Job-seeker alert: Expo to tout 250 vacancies

More than 250 job vacancies from 35 employees are among the benefits for attendees at a Career & Training Expo on Thursday, Oct. 22. Hosted by the recently formed community coalition, Coatesville ACTION, the event, which will run from noon to 4 p.m., will focus on the entire job search experience.  On-site interviews, a computer lab, and training seminars will also be provided free of…

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Wegmans just weeks away

The long-awaited opening of the Concord Township Wegmans Food Market is just weeks away. A grand opening is scheduled for 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. According to a press release, store manager Todd Strassner Jr. said Wegmans would prove itself to be “true one-stop shopping to make your life easier.” Wegmans’ website says the store will be a 24-hour operation, with a pub operating…

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GOP rallies the troops

In its annual pre-election luncheon, Chadds Ford Republican Party leaders reminded party activists to make sure they vote and to make sure they get their neighbors to the polls on Nov. 3. Party leader Mary Kot said she wants to set up a phone bank so registered Republicans can be reminded, and she wants volunteers to work the polls on Election Day. “We have enough…

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School bus safety in spotlight this week

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the 19th annual Operation Safe Stop will be conducted in communities across the state as part of National School Bus Safety Week, which runs from Monday, Oct. 19, to Friday, Oct. 23. Operation Safe Stop is a public awareness and enforcement effort to educate the motoring public that passing a stopped school bus, when children are loading or unloading, is both…

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Elizabeth (Liz) O’Neill

Elizabeth (Liz) O’Neill, 91, died peacefully on Oct. 13, at Jenners Pond in Jennersville after a 21 year bout with Parkinson’s disease. Elizabeth was born June 14, 1924 in Philadelphia, the daughter of Christian and Alma Wilhjelm. She is survived by husband William O'Neill, her son, Charles, her daughter, Martha Belyea and four grandchildren, Travis, Ansley, Margot and David Liz attended University of Pennsylvania and…

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Helen Townsend Matson of West Grove

Helen Townsend Matson, 90, of West Grove, died surrounded by her family on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Thomas Matson, who died in 1998, and with whom she shared 28 years of marriage. Born in Jonesborough, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lilly Mae Cole McKee. Helen was a certified nursing assistant…

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Charles E. Wallner of Kennett Square

Charles E. Wallner, 84, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Oct. 16, at Southeastern Veteran’s Center in Spring City. He was the husband of Louise Cloud Wallner who died in September of this year, and with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Hanceville, Ala. and raised in Montgomery, Ala., he was one of six children and the son of a Lutheran minister. He…

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