June 4, 2015 |
Sikorsky Aircraft said Tuesday that it will lay off 160 full-time employees and 560 contractors at its facility in Coatesville because low oil prices have cut demand for its helicopters from oil and gas exploration companies. The Coatesville facility is headquarters for the commercial division. About 80 percent of its products go to oil and gas companies or firms in related industries. "Sustained decreases in oil prices continue to drive significant declines in capital investments by oil companies in offshore oil exploration projects impacting Sikorsky and resulting in reduced production levels," Sikorsky spokesman Paul Jackson said in a statement.
October 19, 2011 |
Another so-called breadwinner is behind bars. Yusef George, 29, of Philadelphia, was into custody this morning in the 600 block of Belmont Street by Coatesville police, authorities said. George was one of 20 defendants identified on Oct. 6 as a participant in an extensive crack-cocaine operation. With the assistance of the Attorney General's narcotics unit, police arrested 16 of those defendants during a raid in what was dubbed Operation Bread Winner. The alleged ringleader, Lester Womack, 33, of Darby, "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," said state Attorney General Linda Kelly at the time of the arrests.
September 30, 1996 |
The fact that they had started their football season three weeks before Saturday's opponent didn't necessarily mean that Coatesville owned an advantage. Physically, it was a disadvantage. The Red Raiders entered their nonleague game at Willingboro battered and bruised, and they ended up being beaten, 28-14, at Carl Lewis Stadium. Besides having an assortment of injuries - including the concussion that kept quarterback Todd Smith out of the second half - Coatesville (3-2)
November 23, 2014 |
Jordan Young could see his first punt returning to him. After warming up about an hour before Coatesville's District 1 Class AAAA semifinal, he took the football field cold and could see the result of the extra-early warmup spiraling end over end into his own backfield. The punt went for a loss of three yards and spotted fifth-seeded Downingtown East an early field goal. On his next play, Young, primarily a quarterback, saw his handoff stick to running back Jalen Hudson and bounce into the middle of the field.
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.
October 10, 2015 |
John Barrett knows about flying. His brother worked on airplanes and flew in helicopters during the Vietnam War. And Barrett flew with a buddy years ago while the man was working toward his commercial pilot's license. But the 55-year-old software trainer from Glenmoore, Chester County, had never seen aircraft like this before. "The people who [fly] these things, I couldn't imagine [flying] them myself," Barrett said. Barrett was at the Chester County G.O. Carlson Airport in Coatesville on Thursday as the "Wings of Freedom" tour was in the second day of its three-day exhibition.
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.