Michael P. Rellahan, PottstownMercury

Michael P. Rellahan


West Chester, PA, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Albert Massey, respected attorney and influential GOP figure, has died

Albert P. Massey Jr., the gentlemanly attorney known for his affable and calming nature who helped heal significant divisions in the Chester County Republican Party in the 1970s and 1980s, has died. He was 83. His death on Saturday was confirmed by Robert Willson, his longtime partner at the firm of Lentz, Cantor & Massey of Malvern. His wife, Michelle Massey, died in December. → Read More

Chester County men held in violent kidnapping plot

WEST CHESTER—Four men who allegedly engineered a violent kidnapping of a Coatesville man and set him free in return for payment and money and drugs have been held for trial in Common Pleas Court. T… → Read More

Chester County attorneys ask Supreme Court to decide recounts cases

WEST CHESTER—Conflicting decisions by judges on the state’s Commonwealth Court have left a trail of confusion in how petitions for recounts of ballots in elections can be approved by a court, attor… → Read More

Police break up 2 drug rings in Coatesville; multiple arrests made

COATESVILLE — Police dismantled two large-scale, street-level drug rings in Coatesville earlier this year, announcing the arrests on Friday several weeks after the first raids were carried out at m… → Read More

Lionville Fire Company honors three who died in the line of duty

The officers and members of the 112-year-old company will dedicate Hero Plaques in memory of the three members who made the ultimate sacrifice — Firefighter Charles H. Martin, Jr., killed in the li… → Read More

Malvern furniture store owners charged in fraud topping $230K

Police say husband-wife owners were keeping checks and not delivering the goods. → Read More

Malvern furniture store owners charged in fraud topping $230K

Police say husband-wife owners were keeping checks and not delivering the goods. → Read More

Chester County adopts formal remote work policy

WEST CHESTER — Three years after the COVID-19 pandemic changed the practices of large and small employers regarding whether to allow their employees to work from home, the Chester County commission… → Read More

In rare trial, West Chester man convicted of child porn possession

The case, prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sam Bonsall of the D.A.’s Child Abuse Unit, was a rare one in Chester County. Although there are dozens of arrests by police for possession of ch… → Read More

Chester County kicks in $4.2 million for Crebilly Farm preservation

WEST CHESTER—The effort to preserve an iconic part of Chester County’s landscape got another boost Wednesday as the Chester County commissioners approved an open space grant totaling more than $4.2… → Read More

Chester County leaders push Senate on survivors bill

Two Democratic state senators representing Chester County, as well as advocates for survivors of child sexual abuse, are urging their Republican counterparts in Harrisburg to pass legislation that … → Read More

Chester County Angel Trust officials say they are stepping aside

WEST CHESTER—The adoptive parents of a Chester County boy whose 3-year-old brother was beaten, tortured and eventually killed by their mother’s new boyfriend, abuse that shocked the world, have for… → Read More

Chester County praised by U.S. for affordable housing options

WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s efforts to aid the homeless and to promote affordable housing in the county, where median housing prices have risen from $350,000 to more than $450,000 in the … → Read More

Chiropractor Thomas Miles, aka ‘Dr. Tom’, sentenced to prison for groping patients – The Mercury

Dr. Thomas Irwin Miles, who operates the Health First Center in East Whiteland, was convicted on two counts of indecent assault — a misdemeanor — at a trial last October. → Read More

East Fallowfield mother charged with child’s drug-related death – Daily Local

She had been the subject of the investigation for several months, and had given police several different version of events surrounding her daughter’s death by drug ingestion, sometime offering inco… → Read More

Chester County political parties set slates for primary

The two major political parties in Chester County last week endorsed slates of candidates for county offices at their respective conventions ahead of the May primary, an election that had grown in … → Read More

Recount battle continues in Chester County

The legal battle over demands for recounts of Chester County results in last November’s midterm election is continuing. On Feb. 10, a Commonwealth Court judge ordered that a decision by a Chester C… → Read More

Prison time ordered for East Whiteland man who falsely accused neighbor of child sexual abuse

“He made this up completely out of thin air because he was angry,” said Senior Deputy Attorney General Thomas Ost-Prisco. “He made false accusations about another human being for one of… → Read More

Coatesville teen gets probation in shooting death of younger brother

Lara-Ortiz had pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children, and illegal possession of a firearm. → Read More

Unionville student, 17, killed in violent crash in East Marlborough after leaving school

Superintendent John Sanville issued a statement saying that the district was in mourning over the death of 17-year-old Seth Wagner. → Read More