crow has been named the new emergency room director at Chester Regional Medical Center. Crow, a familiar face at the hospital, previously was employed there as a physician from 2004 to 2009, he said.

    “I'm excited to be back. I love Chester,” Crow said. “Chester, to me, has a lot of great people.”

  • Still in the dark: Solar lighting bids to reopen in 2012

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    A four-year, $250,000 effort to shed some light on a largely traveled county highway will now have to wait another couple of months before conception after officials put the ax to a potential contractor's over-the-top bid.

  • The real quilting 'B'

  • Chester schools countdown to year with 'great expectations'

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    Public schools in Chester County will open four weeks from today on Aug. 17.

    Interim Superintendent John Taylor met with district principals on Tuesday and received reports that buildings are ready for students to return, he said. Students and staff also can look forward to new equipment in the schools.

    “More than 1,000 replacement computers are going in next week,” Taylor said.

  • Mayor: 'I don't play these kind of games'

    Persistent comments made to The News & Reporter alleging familial connections between new Police Chief-appointee Andre' Williams and Mayor Wanda Stringfellow are false, say both of the public officials whose family trees are being questioned.
    After receiving a call from a reporter with the newspaper for the purpose of gauging the accusations' validity, Williams said he understands that he'll receive “sarcasm” from some people who are not happy with Chester City Council selecting him as the city's newest police chief.

  • By the book

    It is important for protocol to be followed in public meetings. Sometimes in smaller towns things are little more folksy and a little more laid back, but things should still be handled by the book.