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May 13, 1994 | By Christopher D. King, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Brookhaven teenager who was critically injured in a car crash that killed three other youths Sunday died yesterday morning at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, hospital officials said. Kevin Coleman, 16, a passenger in the car that skidded off Smithbridge Road near Heritage Hill Drive in Concord, died of multiple injuries at 6:15 a.m., hospital officials said. Coleman, a 10th grader at Sun Valley High School in Aston, had been in critical condition in the hospital's intensive-care unit since the crash.
SPORTS
November 2, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The area's premier high school boys' basketball players are competing today in the Super 60 Showcase and Exposure camp. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tri-State Sports in Aston. Roman Catholic senior Maalik Wayns is one of the headliners. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound point guard is the nation's 22d-ranked prospect in the Class of 2006, according to ESPN Insiders. He has orally committed to play at Villanova. Life Center (N.J.) junior guard Dion Waiters (a Syracuse recruit)
SPORTS
February 12, 2012
Saturday was the opening day of the 2012 USA Curling National Championships at IceWorks in Aston. The weeklong round-robin event will end next Saturday with the men's and women's championships. To watch streaming video of the national championships, go to www.ustream.tv/channel/usa-curling . For results, tickets, and information, go to http:// 2012usacurlingnationals.com. Sunday's Schedule At IceWorks Skating Complex, 3100 W. Dutton Mill Rd., Aston, 610-498-2200 8 a.m. WOMEN: Sheet 1-Pottinger v. Stolt; Sheet 2-Sormunen v. Lank; Sheet 3-Wapola v. Hamilton; Sheet 4-Potter v. Carlson; Sheet 5-Brown v. Langanke.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Brookhaven Borough Council's Republican majority has voted, over the objections of the council's Democrats, to scrap the town's aging sewage treatment plant and send the sewage that it now handles to a treatment facility in Aston. The decision came as the council voted, 4-2, at its meeting Monday to sign a contract with the South West Delaware County Municipal Authority for the treatment of the sewage. Democrat Harry Seth abstained. Affected by the decision will be 722 homes, businesses and apartments in an area west of Edgmont Avenue and north of Brookhaven Road.
NEWS
April 21, 1995 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Resident Lucian L. Niemeyer blasted the township commissioners Wednesday night for shooting down a recent zoning request that involved his property as well as ballfields owned by Sunroc Corp. Niemeyer, a member of the Penn-Delco school board, called the commissioners a "myopic and mean-spirited group" and urged them to resign. "The politics in this town are a disgrace," said Niemeyer, a registered independent who won election in 1993 as a Democrat. "Both parties dig for the bottom.
NEWS
September 23, 1994 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Spurred on by the furor over bars with topless dancing in neighboring towns, officials have unanimously approved an ordinance with tough regulations for adult-entertainment uses. The ordinance defines such uses as "specified sexual activities" displaying or presenting "specified anatomical areas. " Such entertainment will be restricted to light-industry districts in the township and will have to be more than 500 feet from a school, house of worship, township park, residential district or other adult-use establishment.
NEWS
June 27, 2001 | By Joann Klimkiewicz INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Sifting through the charred and soggy remains of an early-morning church fire, members of Iglesia Ni Cristo wondered yesterday where to turn for temporary spiritual shelter for their 250-member community. Perhaps even more pressing was another question: Was this the latest in a series of racially motivated attacks on the nondenominational church's ethnically and racially mixed congregation? Township fire department officials - aware of fresh spray paint found on the church's glass doors - said arson had not been ruled out, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been called in. Much of the church building was gutted in the two-alarm blaze, which officials said began about 1:20 a.m. and was under control by 5. The roofs of the social hall and the administrative office collapsed, but the sanctuary remained intact.
NEWS
May 16, 1993 | By C.R. Harper, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 27-year-old Aston man was bound over for trial Wednesday on charges that he raped a Drexel Hill woman on a neighborhood street in September. William J. Maristch Jr., of the first block of Mildred Avenue, was identified as a suspect through a license plate number the victim gave police, Upper Darby Police Sgt. Glenn Gamber said. The victim called police at 2:08 a.m. Sept. 13 to report that she had been raped about 1:30 a.m. on a street in the Drexel Park neighborhood, Gamber said.
NEWS
April 29, 1993 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The township commissioners have appointed John Straub, a Du Pont Co. employee, to fill a vacancy on the Southwest Delaware County Municipal Authority. The vacancy was created when Raymond Opdenaker, the authority's vice chairman, resigned amid conflict-of-interest allegations. His company, Raymond T. Opdenaker & Sons Inc., had been awarded a $110,000 sludge-removal contract that was later terminated on the advice of James Proud, the authority's new solicitor. The authority provides sewage treatment for Aston and Middletown and parts of Upper Chichester, Brookhaven and Chester Township.
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NEWS
July 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Judith O'Neill, 84, a teacher in archdiocesan schools for several decades, died Monday, June 29, of cancer at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Born Marie Veronica O'Neill in Philadelphia, she was a member of St. Benedict Parish and a graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School. She entered the convent in 1949, professing her first vows in 1952. Sister Judith earned a bachelor's degree in English from Mount St. Mary's University and a master's degree in education from the University of Delaware.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2015
Mutual-fund company Vanguard has named Karin A. Risi , principal, Vanguard Advice Services group, and Thomas M. Rampulla , managing director Vanguard Europe, to new roles on the senior leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Bill McNabb. Risi will head Vanguard's retail investor group, which provides mutual funds, financial planning and wealth-management services, and brokerage services to individual investor clients. Rampulla will direct Vanguard's financial adviser services division, which provides investments, services, education, and research to more than 1,000 financial-advisory firms.
NEWS
February 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Clare Carty, 78, of Aston, an educator and health-care administrator, died Saturday, Feb. 14, of coronary artery disease at Chester-Crozer Hospital. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 58 years. Sister Clare was born in Philadelphia, where she graduated from Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School. Sister Clare earned a bachelor's degree in English from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md.; a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore; a master's in hospital administration from George Washington University; and an honorary doctoral degree from Bucks County Community College for her work in public service.
NEWS
February 17, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Miriam Patrice Hausman, 77, a parochial school teacher and administrator of care to the elderly, died Friday, Feb. 6, of heart disease at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for many years. She entered the convent in 1956 and professed her first vows in 1959. Sister Miriam Patrice was born in Allentown and graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from what is now Neumann University, a master's degree in chemistry for secondary-school teachers from the University of New Hampshire, a master's degree in secondary-school counseling from Shippensburg University, and training in gerontology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana.
NEWS
December 30, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Sister Joan Schmal, 82, who was recognized for her work with youth on addiction issues, died Monday, Dec. 22, of cardiopulmonary collapse at Assisi House in Aston. A member of the sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 61 years, Sister Joan was known for her crisis skills in dealing with youth and ran programs for children of alcoholics and for students struggling with drug and alcohol issues at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in the Franklintown section of the city.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Miriam Grace Devlin, 91, a longtime teacher in the Philadelphia Catholic Archdiocese, died Sunday, Oct. 26, of cardiopulmonary failure in Assisi House, Aston. Born Grace Anna Devlin in Philadelphia, Sister Miriam Grace had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 70 years. Sister Miriam Grace graduated from Little Flower High School. She entered the convent in 1942 and professed her vows in 1944. After earning a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Villanova University and a master's degree in social science from St. Bonaventure University, she taught at the elementary and secondary levels.
NEWS
October 25, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Rose Immaculate Waller, 93, a teacher, librarian, and nature photographer, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, of cardiopulmonary collapse at Assisi House, Aston. She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years. Born Winifred Waller in Media, she graduated from Notre Dame High School. Sister Rose earned a bachelor of science degree in education and a master's degree in library science, both from Villanova University. Her life's primary work was teaching and serving as librarian in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward J. Welch, 92, of Springfield, Delaware County, a research chemist for the DuPont Co. who helped develop a rugged coating for pots and pans, died Wednesday, June 11, of pneumonia at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Early in his career, Mr. Welch worked in the company's paints and coatings division, based at Marshall Laboratories in Philadelphia. It was while working in Wilmington for the new product division in 1976 that he helped create Teflon II, SilverStone, a three-coat fluoropolymer application that made for a more durable finish on cookware than the nonstick coating Teflon, according to a company history.
NEWS
May 31, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the Delaware County Intermediate Unit plans a $45 million expansion to the Aston Township campus where it has a technical high school, residents are questioning the school's role in their community. DCIU offers technical training, special education, emotional-support programs, and Head Start preschool to students in Delaware County's 15 school districts. Expanding its Aston campus would allow DCIU to consolidate by moving out of three other buildings in the county, and would increase the number of students in Aston from 400 to 800. Residents have voiced concern about DCIU's plan to move students with behavioral issues to Aston.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister St. Francis Coco, 93, a domestic worker and teacher, died Sunday, Jan. 26, of a stroke at Assisi House in Aston, Delaware County. The former Marie Theresa Coco was born in Boston, where she worked at the original Filene's Basement before deciding to enter the convent. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 62 years. Sister St. Francis was responsible for domestic work in the various convents where she lived. She was a quiet, spiritual woman who spent much time in prayer.
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