February 24, 2013 |
If Lower Merion does end up meeting Chester for top honors at Villanova, Friday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal against Coatesville served as the perfect tune-up. The Red Raiders, with four impact players from a successful football squad, are quick, physical, and show no fear. "They're a pretty good example of Chester," Aces senior guard Raheem Hall said. In a fast-paced contest before an overflow crowd, No. 2-seeded Lower Merion, with Hall producing 20 points and 10 rebounds, turned back No. 10 Coatesville, 73-63, at Bryant Gymnasium.
February 13, 2014 |
Coatesville's former top administrator is suing the city, claiming it gave his predecessor, a white man, termination pay but refused to give him the same benefit because he is black. In a discrimination lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Philadelphia, Harry G. Walker III, who became city manager in 2006, said his contract stated he would receive six months of termination pay if he was fired without cause. Walker said he was. The city has said Walker was fired in 2010 for mismanagement and breach of duties.
April 6, 2011 |
Once Kate Poppe's cleats find their place on the pitching rubber, there's not much that bothers her. Not the unusually cold spring weather that had many spectators wrapped in blankets Wednesday. Not the slight drizzle that sporadically came and went. And not the bases-loaded, one-out jam she smoothly worked out of in the first inning of her two-hitter against visiting Coatesville, as Bishop Shanahan earned a 4-1 win in a Ches-Mont League game. With a mixture of pitches, Poppe kept the Red Raiders off balance, striking out 12, including four that were caught looking.
November 23, 2012 |
With another helping of Thanksgiving Day football games completed, it's time to pry yourself from the reclining chair, tighten your belt a notch or two, and head out to watch area playoff action. The postseason will continue this weekend for seven District 1 squads: four in Class AAAA, two in AAA, and one in A. Friday's District 1 Class AAA final pits West Chester Henderson against Interboro. In the District 1 AAAA semifinals, Neshaminy will play Coatesville on Friday and Spring-Ford will face Pennridge on Saturday.
September 24, 2012 |
A caged dog was set on fire in West Brandywine Township, Chester County, on Friday night, three months after a similar fatal attack in Coatesville. According to a statement by the county Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Wagontown Fire Chief Todd Ziegler was driving on Manor Road about 8 p.m. Friday, when he spotted what looked like a brushfire near Route 340. He discovered the burning body of a dog in a caged crate and called his department, which put out the fire.
June 8, 2012 |
Lincoln University says it's opening a second campus in Chester County. The historically black institution will begin offering classes in Coatesville next year. The city is about 15 miles northeast of Lincoln's main campus in Oxford. University President Robert Jennings announced the move on Wednesday at an economic forum in Coatesville. Jennings says the Coatesville campus initially will house programs in nursing, business and entrepreneurship, and hotel, restaurant and tourism management.
July 25, 1991 |
Residents of East Chestnut Street in Coatesville won't have to change their addresses after all. The Coatesville City Council voted Monday night not to rename the street, just two weeks after a group of residents complained that the name change would be too expensive for many people living on the street. After looking into the name change, Council President Rodger Johnson said the action would have cost residents an average of $138 each, while costing the city $1,260. The county had received a petition with about 300 signatures, asking that the street be renamed W.C. Atkinson Drive, in memory of Wittier Clement Atkinson the first black doctor to practice in Coatesville and founder of the Atkinson Hospital, located down the street on East Chestnut.
December 16, 2012
A 23-year-old Coatesville man was fatally shot Thursday, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Friday. Devaughn Wayne Shelten was shot about 4 p.m. in the 500 block of Olive Street, Hogan said. A second person also was shot and was reported in stable condition at a local hospital. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the crime call 610-344-5100 or 610-384-2300. - Robert Moran
July 31, 2012
Chester County authorities charged a 46-year-old man on Monday with killing a Coatesville resident late Friday by stabbing him multiple times with scissors. Damon Wylie, whose last known address also was in Coatesville, was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bail, the District Attorney's Office said. An eyewitness told police that Wylie stabbed Marcus Miles, 41, after an altercation. Bloody scissors were found at the scene. After a manhunt and reports of sightings, Wylie was tracked down at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Delaware County, where he was being treated for injuries "consistent" with "using scissors as a weapon.
June 10, 2012
Firefighters responding to a reported trash fire in Coatesville early Saturday made a grisly discovery: a badly burned dog in a bag. The fire on Coates Street was reported at 2:30 a.m. and the dog was dead at the scene, said Rich Britton, a spokesman for the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Emergency officials took the animal, a Yorkshire terrier mix with silver, blond and black fur, to the SPCA facility in West Chester at 3:30 a.m., Britton said.