Authorities continue investigation into Bellingham killings

Bruce Rogal A man, after attempting to kill his ex-wife on the day their divorce became final, apparently killed his aged parents at an East Goshen Assisted Living facility, before leading police on a deadly chase, with gunfire exchanged before being found dead, Wednesday night. The man, Bruce Rogal, age 59, allegedly killed his parents in the Bellingham retirement community in East Goshen on Wednesday...

Arrest announced in W. Fallowfield slaying

Hakeem Smith Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of an Oxford man in the slaying of a man whose body was discovered in West Fallowfield last week. Hogan announced Wednesday morning that Hakeem Smith faces charges  for the murder of Sam Algarin on Sept. 13. Algarin’s lifeless body was found on the side of the road in West Fallowfield Township, dead from a single...

Roe urges school to apply for safety grants

State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) is encouraging schools to apply for funding to help with safety equipment and resources from the new School Safety and Security Grant Program by Oct. 12 to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, which is administering the new program. “As a parent myself, I understand the importance of preserving our children’s safety at all times,...

Hurricane Florence could impact area by week’s end

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The current projected path of winds from Hurricane Florence as it is expected to make landfall Thursday. The latest computer models suggest a turn to the north that could impact the Chester County area. While there are a large number of variables, local residents should at minimum stay alert as to the path and progress of Hurricane Florence, which looks to make...

County to spray for mosquitos in West Chester on Sept. 11

One of two areas planned for mosquito spraying next week. WEST CHESTER — Following the contractual guidelines/agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of West Chester Borough on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The rain date for this event is Wednesday, Sept....

Career Link extends office hours

EXTON — Beginning on September 12th, the PA CareerLink® – Chester County office will offer expanded hours for customers on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  On these days, the center will remain open until 7:00 p.m. for access to services including the Welcome Center, workshops like CPR/AED certification and soft skills training, and events like job fairs, employer panels,...

Roe to hold breakfast for seniors, Sept. 15

State Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) NEW GARDEN — Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) is inviting all seniors of the 158th Legislative District to share their thoughts on state-related issues and be updated on current state legislation while enjoying a light breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at Kennett Middle School, located at 195 Sunny Dell Road in Landenberg.  Everyone...

Have a happy — and Safe — Labor Day weekend

Although we may all be dodging raindrops — and potential thunderstorms  —throughout the weekend, this Labor Day weekend, it makes sense to pay attention to a few details to keep your long weekend happy and safe. Whether, like many of us, you plan to stay home and fire up the grill for one last summer weekend, or if you’re hitting the road for one last weekend at the shore, Red Cross...

Kennett Democrats to open campaign office Sept. 6

KENNETT SQUARE — The Kennett Area Democrats announces the Grand Opening of their campaign office for the 2018 mid-term elections. The office will be located at 120 S Broad Street on the corner of Broad and Cyprus in Kennett Square. It will be open on September 6th through election day on Tuesday, November 6th. During the month of September, the office will be open Monday through Friday 1pm until...

Coroner: Kratom cited in two recent overdose cases

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Coroner’s Office is reporting two deaths attributed to mitragynine toxicity. Ryan Jones of Caln Township died 4/30/2018 with the cause of death determined to be mitragynine toxicity with hypertensive cardiovascular disease as a contributing condition. Caleb Jonathan Sturgis of West Bradford Township died 6/27/2018 of acute mitragynine intoxication. The manner...