August 23, 2012 |
The state Attorney General's Office filed charges Wednesday against 25 members of an alleged drug-trafficking ring, based in Chester County, that prosecutors say sold pills at area universities. The group sold prescription pills, including OxyContin and Xanax, as well as cocaine and marijuana around the Philadelphia region and in Delaware, prosecutors said. Thomas Donnelly, 33, of Exton, was a central figure in the organization and made from $2,000 to $3,000 in profit weekly, prosecutors said.
February 7, 2014 |
Update: The Red Cross opened a 400-cot emergency shelter late Wednesday in West Chester that could be expanded to hold up to 1,500 people if needed, according to a spokesman from the organization. The shelter, which opened at 9 p.m., is at the West Chester University field house, 855 S. New St. Red Cross spokesman Dave Schrader said state officials decided to open the shelter, which the Red Cross is operating, anticipating that many people who spend Wednesday night at home without heat will be looking for somewhere warm to stay Thursday if their power has not yet returned.
March 24, 2013 |
The 2013 annual nationwide count of homeless people, taken on the night of Jan. 30 and 31, found fewer individuals in Chester County and more in Bucks County than were tallied in January 2012. Comparable figures for the nation, as well as for Philadelphia and for Delaware and Montgomery Counties, are not yet available, officials there said this week. The 625 people counted in Chester County this year compared with 666 found there in 2012. But the 476 recorded in Bucks County on the same January night this year were more than the 422 in the 2012 survey, due to a change in how information is gathered.
June 12, 1991
After a recent Inquirer series pointed out how cavalierly Chester County's court system deals with a big population of Spanish-speaking mushroom workers, the official response could have taken one of two directions - denial and resistance, or a let's-do-better willingness to change. So far, we're happy to report, county authorities are taking the second path. Throughout the county - and especially in the courts around Kennett Square where one in four cases involves a Hispanic as victim or defendant - the top court administrator has ordered district justices to have an interpreter on hand.
November 22, 1987 |
Volunteers for the United Way of Chester County, each holding a piece of cardboard with a number on it, stood in a row to show their colleagues how much money had been raised in the 1987 campaign. The cards read: $2,403,652. The total represents a 20 percent increase over the amount raised last year - and almost 106 percent of the goal that had been set for this year. About 180 people attended Thursday's end-of-the year dinner for the county United Way, which gives money to 54 public agencies serving Chester County residents.
June 11, 2012 |
You don't have to know much baseball to understand a strikeout. For your team, it's good - plain and simple. Except when it's not simple, when the best possible scenario leads to mass confusion, and mass confusion leads to a mistake, and a mistake breaks open a tie game. In the top of the ninth inning of a first-round Carpenter Cup Classic game Sunday afternoon, Scott Bochus of the Philadelphia Catholic League fired a third strike past Chester County's Tyler Hall. Then what proved to be the winning run stomped across the plate, uncontested - and confused.
September 13, 2013 |
WEST CHESTER A Chester County man was found guilty Wednesday of cruelty to animals, having he shot and killed his neighbor's dogs after saying he thought they posed a threat to his sheep. A jury deliberated 31/2 hours before finding Gabriel Pilotti, 73, of Chester Springs, guilty on both counts - one for each dog, said Kevin Pierce, assistant district attorney. "I respect the jury's verdict, as any trial attorney would, but I respectfully disagree," said Pilotti's attorney, Thomas Ramsay of West Chester.
April 12, 2012 |
The diversity and volume of high-quality cheeses being produced in Chester County are downright impressive. Here is a sample of what local chefs are featuring on cheese plates, and in risottos and salads. Find more information on the makers (and where to get their goods) at chestercountycheese.org. Cloud Nine from Yellow Springs Farm: Aptly named, this cotton-ball-esque goat cheese has a pure-white bloomy rind that hides a smooth, subtly tangy, addictive bite inside. Birchrun Blue from Birchrun Hills: This raw cow's-milk cheese is aged for at least 60 days, has a sweet and tangy true blue taste, and a texture between crumbly and spreadable.
October 30, 2014 |
For a third straight year, Chester County will not raise property taxes in 2015, according to a preliminary budget unveiled Tuesday that officials developed to align with the county's strategic goals while adjusting for economic challenges. Those challenges include the county's two main revenue streams: its tax base and state and federal grants, which are expected to stay relatively flat. County officials also said they worked to keep cost increases for employees' medical plans at a minimum.
September 6, 2014 |
A national Muslim youth group will hold its 45th annual retreat this weekend, bringing together more than 1,200 men and boys from around the country to Chester County with the goal of strengthening a sense of community and identity among young Muslims. "They're not anything like the type of Muslims we hear about on television and the radio," said Bilal Rana, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. The organization, which has 71 local chapters and more than 3,000 members, is part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.