Coatesville, Ortega overpower Rustin, 49-0

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times West Chester Rustin could not cope with Coatesville’s speed and power, Friday night. CALN — On paper, it should have been an interesting matchup: one of the top Ches Mont National Division teams, Coatesville, versus one of the top Ches Mont American Division teams, West Chester Rustin. But the gap between the two divisions showed clearly this past...

Art Watch: Keep on the lookout!

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times There are 100 different clay creatures (Clay-tons) hidden throughout Chester County by the 20 clay artists involved in the Annual Clay Days art exhibition. This year, “Clay Days” is revving up the excitement by including an art-inspiring treasure hunt all over the county. If you find one of these hidden clay creatures, it is yours to keep, and the...

‘Operation Silent Night’ returns, 40 arrested

COATESVILLE — With urban crime again on the rise around the country, local and county law enforcement moved to bring back “Operation Silent Night” in an attempt to stem violent crime and drug dealing in the city, with this summer’s operation leading to the arrest of 40 people. Chester County district Attorney Tom Hogan announced the results of the reconstituted program, Tuesday,...

Wolf visits Coatesville redevelopment projects

Gov. Tom Wolf, pictured with James DePetris, CEO of DEPG Associates (left) and City Council member Ed Simpson (right), greeted residents at Fuel City Cafe as he visited Coatesville Friday to tour the revitalization project that is now underway in the city. By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times  COATESVILLE – Gov. Tom Wolf paid a surprise visit to the city Friday afternoon to observe the...

Brandywine Health Foundation seeks grant applications

COATESVILLE — The Brandywine Health Foundation’s 2017 fall grantmaking request for proposals is now available on-line at www.brandywinefoundation.org. Non-profit organizations serving the Greater Coatesville Area that meet the foundation’s strategic priorities are welcome to apply.  The grant application deadline is Thursday, October 5, 2017.    Send article as PDF...

Police make arrest in hate gaffiti

COATESVILLE – City police say they’ve arrested a city man in connection with a series of Neo-Nazi inspired hate graffiti incidents in the city and in neighboring Valley. George F. Rissell, 24, was taken into custody after police received an anonymous tip via a smart phone app, combined with images from various surveillance cameras near where the incidents took place. With that information,...

Officials denounce Neo-Nazi graffiti in Coatesville, Valley

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Police are looking for information about who tagged walls, signs, pavement and a car with racist graffiti in Coatesville’s West End and neighboring Valley Township, late Tuesday evening. According to police, a person or persons spray painted swastikas and racial epithets on walls garage doors and a Mercedes Benz, along with Neo-Nazi/White Supremacists codes....

Dinniman: work underway on 3rd Ave. Streetscape

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D-19) visits Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Coatesville where work is underway on a streetscape project related to upcoming plans for the new train station. COATESVILLE — Work is now underway on the Third Avenue Streetscape Project, the first phase of revitalization work related to the new Coatesville Train Station, state Senator Andy Dinniman announced Wednesday. Dinniman...

Two youths arrested in Coatesville slaying

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times COATESVILLE — Two city teens have been arrested and charged as adults in the shooting death of a man, Tuesday. Edward Pinto, 17, and TaJ’a Richards, 16, were taken into custody by city police, assisted by the Chester County Detectives, Thursday, according to a police press release posted on the City’s Facebook page, late Thursday night.  ...

Coatesville man shot to death in city’s West Side

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — Gun violence took the life of a city man, after gunfire erupted late Tuesday on the the city’s West Side. Police said that 22-year-old Cornell Thompson was found lying on the ground in the area of Plum and Concord streets, suffering from gunshot wounds, after police responded a report of gunfire near the 300 block of Charles Street. ...