Second gun homicide in two days reported in Coatesville

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COATESVILLE — A city man was found with what turned out to be fatal gun wounds in the area of Modena Alley and Willow Alley early Thursday morning. Police said that Damon Wylie, 50, was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Paoli Hospital, where he later died.

Officials celebrate opening of Gordon Early Literacy Center

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The Gordon Early Literacy Center celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. COATESVILLE – Standing at the podium during the September 21 dedication ceremony of the Gordon Early Literacy Center in Coatesville, State Representative Harry Lewis Jr. (R-74) spoke with pride.  “This building has been involved in so many levels of education,” said Representative Lewis, a Coatesville...

Two shot to death in Coatesville

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COATESVILLE — Police said two men were shot to death in an East Lincoln Avenue apartment early Wednesday. Police responded to a report of shots fired at 577 East Lincoln Highway at 3:22 a.m. Entering an apartment at the rear of the building, police discovered David Wayne Fitzsimmons, 56, already dead from an apparent gunshot wound and William Chance, 46, wounded from an apparent gunshot. Chance was...

Coatesville police to hold drug take back day, Oct. 22

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COATESVILLE — On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City of Coatesville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the police station located at...

Coatesville Army & Navy owner to retire

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After more than 90 years of family ownership, store hopes to find new owner Judy Skolnik, owner of the Coatesville Army & Navy store, announced plans this week to retire from the store she and her family have operated for more than 90 years. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times COATESVILLE — By their nature, all endings are new beginnings. And so Judy Skolnik is confident that whomever takes over...

County honored for courts document tech

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(Front row, left to right) Glenn Angstadt, Chester County Chief Information Officer; Chester County Clerk of Courts Robin Marcello; and Deputy Clerk of Courts Alexis Barsamian. (Back row, left to right) Nadine Holmes, DCIS Lead Business Analyst; Nat Pitti, DCIS Project Manager; Peter Cooper, DCIS Production Support Analyst; Ian Scott, General Clerk and Daniel Kerrigan, Lead Court Clerk, from the Clerk...

State Ed. Secretary visits TCHS Brandywine

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TCHS Brandywine students welcomed Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera to their school, a stop on the Schools That Teach tour. DOWNINGTOWN — Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera visited Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus on September 20 as part of the Wolf Administration’s “Schools That Teach” tour. He was received warmly by a panel of student...

Tony Goldwyn to headline Democratic dinner, Sept. 25

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Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn, who currently stars as US President Fitzgerald Grant III in the ABC drama series Scandal has been announced as the Chester County Democratic Committee’s Keynote Speaker at their September 25 Fall Banquet at The Ballroom at the Westside in West Chester. Anthony Howard “Tony” Goldwyn is an American actor, producer, director and political activist. A presenter...

County given sustainability award

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(From left to right) Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Terence Farrell; Planning Commission Assistant Director David Ward; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Brian Styche, Planning Commission Transportation Planner; Brian O’Leary, Director, Chester County Planning Commission; and Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. Chester County was recognized last week by the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management...

Coatesville PD to focus on child car seat safety this week

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COATESVILLE — As part of National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week, which runs from September 18 through 24, the City of Coatesville Police Department, Buckle Up PA, and the PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project announced this week they will partner in an enforcement mobilization to help reduce child injuries and fatalities. The mobilization will take place from September 18 through 30, 2016,...