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October 12, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Dave Brooks, a 6-foot-2 guard who led Abington to first place in the Suburban One League National Conference's Colonial Division and into the state playoffs as a senior last season, has made a verbal commitment to attend Niagara University. Brooks scored more than 1,000 points at Abington. He currently attends Philadelphia Christian Academy, and expects to sign a national letter of intent with Niagara during the NCAA's early signing period, which starts Nov. 8. Norristown High School's home football game against Methacton on Friday night has been moved to Phoenixville High School.
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November 23, 2012 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
In addition to turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, Abington continued another one of its Thanksgiving traditions Thursday - beating its rival, Cheltenham. The Ghosts gutted out a 7-0 victory in the nonleague game. Craig Reynolds broke a scoreless tie in the fourth quarter when he found daylight up the left sideline, sprinting for a 29-yard touchdown and giving Abington (8-4) its sixth straight Thanksgiving Day victory over Cheltenham (8-4). "I just got to the sidelines," said Reynolds, who ran for 108 yards on 21 carries.
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August 8, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dave Torresani, who coached North Penn to a 48-8 record and consecutive Suburban One National Patriot Division titles in the last two seasons, is returning to Abington, his high school alma mater, to become boys' basketball coach. Torresani replaces Ted Weiner, who resigned in June. "Ted called me and asked if I'd be interested, but I didn't know," Torresani said. "I had a good situation at North Penn. "But when I first started coaching, I thought that sometime I wanted to come back to Abington.
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March 9, 1988 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester withstood a fourth-period rally by Abington last night and won its PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal game at the Palestra, 78-71. Leading by 58-48 after three periods, the Clippers allowed Abington to draw within six points, to 60-54, early in the fourth quarter. But the Clippers (24-2), ranked fourth in the Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania Top 10, scored eight of the next 10 points and raised the lead to 68-56, putting the game on ice. The victory sends Chester into Friday's district title game against Coatesville, a 74-71 winner over Conestoga.
NEWS
May 29, 1986 | By Ginny Wiegand, Inquirer Staff Writer
Following the lead taken by eight other eastern Montgomery County districts, Abington school officials have adopted a policy to deal with students or staff who are diagnosed as having acquired immune deficiency syndrome. At a meeting earlier this month, the school board voted 7-2, without discussion, to adopt the AIDS policy. Voting no were board President Muriel J. Alt and member Adele S. Block. Besides Abington, other districts with AIDS policies include Centennial, Central Bucks, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Springfield, Wissahickon and Upper Dublin.
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May 16, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Abington officials are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a supermarket over the weekend. Abington Fire Marshal Robert G. Stahl Jr., weary from sifting through the rubble that was once Stony's IGA Food Mart on Easton Road in Roslyn, said Tuesday afternoon that it would be several days before the exact origin of the fire was known. "Based on physical evidence and comments from firefighters who were on the scene first, we believe it started in the rear of the building, near the southeast corner," said Stahl, sitting under a shade tree while he sipped a soda.
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December 22, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Five days before Christmas, and Megan Schafer was in a giving mood. The senior point guard for the Neshaminy girls' basketball team had her head constantly on a swivel Friday afternoon, feeding her teammates the ball on the fastbreak, down low on the block, and even on the wing for a quick jumper. More than a handful of times, Schafer even surrendered her body to the hardwood to collect a loose ball or to plow through a screen on help defense. Schafer's court vision and aggressive play helped the visiting Redskins defeat Suburban One League National Conference opponent Abington, 56-39.
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May 15, 1986 | By Kurt Pfitzer, Special to The Inquirer
More than 300 tombstones and grave markers were knocked down last weekend in a wave of vandalism that Abington police said would cost the Hillside Cemetery between $30,000 and $50,000. Two suspects - one of whom said he had just been fired from his job with the cemetery - were arrested, but police said yesterday they did not have enough evidence to charge them with vandalizing the graves. Arrested early Sunday were a 17-year-old Cheltenham youth and Karl J. Pearce, 20, of Merchantville, N.J. The Cheltenham juvenile told police he had been fired by the cemetery Saturday after he failed to show up for work.
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January 22, 1997 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Marcus Hoover has kept the Abington-to-Stanford connection alive. Hoover, an Inquirer all-area first-team linebacker last season, has made an oral commitment to attend Stanford, following former Abington teammate Mark Sanders, who is a freshman at the Palo Alto, Calif., school this year. Hoover said he decided on Stanford after one day of his two-day visit to the school in early December. "After seeing the campus and meeting the people I knew I couldn't lose," he said.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
A gunman targeting white cars as bull's-eyes in Abington neighborhoods has township police on the alert. Police are investigating a recent series of shootings in the southwest portion of the township where residents are discovering bullet holes in their cars and, in one case, a garage door. No one has been injured in any of the incidents that began Aug. 16 when a Shelmire Street resident reported a bullet hole in the door of a 1987 Suzuki Samurai. Since then, police said there have been similar incidents reported by residents on Fairy Hill Road, Meetinghouse Road and another on Shelmire Street Monday.
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June 15, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
This editorial was published on June 14 and updated on June 26. It's a dubious enough distinction that Penn State employed one of only two public university presidents nationwide with a seven-figure compensation package. But the university's budget last year was even more exceptional - and questionable - for including millions in compensation for a  former  president. Graham Spanier, who was placed on leave in 2012 after being charged in the cover-up of football coach Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes, received a compensation package worth $2.3 million (including a $1.7 million life insurance policy to be paid to his beneficiary upon his death)
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May 16, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owner of a high-rise apartment complex is seeking more than $5 million in damages from Abington Township, alleging that its fire marshal is maliciously stonewalling efforts to renovate the building and attract new tenants. Lawsuits filed April 20 in state and federal court mark an escalation in the years-long battle over the Colonade, a 535-unit complex on Old York Road where residents have complained about infestations, broken heaters, water leaks, and faulty fire alarms. In 2012, the township cited the owner for nearly 200 code violations.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Abington's Cameron Leech broke a record more than twice as old as he is on Wednesday. The York College-bound midfielder dished out 10 assists and scored one goal in the Ghosts' 18-6 Suburban One National lacrosse victory at Neshaminy. He now has 131 points this season, two more than Ron Forster finished with in 1976. Forster went on to star at Drexel. Hunter Jones added eight goals and one assist for Abington. The Monmouth recruit has 121 points this year, which is the fourth-most in program history.
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May 6, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas Jefferson University and Abington Health completed their affiliation last week, according to a notice to bondholders Monday. Under the arrangement, Jefferson's board will be reconstituted to have 11 members each from Jefferson and Abington. Two unaffiliated members of the new board are to be picked later. Abington, which has two hospitals in Montgomery County - Abington Memorial and Lansdale Hospital - will be a subsidiary of Thomas Jefferson University. Jefferson and Abington announced their definitive agreement in January.
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May 3, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Close's game-winning run Friday might go down as a walk-off, but run might have been more fitting. Abington's Close led off the eighth with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and third on a wild pitch, then beat a throw home on Nick Torba's squeeze to clinch a 3-2 win over Council Rock North in a Suburban One National matchup. Cole Henrie took a no decision in his first career start despite a strong outing. He gave up two runs on two hits and a walk. CHES-MONT AMERICAN Oxford 4, Unionville 3: Hunter Hall and Andrew Culp delivered back-to-back singles in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and then win it for host Oxford.
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May 1, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
With two news vans outside his front door and an invitation to appear on Today in New York on Thursday, Michael Rossi is wondering what he did to merit so much attention. "I hope this is Minute 14 of my 15 minutes," the Abington Township father of 9-year-old twins said Wednesday. The frenzy started when he penned a letter to his children's principal at Rydal Elementary School. She had notified him that the three school days his children had missed - April 17, 20, and 21 - so they could watch him run the Boston Marathon and spend time in the Boston area constituted unexcused absences.
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April 30, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cameron Leech was Abington's Mr. 100 on Saturday. Hunter Jones took that title Tuesday and added another - Mr. 300. Jones paired two goals with three assists in the Ghosts' 12-2 Suburban One National lacrosse victory over visiting Council Rock North. The Monmouth-bound senior now has 100 points (54 goals, 46 assists) on the season and 301 (157 goals, 144 assists) for his career. Leech, who had four goals Tuesday, has 106 points this season. Freshman goalie Connor Reed made 13 saves.
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March 29, 2015
FOOTBALL    Two days after taking an unofficial visit to Maryland, Downingtown East junior offensive lineman Mike Clark committed Friday afternoon to play at the school.    "All of the players, including the fifth-year seniors, went out of their way to make me feel welcome," the 6-foot-8, 280-pound tackle said. "And the coaching staff seems real genuine. "    Clark, an Exton resident and former wrestler, was a first-year starter for the Cougars last season. He also had scholarship offers from Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Wake Forest.
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March 28, 2015
A photo caption in Thursday's Inquirer misidentified the animal curator at Briar Bush Nature Center in Abington. She is Katie McAfee.
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March 12, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"We're OK. We're OK. We're OK. " Dan Marsh repeated that refrain to his Abington girls' basketball team as they huddled on the bench at the end of the third quarter. The Ghosts had cut Mechanicsburg's lead from 11 points down to five. They had overcome a slow start, poor shooting, and a seven-point first half to get themselves within two possessions. So yes, compared to where they were at the start of the contest, Abington was most definitely OK. Propelled by Deja Rawls and Lizzie O'Leary, the Ghosts mounted a gritty comeback at Coatesville, and defeated Mechanicsburg, 35-31, in the second round of the PIAA Class AAAA tournament.
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