Talk:Coatesville, Pennsylvania

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Notable residents[edit]

Most of the "Notable Coatesville residents" are anything but notable. Unless there is an objection, I will begin weeding some of them out. -- Scjessey (talk) 14:36, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Did some more gardening :) --Tom 21:33, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

I am just curious as to what happen to some these notable residents? there is nothing. i highly suggest the addition of this section and additions to people who were not only famous but a contributior to the community —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:44, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Any objections to adding Johnny Weir as a notable native? OzGirl74 (talk) 14:46, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

I think if there is information about Johnny Weir there should be information about Richard "Rip" Hamilton lets make that happen!80Maple (talk) 18:17, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Essie Mae Washington-Williams ? (not born, but raised) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:51, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

According to her obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning, Ann Rule, the crime writer, lived for a time in Coatesville and graduated from Coatesville High School.

Also I believe, but don't know for sure, that Johnny Weir was never a resident of Coatesville. He had a Coatesville mailing address, but 19320 covers a lot of area. My understanding is that he lived a lot closer to Unionville or Kennett Square than to Coatesville. But I don't know that for sure.

Ding Dong[edit]

House cleaning. Anyone home? Thanks, --Tom 13:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

2008-2009 Arsons[edit]

I noticed that a reasonably well-written paragraph about the current arson spree has been twice removed from the article. Granted, the paragraph was not sourced, but there is plenty of information about these events available from major news outlets, so it would be very easy to verify the information. I would say that this serial crime is one of the more notable things to have happened in this town. Is there an objection to restoring the information about the arsons, with appropriate references? --DavidK93 (talk) 23:29, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not the news. Maybe in a year or two, if this has become some national story or something, then revisit. Unfortunately, crimes of all types are pretty common and not worthy of inclusion in an encyclopedia. --Tom 00:27, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
I definitely have to disagree with you. 30 arsons in one year in a community of 10,000 is far from common. In addition, this already is national news; I learned about it because news about the arson spree was featured on the front page of Yahoo!. It was also covered on the national program Good Morning America.[1] I think this passes any reasonable test of notability. That it is a current event doesn't mean that information about it can't be included here; rather, it means that editors should be as mindful as possible of keeping the information updated as events proceed. --DavidK93 (talk) 20:26, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok. I am open to changing my mind. Maybe we/you/I can craft a small mention along with the citation above? I would not include a whole section ect. --Tom 20:39, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

There has been a page setup for this already: 2008–2009_arsons_in_Coatesville,_Pennsylvania. Psilocybin (talk) 08:21, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

crime section[edit]

somebody please list the crime rate in this article. thank you

There is a question being asked here —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:38, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

[2]OzGirl74 (talk) 14:11, 4 March 2010 (UTC)


The article reads okay, but the sections are out-of-whack. The "In the News" section should be integrated into the History section, and perhaps then divided into 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries for better readability. I'll get to it if I have time.--Chimino (talk) 20:21, 4 September 2011 (UTC)