DISTRICT CHAMPS! Late INT/TD by Young spurs Coatesville to 35-28 win

CONCORD — Thanks to a dramatic late score, Coatesville will be advancing to the state 6A state semi finals, after defeating Garnet Valley, Friday night, 35-28. The Red Raiders won the District 1, 6A title and are now just one win from a return to the state championship game in Hershey. With the two teams tied 28-28 with less than a minute to go and the Jaguars (12-2) driving into field goal range,...

Cotesville crushes Pennsbury, advances to 6A District final

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, The Times Coatesville players celebrate a score during Friday night’s dismantling of Pennsbury in the District One, 6A semifinals. CALN — If you had any doubt that the 2017 Coatesville football team is for real, Friday night’s easy dispatch of one of Southeast Pennsylvania’s top programs should erase them entirely. The Red Raiders (12-1 — No. 4...

Coatesville Christmas parade — bigger and better than ever — Dec. 2

Mummers and hundreds of other musicians are just a small part of the Coatesville Christmas parade, schedule for Dec. 2. COATESVILLE — Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 2, 2017.  The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at...

Coatesville outduels D-Town East in ‘Game of The Year’

By Chris Sheehan, Correspondent, the Times Coatesville runner finds open field, racing toward the endzone against Downingtown East. DOWNINGTOWN — In a back and forth battle until the very end of the game, Coatesville took home this year’s belt — and at least a piece of the Ches Mont National Division title — over Downingtown East with a miraculous touchdown throw with three seconds left in...

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 artists...

‘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 revitalization...

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.

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,...