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.
June 29, 2014 |
United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky division won a $1.28 billion contract from the Air Force on Thursday for a new generation of combat rescue helicopters, though the impact for the company's Coatesville plant is unclear. Sikorsky is based in Stratford, Conn., but its operation in Coatesville employs about 875 people. The Chester County facility is involved in producing the new version of Marine One, which transports the president. That $1.24 billion contract was announced in May. The rescue helicopter contract begins with Sikorsky's developing an updated version of the Black Hawk helicopter to replace the aging and existing fleet, but the deal could eventually amount to 112 aircraft.
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.
October 7, 2011 |
The alleged drug kingpin dubbed himself "the breadwinner of Coatesville," an associate was nicknamed "Meatball," and the operation generated a lot of dough, authorities said. But if investigators get their way, 20 people charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in an extensive crack-cocaine ring operating out of Coatesville will have plenty of food for thought - behind bars. The alleged ringleader, Lester Womack, 33, of Darby, "allegedly bragged to associates and friends about the size and scope of his drug organization . . . claiming to sell more drugs in Coatesville than any other dealer because of the high quality of his cocaine," state Attorney General Linda Kelly said at a news conference Thursday.
July 15, 2014 |
Every week, bags of trash wait on curbs in Coatesville to be carried away. Inevitably, some of the muck ends up on the street. The city partially blamed that garbage for the flood of feral cats that invaded Coatesville at this time last year. So, within the next week, residents will receive two new 96-gallon bins for their trash and recyclables - with a lid that will keep everything inside and, city officials hope, make Coatesville a little cleaner and more attractive to visitors.
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.
May 2, 2014 |
Brian Brown has been a lights-out pitcher for Coatesville this season, striking out 62 and yielding only seven hits in 38 innings. He has yet to allow an earned run. Those numbers are more impressive considering the ace lefthander has been dealing with his mother's health problems. Debra Brown has kidney cancer and recently underwent surgery to remove a tumor. "She's getting better every day, thankfully," Brian Brown said. "Baseball has helped keep my mind off it. " Veteran Red Raiders coach Hal Ziegler said Brown was "really stressed" about his mother's illness earlier this season and dropped about eight pounds.