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...

Car chase ends in crash, arrest

COATESVILLE – City police found themselves in an early morning car chase, Thursday, after reportedly seeing a car reported stolen in neighboring Valley — a chase that ran almost completely across the city and into neighboring Caln township before ending in a two-car crash. Police said that a city man, Eric Maucher, 28, was seen driving a 2011 Lexus RX 350 that had been reported stolen in Valley...

Clue sought in Valley double slaying

VALLEY — Local law enforcement is seeking clues to who shot and killed two Coatesville men as they sat in a minivan, Saturday evening on Nichols Avenue, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. Township police responded to a report of shots fired just after 7 p.m. Saturday evening and found  Clayton Woodward, Jr., 32, and Terrance Craig-White (a/k/a “Science” and “Syence...

Aldi opens doors to Coatesville-area supermarket

The new Aldi Supermarket opened in Valley, Thursday, replacing the Bottom Dollar, which closed earlier this year. VALLEY — The Coatesville region (for those living on the west side of the city in particular) again has a local food store, with Thursday’s opening of Aldi on Lincoln Highway. The new Aldi — which is an international discount chain — replaces the Bottom Dollar location that had...

No injuries in Valley garage fire

A blaze engulfs a Valley Township garage in the early morning hours, Sunday, Photo by Katie Simmers VALLEY — A late-night garage fire consumed a pair of cars and had firefighters from six local fire companies working to contain the blaze, early Sunday. Emergency responders were called to a garage fire a little after midnight early Sunday at 143 Mineral Springs Road in the township. The fire was...

Utility installation may spur traffic delays

Lanes will be restricted on section of Rt. 30 in Coatesville PennDOT has roadwork scheduled in the area this coming week. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following roadwork in the area for the upcoming week. Utility installation is expected to cause lane restriction on Business Rt. 30 in Coatesville between Strode and Hope Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Tuesday...

Valley Day offers fun for whole family, Aug. 11

Attractions, food, health screenings and new electronics recycling highlight 8th annual event By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times VALLEY — It’s going to be bigger than ever and with with more fun, more attractions that ever, the opportunity to learn more about your health and it even offers a chance to get rid of those old, broken electronics in the house. It is the eighth annual Valley Day, the...

Valley proposes stray animal ordinance

By Jamie Richard, Staff Writer, CoatesvilleTimes.com VALLEY – The board of supervisors discussed the possibility of creating an ordinance regarding dropping off unwanted or stray pets at the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter, Tuesday. The idea for an ordinance was suggested as a way to handle the concerns involving the large number of stray animals in the township. ...

Valley looks at sewer ordinance

Supervisors discuss state mandate to inspect septic By Jamie Richard, Staff Writer, CoatesvilleTimes.com Board Chairwoman Partice Proctor, Board Supervisor Arlin Yoder and Board Supervisor Yolanda Beattie review township matters. VALLEY – Township supervisors grappled Tuesday with concerns about state mandates requiring the township inspect residential septic systems — something not currently...