A tragic loss hits Chester County’s political world

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Just days after their biggest win in more than a century, Chester County’s Democrats are now grieving one of the biggest losses — a life ended far too soon. Adam Swope, 38, who served as County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone’s Administrative Analyst and myriad other roles with the county party died Saturday afternoon in a fiery crash at the intersection of U.S....

Man shoots neighbor to death after dispute

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Carter Clayton III WEST GOSHEN — A dispute between neighbors turned deadly when a man shot his next door neighbor on Box Elder Drive in the head twice, killing him immediately in the early morning hours, Tuesday. Carter Clayton III, 51, was charged with the killing of G. Brooks Jennings, after a dispute over headlights shining into Clayton’s home, just...

GOT HIM!

Road rage killing suspect surrenders to police Sunday morning David Desper WEST GOSHEN — The subject of a multi-state manhunt turned himself in early Sunday to face first degree murder charges in the case of a road rage shooting that took the life of a West Chester teenager, Thursday. David Desper, 28, of Trainor, surrendered to authorities at 2 a.m. Sunday, according to Chester County District...

Hunt for road rage gunman intensifies

A composite drawing of the man sought in the road rage shooting of a West Chester teen, Thursday evening. Authorities have one message for the man sought across the region for the brutal slaying of a teenage girl in an apparent road rage incident on Route 100 Thursday evening: turn yourself in, or authorities will find you. West Goshen police circulated a composite drawing of the man, thought to...

Manhunt underway for road rage gunman

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times WEST GOSHEN — A manhunt is now underway for the man who senselessly snuffed out a young life in an apparent case of road rage where Route 100 merges into US-202 during the Thursday evening rush hour — when an armed man shot and killed a young woman, township police said.

Letter: We can build a safe pipeline

To The Editor, I have been a resident of West Goshen Township for 20 years and a resident of West Chester Borough the 24 years prior. I recently attended the township meeting in West Goshen regarding the Mariner East project that was held at East High School. The ultimate concern of myself, my friends, and my neighbors, is the safety of the pipeline and the pumping station. 

Letter: We must work together to protect our community

To The Editor,The current application by Sunoco Pipeline L.P. to exempt itself from local zoning control in its efforts to bring a natural gas pipeline through Chester County should be a serious concern for all Chester County residents. Sunoco’s proposal involves repurposing the current Mariner East Pipeline to deliver Marcellus Shale liquids from Western PA to the Marcus Hook refinery in...

Police: Alleged stalker terrified female driver

West Goshen detectives trying to determine whether other victims exist  Scott A. Rosenberg, 25, of Phoenixville, is accused of stalking a woman on her way to work. West Goshen Township Police are trying to determine if other females have been victimized. A woman on her way to work earlier this month described a frightening encounter that led to the arrest of an alleged stalker, said West Goshen...

Hogan announces law enforcement awards

County’s top cop, prosecutor honored; Pileggi, Simpson, Coatesville PD earn honors By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presents commendations to (left) New Garden Township Police Chief Gerald Simpson and state Senator Dominic Pileggi for their efforts to create anti-gang legislation. WEST CHESTER — It was a gathering that would have been a nightmare...