Chesco Coroner IDs body found in Valley

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the skeletal remains recovered from a wooded area in Valley Township on October 29, 2019, as those of Julia Gonzalez, age 22, of Coatesville. After recovery of the remains, the Coroner’s Office worked with forensic odontologist,  John B. Nase, DDS, FAGD, FICD on a postmortem dental examination which identified unique features of the...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and Robert...

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. Police...

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...

Clue sought in Valley double slaying

VALLEY — Local law enforcement is seeking clues to who shot and killed two Coatesville men as they sat in a minivn, Saturday evening on Nichols Avenue, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. Township police responded to a report of shots fired just after 7 p.m. Saturday evening and found  Clayton Woodward, Jr., 32, and Terrance Craig-White (a/k/a “Science” and “Syence...

Aldi opens doors to Coatesville-area supermarket

The new Aldi Supermarket opened in Valley, Thursday, replacing the Bottom Dollar, which closed earlier this year. VALLEY — The Coatesville region (for those living on the west side of the city in particular) again has a local food store, with Thursday’s opening of Aldi on Lincoln Highway. The new Aldi — which is an international discount chain — replaces the Bottom Dollar location that had...

No injuries in Valley garage fire

A blaze engulfs a Valley Township garage in the early morning hours, Sunday, Photo by Katie Simmers VALLEY — A late-night garage fire consumed a pair of cars and had firefighters from six local fire companies working to contain the blaze, early Sunday. Emergency responders were called to a garage fire a little after midnight early Sunday at 143 Mineral Springs Road in the township. The fire was...

EchoData named to Philadelphia 100, again

VALLEY — EchoData Group, a full‐service fulfillment and distribution company headquartered in the township was recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the Philadelphia area for the second year in a row with their selection as a 2014 Winner by the Philadelphia 100. Started in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal...