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...

Op/Ed: Hate is a dangerous thing

By U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, Pennsylvania’s 6th District Ryan Costello A man drove a car into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring 19 others. It was a despicable act committed by someone motivated by hate. Some of the commentary on this incident and the President’s myriad responses misses the mark on what is the bigger picture relating to the character of our country and what we aspire...