Coatesville residents forced to light street themselves

By Tony Buck, Coatesville Resident Tony Buck hanging shop-light from front of home (Editor’s Note: As part of our evolution toward citizen journalism, we offer this submission from a Coatesville resident about an issue in his neighborhood. It is written entirely from his perspective and does not reflect input from city officials on this issue. They, of course, are welcome to respond.) It is four...

NAACP to hold elections, Nov. 5

The election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Coatesville Area Branch Unit #2257, will take place on November 5, 2018 at the Coatesville High School, 1425 E Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville PA 19320 in Bldg. 9/10 in the Large Group Room. Polls will be open from 5pm to 9pm ET. In order to vote in a Branch election,...

Dinniman recognizes National Juvenile Justice Week

Laurie Shannon-Bailey, Founder & CEO of the Coatesville Area Juvenile Justice Alliance; Lieutenant Nicole Palmer, Commander of the Staff Services Section Pennsylvania State Police Troop J; and state Senator Andy Dinniman at the recent National Juvenile Justice Week event held at the Chester County Public Training Safety Campus. COATESVILLE — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently joined officials...

A father speaks about his son, a young man doing it the right way

By Charlie Weirauch, III , Special to The Times eremy Weirauch Editor’s Note: The following is a submission from a parent about their son — and while it doesn’t fit traditional journalism, it does fit our new evolving content model of featuring submissions from the community at large on topics of wide ranging interest. If you have a submission, we’d be happy to publish it. Send...

PA American Water starts work on new Coatesville water main

Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to replace aging water main in the City of Coatesville to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project, with a cost of approximately $610,000, will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s. Starting next week, the company will install approximately 1,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Blackhorse...

Gawthrop, Greenwood new Coatesville solictors

  Anthony T. Verwey, Patrick M. McKenna and Stacey L. Fuller of Gawthrorp Greenwood. Gawthrop Greenwood, PC announced it has been appointed solicitor of the City of Coatesville. “Municipalities across our region are facing challenges as they navigate population and business growth, as well as an ever-changing regulatory and legal environment,”  says lead solicitor Anthony T. Verwey. “Gawthrop...

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation donates $500K to Coatesville revitalization

County and city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the $500,000 donation by the Wells Fargo Foundation. COATESVILLE — The Chester County Economic Development Foundation in partnership with the Coatesville Area Partners for Progress and the Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance has announced that the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is contributing $500,000 toward the Coatesville Growing Greater Neighborhood...

Two injured in Coatesville early morning house fire

COATESVILLE — The Bureau of Fire was alerted to a reported house fire in the 500 block of Coates Street, early Monday morning. The initial call was issued at 3:44 a.m, according to the Bureau.  Within minutes Ladder Company 41 arrived and confirmed an active house fire.  Heavy smoke was evident in and around the home with one person trapped.  One victim was located hanging out a third floor window...

Fatal shooting in Coatesville early Sunday

COATESVILLE — A city man was shot to death in the early morning hours, Sunday, in the area of South 4th Avenue and Maple Avenue, police said. Jamar Parker, 36, was found lying in the middle of the intersection with gunshot wounds at about 1 a.m. Responding police administered first aid to the victim before transport to Brandywine Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.

Coatesville man charged with murder of infant daughter

Zion Isaiah Shockley A Coatesville man faces murder charges in the death of his infant daughter earlier this month. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and the Coatesville Police Department announced murder charges arising from the death of a five-month old infant. Defendant Zion Isaiah Shockley has been charged with first degree murder and related offenses for shaking, throwing, and dropping...