DA Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Lenn "Butter" Tucker for the murder of Alex Hartzell on August 26 in Coatesville. The defendant is charged with 1st degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and related charges.
On August 26, 2016, there was a homicide in Coatesville. The victim was Alex Hartzell, 24 years old, from Pottstown who died from gunshot wounds. There is a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.
The District Attorney's Office and Willistown Police announced the arrest of defendants Lawrence Jamieson, Jr. and John Brown on charges of sex trafficking, child pornography, sexual assault, conspiracy, and related charges.
The treatment is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month – free shingles vaccines offered to eligible residents
Chester County Health Department is making available free Potassium Iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday August 4, 2016, 2PM - 7PM.
The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a mosquito sample collected in Tredyffrin Township on July 7, 2016 has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
The treatment is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The rain date for this event is Monday, June 20th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition and the Chester County Health Department selected three Fred S. Engle Middle School (students as winners in the annual Kick Butts Day Interview Contest.
The Chester County Health Department and the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. will host a Coaching Boys into Men training event this month...
The Chester County Health Department is offering free worksite wellness programs for interested businesses located within the county.
Clerk of Courts and County’s Department of Computer Information Systems create costeffective technology solution for county’s court system
The Chester County Facilities and Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for the Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan study on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Diamond Level award by Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association is a first for county government
County recognized out of hundreds of entries nationwide to compete for up to $500,000 in prizes through Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association and National Association of Counties partnership
Development of Landscapes3 will ensure continued focus on growth and preservation
Five percent voluntary water use reductions requested
The Chester County Commissioners and District Attorney continue to take measures in fighting opioid and heroin addiction within the county by scheduling a color 5k run and walk that will raise funds to help combat the growing epidemic.
The Chester County Sheriff’s Department 5th annual Cruise Night is being held Friday, August 19, 2016, at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium.
Proceeds from the event benefits the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, according to Sheriff Carolyn “B...Read on...
Chester County is seeking help from the county business community to find poll workers for elections, including the upcoming presidential election in November.
Chester County Commissioners Kathi Cozzone and Michelle Kichline were elected this week as officers of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) for 2017 – Commissioner Cozzone as second vice president and Commissioner Kichline as treasu...Read on...
Through this collaborative program, the Chester County Health Department will guide Chester County businesses in the development and implementation of effective wellness programs
Chester County program provides training and employment for residents with special needs.
New initiative protects elderly and disabled from fraudulent real estate transactions.
Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week, when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes the most innovative digital counties in the nation. Chester County ranks 10th among the US' 3,000-plus counties.
Saturday, August 13, Chester County welcomes hundreds of musicians and music lovers to celebrate traditional music at the 88th annual Old Fiddlers’ Picnic. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM at Hibernia County Park in Wagontown.
Evening seminar to highlight how not-for-profit groups can prevent exposureto fraudulent activities
Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organizationcalled the Voter Participation Center.
The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the County’s first confirmed case of Zika Virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Government Finance Officers Association has named Chester County as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning 2015, marking a milestone 25 consecutive years that the County has earned this accolade.
The Struble Trail-Born Learning Trail and Little Free Library is special because it was inspired by the death of little Scotty McMillan, the young boy that was tragically killed in West Caln township in November 2014.
The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $25,000 to representatives from the Chester County Food Bank this week, at the Food Bank’s headquarters in Exton.
New look for website honoring the sacrifice of Chester County’s military heroeswww.chesco.org/heroes
Guide highlights over 100 farmers and producers across the County
The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC), announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the results of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse.”
The Chester County Department of Aging Services is sponsoring a University of Health and Wellness event to provide seniors with information on health issues.
Chester County Commissioners present $250,000 to the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center to be used for improvements to the facility
The Commissioners, together with staff, board members, volunteers and area seniors, cut a ribbon today to mark the completion of renovations at the Kennett Area Senior Center. Chester County contributed $105,000 towards the Senior Center’s renovations, i...Read on...
Members of the B Platoon of the Chester County Department of EmergencyServices were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (PA APCO).
Each May, Chester County recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month with activities aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and understanding about mental health and recovery.
Chester County’s Passport Office, under the direction of the Prothonotary’s Office, offers an easy and reassuring way to apply for, or renew your U.S. passport.
Six Chester County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in to new positions this week as a result of an office reorganization undertaken by County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh.
The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Workforce Development Board have opened up the registration process for county residents interested in participating in the county’s second Platform to Employment (P2E) program.
As part of the presentation the Commissioners signed pledge cards banning the “R” word. Last week, Commissioner Farrell and Commissioner Cozzone visited the “Words Still Matter” display in the lobby of the Government Services Center, where their signed pl...Read on...
The Chester County Commissioners undertook a “first” this week when they formally dedicated a county-owned bridge re-named to honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
During National Public Health Week, the public health community is rallying to make the United States the Healthiest Nation in One Generation—by 2030.
Chester County submitted a request for $3,553,431.00 which included the cost estimated to deal with the snow removal from municipalities and other government agencies...
Anyone interested in becoming part of the Orphans’ Court guardian program is invited totake part in a training session that will be held on Tuesday, April 5th...
Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released today by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Huntzinger (pictured fourth from left) officially takes up her role on March 21st. Also pictured, from left to right are Chester County Recorder of Deeds and Coatesville Area Partners for Progress member Rick Loughery; Regina Horton-Lewis, Chair of Coates...Read on...
Chester County is hosting the United States Police Canine Association’s (USPCA) Region 6 Scent Certifications at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus from March 14-16.
and endorse Your Vote is Your Voice!
Event sponsored by Chester County’s Decade to Doorways and Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
With temperatures dropping below 0 and wind chills reaching -20 to -30 this weekend, the County of Chester is sharing "Code Blue" resources for residents and visitors. Visit http://chesco.org/codeblue for a list of resources.
Commissioners authorize bond issue and receive reaffirmation of top ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings
Kara Rahn, of Honey Brook, has been appointed by the Chester County Commissioners as the new Director of Chester County’s Department of Voter Services.
The Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council, announced at today’s Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, the launch of a comprehensive business survey entitled “Take the Pulse”.
Citizens are reminded to sign up at www.ReadyChesCo.org to receive local emergency notifications
Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges this week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation.
Commissioners mark official switch over to new $42.1 million system
Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell was elected to remain Chair of the Commissioners during Monday morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. Commissioner Farrell has served as Commissioners’ Chair in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County was held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Taking the oath of office were Commissioners Terence Farrell, Michelle Kichline and Kathi Cozzone, District Attorney...Read on...
The Department of Community Development is seeking volunteers to canvass areas in the county to determine levels of homelessness.
“Melody”, the Labrador-Golden Retriever mix, to serve as a “comfort” dog
A swearing-in ceremony for elected officials in Chester County is scheduled for Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, WestChester University.
All Chester County offices and facilities (excluding 24-hour operations) will close early at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 24th and Thursday, December 31st, 2015.
The County of Chester, PA 2016 approved budget can be view at http://chesco.org/DocumentCenter/View/31259
The Chester County Facilities and Parks Department has scheduled a public meeting for the Wolf’s Hollow County Park Master Plan study on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Octorara Senior High School Library...
Accolade given for Tactical Village architectural design
The Chester County Commissioners announced at today’s Commissioners’ Meeting the move to immediately cease the remittance of funds collected by County row offices on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for the duration of the state budget impasse.
Chester County launches new look website www.chesco.org features responsive design for easy use on mobile devices
County Commissioners and director of Emergency Services update district superintendents on plans to ensure comprehensive coverage inside and outside every school in Chester County...
These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peo...Read on...
County Commissioners tour renovated facility that offers full service short term rehab care
The Chester County Commissioners today unveiled the preliminary 2016 county budget. The proposed budget does not increase taxes for county property owners.
The Board of Commissioners announced its intention at today’s public work session, to partner with Coatesville Area Partners for Progress to appoint a full-time economic development program administrator for Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance initiative.
The Chester County Planning Commission has scheduled a public meeting to introduce the Chester Valley Trail Extension study on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the West Whiteland Township Building.
The Chester County Commissioners tested the clarity and coverage of Chester County’s new emergency voice radio system this week at Pickering Valley Elementary School in Chester Springs.
Flags at all Chester County government facilities will be flown at half-mast until sunset, October 6th as a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.
ReadyChesCo replaces ReadyNotify system with greater capability and flexibility