Michael P. Rellahan, PottstownMercury

Michael P. Rellahan

PottstownMercury

West Chester, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • PottstownMercury
  • The Times Herald
  • The Reading Eagle
Past:
  • Delco Times
  • Daily Local News
  • The Reporter
  • YDR online

Recent articles by Michael:

‘Bob’ Lentz, Chester County lawyer active in Civil Rights movement, has died – The Mercury

TREDYFFRIN — Robert W. “Bob” Lentz, the former Chester County attorney who as a young man joined with Civil Rights advocates in the South to assist those who had faced racial discrimination and who… → Read More

Former Coatesville superintendent sent to prison 3 years for stealing money from school

WEST CHESTER — It was a long time coming for Richard Como. More than three years after he was convicted of stealing money from Coatesville Area School District accounts to set up a “slush fund” to … → Read More

Berks County man pleads guilty in North Coventry murder

WEST CHESTER — One of three Berks County men authorities accuse of planning the botched robbery of a drug dealer whose teenage son was fatally shot in the crime pleaded guilty last week midway thro… → Read More

Witness testifies in North Coventry homicide trial

The shooting was the unexpected result of an attempted robbery of young Doyle’s father, a drug dealer who was thought to have a sizable amount of cash in the apartment. → Read More

‘Color’-ful event raises money in Chester County opioid fight – The Mercury

WEST CHESTER — Hundreds of race participants and supporters of all ages joined the Chester County commissioners and representatives from the District Attorney’s Office in Everhart Park on Saturday … → Read More

Chester County commissioners push Climate Action Plan

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County commissioners have adopted a new Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the county by 80 percent by 2050. The plan, developed by t… → Read More

Chester County woman says she is ‘being framed’ for father’s murder

WEST CHESTER — A southern Chester County woman charged with killing her father and his girlfriend at a home in New Jersey appeared Friday in Common Pleas Court for an extradition hearing that would… → Read More

Chester County commissioners oppose union attempt

A spokesman for Teamster Union Local 115 of Philadelphia said the prosecutors had reached out to the union for representation over the summer, and that the procedures to form a unit to negotiate a … → Read More

COVID not forgotten at Chester County Color 5K event

WEST CHESTER — The height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year may be fading from memory for some, but that does not mean it has been erased from the landscape. In September, there were almost 2,500 … → Read More

Coroner floats, then sinks, inquest into inmate’s death – The Mercury

WEST CHESTER — Dr. Christina VandePol, the Chester County coroner, wanted to try something out of the ordinary. Faced with having to determine the cause of death of an inmate at the county prison t… → Read More

Chester County Coroner calls for inquest into inmate’s death – The Mercury

As the mystery continues of how an inmate at Chester County Prison died at the facility while awaiting trial for allegedly beating and torturing a young girl → Read More

In wake of Ida, Chester County Juvenile Probation staff pitches in to help victims

In mid-month, more than two dozen of the employees in the office took it upon themselves to bring food, supplies, and in one case, home appliances to those in the areas of the county affected by Id… → Read More

Priest admits to $30K thefts from St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown – The Mercury

In pleading guilty to counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and theft by unlawful taking, graded as misdemeanors, McLoone admitted to improperly taking $30,892.50 from th… → Read More

Man admits to secretly recording women and young girls in his Chester and Montgomery County homes

WEST CHESTER — A Chester County man admitted in Common Pleas Court Monday that for more than five years he secretly recorded adult women and young girls in guest bedrooms → Read More

Spring City man admits he secretly taped women in bedrooms

WEST CHESTER — A Chester County man admitted in Common Pleas Court Monday that for more than five years he secretly recorded adult women and young girls in guest bedrooms → Read More

Spring City man admits he secretly taped women in bedrooms

WEST CHESTER — A Chester County man admitted in Common Pleas Court Monday that for more than five years he secretly recorded adult women and young girls in guest bedrooms → Read More

Ex-trooper guilty in child sex abuse trial

WEST CHESTER — The former Pennsylvania state trooper accused of sexually molesting a pre-teen girl over a period of years maintained in testimony during his trial that he had acted as a fathe… → Read More

Ex-trooper guilty in child sex abuse trial

WEST CHESTER — The former Pennsylvania state trooper accused of sexually molesting a pre-teen girl over a period of years maintained in testimony during his trial that he had acted → Read More

Woman testifies against former state trooper in child sex abuse case

WEST CHESTER — When she was a pre-teen in the early 2000s, the girl at the center of a child sex abuse trial involving a former Pennsylvania state trooper took → Read More

Trial opens for former Pennsylvania State Trooper charges with child abuse

WEST CHESTER — The trial of a former Pennsylvania state trooper involving accusations that he sexually molested a pre-teen girl over a period of years at his homes in southern Chester County began … → Read More