Coatesville promotes two police officers to corporal

Will be front line shift supervisors By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Detective Shannon Miller and Officer Paul Antonucci were each promoted to Corporals Monday at the Coatesville City Council meeting. COATESVILLE – Two city police officers were promoted at Monday’s City Council meeting, in front of their colleagues, family and friends. Detective Shannon Miller and Officer Paul...

New playground built in Coatesville in one day

Built by PECO, KaBOOM!, Natural Lands Trust, volunteers By Lauren Parker- Gill, News Editor, The Times Over 200 volunteers gathered at Patton Park in Coatesville Friday morning to assemble a new playground that was designed by children in August. COATESVILLE – Over 200 volunteers from PECO, Natural Lands Trust, the community of Coatesville, and with the help of KaBOOM!, gathered Friday morning at...

Time to get ready for Festive 5K Run/Walk

Annual fund-raiser will precede Coatesville’s Christmas Parade Organizers of the Fourth Annual Festive 5K Run/Walk hope are urging participants to form teams and compete against each other. On your mark, get ready and get set: The Brandywine Health Foundation’s Fourth Annual Festive 5K Run or One-Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. For many area families, the event, which...

Landlords claim city trying to generate income with rental fees

Newly formed Coatesville Housing Association questions city fees and codes By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – Landlords continued to raise concerns over recent fee increases at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Members of the newly formed Coatesville Housing Association, a group organized to represent the interest of city landlords, said that they are being overcharged for...

Murder victim’s mother seeks closure, compassion

Sherry Davis wants City Council to create policy for informing bereaved COATESVILLE – Sherry Davis, the mother of murder victim Alex Davis, presented a heartfelt letter to the Coatesville City Council at its meeting on Monday night. In a letter read by Geraldine Turner, the mother of another murder victim, Davis said that that police handled the situation improperly. After hearing that her son had...

City to use trust-fund money to attract businesses

Council hopes to draw people from  area to downtown Coatesville By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – City Council approved the use of trust-fund money to improve the downtown area at Monday night’s meeting. With $7.5 million available, the first plan of action is to set up a fund to help business owners repaint buildings in order to adhere with the city’s new color palette...

5 years after slayings, $10,000 reward still exists

Police seeking public’s help to solve young couple’s double homicide  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A $15,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the prosecution of whoever fatally shot Carnell Parker, 24, and his girlfriend, Shontae Peterson, 21, on July 6, 2008, in Coatesville. On July 6, 2008, a Coatesville woman who had just turned 21 and was...

Loprinzi reclaims City Council seat

With no replacement volunteers, Council opts to bring back colleague By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Jeff Loprinzi, shown at an earlier City Council meeting, was voted back on to council after no one volunteered to replace him after he resigned in February. COATESVILLE – In a unanimous decision, the City Council voted former member Jeff Loprinzi back into his vacant seat as council member...

Coatesville City Council compiles lengthy to-do list

 Members pledge to review multiple issues on or before end of March By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times City Manager Kirby Hudson (left) chats with Police Chief Jack Laufer after Laufer’s first City Council meeting since his swearing-in on Jan. 14. Members of Coatesville City Council may have created their own version of March Madness at Monday night’s meeting. With a sparse...

Coatesville’s new police chief eager to get started

He will begin new post day after he retires from state police By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The Coatesville Police Department has been without a permanent leader since former Chief Julius M. Canale retired last spring. Buoyed by “unilateral support” of the entire City Council, Coatesville’s new police chief says he doesn’t want to waste any time in getting started. State...