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.
November 21, 1992 |
No one will ever know what would have happened a year ago, had Central Bucks West played Coatesville, because there weren't any District 1 football playoffs. And so, on the basis of its better record, an 11-0 CB West team advanced to last year's PIAA state tournament and won the Class AAAA championship. All that 10-0-1 Coatesville could do was ponder what might have been. This time, the question has been answered. All season, CB West and Coatesville were again ranked Nos. 1 and 1A in District 1. If last year's system were still in place, an unbeaten CB West would have gone back to the state tourney, since Coatesville lost last month to the state's top-rated team, District 3's Cumberland Valley.
November 24, 2012 |
Coatesville's quick-striking, speed-laden offense was way too much for Neshaminy's usually staunch defense. The No. 9-seeded Red Raiders struck for five of their nine touchdowns in the first half, totaled 515 yards of offense, and emphatically ousted the No. 13 Redskins, 63-28, Friday night in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal playoff. Quarterback Emmitt Hunt, halfback Daquan Worley, and wideouts Chris Jones and Dre Boggs did the bulk of the damage for the explosive hosts. Hunt completed 12 of 14 passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns; Worley rushed for 179 yards and three scores on 17 attempts; and Jones and Boggs combined for four receiving touchdowns.
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.
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.
July 16, 2013 |
At dusk, they appear: lounging on porches, sprawled across cars, picking through the weeds in abandoned lots in Coatesville. Residents call the situation "torture. " City officials have been swamped with calls. "I couldn't even go in my backyard. You couldn't see nothing but the cats," said Michelle Adderton, of the 700 block of Diamond Street. "I couldn't go out my back door because there were kittens on the porch. " Adderton and other residents of the Chester County city of 13,000 fear that Coatesville is going to the cats.
April 19, 2014 |
In the center of Coatesville, the poorest community in a county flush with wealth, is an overgrown tract where development dreams blossom, then wither. People have proposed condos, a lumberyard, a power plant and a park. Most recently, plans for a velodrome - a cycling center billed as a breeding ground for Olympics stars - fizzled without funding. Now, the city is again seeking pitches for the property they call the Flats, and Chester County officials are watching closely. That's because Coatesville - showing signs of life after years of decline - is a rare urban center with room left to grow in one of the state's fastest growing counties.
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.