Update: Arrests made in Olive Street shootings

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Coatesville Police Chief Jack Laufer addresses a media briefing by city officials on Thursday night’s shooting that saw three men wounded — and two arrests. COATESVILLE — Three city men suffered what police called “non life threatening” wounds following an exchange of gunfire at Olive Street and South 5th Avenue, early Thursday evening, leaving two of the men shot facing criminal...

Disappointment voiced over CASD custodial agreement

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Board reworks deal with YMCA for City Camp program By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times School board president Dean Snyder spoke of the agreement between the Coatesville Area School District and the YMCA for the Coatesville City Camp to be held at Scott Middle School from June 13 through August 19. CALN – In a decision that has proven to be unpopular due to cuts in wages, and a reduction...

County offers safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

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WEST CHESTER — Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Whether you are traveling or enjoying your backyard barbecue, here are some tips to keep you and your family safe this weekend and all during the summer season. Drive Safely. When you are traveling it’s important to drive safely. Be well rested and alert, and everyone use seat belts. If your plans include drinking alcohol, have...

Local firefighters offer safe grilling tips

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Throughout Memorial Day weekend, many will fire up their grills to feed their friends and family with sizzling steaks, burgers, chicken and veggies. Having a barbecue over the holiday weekend should be a safe and fun experience for everyone, but if not done correctly could result in severe burn-related injuries or damage to property. Coatesville Firefighters, IAFF Local 3790 suggest taking the following...

Police seek info on city break in

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COATESVILLE — Police are seeking information about a burglary that was apparently stopped in the middle when a city homeowner returned to her Walnut Street home, Wednesday. Police said a woman reported returning home after taking her children to school just after 9 a.m. Wednesday and discovered a man in her home. The woman reportedly told police that the man grabbed her by the throat and attempted...

CASD announces new pact with custodial, food workers

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CALN — The Coatesville Area School District Board of Education ratified a new two-year deal for its custodial, maintenance and food service workers Tuesday night, a new pact that means custodial workers’ jobs will not be outsourced. The new deal between the district and the Coatesville Area Federation of Educational Employees (CAFEE) ends more than a year of talks between the board and its staff,...

CCDC prom makes for sweet dreams

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Special needs students enjoy a night to shine By Bob Ludwig, Special To The Times D.J. Proctor, a CCDC student, and his guest, Melanie Serrano of Coatesville, pose for their official prom photograph. COATESVILLE — “Sweet Dreams,” the theme of the 10th annual prom at the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) became sweet memories for the nearly 150 students...

Woodland named VA Police Officer of the Year

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Officer honored as tops at mid-size VA facility Paul Woodland CALN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Officer Paul Woodland with the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Police Department (VAPD) is VA Police Officer of the Year of a medium-sized VA medical center.   “Each of you and your teams are doing an outstanding job every day protecting our Veterans, staff...

On Stage (Extra): Terry, Trivium top busy local music schedule

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Heavier than usual performance schedule tabbed for this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Jesse Terry tops a lengthy list of live music acts hitting the stage locally Saturday night. There is a pretty heavy live music schedule for this area for May 21 and it ranges from light to heavy. Jesse Terry is the lightest — and earliest — while Trivium is the heaviest — and...

One dead in Rt. 30 crash in Caln

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One person was killed and three others injured in a multi-vehicle accident in the westbound lane of Route 30 east of Reeceville Road, Friday night. State Police said that four vehicles were involved, one person was declared dead at the scene, while two others with what were termed “serious injuries” to Paoli Hospital, while one other with what were termed “moderate injuries”...