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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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.