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. ...

Why we all should care about the revitalization of Coatesville

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — It was a good a day as the city has seen in recent memory — finally, a real, honest to goodness revitalization project is underway, with the start of demolition for Coatesville Gateway. But if you live in fashionable Unionville or Kennett or elsewhere in Chester County, you may shrug and say “why do I care?” You should care for the simple...

Coatesville redevelopment kicks off — for real

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times DEPG CEO Jim DePetris and a bevy of state, county and local officials celebrate a ceremonial start to demolition for the Coatesville Gateway project, Tuesday. COATESVILLE — For nearly a generation, plans to begin to revitalize the city have appeared on the horizon, only to disappear like a distant mirage, leaving city residents thirsty, time and again, for real...

Dinniman, Lewis hail additional state funds for Coatesville revitalization

State Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) and State Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) announced Thursday that a $3.2 million construction loan, as well as $2.1 million in additional state grant funding, was approved for the Coatesville Gateway Redevelopment Project.   The Commonwealth Finance Authority approved the funding today through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s...

Car chase ends in crash, arrest

COATESVILLE – City police found themselves in an early morning car chase, Thursday, after reportedly seeing a car reported stolen in neighboring Valley — a chase that ran almost completely across the city and into neighboring Caln township before ending in a two-car crash. Police said that a city man, Eric Maucher, 28, was seen driving a 2011 Lexus RX 350 that had been reported stolen in Valley...

Man wanted in gun discharge, hit and run

COATESVILLE — A city man is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday evening, where at least one shot was fired and a man reportedly struck another person with his car, fleeing the scene. City Police are seeking Aaron Humphrey, 33, who, witnesses said, was engaged in a verbal altercation with two individuals who were not identified by police.    Send article as PDF...

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in...